Myriad Genetics
3.2 of 5 40 reviews
www.myriad.com Salt Lake City, UT 1000 to 5000 Employees

Myriad Genetics Reviews

Updated Feb 21, 2014
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3.2 40 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

Myriad Genetics President, CEO, and Director Peter D. Meldrum

Peter D. Meldrum

(27 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Myriad Genetics full-time

ProsMost people are hardworking and treat each other fairly. Pay and benefits are very good.

ConsIt is all about performance, if you get it done, you can treat people as poorly as you want, especially if you are in management. Most are fair, a few are way out there.

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Super Repetitive

Laboratory Technician I (Current Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT

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

ProsGood work life balance. Typically work 3 12hr shifts or 4 10hr shifts. Very easy job. Super repetitive.

ConsSuper repetitive, gets boring after a while. Supervisors are not afraid to tell you who there favorite is and treat others unfairly. Other technicians are very clique-y; almost feels like being in high school again.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more professional.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The pay is great, management not so much...

Database Administrator (Former Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT

I worked at Myriad Genetics

ProsThe compensation and benefits offered at this company were terrific, especially for Salt Lake City. In a city with average low salaries, Myriad Genetics is a breath of fresh air. Time off was always granted for certain circumstances. Generally the people working here are fun and enjoyable people.

ConsManagement is horrible. Despite reporting record profits each year with the sound of a trump, there minimal, if any, raises or promotions within. The management never awards the hard working people, but always the brown-nosers that don't do much of anything. Teamwork is a must, but almost always, somebody drops the ball.

Advice to Senior ManagementAward the hard workers. Take a close look at those in leadership positions and evaluate them based on their work quality. You will find that the majority of management is poor and unqualified personnel. Make those who make you rich happy, and they will be happy to work for you. Work morale is horrible and many people dread coming to work and dealing with their supervisors.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not bad, but not a great career

Lab Technician II (Current Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT

I have been working at Myriad Genetics

ProsBenefits at the company are pretty good. Other companies I have worked have had similar benefits, but the benefits aren't bad. The stock options and stock are very important to utilize while working here (since the pay is horrible). The other employees are very generous and most people are willing to go the extra mile to help you.

 I have learned many lab techniques and business skills from working here. I have definitely increased my knowledge and network as well. I would recommend this place more as a "stepping stone" to a new career or school.

ConsThe pay is very bad; it seems that upper management has a much higher salary and never has any desire to help out the people actually doing the work. Even people in positions where higher pay would be expected; people are not compensated accordingly. The only way to compensate for the lower pay was to work overtime, but now they have became tyrannical on working too much; thus no overtime is now the norm.

Recently, the company has begun posting record profits; but for some reason cannot give raises or promotions accordingly. It seems as if they do not care about the workers in the company. Many people in the company have very low morale and do not like their current position. Further, forget about getting a raise or promotion in the company. They will never give you one; every job transfer is always a lateral transfer, meaning the same pay is kept when moving departments. This means that one might end up with more work to do in their new job, but undeserved pay.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo not forget about the workers in the company. Many people in the company are unhappy. I would suggest surveying the employees (anonymously of course) to see what their concerns are. There are many very intelligent people willing to improve the company if given the chance. Lastly be more competitive with salary and raises. Stock options and stock are not enough to compensate the workers in the company (remember we do not receive large amounts of either). But keep working on the benefits these are very nice and help out my family a lot. Thanks for the work you pretend to do.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Myriad Genetics

Lab Technician II (Current Employee)

I have been working at Myriad Genetics

ProsThe benefits are great. The stock options and stock purchase plan are a lifesaver.

ConsI used to really love working at Myriad Genetics. Ever since the company became profitable (ie. the spin-off of Myriad Pharmaceuticals), the leadership of the company has been very poor. At the lower levels most people are very unhappy. The employee raises last year were cut roughly in half because of "the economy". Then the company reported a 77% profit increase.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop treating employees like there are replaceable. I know it's easy to get people to START working here, but the real talent is going to leave if treated like this.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Research Associate I (Current Employee)
South Salt Lake, UT

I have been working at Myriad Genetics

ProsBeautifil location, great work environment

ConsNeed to promote more employees, recognize hard work not just the bottom line

Advice to Senior ManagementValue your employees or they will leave...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I have learned a lot but no one cares.

Lab Technician (Current Employee)

I have been working at Myriad Genetics

ProsThere is a lot to learn. For the most part the environment is friendly and it is a fun place to work. The benefits a fairly good.

ConsThere is a big communication gap between management and the technicians. A lot of time and money is wasted because management wants to tell the technicians what to do without taking the time to listen to the technicians about what the real problems are.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe Management needs to stop and take time to listen to the technicians. They are the ones handling the day to day problems. Most of the managers are too full of themselves to even give a second thought to what a technician has to say.

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