MA Laboratories Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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Abraham Ma
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Pros
  • 15/hr with no benefits for new grads (in 3 reviews)

  • Good for fresh grad and to accumulate some experience (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • There is a language barrier between you (If you don't speak Chinese) and everyone else in corporate (in 3 reviews)

  • Security cameras everywhere and culture is similar to that of a illegal sweat shop (in 4 reviews)

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  1. RMA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MA Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    Nice people and good HR, easy working environment, big company, have a lot of opportunities and growing. increasing business.

    Cons

    Need new ideas, slow pace and no development. poor salary and benefits. no money for you and me. we are poor and we always poor

    Advice to Management

    money problem...money problem..money problem..money problem..money problem..money problem..money problem..money problem..money problem..money problem..money problem..money problem..money problem..money problem..money problem..money problem..money problem..money problem..

  2. Not recommended

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    Former Employee - Assistant Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Product Manager in San Jose, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn about purchasing and inventory as a mid-size distributor.

    Cons

    Managers are there to secure their own position, not to lead the team for better performance or success. There was no "team work". Only politics. The time card system is set to be recorded at the "intended" hours, eg. 9am in the morning (even if you punch in earlier than 9am) and 545pm in the evening (even if you leave at 630pm).

    Advice to Management

    Seniority is not equal to performance. It's not how long a person has being with the company, but what s/he achieves.

  3. Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MA Laboratories

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

    Pros

    standard 9-5 job, depend on your sales manager your day could be easy as long as you keep up with your quota.

    Cons

    super micro manage at times, (not even from your own manager).
    company politics, no career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    respect all employees

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  5. Account manager

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in City of Industry, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in City of Industry, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Little PTO. 401k no matching. Good for new graduates and chinise speaker people. Lunch 45 minutes.

    Cons

    I went from being a salaried employee to a per hour employee. Company will debut every minute your late. Comisión it's a joke. If you stay for OR you need prior approval from managment. Sales manager are incompetent. No help at all.

    Advice to Management

    Offer a better comision structure and do show the true cost on each product to maximize profit

  6. Helpful (3)

    Sales

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    Former Employee - Sales in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Jose, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Easy to get in for the interview....

    Cons

    Only Chinese speakers in this place.

    Advice to Management

    Please make the working environment more diversed.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Soulless Company. Career Dead-End. Terrible culture, internal politics, and short-sighted leadership.

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

    Pros

    -Business is stable and has been around since 1983.

    Cons

    -Not much has changed since 1983
    -Each employee is a cog in the bigger machine
    -HR department is 'gestapo' for the execs, micromanaging the rest of the company
    -Low compensation and stingy benefits package

    Advice to Management

    Change your outdated business practice and mentality. You're located in the Silicon Valley in the 21st century. Invest in your talent and value/respect your employees. This includes not taking advantage of non-citizens seeking H1B work visas.

  8. Helpful (1)

    account manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MA Laboratories

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

    Pros

    flexible work schedule, good for new graduate students

    Cons

    low pay, no growth, commission is a joke

  9. Helpful (2)

    Very Uncomfortable Working Here .... Unless You Speak & Understand Mandarin

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MA Laboratories

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

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    Very low diversity ratio here.

    Advice to Management

    Your company needs more diversity, seriously speaking.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Different Dept. has different situation.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MA Laboratories

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

    Pros

    Good place to start your career. Nice people in there and time passes fast.

    Cons

    money low, management low, speed low. everything slow.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Not as bad as the reviews say, good place to set your foot in your choice of career

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MA Laboratories full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fixed hours, 8:45a-5:30p. No need to bring work home. Co-workers are nice to work with. I would say it is a good place to start if you are a fresh grad or making a career change.

    Cons

    Very little PTO. Not enough diversity within the company, I would say probably 90% of the company are of Chinese origin (Mandarin speaking, Cantonese Speaking). Pay is also on the lower side in comparison to similar position in other companies. Turnover rate is fairly high.

    Advice to Management

    Promote diversity within the company, create better structure for each department, and increase pay/better benefit for employees. Employees is a company's best asset. The more diversity there is, the wider the pool of candidate you can choose from, which means greater chance of getting A++ employees. In order to keep the employees, offer better pay/benefits. Result of the changes will help the company to build a better reputation.

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