Abaxis Reviews

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
15 Reviews
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15 Reviews
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Abaxis Chairman, President, and CEO Clint Severson
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  1.  

    Great Company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abaxis full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Do not overlook the interdepartmental working relationships

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst sales job I've ever had

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    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    No Opportunities to Grow,

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Union City, CA

    I worked at Abaxis full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    No concern for employees' safety.

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    Current Employee - Accessioner in Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Accessioner in Olathe, KS

    I have been working at Abaxis as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work is picking up quickly, so I expect they will be hiring more soon. No one has been fired while I have worked there.

    Cons

    Multiple safety concerns have not been addressed despite promises by management to do so. We work with formaldehyde without a fume hood or nearby eyewash. Pays below industry standard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees' concerns and act on your promises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Plan on being a " temp" forever.

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    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Ok for a Temporary Job, but don't assume to become permanent.

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    Former Employee - Medical Device Assembler in Union City, CA
    Former Employee - Medical Device Assembler in Union City, CA

    I worked at Abaxis full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great coworker. Fast paced environment (for medical device assembler position). Nice facility.

    Cons

    You started out as a temp hired through temp agency, so they can lay you off at any time. Lots of sudden unexpected laid-off. You can still be a temp even after working for almost a year. You have to compete with the other temps for favoritism hoping that you'll be picked to be permanent. As a temp, you will have no benefit.
    While working at Abaxis, do try to look for a backup job as you can get laid off at any time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales support

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    Former Employee - Sales Support in Union City, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Support in Union City, CA

    I worked at Abaxis as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of work, therefore you're busy. Good and positive environment.

    Cons

    Hire you on contract, and promise to make your permanent and kick you out as if you did something wrong in the company. Upper level management positions staff is pretty rude, and almost think they own the company, therefore they run with no work ethics or employee suggestions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be open about the position and tell the employee that this is an 3 months, or 6 months position. Do not give false hope of making your employment permanent and dumping them the second day. Since company is doing so great, you might need to find someone to write business ethics, employee management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Abaxis full-time

    Pros

    Close knit group, good work-life balance, cutting edge product

    Cons

    Smaller company so limited growth potential, pay was on the lower side

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let the tail wag the dog

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Poor Management!

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Union City, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Union City, CA

    I have been working at Abaxis full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Technically Savvy and well educated colleagues.

    Cons

    No Culture, many managers are either inexperienced, uneducated or not up to the task.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use anonymous internal surveys to assess morale and then act on the results. Include employees at all levels when making certain decisions as opposed to keeping them in the dark. Take attrition rates seriously and use exit interviews to REALLY find out why an employee is leaving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Abaxis Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support in Union City, CA
    Current Employee - Support in Union City, CA

    I have been working at Abaxis full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Have some of the best people to work with

    Cons

    No career growth
    Managers need more training
    Managers needs to be more accountable
    Need more incentives for regular employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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