Lab Assistant Temp (Former Employee) – Allentown, PA – August 13, 2018
The job has long and often unpredictable hours, but the people are nice enough if you get to know them. This job requires attention to detail and a lot of patience, making it ideal for those first starting out in a lab related career path.
There is free pizza for days with extra long hours.
Work days can easily, and often do, run over 10 hours in length.
Microbiologist (Former Employee) – Florida – July 11, 2018
Terrible management. Everyone used each other to advance, but that doesn't even matter if you aren't one of the bosses favorites. I regularly worked 80+ hours a week, just for my manager to pass me up for a promotion and cut my scheduled hours down to part time. Speaking of which, one of my coworkers didn't answer the managers calls when he was on paternity leave, so he got cut 30 hours per week. Managers are petty and will constantly take there bad days out on you.
Working 80+ hours a week means to don't have time to spend your hard earned money.
Working 18 hour shifts just to get bitched at for not coming in 5 minutes early.
Microbiology Technician (Current Employee) – Allentown, PA – June 27, 2018
Pushed to the limits in order to finish quickly without regard to quality. Team members are often relatable and provide for a great atmosphere. Long, often late, hours. Some supervisors seem to care but most don't and are two-faced. Inability at times to give raises in accordance with time-line. Raises are said to "take time to process" when in actuality, its simply the lab director or immediate supervisor refusing to give you a raise until it is convenient for them. Hard to get into diagnostics, the most desired department. Cross training is impossible because the staph is already pushed to the limit, and people in diagnostics would never give up their position until they move on.
long lunches, some take longer than whats alotted. pizza
Health benefits not worth it, overworked, underpaid
Microbiologist (Current Employee) – Stone Mountain, GA – April 20, 2018
There is basically no work/life balance. You work an average of 10 hours a day, usually well into the evening. Weekend work is required, always. Pay is very low and not competitive. Management is unorganized and does not have good communication. Cross training can take years to complete. Always understaffed. Management has a negative attitude which rubs off onto most other employees. Favoritism is regularly displayed and makes it hard to advance in any department. Seniority is completely overlooked.
Technical Sales Manager/National Account Manager (Former Employee) – Salida, CA – March 12, 2018
MXNS was a very interesting career in sales. It was very time consuming and oft-times unfair in compensation for how much time was spent on the job nearly 24/7. Autonomy was supposed to be there but there were only 24 hours in a day and I found myself sleep deprived, restless, stressed and always looking over my shoulder for fear of VP and other upper management and my competitors. I loved the aspect of technical consulting and giving the customer what they needed, at little or no cost due to my experience level.
My week started and ended with a priority list created by nyself in addition to mandatory tasks required. Hunting for new customer was a daily event and documenting into several systems my growth, advancement, etc. was required and also needed to be successful. Management used to be there to assist when needed but the company dynamic changed almost yearly so that went by the way side.
Difficult portions of the job was my direct report and the fact that we did not sell in the same manner. I was more consultative and they were more driven by bottom line.
I enjoyed the autonomy when it was actually there, working with customers in the "what to do's" and "what I've seen".
Micro Tech (Former Employee) – Allentown, PA – February 24, 2018
Terrible place to work. No work life balance. Tell you one thing at the interview and then put you on another shift or hours.Low pay, long late days, everyone works weekends and boring work. Incompetent managers. Hellish experience!
Long hours, poor pay, no advancement, incompetent &poor management, no culture.
Microbiologist II (Former Employee) – Allentown, PA – February 1, 2018
No work life balance at all. Poor management team. Takes a long time to earn a decent salary. This is like production line work for college degrees, stand in one place doing the same thing all day. If you take a job here. Learn as much as you can as quickly as you can and move on. This is a stepping stone company.
Money hungry corporation, only concerned about numbers and money. This particular location is extremely filthy, no one properly trains you, management is horrible. Pay is extremely low for the work you do. No breaks, just a unpaid lunch making your day longer. Everyone's hours were different, your hours was very dependent on what needed to be finished. Poor work environment- almost everyone disliked their job.
Sometimes free food, company bought non slip shoes
Poor pay, under staffed, horrible management, lack of training
It's a good place to work, if education there is room for advancement
Customer Care Technician (Former Employee) – Salida, CA – January 1, 2018
World wide company, always improving the computer system. Always making changes, in customer service. Always educating on Customer Service on how to improve client communication. Annual raises and bonus was good. Offered benefits Good Personal Time Off (PTO). Calendar shared so to schedule PTO in respect of co-workers.
Alway trying to make the job easier
Not asking employee's on changes. Employee commuincation is important.
Client Service rep (Former Employee) – Bentonville, AR – December 14, 2017
The lab I worked at had the worst lab director ever, He allowed people to come and go whenever they wanted, he had zero control over what was going on. The upper management at the corporate level is even worse and HR is a complete joke, Not sure why they would even call them HR they truly didn't care about anything but having parties or giving people Kudos!! Normally people that couldn't do their jobs and needed help from someone that busted their butt all day got a Kudos!! wow that will pay my bills>>>>Do not work for this joke!!!
Audit Coordinator (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – December 5, 2017
I had an okay experience at Merieux NutriScience. I had an awesome manager, however. Very friendly, did not micro-manage, and had great communication skills. I feel that the company's corporate culture could improve by maybe being a little more inclusive and promote interpersonal relationships between all employees/co-workers.
Microbiologist (Current Employee) – Florida – October 29, 2017
I love my coworkers, however; the lab is severely understaffed—constantly! When asked what improvements are being made to better the work load we are given insufficient answers. I can no longer deal with the 0 work/life balance.
Chemistry Technician (Former Employee) – Tulare, CA – October 2, 2017
Management does not do their job!! I heard many stories about how unfair treatment is a norm there.
I got to experience it first-hand. These people were shameless in their actions and without valid reason other than selfish ones. I could not allow this and chose to leave a really wonderful job that I was good at.
I tried to change it to the best of my ability but they made it clear I was powerless. HR couldn't even do anything for me. When it comes to challenging authority and pressing for WHAT IS RIGHT, in this place, you can forget about it.
great pay, work life balance, co-workers. Good benefits. Easy going work.
Sample Receiving (Current Employee) – Grand Prairie, TX – September 11, 2017
I understand catering to client's but this place takes it to a new level. You are expected to let your world revolve around this job and drop everything in your life to make sure that things get done. There is no room for advancement and oftentimes you leave feeling overworked, under compensated and underappreciated.