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Lab Support Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
36 Reviews
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  1.  

    A nice place if u get a placement

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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 Lab Support

    Pros

    quick interview, professional staff, opportunities are in a varying amount of fields, easy to get to location.

    Cons

    placement times vary a lot, benefits are provided by lab support not the company, some of the placements are below entry level

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    A stepping stone for the next big thing.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Technician
    Current Contractor - Technician

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

    Pros

    They stay in contact with contractors to see how their assignments are going, and have yearly bonuses.

    Cons

    No paid vacations. Also, they are loyal to the client that they provide staffing for and not the contractors that they send on assignments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

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  5.  

    Horrible, worst recruiter to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lab Support

    Pros

    None, very little to say that is good about this headhunter

    Cons

    Extremely slow job placement, bad prospects and opportunities, bad advice, very little response, bad staff and very unprofessional. Overall, bad company to allow to try to find you a job and bad company to get part of your paycheck

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go bankrupt, fire employees, get new management and consider new hiring practices

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exploitative and demeaning to their recruited contractors

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Lab Technician in Hunt Valley, MD
    Former Contractor - Lab Technician in Hunt Valley, MD

    I worked at Lab Support as a contractor (less than a 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
  7.  

    chemist

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 Lab Support

    Pros

    work independent and learn new stuff

    Cons

    work 45 hours a week

  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Contract Lab Technician for Cargill

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Lab Support (more than a 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
  9.  

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a 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
  10.  

    Good company with great benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stressful and difficult to get in contact with staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

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