Advanced Testing Laboratory

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Good way to gain work experience, but don't stay forever.

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Current Employee - Biologist/Contractor in Cincinnati, OH
Current Employee - Biologist/Contractor in Cincinnati, OH

I have been working at Advanced Testing Laboratory full-time (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good way to gain work experience. Management works hard to place good workers in positions, so it's more stable than most jobs these days. Excellent company to do contract work for. It is much better than any other contract company out there. Provides decent benefits and some paid time off (can be used as vacation time or sick time). Annual holiday party helps employees feel more appreciated. Some of the managers are truly excellent people that help you move forward. Managers work hard to protect you from clients with unrealistic expectations.

Cons

Benefits are not as good as most companies (though it is better than most contract companies), management takes a huge cut of what they charge the client for "administrative fees." Culture depends highly on group you are in.

Advice to Management

Pay your laboratory personnel better, after all they are the face of the company to clients. Get rid of pressuring middle managers because they drag company morale down, making lab personnel feel unappreciated and are less productive.

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  1. Good place for starters

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    Former Employee - Safety Data Compliance Administrator in Mason, OH
    Former Employee - Safety Data Compliance Administrator in Mason, OH

    I worked at Advanced Testing Laboratory full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - A chance to work with fortune 500 company - Provides staffing solution but it is not as bad as other local staffing solutions

    Cons

    - Not much advancement opportunities if you work at client's office as a contractor.

    Advice to Management

    - good management even at client place.


  2. Strained Relationship with the Client

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    Current Contractor - Analytical Chemist in Mason, OH
    Current Contractor - Analytical Chemist in Mason, OH

    I have been working at Advanced Testing Laboratory as a contractor (More than a year)

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Depends on which group you're with, but my teammates are awesome and we have a lot of fun working together in the lab. Music playing and dancing around while rocking out big numbers. Lots of variety in the number and type of testing done - both instrumental and wet chemistry. Good for experience, but get out fast.

    Cons

    Working on site with the client is stressful. Coemployment is made a big deal of and trying to work around the issues creates tension. If the two groups could work together without worrying about coemployment, we'd get a whole lot more done - it used to be much better, but they've started building walls up recently that can't really be torn down.


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