Myriad Genetics

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Myriad Genetics Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
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Myriad Genetics President, CEO, and Director Peter D. Meldrum
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  1.  

    Stepping Stone

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Myriad Genetics

    Pros

    Great if you're going to school and need a job in a scientific laboratory for experience.

    Cons

    Upward mobility opportunities limited. Pay is not great considering how much company is making. Benefits are ok at best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to keep good employees. Reevaluate wage scale compared to rest of industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lab tech in main lab

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician II in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Lab Technician II in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Myriad Genetics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Paid the bills. Most of the other techs were awesome

    Cons

    Very very high turnover. Management actively pushed senior techs out to keep costs down. Training was minimal and mistakes harshly punished. Overhead upper management constantly refer to techs as monkeys

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know the techs. Stop saying that monkeys can do our jobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Set you up for failure and lots of yawning

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Myriad Genetics full-time

    Pros

    There are smart people work here

    Cons

    No one cares to bring you up to speed, eventually setting you up for failure. It's impossible to take initiative in anything because there is no creativity here. Management goes through the motions, but could care less about you as a person. Everything feels so shallow and unimportant. Feels like everyone hates their job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't set people up for failure who would have otherwise been great assets. Get to know your employees more. Seem like you are happy to be here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Idea Bad Exicution

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Myriad Genetics full-time

    Pros

    Myriad is patient centered company where they really do try to make sure that they are giving the best product that they can.

    Cons

    Lack of advancement and work/life balance for all. If you are an upper level employee Manager and above then you have it good. If you are below that level you are often at the whim of those above you. Mandatory OT and hiring Temps all the time rather than proper staffing so people can take time off. Almost never promotes from within unless you are a favorite. The revolving door of upper level managers Directors and VP's that are higher from outside that stay just long enough to find something better or send there time alienating other employees that have been here and know how to do there Jobs. Company Culture is all about making a buck as cheap as possible end of quarters usually end with holding back samples so that we don't out do what wall street wants. I would have left if I did not care about the patients and the economy was better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on internal development of employees they will stay longer and be happier also stop playing favorites. Peters principle is definitely in effect here. I know I am tired of being treated like a Mushroom if you know what I mean. Clear leadership from Pete M. and Mark C would be nice as well. MBOs would be great if they were based on something other then getting my VP there raise for the year while I see mine shrink every year as profits go up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent, but you can likely find better

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician I in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Lab Technician I in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Myriad Genetics full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good coworkers, supervisors are nice

    Cons

    Starting out with no benefits for 6 months and then having lower than average pay makes you feel cheated, especially for how hard they work you. No paid holidays, no paid time off as well until your 6 months are up. They treat temps rather poorly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    6 month contract work makes you feel like you're not a part of the company and they don't really care about you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not Committed to Employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits
    Work/Life balance
    Exciting industry
    Most employees care about patient care

    Cons

    Not committed to train and retain talent
    Poor compensation, unless your on the executive team
    Executives do not care about employees
    No career growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Profit-driven company who cares little about its employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Experience in healthcare which may prepare one for somewhere better down the road.

    Cons

    The workers are under-compensated and do not get enough credit for their work. They have demanding job duties and are often required to work overtime on weekends to meet deadlines so they can maintain Myriad's claim to fame: Their turnaround times.

    There many unethical business practices and politics of this company, which are not to be discussed, create an awkward "elephant in the room" among employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like people and not machines. Reward them for hard work. Your profit is heavily dependent on their happiness and motivation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Reactive company that does not live up to leadership promise.

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Amazing uncapped commissions if you stay ahead of the curve in managing your business

    Cons

    Very reactive organization. More and more like big pharma, vastly inconsistent in management expectations, must be part of "boys club" to move up. Lack of required skills and experience to succeed in many of the leaders in HQ

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your people are your greatest asset, figure out a way to have consistent measures of performance and business management. Your RDs don't have a clue what the definition of leadership is. They are glorified sales reps and analysts with a director title.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Management doesn't care to retain or train.

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician II in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Lab Technician II in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    You want a short term job before moving on, or you are looking to start in biotechnology and are looking for extra training.

    Cons

    Management doesn't care about employees. The pay raises are minimal and are based upon a bell curve. There is not pay for performance. About 6 months ago my lab began forcing overtime on the employees. They called it "mandatory overtime". Insensitive, underhanded polices like this are rampant throughout the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    All about the budget- the people don't matter

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Myriad Genetics full-time

    Pros

    Good pay with good work-life balance

    Cons

    People do not matter to this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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