Bio-Reference Labs

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  1.  

    My experience in this company stinks.

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

    I have been working at Bio-Reference Labs full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The medical benefits and all the employee discounts are the real reasons why I am still working for this billion dollar company.

    Cons

    There is too much diversity, too much favoritism, no advancement unless you kiss someone's butt or sleep with them. The raises are an insult to us as working human beings. When there is an opportunity to try to move up or should I say transfer to a better department, they give it to someone else or make you wait for a year or so

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management is look over your managers and supervisors, especially in the transportation department. Very sneaky, and deceiving

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Lab Technologist

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

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

    Pros

    Steady work and good benefits Something to put on a resume.

    Cons

    Mandatory weekends and without rotating shifts, The day shift is a skeleton crew but the over night is packed with people because they only hire for nights. Focus on work output over quality. The pay is below par even with night differential. This is a revolving door company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 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 (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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Recommended

    • Comp & Benefits
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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.  

    bio-reference night shift is not professional

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bio-Reference Labs

    Pros

    Relax setting and good people

    Cons

    not professional, constant time changes to schedule. Only work if you are desperate

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Extremely competitive market

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    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

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

    Pros

    Freedom to run territory as your own business.

    Cons

    Lots of pressure to maintain accounts while constantly prospecting for new accounts. Crappy pay. Little resources and support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people more - you get what you pay for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Every supervisor has a supervisor and no one communicates with each other

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    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Toms River, NJ
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Toms River, NJ

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

    Pros

    the location was convenient to home

    Cons

    Management expects you to do the work of three people and pay you minimum. Too many meetings and nothing gets accomplished

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get in the trenches and see what really goes on in your patient service centers. All you ever see is the dollar sign

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

    Not a bad place to work

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

    I worked at Bio-Reference Labs as a contractor (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
  10. 2 people 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 a 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
  11.  

    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 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

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