Griffith Laboratories

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Updated January 27, 2015
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  1. Marketing Intern

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    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Alsip, IL
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Alsip, IL

    I worked at Griffith Laboratories as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to learn and grow as a business professional. Upper level management is incredibly involved with teaching interns and making the experience a very valuable one. They encourage creative thinking and cross functionality within the workplace. Everyone is extremely personable!

    Cons

    Training was a bit tedious, but they take safety and professionalism very serious and that is never a bad thing.

    Advice to Management

    Continue being as involved in the company. It is encouraging for employees to work their hardest.

  2. Griffith Laboratories

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Griffith Laboratories

    Pros

    Lots of technology system and learning if you are willing to learn on your own

    Cons

    Very poor leadership in the IT area.
    Benefits are eroding away

  3. Review of this parent company and its subsidiaries

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Griffith Laboratories full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits package, fair compensation for the market, decent work life balance, outstanding products, R&D capabilities and talent that are second to none.

    Cons

    Weak leadership on executive and middle management levels, very compartmentalized, little or no cooperation among various functions, lack of goal and objective alignment throughout organization. No strategic plan to remain relevant in the sector, despite immense talent among individual contributors no opportunities for growth or innovative pursuits.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house of most executive and middle management. Create new company culture focused on eliminating complacency and encouraging entrepreneurial oriented business growth. Develop talent instead of stifling it. Demand performance from all functions. 90% service level is not going to cut it. Stop talking the talk and start walking the walk. Most important, do not accept less than a respectful workplace for everyone. Intimidation and bullying breed contempt.

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  5. Very professional organization paying high salaries with limited work-life balance.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Griffith Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    The company drives their business and employees hard and pays handsomely. If you are thick-skinned and laser-focused on performance you can do very well in this company.

    Cons

    The organization is political and pay lip service to their values in most cases. Shallow people who can drive profits are far more important than any other kind of person in this company.

  6. Good and Bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Griffith Laboratories full-time

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

    Pros

    Benefits package, R&D, Good people, A few strong customer relationships

    Cons

    No clear strategy or direction, No competitive advantage, Not interested in investing in the business, Lack of customer focus - tells customers how business works

    Advice to Management

    Understand what all customers want, rather than satisfying just a few customers. Sales drives the business yet is not respected throughout the organization. Develop a sales strategy - what is your differentiator?

  7. Helpful (1)

    Great benefits, poor pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Griffith Laboratories full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and retirement plan.
    A small enough company that you can make a difference.
    People tend to stay a long time. Turnover is very low.

    Cons

    At one time (20 years ago), Griffith paid above average. But that is not the case now. They bring people in at a low rate but rarely give more than cost of living increases.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate your pay scales for skilled workers. They are below average.

  8. Avoid this place

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    Former Employee - Accounting Manager in Alsip, IL
    Former Employee - Accounting Manager in Alsip, IL

    I worked at Griffith Laboratories

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. A lot of the working folks were nice.

    Cons

    Very dishonest management. The owner pretends to be religious, so they portray themselves as a "family-oriented" employer. Don't believe it. They disrespected, passed over and back-stabbed their current employees, so they could justify sexier hires from outside the company. if you had not come from their audit firm, there was a glass ceiling in the accounting department.

    Advice to Management

    Open up. Dishonesty and hypocrisy are obvious. Clarity and honesty are actual legitimate choices.

  9. Repetitive work, not many opportunities to take on more challenging tasks.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Griffith Laboratories

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, cafeteria, easy going office culture

    Cons

    Menial work, boring company culture

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