Food Safety Net Services

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Food Safety Net Services Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
30 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good for beginners in the field

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Food Safety Net Services full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth within the company. Steady work. Flexible time off.

    Cons

    Low pay. Long hours when busy. Little to no overtime. Never fire incompetent staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees for the long hours worked overtime.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very political and secretive

    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Food Safety Net Services full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company was understanding regarding illness and time off.

    Cons

    Everything is very gossipy and political. You never really know what is true and what isn't. Many things take place "under the table", which is ironic for a company who claims to value transparency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Terrible company covington site

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Covington, GA
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Covington, GA

    I worked at Food Safety Net Services full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Gained experience and train on different techniques

    Cons

    The whole company. Long terrible hours. Poor management . Unorganized . A night mare place to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so insecure and rude for no reason. Everyone can gain something if people were team players and that starts with management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Too much work for too little pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician

    I have been working at Food Safety Net Services full-time

    Pros

    You get to learn a lot of new things

    Cons

    No fixed schedule
    No overnight pay compensation
    Very low base pay
    Always Short-staffed so you need to work extra

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase the base pay so people wont quit so often. Overnight shift should be compensated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wouldn't recommend staying here for long...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Fresno, CA

    I worked at Food Safety Net Services full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Good for first time laboratory work experience in microbiology
    -Get to learn/sharpen up on pipetting, plating, and dilution techniques as well as learn LIMS system
    -flexible hours, paid holidays off

    Cons

    -Low pay (around $11/hr)
    -some co-workers can be jerks
    -Not much incentive to work your way up through different departments as they get paid similar wages
    -"Employee Awards" are a joke! (employee of the month is given a $25 target gift card and treated to lunch plus convenient parking spot. After 5 years of service get a plaque and $1,000 net; 10 years and get a plaque and $2,000 net! are you kidding me?)
    -Overtime is normal in main lab, which can be a good or bad thing depending on your perspective
    -Company has a high turn-over rate of employees, which is never a good sign!
    -Main lab is almost always understaffed, increasing the workload for those there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Give better rewards for hard work, thereby creating more effective incentives for your employees
    -Increase the wage, even a few dollars more per hour would make employees care about their job more
    -Hire more techs

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It's the McDonalds of the science industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Technician I in Grand Prairie, TX
    Current Employee - Lab Technician I in Grand Prairie, TX

    I have been working at Food Safety Net Services full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You gain some laboratory and microbiology experience

    Cons

    Absolutely everything. From scheduling errors, to forced overtime, to a laughable salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Management rude, disrespectful, and incompetent, and liars

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech II in Grand Prairie, TX
    Current Employee - Tech II in Grand Prairie, TX

    I have been working at Food Safety Net Services full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great for starting off out of college.

    Cons

    Over worked, under paid, shows favoritism to employees they like. Owners never check on employees. Huge turnover due to unhappy employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If employees are complaining about the same supervisor or manager, do more than brush it off. Check things out. People are not going to keep saying the same thing without their being some truth to it. The owners need to individually talk to employees sometimes because management will lie to cover their mistakes!!! Listen sometimes and maybe your turnover won't be so high!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Long hours, pay not commensurate with experience, Corporate is incompetent.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Tech III
    Former Employee - Lab Tech III

    I worked at Food Safety Net Services full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good starter job to gain experience before going to work for a real company.
    The other lab techs are great, always need someone to share your misery.
    Good PTO packages when you can use them.

    Cons

    Long hours--cut hourly hours and work the salaried employees to death, 50+ hours is the norm.
    Work around the clock to customer expectations means no real set hours, just schedule on the go.
    No backup plans when systems fail or worker shortage, just suck it up and work longer.
    Getting a write-up after working a 16hr day because paperwork wasn't completed.
    Company promises a performance review and expectations are that a raise might follow--NOPE, your reward for a year's hard work is an Employee Christmas dinner and then another year of slave labor.
    Bonus's for Tech III or higher--laughable bonuses and they get smaller every year, if you get one at all.
    Corporate can't decide how to manage--one year a big HR department is hired for growth, the next year HR is gutted because no growth occurred.
    Corporate spends money on parties, but neglects the important items like benefits and employee raises.
    Benefits--great if you're single, spouse or family--forget it, cost is outrageous.
    FSNS claims to be a family friendly company--maybe they meant part of their family, I never saw mine.
    Corporate can't keep their good employees because they never listen! The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results--they don't get it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The list is too long and they wouldn't listen anyway!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place for a first job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician I in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician I in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Food Safety Net Services full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Managers in the Chemistry Lab were very accommodating to changes in my schedule.
    Decent starting pay ($12/hr for Lab Tech I)

    Cons

    You often are switched between the labs and are not offered any options as to the new work schedule
    Overtime was often needed every week

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    This company is your last resort for laboratory position.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Technician
    Former Employee - Lab Technician

    I worked at Food Safety Net Services full-time

    Pros

    You are able to get lab experience.

    Cons

    Huge turnover rate, thus always majorly understaffed.Training is a joke and you will feel as if they are setting you up to fail. Due to large amounts of sample shipments, very underpaid salary lab techs would have to work very long hours, sometimes till 1:00am. This company is just poorly managed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When an employee creates a severe hostile environment in the workplace, the easy solution to that problem would be to terminate that individual in order to not put others in danger.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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