Griffith Laboratories

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Griffith Laboratories Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crown Point, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crown Point, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Griffith Laboratories (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -The benefits are the best I've seen. Especially the health insurance. -Very good PTO. -The employees are super friendly and very helpful.

    Cons

    -The pay was too low for someone with my skill set. It's why I left. I'd go back to Griffith in a minute if they would pay me what I'm making at my current position. -The smell. The office is attached to the manufacturing plant and there is a constant paprika-like smell throughout the place. Wear only natural fibers and clothes that don't need to be dry cleaned. -Some managers can be clueless and arrogant.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better so they don't feel undervalued and leave. Also, there are some managers (and you know who they are) who need social skills training.


  2. Lab Tech

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Griffith Laboratories (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are very friendly and its a team work enviroment.

    Cons

    Personally, I never got feedback from management about my job performance.


  3. Good People

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Griffith Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    consistent hours as well as overtime opportunities enjoyable group of employees easy commute close to home

    Cons

    physically demanding work infrequent breaks strong smell from work with different raw materials

    Advice to Management

    Look into more robotics to cut back on physical pouring of raw materials and batching.


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  5. Mixer operator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Griffith Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is pretty good once you max out in a year, 4 day work weeks

    Cons

    very physical labor and long work hours


  6. Griffith Laboratories

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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


  7. Helpful (2)

    Review of this parent company and its subsidiaries

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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.


  8. 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.


  9. Good and Bad

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Griffith Laboratories full-time

    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?


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great benefits, poor pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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.


  11. Avoid this place

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



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