IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.
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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)Pros
lots of opportunity to move upCons
no uniform training process, experience depends on manager in charge.RecommendsPositive Outlook
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc..Interview Details
I applied online and was contacted by a recruiter in Westbrook, ME by email. Set up a phone interview. She was very friendly, asked about my goals and career history. More of a conversation. She said she was excited about me as a future employee and said she would contact the manager at the laboratory near me (not in Maine) to set up an in person interview. She brought up salary and told me the position paid 15-17 an hour to start and that my qualifications(CVT with 8 years experience) would put me on the high end. The interview with the lab manager was easy, just a tour of the lab and some basic interview questions dealing with career goals and past lab experience. He admitted he was new to the veterinary field and didn't understand what a "vet tech" did and why vet techs would be qualified to do veterinary lab work.....??? Then how did he become the manager of a vet lab employing veterinary technicians? Any good vet tech knows that lab work is a huge part of their job. So anyway, he contacted me a couple days later and offered me the position. When I went to sign the paperwork the offer was for $14 an hour. Less than the lowest of the starting range! I told him I had spoken to the recruiter about the range and he seemed embarrassed and said he would correct the mistake. He then called the next day asking for me to come back in to resolve the pay issue. I declined the offer. Also, be aware they want you to sign a non compete clause which makes you unable to gain employment at a vet lab of any type for 2 years after leaving Idexx. Which is a career ender if you end up quitting or getting fired and then can't work for any competitors.Interview Questions
Reasons for Declining
- Why does being a Veterinary Technician make you qualified to work in a Veterinary Lab? View Answer
Low pay, bad feeling about managerDeclined OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
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IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDXX) is a leader in pet healthcare innovation, serving practicing veterinarians around the world with a broad range of diagnostic and information technology-based products and services. Headquartered in southern Maine, IDEXX conducts operations through more than 70 locations around the world, serves customers in over 160 countries, and...
Mission: At IDEXX, we believe pets are part of the family. It’s a belief we share through our commitment to providing for the health and well-being of pets, animals and people...