Bio-Reference Labs

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Bio-Reference Labs Reviews

Updated December 6, 2014
Updated December 6, 2014
35 Reviews
2.8
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Bio-Reference Labs Chairman, President, and CEO Marc D. Grodman
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Former Manager

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    Former Employee - Mid Manager
    Former Employee - Mid Manager

    I worked at Bio-Reference Labs full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    flexible work hours and decent medical and vision plan. good dental plan. Meet some nice people and very talented individuals to develop long-term networking and friendships - mostly the lab techs and screening techs that actually do the work.

    Cons

    POWER STRUGGLE GALORE!!! faves even amongst uppers with lower/mid-level managers..

    some departments are very territorial. Uppers quick to blame others for their mistakes but gobble up praise. Little concern for safety, federal and state regulations with some department heads. Quick to recruit like-minded managers to gang up on other managers who point out blatantly illegal practices and try to help fix them as a team. would rather feign ignorance because its convenient/cheaper than doing something right.

    little to no advancement opportunities - had one upper tell me to "create a new job to advance to" but "it's not happening by the way". discourage you from leaving though. had one upper tell one of my employees "jokingly" they would give them a bad reference so they don't leave. employee came to me so shocked and disparaged I had to promise them if an interviewer called I would not let them ever speak to that upper.

    don't appreciate most hard working individuals or help managers show appreciation for their employees. uppers focus on key few favorites that do whatever they want instead. more focused on saving money anywhere and pushing potential hires on you just because they'll accept "less money".

    some uppers very inexperienced, very manipulative, no email etiquette and not afraid to try and embarrass you in front of others in email exchange.

    major HR violations with some upper managers. not afraid to throw around some of your department's issues to other department heads before telling you because they find it entertaining. some will directly make fun of your employees right in front of them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    background check your uppers before hiring or promoting. ensure they have the proper degree and HR training and know-how of operations instead of those who can just save you the most money and trample on others

    provide low/mid-level managers with the resources to give back to their staff. routinely search for rising talent amongst the bench-level workers.

    train all managers on proper e-mail etiquette.

    show loyalty to your staff. foster a community of TRUST. weed out those that do not practice basic good corporate values regardless of their rank.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion 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 (more than an 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.  

    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 (less than an 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a good place for a long time

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    Current Employee - Specimen Processor in Clarksburg, MD
    Current Employee - Specimen Processor in Clarksburg, MD

    I have been working at Bio-Reference Labs

    Pros

    1.Good place for a second job because you can take the night shift (many people have a main job)
    2. Not very hard to work

    Cons

    1. Salary is very low. ($11-12 per hour) - No night differential!
    2. Very boring after getting used to

  6.  

    Too many Issues!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elmwood Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elmwood Park, NJ

    I worked at Bio-Reference Labs

    Pros

    -Benefits
    -Schedule
    -Easy Interview
    -Met SOME nice people

    Cons

    -Rude management
    -Treats for firing
    -No family time
    -Issues never handled

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to stop sending threats their employees to fire them. Dont over use your power as a manger. Stop talking down on us.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It was a very informative and educational experience working for this company.

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    Former Employee - Service Representative in Elmwood Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Service Representative in Elmwood Park, NJ

    I worked at Bio-Reference Labs

    Pros

    They provide great health insurance with very good options. The overall experience they provide you with knowledge about the company and what they are expecting to accomplish in the future is a great optimistic boost for employees. It is an exciting and fast paced atmosphere

    Cons

    Communication was sometimes lacking, and depending on who you worked with made a very big negative or positive impact on your daily motivation to work in that department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to appreciate what employees do and how much effort they put in on a daily basis. Do not look at small mistakes as large dissatisfaction, but look at the overall experience and work ethic such employees provide for the company every single day.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work if you have kids, flexible schedule

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    Former Employee - Billing Representative in Elmwood Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Billing Representative in Elmwood Park, NJ

    I worked at Bio-Reference Labs

    Pros

    Good Health Insurance
    Flexible schedule
    No experience neccesary to start
    Good place to learn

    Cons

    No room for advancement if employee do not kiss the butt at their Managers.
    Senior employees are not considerer to get a Team Leader position.
    Managers has no have experience and skills to be
    Salary no good for people with experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead to make team leaders to new employees without experience choose the correct ones who has been working at Bioreference for more than 10 years showing loyalty also, some Managers forgot to give a yearly raise to employees working there more than 9 years.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Compensation is poor and lack opportunities to advance

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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

    Pros

    Good Benefits,fairness and respect

    Cons

    career Opportutunities is poor, salaries poor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reconize employees and better salaries

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    un professional

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    Current Employee - Billing Representative in Elmwood Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Billing Representative in Elmwood Park, NJ

    I have been working at Bio-Reference Labs

    Pros

    enjoyed some of coworkers, and like my line of work

    Cons

    favoritism, its all cliqs like high school even upper managment dont value the good workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do random drug testing that even managers dont know about , record all customer service calls make sure people are getting promotions based on work ethic not who they are dating or friends with

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Alright

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bio-Reference Labs

    Pros

    Its easy and the pay is better than fast food. The job is tedious I didn't need any experience, but had to type all night

    Cons

    It can get extremely boring and depending on who you work with the job can be hassle, management is poor and coworkers are extremely rude and favoritism is an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is headed in the right direction, but the work environment needs to have more of a professional feel in some departments.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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