Lab Support Reviews

Updated March 20, 2015
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  1. I work for this company as a contractor in the biotechnology sector.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Logistics/Materials Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Contractor - Logistics/Materials Manager in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They helped me get my foot in the door after moving to a new city.

    Cons

    Unless you obtain a permanent position through a contract, you will be bouncing from contract to contract, which may not be preferable.

    Advice to Management

    NA

  2. Great place to gain experience and learn both sales and recruiting as well as gain overall business acumen.

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Lab Support full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The company invested in it's employees by providing training and development opportunities. Team members were responsible for their own clients and candidates and trusted to grow their territory.

    Cons

    Leadership was dysfunctional at times when the executives would disagree on strategy creating confusion for branch staff. Additionally, management did not move quickly enough to either correct or terminate poorly performing team members which ended up demotivating high performers.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in your people for success.

  3. Good foot in the door if you have low standards

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician
    Current Employee - Lab Technician

    I have been working at Lab Support

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Organized and helpful when you reach out to them

    Cons

    pay is low. There is no personal time. Companies can extend the contract to as long as they desire.

    Advice to Management

    increase pay to competitive

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  5. A stepping stone for the next big thing.

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    Current Contractor - Technician
    Current Contractor - Technician

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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.

  6. A nice place if u get a placement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lab Support

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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

  7. Helpful (1)

    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 Management

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

  8. Helpful (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 Management

    Keep working hard for clients and contractors

  9. 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

  10. Helpful (2)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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

  11. Helpful (3)

    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

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

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