MEDLAB Reviews

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  1. Medlab is a fun and exciting place to work.

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    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Greenwood, IN
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Greenwood, IN

    I worked at MEDLAB

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Busy, fast paced, made the time of day go faster

    Cons

    Management untrained. Employees ran the show

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers, and Team Leads

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MEDLAB full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    They will pay you. They are alwasy hiring due to the very high rate of turnover; most quit w/in the first 2 months.

    Cons

    You will have FORCED over time almost daily, even when you begin work at 2 a.m. If you don't stay as long as they want you to, they will fire you. You must sign up to work OT on weekends. You will be told that you have to stay longer than you signed up for. You are not allowed breaks. If you take a break the supervisors will clock you out and not tell you. You will look as if you have aged 5 years in just a month from lack of sleep and being run into the ground..You run the risk of having a car accident due to lack of sleep or being over worked. If it snows, you will have to drive in that and or wait around in the office until they tell you to go out and begin your rounds. You must work every holiday. No one except managers ever gets to take a major holiday off, so forget about going out of town to visit family ever again. Vacations are very hard to take, as there are many employees and only one can take off at a time. Staff is very unprofessional and workers are upset and angry constantly due to unfair treatment and basically being treated like subhumans. They do not reimburse properly for mileage. JUST SAY NO.

    Advice to Management

    Go out of business. You are unwilling to change.

  3. It was the best entry level experience I could have asked for.

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    Former Employee - Lab Tech-assistant in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Lab Tech-assistant in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at MEDLAB full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Due to the constant stream of specimens, there is always something to do. The employees there are really nice, which is always a perk. The company was always evolving and adapting to the new skills of the laboratory field.

    Cons

    While they always talked about promoting me, they never really followed through. Also, the company went bankrupt.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through on your promotions. Other than that, great work.

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  5. Great company if you can keep up

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    Current Employee - Dispatcher in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Dispatcher in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at MEDLAB full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Learning medical terminology, Relationships, Company events.

    Cons

    Organization, Effort in Communication, Pay and Compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Consider raising pay and increasing communication.

  6. Disroganized, but I liked the cohesiveness of the staff

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    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Medical Technologist in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at MEDLAB full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The staff felt like family

    Cons

    Disorganized, no leadership. Thrown into a pseudo lead tech/supervisor role as a tech fresh out of school.

    Advice to Management

    I wish this could've been fixed

  7. Company was disorganized.

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    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at MEDLAB full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Company offers lots of overtime!

    Cons

    Company was disorganized with scheduling and dividing work.

  8. My expierence with MEDLAB has been very rewarding. Its a great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Phlebotomist I in Greenwood, IN
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist I in Greenwood, IN

    I have been working at MEDLAB full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I love doing phlebotomy and working with the patients

    Cons

    A lot of wear and tear on your personal vehicle. But, it is in the job description so it goes with the position.

    Advice to Management

    No advice

  9. It was a very Good job. My direct supervisor was very nice.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MEDLAB

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I had an independent working style and was not micro managed at all

    Cons

    Overall I was not unhappy with the job. the work environment was nice and I liked my co workers. I also liked my direct supervisor.

    Advice to Management

    I liked the independent work style which allowed me to make decisions with out having to stop and ask on each and every decision step

  10. Helpful (1)

    Profit vs. Healthcare

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    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at MEDLAB full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    This is a company for people without education or any other job prospects. It might actually work for a couple of months.

    Cons

    Medlab has 90% employee turnover every 24 months, which is acknowledged by the company. A short training program is offered to every new employee at the headquarters and this is the first place where employees start to leave. Half of those who make it through the training leave the first or second month. There are a couple of reasons for that. Pay rate for phlebotomists starts between $11.00 and 11.25 an hour and hardly ever goes over $12.00 regardless of experience. Industry average is around $13.50. Phlebotomists work night shift usually between 2am and 10am and there is no shift premium. Since this is a Mobil Phlebotomist job, location is usually at remote nursing homes all around the state in the middle of the night (scary). Phlebotomists are using their own vehicles and they are reimbursed on average $0.30 a mile. I observed that this reimbursement is the lowest in the industry and it doesn’t fully cover the wear and tear on the vehicle. Many of the phlebotomists, after certain period of employment with the company are not able to cover repairs on their vehicles and have no choice but to take a loan on another vehicle. Just have in mind that they started their employment with the company without any vehicle financial obligations.
       Environment in the company is very stressful. First, there is a serious miscommunication between management. Headquarters in Cincinnati usually blame the branches, and branches blame the management at headquarters. It is a constant fight and it feels like these are two separate companies. This affects employees badly and makes employment very unpleasant. On the other hand, relationship with the nursing homes suffers because of this mismanagement, and phlebotomists are the ones absorbing the negativity and complaints at customer’s sites on a regular basis.
    Company’s patients are treated more like cash cows rather than people in need of healthcare. It is all about the number of sticks and phlebotomists are sometimes blamed for patient’s refusals.
    Branch managers are usually overwhelmed to provide their superiors with the required numbers so they feel it is not their responsibility to pay attention to employee satisfaction. Team leaders who are usually under the supervisors have no authority at all and they cannot improve work conditions as well. In fact there is no one to take responsibility for improving work conditions.
    Overall, dissatisfaction among phlebotomists is very high and therefore they leave the company quickly.

  11. Great mid-level management. Out-of-touch leadership at the top.

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    Current Employee - Processing Supervisor
    Current Employee - Processing Supervisor

    I have been working at MEDLAB full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Coworkers
    Unique niche of industry that is their own

    Cons

    Poor pay
    Poor atmosphere
    Negative vibe
    High Turnover

    Advice to Management

    Pay more in order to keep proper employees from leaving to competition.

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