Clinical Laboratory Specialist III (Current Employee) – Tempe, AZ – October 3, 2018
Lab workers are responsible for a high volume of sample testing. There is not a lot of room for free thinking or problem solving as everything is dictated by SOP. Expectations are very high - excuses are not accepted.
Overall, I would say management is out of touch with the happenings inside of the lab.
Advancement opportunities are minimal as CTS tends to hire based on seniority instead of merit and is currently saturated at all levels.
Clinical Laboratory Assistant III (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – July 19, 2018
I enjoyed working for CTS. They valued and were driven by their mission. They were Team oriented and lived by their standards. Saving Lives was the most important thing for this company, and I truly enjoyed all my cow workers
Management doesn't actually care to hear what we have to say. Most upper management hasn't been in the lab for 20 years so they are disconnected from the flow. The flow is VERY fast and VERY stressful. We were bought out and they increased the pay, but we are still underpaid for our degrees. There is no workplace culture because it will distract workers and make mistakes while testing. Music is banned. Phones not allowed. You are restricted to noisy breakrooms. Don't even bother showering because you'll just end up sweating. They have a/c but it's always like 80 degrees or hotter in the place because the machines make it hotter. It's hard to get anyone to adjust the heat situation. You feel like passing out or are drenched in sweat. They give you shift diff.
Manager (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – July 3, 2018
The mission is pushed out almost daily but the actions taken by executives do not seem to support the mission. The majority of the executive team are very poor leaders. To be successful and advance, work/job balance will have to be skewed despite constant contradictory verbal support. As with any company, politics can make or break your experience.Those just under the executive level are skilled and competent leaders and a real joy to work with/for. Too bad these leaders can't mentor those above them!
N/A (Former Employee) – Charlotte, NC – May 18, 2018
Creative Testing Solutions just acquired 3 new labs and is still trying to define how the organization will look. People are afraid of losing their jobs and communication from Corporate is horrible because they themselves haven't decided how the organization will be. There are an excessive amount of meetings, trainings and initiatives piled up all at once. We need to catch our breath.
Benefits are inexpensive, pay is now competitive
High regulation doesn't give many opportunities for innovation
Fascinating facility with the lastest lab equipment. Employees are cross-trained to perform various station. Lab technicians work with medical technicians to produce the most accurate test results for their clients.
CLINICAL LAB SPECIALIST III (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – May 7, 2018
Training is really hard to come by and the time schedules make it hard for you to have a life outside of the job. It is nice for a recent grad who needs some experience but I would not make a career out of it.
Long periods of time testing thousands of samples, followed by maintenance of instruments. I have learned how to work in a highly regulated environment. Co Workers are 100% hands on but managers are lacking some managerial skills and structure. Hardest part of my job is the lack of communication in between managers and supervisors on the floor. The most enjoyable part of the job is saving lives!
Lab. Technician/Specimen Technician III (Current Employee) – Bedford Texas – September 19, 2017
Excellent company to work, not like to leave. Looking for another for only reduce to commute travelling time and distance. working 10 hour shift.Management is very nice polite very professional,don't see any fever moment
Okay place to work, not very exciting overal an okay job
Clinical Lab Scientist II (Temp) (Former Employee) – Bedford, TX – January 6, 2017
Not very challenging, all repetition. If you are looking for intellectual growth, this is not the job for you. As a CLS, the role is not very dynamic at all. It is often very boring. The pay is decent.
decent pay, ability to switch shifts with seniority, good benefits
This company help me grow so much. They always had something new to learn. I had great hours and the managers there was very nice. They are very understanding when it comes to family. They always challenge their employee's. They are great trainer's and they allow you to also lead when they know you are knowledgeable. The staff there are wonderful. Very small company so everyone is close. Very great place to work.