Abaxis Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. (avrl - before we were sold out)

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    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. Engineer

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    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.

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

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    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.

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  5. Office worker

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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 (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???

  6. Helpful (2)

    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 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.

  7. Great Company to work for

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    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

  8. Helpful (1)

    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

    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.

  9. Helpful (2)

    No concern for employees' safety.

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    Current Contractor - Accessioner in Olathe, KS
    Current Contractor - Accessioner in Olathe, KS

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

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

    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 Management

    Listen to employees' concerns and act on your promises.

  10. Helpful (1)

    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 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.

  11. 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 a year)

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

    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.

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