A great working environment
Histotechnologist (Current Employee) – Manitowoc, WI – April 17, 2018
I have been working for Forefront Dermatology as a Histotechnologist for almost 3 years now. This is a great lab to work in because you rotate each work in different benches thus giving you a chance to master your techniques, craft, and skills as a lab tech. I truly believe that management has great organizational skills and knows how to train their employees well. They're always willing to answer your questions no matter how silly you may think they are. The lab director is the most easy-going boss to work for as he is very patient and understanding. A typical work day for first shift includes cutting blocks (biopsies and excisions), special stains (hand stains and Ventana), cutting special orders for the pathologists for IHC, special stains, and re-cut deepers for H&E, and Direct Immunofluorescent Stains. The lab is very organized and clean and have a great system for a routine histology lab. They are up to date on all lab equipment to eliminate errors and will always have them maintained and fixed by professional engineers when needed.
Overall, this is a great working environment. You will never get bored as there are always things to do and this is the only lab that I have worked in that rotates their techs in every bench weekly. Coworkers are wonderful to work with- we are a team always willing to help each other out no matter how busy we all get. They pay their lab employees very well and we know we are appreciated as they let us know from time to time that we are doing an exceptional job. The pathologists are all very nice, too, and are always there when you have questions/concerns.
Organized workflow, training, different benches, pay, AWESOME management