Abaxis Reviews

Updated June 7, 2015
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Abaxis Chairman, President, and CEO Clint Severson
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  1. Helpful (1)

    (avrl - before we were sold out)

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mlt in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Mlt in Olathe, KS

    I worked at Abaxis (More than 5 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I considered leaving several times because I was overwhelmed and overworked.... But at the end of the day, they knew and they cared and they were trying to do something about it...
    Great team and company.
    Awesome work environment.
    Steady workload
    Learning encouraged

    Cons

    Bought out
    Big abaxis only wants sales
    All employees were dropped on their behinds like it was no big deal, brush your shoulders off....

    Advice to Management

    Know your techs, I knew how to fix half your problems in under a week, but I read people better than most.
    Amazing guy, honestly. Always willing to teach if you were willing to learn.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Awful

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abaxis

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a paycheck. The company is growing, and it's a good takeover target. Some areas of the company are much better than others.

    Cons

    Awful culture. Well-entrenched executives are allowed to publicly humiliate employees and throw "temper tantrums" complete with yelling and pounding on doors. Entire functions "walk on egg shells" afraid of an outburst of negativity from well-entrenched executives. HIGH stress environment.

    Advice to Management

    Insist that EVERYONE treat others with respect and dignity.


  3. Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Abaxis

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work hours are flexible and colleagues are helpful. The management seems to be trying to move company to greater height.

    Cons

    Some people have been here for a long time and not a great risk taker. Changes can be slow at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. Company is moving in the right direction.


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  5. Horrible Place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union City, CA

    I have been working at Abaxis full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I do not see any pros of working at Abaxis.

    Cons

    - No work life Balance.
    -Ready to work for at least 10-12 Hrs/ Day minimum. For exempt, no comp time.
    -Minimum Benefit. 401(K) match at the end of the quarter, only if management agrees
    -No education or training reimbursement.

    Advice to Management

    -Start thinking about the employees not only at higher management.


  6. Challenging but you would be glad to work here.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Carbon Rod In Sector G in Union City, CA
    Former Employee - Carbon Rod In Sector G in Union City, CA

    I worked at Abaxis full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Great products. If you work here you will succeed if you execute well and strive to do well.

    Cons

    Lots of paperwork. The devil is in the details.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  7. Office worker

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union City, CA

    I worked at Abaxis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The very poor behavior of management takes away any pros.

    Cons

    Terrible management... this type of company is why unions are still around. You are treated very badly at this company, their behavior is very demeaning toward the workers.. The folks that are still there leave!!!. The job market has gotten better.

    Advice to Management

    If I could I would give negative stars..read the other reviews why have you allowed this to happen???


  8. Helpful (2)

    Worst sales job I've ever had

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abaxis

    Pros

    The VS2 analyzer is a great product, and I think beats the competitors.

    Cons

    Commission structure changes on a whim, and not for the better. Terrible base pay. Unrealistic expectations. Lack of support. Matched 401k; then decided to not match anymore without telling everyone. Horrible expense account--not even allowed to buy a doctor a glass of wine with dinner. Many reps ended up eating the costs of their expense accounts. Horrible culture. 50% turnover during my tenure, and I hear that is pretty standard.

    Advice to Management

    Customize territory goals--large and small territories should not have the same goals. It's unrealistic. Give employees a sense of stability and stop making them disposable.


  9. Great Company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abaxis full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits: Stock plan, profit sharing, and nice company picnics. Mostly friendly working atmosphere

    Cons

    Personalities who are consistently trying to undermine the efforts of different departments to work in harmony

    Advice to Management

    Do not overlook the interdepartmental working relationships


  10. Helpful (1)

    No Opportunities to Grow,

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union City, CA

    I worked at Abaxis full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, products are awesome

    Cons

    Temps do not have the ability to become full time employees unless you been around for years. No real room to grow especially since it is dependant on sales growth.

    Advice to Management

    Company has great potential with the right structure and fairness provided for all, not depandent on what division you work for.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Plan on being a " temp" forever.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Union City, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Union City, CA

    I worked at Abaxis full-time (Less than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. My coworkers kept me showing up each day.

    Cons

    Poor management. No sign of appreciation for staff that is forced to endure inexperienced management.

    Advice to Management

    Show some appreciation for staff. Your "temp employees", show up every day and work just as hard as your other employees.



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