Neogen Reviews

Updated April 9, 2014
Updated April 9, 2014
26 Reviews
2.5
26 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Neogen

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Fairly secure place to work, no layoffs.

    Cons

    Pay is very low. If recognition or advancement were options it would help. Poor communication and cooperation between departments. Office cultures inconsistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let your good stand in the way of your better. Consider strategies that other companies have been successful with.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Neogen is a fantastic company to work with!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Neogen

    Pros

    Neogen is one of the top 200 small corporations to work for according to Forbes, however I feel they are better than that even. Amazing stock, opportunity, and experience.

    Cons

    You won't be working in a fancy office, as the company purchases older schools and buildings. You start out at a lower wage, but if you put in the time and effort, Neogen looks after you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication between departments should improve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    This is not where you want to try for a career

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    Current Employee - Quality Control Technician  in  Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Quality Control Technician in Lansing, MI

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

    Pros

    There are good people who work for neogen, all of them being normal workers not management or supervisors. The managers are all petty and pass things through qc that should not have.

    Cons

    The supervisors let the managers use biases and hatred to manipulate employees, and both supervisors and managers lie to workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to manage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    But what do I know anyways?

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    Current Employee - Chemist
    Current Employee - Chemist

    I have been working at Neogen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The employees are great people to work with. There is also a good potential for upward mobility and opportunities for different jobs within the company.

    Cons

    Tons of work and responsibility for little compensation. General lack of communication and organization. High rate of turnover means that few people have a very comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people more so they will stick with the company and not leave as soon as they have experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Neogen

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Sales in Lansing, MI

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

    Pros

    The people I work with

    Cons

    Advancing a career within the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to start but no true potential for growth. Corporate does not care about the employees.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I have been working at Neogen full-time

    Pros

    Most of the people that I work with here are good people who deserve better. If you stay here long enough you will get promoted just for having seniority.

    Cons

    Pay and compensation is very low when compared to the rest of the industry. Corporate does not care about its employees. The investors are the only ones who matter to corpoarte, not the people who make the company successful by traveling and leaving their families behind for low compensation. VERY high turnover rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your employees for their hard work and dedication to their job. A happy work enviroment and worker will get your more production and sales.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Growing.....

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI

    I have been working at Neogen full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Conscious management, bringing on new blood from outside the company. Starting to embrace. sociall media outlets, standardizing corporate image across the divisions.Encourages team atmosphere,provided opportunities to mingle with fellow employees outside work. US company keeping jobs in US.

    Cons

    Slow to implement new technologies, short-staffed in support functions, seems to more reactive than proactive. Needs program to reward personnel working in positions not performance based

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help managers keep morale up. Need ways to reward ALL employees when company meets hoals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Low pay but good work/life balance.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing  in  Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Lansing, MI

    I have been working at Neogen full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Decent benefits
    Good place to gain experience

    Cons

    Treated like children, especially women.
    Low pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Insulting

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Scientist  in  Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Lansing, MI

    I have been working at Neogen full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People are a pro, they make the job bearable. A good place to glean experience before moving into something meaningful.

    Cons

    -Pay is dismal
    -Minimal Recognition
    -No Advancement Opportunity
    -Placation of concerns by Management
    -No reward for Experience
    -No reward for Education
    -No reward for Hard work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people. When 5 year gross pay equals 12x less than Jim Herbert's 2012 bonus pay, this is unacceptable. Build a culture where individuals wish to build a career, not where people cannot wait to leave. Reward initiative. Reward innovation. When your highly trained and experienced technical staff makes 15-35x less than upper management, 2-3x less than sales and marketing, there is something horribly wrong with the company. Get rid of the inept buffoons that saturate the company and divvy up their salaries among those who actually work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Do NOT bother coming to this company unless your goal is to stay at a horrible salary with no room for advancement.

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    Current Employee - Technical Service Representative, Diagnostics  in  Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Technical Service Representative, Diagnostics in Lexington, KY

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

    Pros

    No pros - I am warning everyone to STAY AWAY, worst job experience I have ever experienced.

    Cons

    To managers, we are disposable, so they could care less if we stayed or not. Down right worse pay in industry. Zero room for advancement, so expect to stay in the same entry level spot for years. Favortism runs rampid - managers have their favorites and if you are not one of them your life will be hell. Worst manager I have EVER had - extremely fake and backstabbing. My job tasks have not ever compared to the amount I get paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start to care about all of your employees - not just the ones who are deemed your 'favorite'. Please start to pay people more, the pay is an insult. Please look into all personnel who hold management positions - some people do not deserve to be managers even though they have been here 15 years as they treat their employees like scum on the bottom of their shoe. PLEASE start to care more about your employees. So far 4 people out of a department of 6 have put in their notice in less than 1 month - if you don't start caring you will always loose valuable talent and in turn the company will suffer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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