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In general, it is like a large family. It is fast-paced and requires a lot of teamwork. Everyone tries to get along and there are goals to aim for.

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8 hours minimum, but 10-12 hours consistently were pressured last minute on employees more often then not. Management will give less than 24 hours notice and reprimand you if you are unable to participate in over hours at all times.

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Good--relaxed for management----tow the line for hourly

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The pace of work varies from week to week. Some weeks, you will be able to go home early, or request to help others due to a light schedule. Other days, you can work over 10 hours a shift.

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Be persistent and patient. Hiring process is lengthy

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Physical and drug test. If you do illegal drugs they will find out and someone will notice. So don’t do it!!

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Proud: it's a great organization, and I wish I could stay longer.

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I would try to shorten the interview process a little.

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I would describe it as strict. This company relies on the mice for the majority of all projects so their well being and health is important. The technicians are trained and have to follow standards. Animal abuse is not tolerated. Of course there are employees that just want to get their work done and don’t really care so they try to skip steps and check the mice quickly. Which usually isn’t done very gently. I personally would rather take my time to handle the mice in a gentle way.

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I had 3 interviews before I was hired in the mouse rooms.

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