LabCorp Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
322 Reviews
2.8
322 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
LabCorp Chairman & CEO Dave King
Dave King
154 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The income and the majority of the benefits are good (in 20 reviews)

  • Great benefits for vacation almost six weeks after five years (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper Management is not approachable/friendly (in 12 reviews)

  • Senior Management has lost its focus and sense of responsibility (in 7 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Durham, NC

    I have been working at LabCorp as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    friendly colleagues, good office environment, good office

    Cons

    The location is not at big city.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Working at LabCorp

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SME  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - SME in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at LabCorp full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Everything! Great job! Wonderful Regional manger.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work. Hiring people you trust and not micromanaging.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Healthcare Billing Specialist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Healthcare Billing Specialist  in  Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Healthcare Billing Specialist in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at LabCorp full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The job wasn't hard at all, basically just data entry.

    Cons

    office culture, leadership, and compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LISTEN to your employees!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Good job security

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

    I have been working at LabCorp full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Potential to move around in the company, good vacation time, 401K matching, decent insurance benefits

    Cons

    High employee turnover, unhappy employees, management tends to accuse rather than support the phlebotomists, salary/wages not competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    There are better places around.

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

    I have been working at LabCorp full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's definitely a real job.

    Cons

    Don't work there unless you have to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Working at LabCorp

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - QA Analyst  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at LabCorp full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, good exposure to trends in healthcare software via the companies partners, ongoing projects and opportunities for growth in an exciting industry

    Cons

    Some of the challenges I experienced were regarding the process for approval of new projects, and just the process of getting new projects started.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to meet the employees personally and allow them to meet who they've seen mainly in company emails, continue to listen to your employees with the processes that are in place for this.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Healthcare Billing Specialist  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Healthcare Billing Specialist in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at LabCorp full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Kept me busy for my whole shift so the time went by quick

    Cons

    the pay increase was rediculous

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It's a Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technologist  in  Burlington, NC
    Current Employee - Technologist in Burlington, NC

    I have been working at LabCorp full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    My Schedule is really flexible and benefits are a plus!

    Cons

    Pay and morale super low. Well the morale is low because the pay is low. It's really just a mediocre dead end job. Not much room for growth just laterally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How do you promote a person but not give them a raise? From trainee to tech to sr tech there is not a pay increase just the yearly 2 percent. So I suggest you either give the people a raise or just don't promote them at all, because people have false expectations and once you get a promotion with out the extra pay incentive it's discouraging and kind of rude!

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

    Easy to get foot in the door, slow to move up (DNA Technologist) Burlington, NC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - DNA Technologist  in  Burlington, NC
    Former Employee - DNA Technologist in Burlington, NC

    I worked at LabCorp full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Entry level positions were fairly easy to obtain, requiring little to no experience. Benefits were decent (insurance, stock purchase plan, etc.). For entry level folks, you usually work with a lot of young people so the environment can be enjoyable, if that's your thing. Jobs are relatively stable and safe. Work is not terribly stressful. Environment to gain the essential "experience" then move on.

    Cons

    Shift work - all entry level lab jobs were 2nd (3:30-midnight) or 3rd (6:30P-3A), so be prepared for all the pitfalls of that. Pay was pretty meager, even after 10% shift adjustment. Time off was minimal but grew with years worked, and sick and vacation time were all lumped together. Work is VERY repetitive (basically "assembly line" laboratory work with no variance), and often depends on how well or quickly the previous shift did their jobs. As with any company that employs young people, the environment can often resemble high school. As a motivated person it was frustrating to put my all into my work each day and watch others half-*ss it with no repurcussions.

    As far as career growth, there were very few opportunities to move ahead. It was a big deal to get a 1st shift position (even considering the pay cut) and there was a wait list for these. Most management was 1st shift and all had been there for ages (many longer than the new hires had been alive!), so the only opportunities to move into management were on 2nd or 3rd shift. Impression was that getting a 1st shift management position (the height of most long-time employees' ambitions) was more based on how close you were with the upper management in the building than on qualifications, and these openings were very rare in my time there.

    Overall, it was clear that talented people left for the most part because talent and drive were not rewarded. In hindsight, this makes sense as the work could be done by most anyone once trained, so in the end there was no point in trying to stand out in a "factory" laboraty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to keep more talented employees by incentivizing them to stay. Provide a more visible growth ladder to entry level hires.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Very rewarding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist  in  Altoona, PA
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Altoona, PA

    I worked at LabCorp part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The patients and staff and my supervisor was great

    Cons

    Need more communication and raises are not very good with great reviews

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication needed badly , and consider raises to equal the review. And try to give more help there should not be one person in Altoona office or any of the offices . all and all I had a good experience working there and love the co workers and supervision it is a rewarding job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

LabCorp Photos

LabWeek
Main Office

+ Add Photo

Worked for LabCorp? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.