Neogen
2.3 of 5 25 reviews
www.neogen.com Lansing, MI 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Apr 9, 2014

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Neogen Chairman and CEO James L. Herbert

James L. Herbert

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41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Just ok

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Neogen is a fantastic company to work with!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNeogen 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.

    ConsYou 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 Senior ManagementCommunication between departments should improve.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    This is not where you want to try for a career

    Quality Control Technician (Current Employee)
    Lansing, MI

    ProsThere 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to manage

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    But what do I know anyways?

    Chemist (Current Employee)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sales (Current Employee)
    Lansing, MI

    ProsThe people I work with

    ConsAdvancing a career within the company

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Lexington-Fayette, KY

    ProsMost 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.

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

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    Growing.....

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Lansing, MI

    ProsConscious 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.

    ConsSlow 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 Senior ManagementHelp managers keep morale up. Need ways to reward ALL employees when company meets hoals

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Low pay but good work/life balance.

    Manufacturing (Current Employee)
    Lansing, MI

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

    ConsTreated like children, especially women.
    Low pay.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Insulting

    Research Scientist (Current Employee)
    Lansing, MI

    ProsPeople 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 Senior ManagementPay 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Technical Service Representative, Diagnostics (Current Employee)
    Lexington, KY

    ProsNo pros - I am warning everyone to STAY AWAY, worst job experience I have ever experienced.

    ConsTo 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 Senior ManagementStart 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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