Deibel Laboratories Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    A good job to be used as a stepping stone, not very much room for growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great, the health insurance is paid for by the company, and that's about it.

    Cons

    Ancient payment system (no direct deposit), lots of clerical errors, poor work schedule (10 to 6:30 if not later), no review process and infrequent raises.

    Advice to Management

    Give reviews so employees know what to work on and feel valued, stop accepting shipments at the end of day to limit workdays that end at 7 or later.


  2. Good pay, bad company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Microbiology Lab Tech in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Microbiology Lab Tech in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deibel Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work with some great people. Starting pay is really good. Benefits aren't bad either, free healthcare, but it isn't the best either.

    Cons

    They will lie to you during your interview about amount of over time you will be working. Don't expect to be home at any decent time. Company is more concerned about saving money then giving you the tools you need to do your job.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees when they have concerns or suggestions. Offer more incentives to keep good employees around. Be more willing to help employees move up in the company instead of keeping them stuck in one deptartment.


  3. Needs work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are decent.

    Cons

    The building is very dingy and old. Employees are over worked and there is a huge lack of communication and organization. On my first day, the Manager was late so they told me to come back in an hour!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good starting job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Ok job for entry level position right out of college.

    Cons

    No direct deposit seems a little antiquated.


  6. Technician

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Tech I/Microbiologist in Twin Falls, ID
    Former Employee - Lab Tech I/Microbiologist in Twin Falls, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deibel Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot more than could ever be possible in school, willing to teach anything not just hiring robots. People are great as well as upper management, caring and flexible schedule. Great benefits including families

    Cons

    If you can't handle high stress situations and long hours this is not for you, if you just want a 40hr week and paycheck go elsewhere. If your looking to jump start a REAL career this is a great place for that!!!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great new training initiatives and the employee engagement, this is great and has a very positive impact on the employees


  7. Helpful (1)

    Run! Especially any potential clients!

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    Former Employee - Microbiology Lab Technician in Lincolnwood, IL
    Former Employee - Microbiology Lab Technician in Lincolnwood, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deibel Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You never see any upper management. Free insurance.

    Cons

    Everything is bad. They only stay in business by undercutting testing prices constantly which means the employees continue to pay for that by having to work longer and with few resources. It is a never ending circle of ridiculous business practices. Proper training is haphazard, thrown together to meet quality requirements, mistakes are rampant and just covered up to keep clients. Working conditions are somewhat dangerous to be honest, people don't want another 15 hour day so they cut corners and upper management knows it but does nothing to alleviate the problem. They just call them bad apples and constantly fire and hire. If they would spend a quarter of their revenue to seriously get into the HR, employee, resource issues in their labs they might be ok but instead they are just unethical and cannot afford new equipment or even to pay their bills on-time. I feel sorry for the lab managers that constantly have to deal with the creditors calling and having to clean the lab after a 15 hour day because they won't hire the proper cleaning company. After talking with the president and some of his previous suck ups, I can tell you they wrote all of the positive reviews. First of all he asked them to and second I can tell by the way they are written and the 'cons' that were written that he himself did some so take that into consideration if you are on the fence. But they know recent grads just need a job and so their revolving door of bad business, sketchy science and improper way to treat employees will be sustainable for them. Maybe the only hope is that a client will one day see what really goes on their and be the whistleblower.

    Advice to Management

    None, they wouldn't listen anyway.


  8. Good Job straight out of college

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Lincolnwood, IL
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Lincolnwood, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Deibel Laboratories full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    decent pay for a college grad, experience gained in the food safety industry

    Cons

    No leadership, No recognition and no assesment whatsoever was let go right before my three months without any warning. Lots of favoritism. I would say take this position if you do not have any other choice.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Best year of my career!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincolnwood, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincolnwood, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deibel Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Got promoted quickly. Work is varied and interesting. Being an intelligent and innovative thinker is actually supported here. You are expected to work hard but if you are willing to work hard and smart then you can advance quickly. Company doesn't just value experience and a pricey education (those don't hurt). But instead, management ultimately promotes people based on demonstrated ability and drive. We do have a lot of young people who complain that things aren't handed to them on a silver platter. They fail to see that if they applied themselves they could get promoted to positions that they could never get at another company (for not having the seniority or something like that). This has been a great opportunity. Paid health insurance is nice since that is increasingly less common in today's job market.

    Cons

    The financial system is archaic! Our industry has really tight margins so no automatic raises (you have work hard and get promoted instead). Clients can be very demanding and there can be a lot of pressure and tension as a result. This is not a 40 hour/week job. Expect to work longer hours.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the Finance Department. Other departments are moving forward why are you letting that Department lag so far behind?


  10. alright, but get experience and keep it moving

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    Former Employee - Lab Tech
    Former Employee - Lab Tech
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Deibel Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is pretty cool, and good lab experience

    Cons

    get paid semi-monthly, feels like forever to get paid.


  11. Lab Tech Experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Microbiology Lab Tech in Bethlehem, PA
    Current Employee - Microbiology Lab Tech in Bethlehem, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deibel Laboratories full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Good platform for starting out -good training -fast pace/you don't get bored -nice people lots to learn if you stay for 1+ years, you can learn all about the lab and food side of things The managers work very very hard so its hard to slack off, they even show up in the dead of winter when all roads are closed and work a full day.

    Cons

    first year is a lot of work you should live near the lab since the winters can be challenging with coming into work (and yes, management expects you there even during the worst snow season and management will be there right beside you) paid overtime is good, but very busy at times. Hard to do after work activities during the busy season

    Advice to Management

    I don't know my managers on a personal level, only through work and I think they are pretty awesome. Hard working, helpful, and always willing to help out on bench. They are great. I wish however, I had a more set schedule.



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