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Jackson Lab West

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Former Employee - In Vivo Lab Technician II (RA II)  in  Sacramento, CA
Former Employee - In Vivo Lab Technician II (RA II) in Sacramento, CA

I worked at Jackson Laboratory full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

There is a strong connection between coworkers.

Cons

The working conditions at Jax West are poor. The management does not care about the employees or the mice they are working with. This is different than Jax East, which seems like a good place to work and i have no idea why there is this disconnect between the two. There is little to no understanding of how science works. Jax West In Vivo group is the worst lab I have ever work at. I have never worked with a more stressed out, disorganized, demoralized group in my life.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Money is not the only thing that matters in life. There are many labs, both professional and educational, that find a way to do research while keeping their employees satisfied with their work. If you could improve morale and separate the housekeeping from the actual science work, you could reduce turnover. When one of our coworkers leaves Jax, we all celebrate like someone just got out of jail. How is it that you don't understand how unhappy your employees are?

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Never work here

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    Former Employee - Animal Care Trainee II  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Animal Care Trainee II in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Jackson Laboratory full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It was a job that paid money.

    Cons

    Treated like a machine. If you like killing many animals on a daily basis, this job is for you!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please quit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Employee Focus!

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative I  in  Bar Harbor, ME
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative I in Bar Harbor, ME

    I worked at Jackson Laboratory full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The Lab does a great job of really creating an employee first atmosphere. One of the best benefits packages in the area. Between JAX fit, 403b contributions and a generous vacation plan, the lab has got to be one of the best places to work!

    Cons

    Location - Bar Harbor is in the middle of nowhere and housing is a real challenge. Depsite this, it is in a beautiful location. Otherwise, there really aren't a lot of cons to the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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