Certified Laboratories

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Certified Laboratories Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
24 Reviews
2.9
24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Company if You're Smart

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buena Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buena Park, CA

    I have been working at Certified Laboratories full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It's a great company to work for. The benefits are good, incentive packages are great and the compassion you get from the management team is like no other. You get birthday cake every month. The owners are very involved in the operation and are very supportive of family situations. This is a great place to work if you're willing to start and end a career here.

    Cons

    The hours in different departments are staggered. It's a food lab so don't expect 9a-5p type hours. If you've ever worked in a food lab, you know it's not that type of job. A lot of the negative reviews shown on here are false and sound like they're coming from others who couldn't stand the heat. Nothing is perfect but my personal experience has been great. Also, don't expect a million bucks if you work here. On the other hand, it's a good starting place with a lot of room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to hire skilled people. The more you invest in your team, the more successful and motivated your team will be.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    HELL ON EARTH

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Plainview, NY
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Plainview, NY

    I have been working at Certified Laboratories

    Pros

    Co-workers are supportive. The good ones don't stay long - they get smart and leave.

    Cons

    Building is dirty and SMELLY. If you point it out, they call you a lying troublemaker and shun you. THE SMELL IS UNBEARABLE at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up, you act like big babies!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't do it! No room to grow within company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Buena Park, CA
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Buena Park, CA

    I have been working at Certified Laboratories full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ok place to build experience if you are a recent graduate. Monthly birthday celebration.

    Cons

    Hostile environment due to management/supervisor. Late hours 1130am- whenever the drivers get back with samples. A lot of time is wasted waiting for drivers. No room to grow within company. Don't expect a raise, you will wait a long time. Hard work is not acknowledged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management/ supervisor have no social/ people skills. I've seen many good employees come and go and most say they leave because of poor management. Lab director should ask himself why so many qualified people leave the micro lab so soon, and maybe he could change the environment in the lab.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Awful awful awful (am I allowed to say Hell?)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administration in Plainview, NY
    Former Employee - Administration in Plainview, NY

    I worked at Certified Laboratories full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    There were none. And I get updates from Glassdoor and can only say that the positive glowing reviews of the owner and his son are so obviously bogus that it's laughable. It really makes me wonder about any other company reviews but then I say to myself that those two are a special kind of low.

    Cons

    It was a dirty gross building and work environment; there were very few in any work amenities (water, coffee, clean bathroom). There was no respect from anyone in management positions; they use fear and intimidation to subdue their workers. They lie lie lie to make a case for themselves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should just leave. Hire people who really know how to manage and get the best our of their workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    safety attendant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Certified Laboratories

    Pros

    You get to travel and meet new people from all over

    Cons

    You are away from your family for long periods of time

  7.  

    Great Company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab in Plainview, NY
    Former Employee - Lab in Plainview, NY

    I worked at Certified Laboratories full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    People are friendly. You are treated like a family member rather than an employee. Benefits are good. HR has an open door policy and so do the owners. They definitely want you to have a life besides working hard while you are in the office.

    Cons

    There are no cons to discuss. They treat workers fairly and encourage you to do better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Marty and Steven are the best employers I have worked for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    The sky is the limit

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Certified Laboratories as a contractor

    Pros

    Certified encourages both personal and professional growth. Since it is a privately owned company, your accomplishments are recognized and rewarded. The company's commitment to excellence can be overwhelming for underachievers so I would advise slackers look elsewhere for employment. It is a refreshing experience to work with such a diverse staff, led by compassionate, intelligent and exceptionally ethical owners. If you are able to think outside the box, you will thrive here.

    Cons

    I personally have none, and the complaints I have read or heard appear to come from those who were not willing or able to earn their place on this team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A hearty handshake and a pat on the back are always appreciated, especially coming from you. Increase the frequency of these gestures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Disappointing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Certified Laboratories

    Pros

    I had hoped for a great experience, but I got nothing. They have parties once a month.

    Cons

    This is not a comfortable place to work. The building is dirty. There is not enough room to work. There is no sense of team work. The managers are unhappy. It is very difficult to grow here. The raises are small. I don't feel supported.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Strong, People-centric Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative in Plainview, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative in Plainview, NY

    I have been working at Certified Laboratories full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    This is a healthy, growing company with many long-term employees. The company is family-run but professional; it's owners are knowledgeable and have consistently re-invested in the business. Martin Mitchell is a brilliant, energetic Managing Director who is interested in innovation and growth. He is concerned about the employees and committed to having HR develop clearly defined growth opportunities. He is also conscious and accommodating of employees' family responsibilities.

    Cons

    Many of the long-term employees need to be proactive to update their use of technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing. The company is in great shape and growing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A nice place to work!!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Certified Laboratories full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good experience and opportunities to grow within the company.
    Staff is very pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    The environment is very hectic and keeps you very busy. You never know when the day has gone by.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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