Stressful, and boring. You have numbers to meet every day but the people who make the numbers are have never done that job
Answered - Lab Assistant (Former Employee) - Reno, NV
Absolutely too many hours (80 hour weeks and working 90+ days straight) or 32 hour weeks during the winter. Don't expect to use your (little) vacation time on anything but forced days off from January - April. Oh, and don't expect to be able to pick which day of the week you have off during those forced vacation times. It's all about what works best for the bottom line, not for you.
Crazy busy or crazy slow.
Answered - Analyst II (Current Employee) - Kelso, WA
Relaxed, I worked on my schedule.
Answered - Consultant - Mass Spectrometry (Former Employee) - Houston, TX
Highly variable. But the lab itself is a very fast paced work environment.
Answered - Analytical Chemist (Former Employee) - Holland, MI