Bio-Reference Labs
2.6 of 5 20 reviews
www.bioreference.com Elmwood Park, NJ 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Nov 30, 2013

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Bio-Reference Labs Chairman, President, and CEO Marc D. Grodman

Marc D. Grodman

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bio-reference night shift is not professional

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Bio-Reference Labs

ProsRelax setting and good people

Consnot professional, constant time changes to schedule. Only work if you are desperate

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Every supervisor has a supervisor and no one communicates with each other

Phlebotomist (Former Employee)
Toms River, NJ

I worked at Bio-Reference Labs full-time for more than a year

Prosthe location was convenient to home

ConsManagement expects you to do the work of three people and pay you minimum. Too many meetings and nothing gets accomplished

Advice to Senior ManagementGet in the trenches and see what really goes on in your patient service centers. All you ever see is the dollar sign

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I worked at Bio-Reference Labs full-time for more than a year

Prosflexible work hours and decent medical and vision plan. good dental plan. Meet some nice people and very talented individuals to develop long-term networking and friendships - mostly the lab techs and screening techs that actually do the work.

ConsPOWER STRUGGLE GALORE!!! faves even amongst uppers with lower/mid-level managers..

some departments are very territorial. Uppers quick to blame others for their mistakes but gobble up praise. Little concern for safety, federal and state regulations with some department heads. Quick to recruit like-minded managers to gang up on other managers who point out blatantly illegal practices and try to help fix them as a team. would rather feign ignorance because its convenient/cheaper than doing something right.

little to no advancement opportunities - had one upper tell me to "create a new job to advance to" but "it's not happening by the way". discourage you from leaving though. had one upper tell one of my employees "jokingly" they would give them a bad reference so they don't leave. employee came to me so shocked and disparaged I had to promise them if an interviewer called I would not let them ever speak to that upper.

don't appreciate most hard working individuals or help managers show appreciation for their employees. uppers focus on key few favorites that do whatever they want instead. more focused on saving money anywhere and pushing potential hires on you just because they'll accept "less money".

some uppers very inexperienced, very manipulative, no email etiquette and not afraid to try and embarrass you in front of others in email exchange.

major HR violations with some upper managers. not afraid to throw around some of your department's issues to other department heads before telling you because they find it entertaining. some will directly make fun of your employees right in front of them.

Advice to Senior Managementbackground check your uppers before hiring or promoting. ensure they have the proper degree and HR training and know-how of operations instead of those who can just save you the most money and trample on others

provide low/mid-level managers with the resources to give back to their staff. routinely search for rising talent amongst the bench-level workers.

train all managers on proper e-mail etiquette.

show loyalty to your staff. foster a community of TRUST. weed out those that do not practice basic good corporate values regardless of their rank.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Too many Issues!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Elmwood Park, NJ

I worked at Bio-Reference Labs

Pros-Benefits
-Schedule
-Easy Interview
-Met SOME nice people

Cons-Rude management
-Treats for firing
-No family time
-Issues never handled

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to stop sending threats their employees to fire them. Dont over use your power as a manger. Stop talking down on us.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Bio-Reference. Steady and stable but just the basics and no more.

Medical Technologist (Current Employee)
Elmwood Park, NJ

I have been working at Bio-Reference Labs

ProsThe company is stable and is in fact growing. So at the present time with the country in a recession one does not have to fear being laid off.

ConsI would imagine that part of Bio Reference's success is keeping tight control of its finances so there are just what is necessary to get the job done. This might sound ungrateful considering the current economy, but their success results in a very hectic schedule for me at the job with little time to breathe. They certainly get the maximum out of their employees with little time downtime (time wasting ?) for most people.
The appearance of the lab is stark. More akin to a factory than to a lab. I have been to other labs and they are more warmly decorated. I suppose this is in keeping with the whole operation. You get the basics but no frills.

Advice to Senior ManagementEven though the country is in recession you could give a little more. 1.5% increase amounts probably less than $1000 increase annually for most employees - maybe much less.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Bio-Reference Labs

ProsSupervisor understands the needs of the employee, You get the space you need to work to the best of your abbilities.

ConsNo PLACE TO GROW!!! In the company not everyone is offered the oportunity to apply for higher positions.

Advice to Senior ManagementNotify Phlebotomist and other employees when other positions open maybe in a inter office email or memo!!! There are many great employees you miss out on having in ur management team

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Frustrating

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Bio-Reference Labs

ProsIt has virtually none of the ridiculous regulations of pharma. You can acutally use your brain and be creative. There is very little oversight.

ConsTraining is almost non-existent. There are a lot of politics. If you are geographically close to the home office, it is easier to get what you want and need.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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