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LGC Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
4 Reviews
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    Excellent company diverse services

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Teddington, London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Teddington, London, England (UK)

    I worked at LGC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Always work to do, a diverse company so can consider career change within. Benefits are decent if you make the most of them. Holiday leave is excellent.

    Cons

    Pay is below industry standard. Bonuses and performance reviews are not great. Difficult to progress. Only possible if someone leaves.
    Forensic division is overworked and underpaid. Overtime is given, but commonsense would suggest that you hire more staff to relieve the burden.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better Career structure and progression.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hospitality Staffing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bartender in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Bartender in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at LGC part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Make extra money on weekends.

    Cons

    Unpredeictable amount of hours weekly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    The glitter has failed

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Teddington, London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Teddington, London, England (UK)

    I worked at LGC full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company has a varied but interesting range of activities. When I joined, there was a buzz about the place and a clear vision and detemination to get things done. There's a lot of people with a genuine commitment to good science.

    Cons

    A lot of redundancies in recent years, mainly due to the appearance in the market of a lot of companies that do not see the need to carry the overheads that LGC seems to find necessary. The amount of time spent writing quality procedures which nobody ever reads and are only there to satisfy the "quality audit" has to be seen to be believed. IT is really only interested in what's trendy in IT and seems to have no knowledge of what the rest of the company does, leading to the memorable situation that they blocked access to web pages that referred to illegal drugs. Unfortunately toxicology (and testing for such drugs) is a mainstay of the business.

    The number of staff in the Finance department has increased enormously, but its efficiency has not to the extent that it is now commonplace for suppliers to cut off services because their invoices have not been paid.

    Very few senior management have any scientific training at all.

    A large number of management "initiatives" that seem to consist only of vacuous slogans.

    Middle and senior posts are almost invariably filled from outside.

    Pronounced "meetings culture", with meetings called because "we always have a meeting now" rather than because we have anything to discuss..

    HR and especially building services very heavy handed. Appraisal system very unfair, targets set often impossible and ratings determined by application of a quota rather than by performance. Appraisal system also penalises heavily any attempt to assist colleagues or to try something new.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instigate a major "shake up" in the support services. There are some people trying to do a good job, but a lot of others just get in the way.
    You preach "One LGC", but the budgetary, appraisal and other systems penalise cooperative working.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    LGC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Teddington, London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Teddington, London, England (UK)

    I worked at LGC

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Friendly supportive atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Staff support and development is lacking. Due to budgeting issues promotions are not frequent and difficult to advance in a top heavy organisation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff support is essential to continue investing in staff and to maintain loyalty. Career structure should be transparent and management should actively encourage and support staff needs to meet their career objectives

    No opinion of CEO

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