IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.

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Great Place to Work

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manager in Westbrook, ME
Current Employee - Manager in Westbrook, ME

I have been working at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

IDEXX provides a challenging and rewarding environment to work in. It is one of the few publicly traded international companies located in the greater Portland area and as such it offers unique opportunities for professional growth and development for employees in the area. Recent initiatives around employee engagement and wellness have been well received.

Cons

The flip side of an ambitious growth plan is that employees are often called upon to perform heroic bouts of productivity in order to achieve company objectives. There is more awareness recently of the toll this takes on work life balance but limited examples of actions taken to alleviate the resulting stress.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work on the engagement, wellness, and work-life balance initiatives!

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Positive Outlook
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Top notch organization... but not to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Management and above have high level skills at doing their jobs. Professionally you will be developed in relation to your skill set. They screen employees to make sure have the right skills for their jobs.

    Cons

    Do not care about their employees family lives. They foster environments that do not help families and corporate events that have inappropriate conduct to say the least. Would not recommend letting family work here. Also, it is VERY VERY difficult to move up. It is a known fact that once you start at a certain level, the chances of moving up are next to none. Would not recommend working there. I chose another opportunity with a stronger, top-notch company and have been much more pleased.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think more about structure you create for work life balance and family health.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Employees come last at IDEXX

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research in Westbrook, ME
    Former Employee - Research in Westbrook, ME

    I worked at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Numerous benefits beyond medical/dental/401k, professional work environment

    Cons

    Salaries, advancement possibilities, management, adoption of new technology

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to promote merit and tenure advancement of current employees to senior positions.
    You should look within the company for senior management.
    The numbers of non-management to management employees are skewed too heavily towards the management side (at one point I was directly reporting to five different managers at once)
    You need to accept the fact that you are in direct competition with Boston and Southern New England for talent and your salaries need to reflect this. Currently they are too low to attract top level talent away from biotech centers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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