Sonora Quest Laboratories – Why Work For Us?

Sonora Quest Laboratories is an integrated laboratory system servicing over 7,000 clients throughout Arizona including hospitals, physicians, and managed care organizations. We have approximately 2,600 employees statewide and perform over 70,000 diagnostic tests per day. Our comprehensive on-site test menu includes routine testing to more esoteric cytogenetic studies.

At Sonora Quest Laboratories, our Ethical Behaviors, Mission, Vision, and Values are more than just words on paper. They are the guidance we use in everything we do.

Let's build your future, together.

At Sonora Quest Laboratories/Laboratory Sciences of Arizona, we believe in building rewarding and long-lasting careers. Winning the Governor’s Award for Quality and being named one of the “Best Places to Work” for four years in a row tells us we’re on the right path. Join us and let’s get started on your future!

 

 

Let's lead the way, together.

Sonora Quest Laboratories/Laboratory Sciences of Arizona, headquartered in Tempe, provides our customers with a comprehensive range of routine and specialty laboratory tests and services in state-of-the-art facilities. With 70 patient service centers across the state, our award-winning team strives to be recognized as the leader in diagnostic testing and information services. 

Let's nurture a career, together.

Our 2,600+ statewide employees perform about 70,000 diagnostic tests per day, and our career opportunities are endless. From Medical Technologists and Phlebotomists to positions in Human Resources and Courier Services, Sonora Quest Laboratories/Laboratory Sciences of Arizona is more than just an integrated laboratory; we’re a constantly growing family. We believe in teamwork and the limitless possibilities of collaborative energy.

Let's maintain excellence, together.

A career with Sonora Quest Laboratories/Laboratory Sciences of Arizona is more than just a job; it’s a way of life. We are committed to our core principles and values. Our employees pride themselves on being honorable, truthful, fair, decent and just.

  • Our Mission is to safely perform error free work, on time, every time.
  • Our Vision is to be recognized as the trusted leader in diagnostic testing and information services.
  • Our Values are integrity, accountability, compassion, collaboration and quality.

Sonora Quest Laboratories named Best Places to Work for three years in a row
The Phoenix Business Journal and BestCompaniesAZ has named Sonora Quest Laboratories/Laboratory Sciences of Arizona as one of its “Best Places to Work” a total of six times, most recently in 2011 (for the fourth year in a row).

In addition to your pay, your Total Compensation at Sonora Quest Laboratories/Laboratory Sciences of Arizona includes a variety of benefit plans to help you and your family. We provide health and financial security options so you can focus on being the best at what you do and enjoying your life.

Whether you are married, single, a single parent, or sharing your life with a domestic partner, we offer plans to help protect you and your loved ones.

Sonora Quest Laboratories/Laboratory Sciences of Arizona is proud of our benefit plans because they give you the opportunity to mix and match the benefits that best meet your personal and financial needs. Our benefits are competitive and employee-focused.

In addition to flexible hours, competitive time-off and salary plans, we offer a wide-range of benefit choices including options for:

  • Medical
  • Pharmacy
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Legal Plans  
  • 401(k) Investments
  • Savings Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Echo (Wellness Services)
  • Absent 8 (Short and Long Term Disability)
  • Employee and Family Life and Accident Plans
  • Additional Personal Plans - Universal Life Insurance with Long Term Care, Critical Illness/Cancer, Accident Insurance w/ Sickness Benefits
  • Convenience Services (Concierge-like Service)
  • Corporate Discounts for Auto Insurance, Home Owners Insurance, Mortgage
  • Corporate Discounts for other goods and services

At Sonora Quest Laboratories/Laboratory Sciences of Arizona, our culture is about providing everyone the opportunity to demonstrate their integrity, quality, compassion, collaboration, and accountability while enhancing themselves, their careers, and our business.

Career development is important to us, and our employees are continually learning. Our culture focuses on providing structured processes and tools to help our employees shape their careers and reach their fullest potential.

We put employees in charge of their career by making professional development a self-directed process. We provide learning opportunities and initiatives, our Career Ladder programs for advancement, and promotional opportunities. Our employees work with the support of their manager to pursue areas of interest and benefit to them.

We offer Career Ladders in our Phlebotomy, Medical Lab Technologist, and Client Services departments - just to name a few. Let’s build your future, together.

To learn more about our Career Opportunities, click here for more information!

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    Great company, good career ladder for technical staff. Moved here from another state do to pay and benefits.

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    Current Employee - Medical Laboratory Scientist in Phoenix, AZ
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    I have been working at Sonora Quest Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

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    Pros

    -Pay - some of the highest pay in the valley for MLS and MLTs and possibly the country (when you also factor in the low cost of living in Phoenix). Pay reaches even higher if you work off shifts, nights, weekends, and/or holidays. -Work environment, depending on which hospital you work at (SQL run all the labs at the Banner Hospitals in the valley) is very friendly and relaxed. -Career ladder: if you are interested in progressing through the company they do a good job of giving you leadership projects to build yourself up to get promoted if you are interested in leadership. If you aren't interested they give yearly performance-based raises if you just want to be a bench tech that's cool too.

    Cons

    -Occasionally short-staffed. -Hiring process is a little cumbersome. -As a generalist at some of the smaller hospitals you might not get to do much variety of assays. In fact you won't get to do almost any Microbiology if that is what you like. It all gets plated and shipped off to the central lab at Good Sam to be done. So if you really like Micro, you need to apply to work at Good Sam or Papago.


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Sonora Quest Laboratories Awards & Accolades

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Best Places To Work , Phoenix Business Journal, 2011
Arizona's Most Admired Companies , AZ Business Magazine, 2011
Arizona's Most Admired Companies , BestCompaniesAZ, 2011
Best Places To Work , Phoenix Business Journal, 2010
#1 Bioscience Firm in Arizona , Az Big Media, 2012
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Additional Info

Website www.sonoraquest.com
Headquarters Tempe, AZ
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1997
Type Company - Private
Industry Health Care
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors LabCorp

Sonora Quest Laboratories is an integrated laboratory system servicing over 7,000 clients throughout Arizona including hospitals, physicians, and managed care organizations. We have approximately 2,600 employees statewide and perform over 70,000 diagnostic tests per day. Sonora Quest Laboratories provides customers with a comprehensive menu of routine and specialty laboratory ... More

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