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Myriad Genetics Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
5 Reviews
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Myriad Genetics President, CEO, and Director Peter D. Meldrum
Peter D. Meldrum
5 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Another very important was that Myriad used to value work-life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Decent benefits, good hours, the company itself does a good thing for society (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Overhead upper management constantly refer to techs as monkeys (in 4 reviews)

  • Not a lot of opportunities for career growth (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Profit over people, if that wasn't already famous.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Advocate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Patient Advocate in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Myriad Genetics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You help cancer patients get access to a really expensive genetic test.

    Cons

    Management treats employees like slaves. This includes mandatory overtime on weekends. It's a pretty counterproductive idea as employees are miserable already. Sorry about your family life, but it's the end of the quarter and we need $$$$.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out where you actually lose revenue. Look deeper in your processes. A lot of improvement needs to be made. A lot of waste happens due to 20 years of hiring bad employees and not caring, but it's time for a makeover. Do YOU know what's going on in customer service? Do YOU know what's causing tests to be cancelled? Do you know what it takes to get a test paid for?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Headed on a downward spiral.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Service Coordinator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Patient Service Coordinator in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Myriad Genetics full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I agree with the below comment; the view of the mountains.

    Cons

    -Bureaucratic structure with layers of management - from regional managers to department managers down to team supervisors. This, along with mandates for compliance, takes precedence over doing the right thing. It discourages change and cripples improvement. You may ask "Why do we do it this way?" The answer is often, "We've always done it this way." Forget creativity. Forget talent. Forget improvement.

    -Micromanagement is crazy and is implemented with a command and control leadership style. Employees are treated like numbers. No one cares if you fall off the face of the earth. You're replaceable. We don't need you.

    -Bonuses and rewards are given equally to everyone. And tenure precedes performance. Just another way to promote mediocrity and high turnover.

    -Because management is so stuck in the past and resistant to changes, lots of processes (basically anything done on the phone or computer) is outdated. This is 2013, not 1992!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tenure Suppresses Talent:

    Just because “Employee A” has performed a task longer than “Employee B” doesn’t necessarily mean that “A” is more skilled than “B.” Furthermore, just because “A” has been with the company longer than “B”, doesn’t necessarily mean that “A” possesses more talent, upside, knowledge, or adds more value than “B.” When an organization promotes based upon tenure, and not based upon recognition of talent, merit, performance, etc., the company is not leveraging its true talent base. Not recognizing, developing, and rewarding talent is the fastest way I know of to drive talent out of your organization and directly into the hands of your competition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrible Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Patient Service Coordinator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Patient Service Coordinator in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Myriad Genetics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The beautiful view from your work station.

    Cons

    Micro management, favortism for the employees they like. Work long hours, work faster, time lines given. The computers and phones need to be updated and make sure they work properly. If they like you it will be a somewhat good career. If you are not part of the management group prepare to be miserable !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all employees equally. Notice the employees working hard and that are not in the BIG boys club.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Money, money, money

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Myriad Genetics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Testing your personal strength. Working independently. Growing individually. Helping cancer patients.

    Cons

    This company is all about money. Triple bottom line: profit, profit, profit. It will catch up to them someday, especially now that they have competitors. Better learn how to appreciate your hard working employees. They do not reward enough for performance and hard work, because their budget is tight--- oh wait, we made half a billion this year. This place will fall down soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would never make a suggestion, so it can be tossed in the trash..,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Myriad Genetics is a miserable place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Scientist II in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Scientist II in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Myriad Genetics

    Pros

    Salt Lake City is a great place to live

    Cons

    No career growth, Extremely slow promotion rate, promotions given on a 10% quota and tenure basis, not on merit. Management gives themselves 100 fold more stock options then mid level employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions should be given on merit. Stock options should be more equally distributed to employees to incentivize them to actually work. The atmosphere mgmt has created breeds laziness, distrust, and bitterness

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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