Myriad Genetics Reviews

Updated June 13, 2015
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Pros
  • Good pay with good 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)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Could Be Better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great industry to be in and the work Myriad does is very beneficial to the community and people we serve. Myriad is a very innovative company that has a lot of potential. Benefits are okay and stock is a great incentive if you stay long term. Friendly environment and good people trying to make a difference.

    Cons

    Mediocre pay unless you are in upper management. Salaries seem very top heavy as do the rewards, recognition and incentives. Company is VERY profitable yet they fail to recognize the employees for the work they do that has contributed to the success. Very poor morale in the laboratories and other areas mainly due to poor pay. No room for growth but if you are lucky enough to be promoted don't bank on a much of an increase in pay; just more work and responsibility without recognition or incentives. A very life/energy sucking career.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your employees and treat them as though you value them. Do not gloat about our record profits while continuing to pay poorly. Recognize talent and reward accordingly in hopes of retaining talent and boosting poor morale of employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Needs Improvement

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician II in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Lab Technician II in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Co-workers and good environment to learn lab techniques and get your feet wet.

    Cons

    Poor compensation, inadequate management of employees. Low morale of employees due to management style and compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that employees are part of Lean Thinking and not just cogs in a machine.


  3. Helpful (6)

    Loved it when I started with the company......

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    State of the art opportunity to help patients.

    Cons

    It is a good ol boy community. Sadly, have seen management break employee handbook regulations with no reprimand as long as sales are there.

    Advice to Management

    No need to offer advice, they would not give it any consideration anyway.


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  5. Helpful (7)

    Five Years Ago, This Was a Great Company to Work For

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    Current Employee - Oncology Sales
    Current Employee - Oncology Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a job that becomes your life if you let it...with these kind of products, you can look at yourself in the mirror everyday and really believe that you are saving people from getting cancer. That alone was the reason I took a sales position pay cut to come here. If you are a stellar sales person, and liked by your manager, you have the opportunity to get recognized and move up. President's Club trips are great, and if you have a great supportive manager, you have opportunities year-round to shine!

    Cons

    Pay is low compared to other oncology sales positions. They insinuate that there is no ceiling for commission, but out of the 6 years I have been here, there have been at least 3 years where the commission has been negligible due to the company's base commission amount. A big reason I also came to Myriad was the "small company" feel to it. Your ideas and voice could be heard, Mark Capone knew you by name and we prided ourselves on not being Big Pharma. That has all changed. You never hear from upper management, everything is now officially passed down the ranks. The family feel we once had has been replaced with Big Pharma who only care about looking good and checking the boxes. It is really, really sad.

    Advice to Management

    If I actually thought they read these reviews, I could write a whole page here. I would ask them to think long and hard about the kind of people they have put in upper management lately. My manager is always stressed out and putting out fires because of the latest string of stupidity they are made to do. They have no time to be in the field with us because they are flying to SLC every two weeks for another meeting. I worry that the company has spent so much time convincing everyone that they have made such great leadership choices that they will spend the next five years defending each of them when they run the sales force into the ground. You will continue to not only lose good people, but gain the reputation of not paying your people a competitive salary if the pay structure isn't addressed. Compensation adjustments like the ONE the company did a few years ago was laughable, and while many of us who have been with the company a long time feel pressure and loyalty to stay, it's really hard when others in your field are making $40-$50 more a year consistently. When someone gets promoted, give them a REAL salary bump...not just a token one and a title change.


  6. Helpful (2)

    All about the budget- the people don't matter

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Communicate with employees.


  7. Helpful (3)

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Myriad Genetics full-time (More than a 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.


  8. Helpful (7)

    Reactive company that does not live up to leadership promise.

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Profit-driven company who cares little about its employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (3)

    Not Committed to Employees

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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


  11. Helpful (3)

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Myriad Genetics full-time (Less than a 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 Management

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



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