MA Laboratories Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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Abraham Ma
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Pros
  • Might be a good opportunity for new grads (in 3 reviews)

  • for starter or for moms working for the 2nd income sources in the whole family (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • More than 200 cameras monitoring you (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Account Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at MA Laboratories

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

    Pros

    - flexible hours - friendly co-workers

    Cons

    - low salary - no opportunity for advancement


  2. A good place to get your feet wet but not stay long term

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at MA Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get good experience in sales and they do not micro manage you.

    Cons

    you have to cold call a lot, the culture is rough and the pay is not good.

    Advice to Management

    Please pay your employees better as they would perform better for you and be more motivated.


  3. Low Pay, No Raise, No Advancement

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at MA Laboratories full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back work environment, not much past that. Free food sometimes. Trainings on products.

    Cons

    Hard to communicate with people unless your chinese. Clock in and out. Hard to get good pricing if your not Chinese. No help at all and communication is tough. Formal English is not understood well. Managers do nothing for you and worry about themselves. Mostly females who gossip and spend most of the day walking around outside. They seem to hire Chinese speakers over qualified applicants.

    Advice to Management

    Step up to the 2000's. Appreciate your workers by paying them well. Your titles do not reflect your leadership. Be leaders not bosses.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Not a place for career advancement

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at MA Laboratories (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great colleagues and vendors to work with, free breakfast provided by vendors during morning training, fun Halloween party sponsored by vendors, can't think of anything else.

    Cons

    Not sure where to start...old, filthy, and clutter working environment. Worse company culture, everyone has to clock in and out, low compensation and cheap health care.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the building and get a real sense of the world, it's not 90' anymore. Provide better working environment and respect and appreciate your employees. Drop the everyone-is-replaceable mentality , and stop being cheap and super conservative.


  6. Helpful (2)

    ma labs

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at MA Laboratories full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    It was a job. Many Chinese and Taiwanese ladies work there. Sub_disty environment was fun at times.

    Cons

    You kinda need to speak Chinese to be part of Office culture. The Office is dirty and bathrooms are worse. They condone infighting amongst sales reps. Most people that have accounts with them use them for grey market deals and they like dealing with the ladies, so if you are male , it can be difficult to find accounts that are willing to work with you.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up the place.


  7. work experience

    Current Employee - Account Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at MA Laboratories full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    lots of cold callings from beginning will help you overcome all the difficulties you could face in your future job hunting. you do it for yourself. it is a good experience.

    Cons

    unprofessional management. lots of people doesn't speak very well english. they are managers just because they have been working in this company many years.


  8. don't waste your time working here. Get me out. !!!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at MA Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    none.:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

    Cons

    this place is a total joke. management doesn't know a damn thing about anything that is going on. they are only interested in helping themselves.they have no interest in building a team. they only care about themselves and think they are getting away when they steal from the company.I have observed people in management stealing. whether it is manipulating the time clock or physically stealing inventory but upper management doesn't even think to check the 200 plus cameras they have. people are stealing right under their noses. My suggestion is to run away as quickly as possible.

    Advice to Management

    don't change anything I'm enjoying watching you get ripped off.


  9. Good place to work at

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MA Laboratories

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I like to work at Ma Labs. People and management are very friendly and helpful. We are very family oriented and also fast paced. I like to be challenged here everyday, and also feel the engagement. The management did some new change recently and motivated employees.

    Cons

    I have enjoyed working at Ma Labs


  10. Bad way to start your working career

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

    I have been working at MA Laboratories full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Hard to think of pros

    Cons

    Low pay Hard to communicate if you dont speak chinese Lack of mentorship


  11. Only for new graduates

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

    I have been working at MA Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, less pressure than work at other places, some people are nice

    Cons

    Underpaid, no promotion programs, management are politics game players, offices are not clean, gossips are everywhere

    Advice to Management

    Stop gossiping about employees' personal life, focus on what you can improve to make employees happier, promote people who deserves, recommending bring new managements from outside to improve the culture.



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