Lab Support Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
33 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lab Support

    Pros

    Fast placement and very attentive

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working hard for clients and contractors

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exploitative and demeaning to their recruited contractors

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Hunt Valley, MD

    I worked at Lab Support as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good for getting one's foot in the door in the biotechnology sector, training is paid.

    Cons

    Draconian policies in non-disclosure agreements (including very probably illegal policies that promote pay gaps across gender and race). HR seems to not care about harassment. Pay is far from competitive. Employees are treated as disposable expenses instead of as assets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on making the company a safer and more viable place for minorities and women to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    chemist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lab Support

    Pros

    work independent and learn new stuff

    Cons

    work 45 hours a week

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Contract Lab Technician for Cargill

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Lab Support (more than an year)

    Pros

    The recruiters are very kind and eager to help. They quickly found me a job with Cargill. I have made really great friends and truly enjoy the people I work with. They have decent pay for a contract company and have better incentives in shorter time frames.

    Cons

    There are no sick days or vacation days. There are times when I have felt slightly forgotten about. I was told I would have a lunch bought for me and it never happened. I was told they would e-mail my information to an office in a different state, but that also hasn't happened. I feel overqualified and board with my current contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Match clients better to open positions. Be sure to put your reminders on your calender so that promised meeting are not missed and forgotten.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    The staff have been so helpful and great at checking in and making sure I'm having a good experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Lab Support part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They are professional, prompt, and organized. About a week after I met with a representative at a school job fair, that representative called me back and worked with me until I found work.

    Cons

    I believe they only deal with part time work supporting research facilities, but the experience is still valuable! And great for if you're still in school.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Good company with great benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lab Support full-time

    Pros

    Get your own office
    Staffed with degreed, scientific professionals so you get to work with your peers
    teamwork environment
    The work is challenging, but rewarding, especially if you are a goal oriented person and like to regularly exceed your target goals (revenue goals, number of hires, etc.)
    Many long-term employees still with the company
    Great opportunity to network and build relationships with many different people and organizations.

    Cons

    Limited career growth opportunities. People tend to stay in one title/position for many years. Only a select few are able to advance.
    Fast-paced with medium to high pressure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stressful and difficult to get in contact with staff

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lab Support as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    they have many locations throughout

    Cons

    Place you in a job irrelevant to your field, low pay and very little hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to put employees in positions that are relevant to what they have experience in

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't waste your time. Find another staffing company.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lab Support full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Works really hard at finding you a placement.I interviewed and they placed me with a company within a week.

    Cons

    Once they placed me I was left on my own. Lab Support placed me with a company that seemed really great initially. I worked for a few weeks without complaints then at the end of a week they just moved me to a different location and not in a position not in my contract. I called Lab Support they said they would take care of it they did not. They told the company they did not know why I did not show up and I had not been in contact with them.They would not return my calls or emails and would not find me a new placement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your recruiters are following up with their contracted employees and their concerns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    People first is their motto and I believed it

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Lab Support as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working with this company. They were always in touch trying to ensure that I was satisfied with my position and that everything was working out ok. In between assignments I was able to touch base with them and they were always willing to help me out.

    Cons

    I could not think of any down sides to this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for short term work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Lab Support full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Eligible to earn vacation time every 9 months or so.
    Paid weekly

    Cons

    Benefits very expensive
    No responses when asked to be assigned at different location

    Negative Outlook

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