Bio-Reference Labs

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Bio-Reference Labs Reviews

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
30 Reviews
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30 Reviews
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Bio-Reference Labs Chairman, President, and CEO Marc D. Grodman
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is been really great working here.

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    Current Employee - Lab Tech  in  Elmwood Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Lab Tech in Elmwood Park, NJ

    I have been working at Bio-Reference Labs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility with hours, communication and appreciative management.

    Cons

    I dont have anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys are doing excellent job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great job opportunity to work in a laboratory environment.

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    Former Employee - Lab Aide  in  Elmwood Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Lab Aide in Elmwood Park, NJ

    I worked at Bio-Reference Labs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Leadership, values, flexibility and mentoring.

    Cons

    Rushes into decisions to quick, but in calm manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to mentor individuals how to perform in a lab setting and to recommend for other departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    All in all a good company to get your foot in the door.

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Technologist  in  Elmwood Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technologist in Elmwood Park, NJ

    I have been working at Bio-Reference Labs full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance; Excellent Pay for Similar positions in other companies; Flexible Schedule; caring managers; Mom and Pop atmosphere, and everyone knows each other.

    Cons

    Practically no upward advancement and it is very difficult to be moved to new projects; upper management is stingy about hiring where there is a need for more workers; the parking situation is horrendous and requires better management; new projects are rushed without concern for trouble shooting which leads to issues with the project.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Recommended

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bio-Reference Labs

    Pros

    Great potential and Family oriented.

    Cons

    Better compensation for those who work harder instead of equal compensation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Not a bad place to work

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    Former Employee - Lab Assistant  in  Elmwood Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in Elmwood Park, NJ

    I worked at Bio-Reference Labs as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good people, friendly environment, great pay

    Cons

    Dealing with some dangerous specimens like HIV and hepetitus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ease up on the hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    An actually decent company, barring all the drama.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Elmwood Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elmwood Park, NJ

    I have been working at Bio-Reference Labs full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The work that I do here is actually very fascinating, I'm learning a lot of new things and am actually able to apply fundamentals and concepts learned in college. The work itself is easy physically. The amount of fulfillment i get is very high considering what we do here is very important and is tangibly relevant to actual people's lives ( many people may need laboratory testing and confirmation from these tests, as you can imagine may be very important to the concerned individuals and families concerned). This can actually be a very pleasant place to work.

    Cons

    As previously stated in the title and in addition, this can actually be a very pleasant place to work, if the dramatics and gossip are excluded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More effective communication may help the overall company culture, as the work itself can be pleasant, if the company culture can be a bit more professional, this place can actually be very decent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Good Company

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    Current Employee - Lab
    Current Employee - Lab

    I have been working at Bio-Reference Labs

    Pros

    Good company, environment to work with. Great Manager, always there to help the team with his vast experience and knowledge. I love to work here.

    Cons

    Since the company is growing, there might be some issues with the employees, down the line the company may excel in all the fields.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All the best to the top management, pls do keep the same efforts for the future as well, we guys are going to rock.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Team Lead

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    Current Employee - Team Lead  in  Elmwood Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Elmwood Park, NJ

    I have been working at Bio-Reference Labs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible & laid back environment. No one on your back about your job, takes ALOT for one to get fired

    Cons

    Management is horrible, no moral, ALOT of favoritism, pay is horrible, difficult to get a promotion, attacked if a mistake is made on a process you haven't been advised has changed, the traing is a joke, managers are not held accountable for poorly performing employees or departments, no communicating,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's the managers & directors responsibility to ensure there is positive moral in the work place, when you do not have moral your employees lack enthusiasm about their job. Managers are a direct reflection of their employees & when a manager only cares about doing their 8hrs it reflects on the department. Managers need to be concerned with how their employees are performing & need to ensure that their employees understand their roles & need to assist with helping them to understand. Managers need to show that they care about their employees & not appear to just show up to collect a salary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bio-Reference Labs full-time

    Pros

    Good Medical and Dental Benefits

    Cons

    Extremely hard to get a raise.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Has great potential to grow, needs work in upper management

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    Current Employee - Lab Tech
    Current Employee - Lab Tech

    I have been working at Bio-Reference Labs full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers, very knowledgeable and professional. Outstanding benefits. Good team work between departments. Lower management is good. Chance for positive changes is good.

    Cons

    Non competitive pay and shift differential. Upper management sometimes creates a hostile work environment and doesn't listen to employees. Increased employee turn over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When your employees are unhappy, don't discount that. Realize that no one will work for you if you they can go down the street to another lab for higher pay and retirement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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