Metrics, Inc Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
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  1. Anonymous

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Metrics, Inc

    Pros

    Family like atmosphere. Focus was on clients and maximizing their experience.

    Cons

    Family like atmosphere...this be a pro and a con as I've indicated. The contract world had changed dramatically over the years, but it didn't seem to resonate in the way they operated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Not what it could be or what senior management probably even thinks it is.....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Metrics, Inc full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    i get paid to show up at work every day and sometimes I even get credit for the work I do and the ideas I have...

    Cons

    very little room for upward advancement
    senior management spends more time penny pinching the bottom line and not enough time or enough resources investing in talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    seek out the worker bees with the brain power behind the work and the reports submitted by mid level managers who want you to think they are the brains and the brawn and that if it wasn't for them, nothing would ever get done or fixed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Metrics, Inc. Analytical Services

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, NC

    I worked at Metrics, Inc full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced, challenging, decent pay. Heavy focus on satisfying client needs.

    Cons

    Little time to consider improvements to process. Always moving quickly to maximize return on time investment; systems not in place to allow personnel to really deliver the kind of efficiencies the corporation wanted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put some focus on improving processes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Enjoyable for the people but not long term

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    Current Employee - Analytical Chemist in Greenville, NC
    Current Employee - Analytical Chemist in Greenville, NC

    I have been working at Metrics, Inc full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture and people. Because it is a small company, you get to do many different analysis types and you get a good amount of experience overall in a chemistry lab. They offer good health insurance and benefits outside of salary.

    Cons

    Not ideal for the long term due to low pay and not much advancement opportunity. They treat everyone as replaceable and would rather get fresh grads that will accept low wages than keep on the good ones. The pay structure is greatly skewed. If you were around when Metrics first opened then you are golden. Anyone coming in now is viewed as replaceable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start appreciating the talent of new employees instead of just promoting people once they get to some arbitrary time point.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Small town, simple minded people who lack sophistication and an understanding of diversity

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    Former Employee - Analytical Chemist in Greenville, NC
    Former Employee - Analytical Chemist in Greenville, NC

    I worked at Metrics, Inc full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Family oriented environment where you work intimately with 12 or less people regularly. The benefits are decent. The hours can be flexible. You can use two hours of personal time occasionally. Personal time covers hair appointments, doctor's appointment, and other business related appointments.

    It is a great place to gain experience doing experiments, but you will not be paid well. Also, you will probably not see the FDA application process. The most you will probably do is write analytical reports, witness notebooks, prepare folders for QA, and arrange client's testing.

    Cons

    The people are closed-minded and uncultured. People are intrusive, petty, and immature. They believe in blackballing people. Although everyone seems nice and genuine, each person is only concerned with their position and career. They are extraordinarily cliquish; they dislike people who behave differently.

    Many group leaders and supervisors are more concerned with you kissing their butt, than work being completed. The science leaders are not the brightest bulb, but they do know the Metrics way.

    Metrics mainly recruits ECU and Greenville, NC chemists. They do not like hiring biology majors.

    They have a little bit of diversity in race/ethnicity, but they are lacking diversity in other ways. In general, the population is conservative, white, Christians, family-oriented folks. You may find several family members working at Metrics.

    Most people will not advance very far at Metrics. You have to be darling (favorite) to ascend rapidly. Most people do not receive overtime pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Good company for ECU graduates and relatives of current employee's

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    Current Employee - Analytical Chemist in Greenville, NC
    Current Employee - Analytical Chemist in Greenville, NC

    I have been working at Metrics, Inc full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some good chemists....it is a job. Maybe a good place to begin if you are a new graduate, have no experience.

    Cons

    The only time I have experienced actual blatant sabotage from a coworker. VERY political, company was just sold after I left and so maybe politics are dieing down. VERY religious company that I felt uncomfortable working for. There are some good chemists but they are far and few between. Groups within the company don't operate as a team but rather individual kingdoms. Seriously the most important thing at this company is being an ECU graduate and/or a relative of someone who works there. They do things the "Metrics way" because they have always done it that way....not necessarily the best way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire most middle management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Its ok if you have no ambition to grow.

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Greenville, NC
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Greenville, NC

    I worked at Metrics, Inc full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very Laid back environment. Good if you want to lay low.

    Cons

    No advancement Oppurtunities. No training and very little room for advancement unless threats of leaving are your thing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Great Company to Work for

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    Former Employee - Analytical Chemist in Greenville, NC
    Former Employee - Analytical Chemist in Greenville, NC

    I worked at Metrics, Inc full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The hours are flexible and the the pace is not so fast that you can't get the job done right. The quality is also very high in their products.

    Cons

    The pay is below industry standard currently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Metrics,inc. A Great Place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, NC

    I have been working at Metrics, Inc

    Pros

    Extremely professional yet personable at the same time. I have been employed by Metrics for the last 10+ years. of my 29 years in the pharmaceutical industry. Metrics is by far the best company I've worked for. Opportunity for advancement is here; upper management openly recognizes hard work and dedication. I have experienced upper managements concern for employees family life several times. They are completely supportive of time needed for family. There is no better place to work.

    Cons

    I honestly don't know of any downside. We've had employees to leave, most due to going back for advanced degrees or thier spouses relocating. There have been some who have been lured to "Big Pharma" only to return to Metrics having learned that with most Big Pharma companies you are only an item to generate income, not a family member as you are here at Metrics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue your personable management and honest open door policies.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Note to future analytical entry-level employees

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    Current Employee - Lab Analyst in Greenville, NC
    Current Employee - Lab Analyst in Greenville, NC

    I have been working at Metrics, Inc

    Pros

    The best reasons to work for Metrics, Inc. include high employee morale and a good benefits package. Metrics community involvement/support is great. There are many family-friendly aspects to Metrics Inc. like flexibility for maternity leave, child oriented events and activities, and usually, a respect for work and real-life balance from many middle managers. There are periodic all-employee events like a company picnic, Christmas party and Thanksgiving turkey fry. The subsidized health insurance premium for employees is very nice. Metrics, Inc. is well respected in the pharmaceutical industry and has made national attention, so work experience with the company can serve as a great resume feature.

    Cons

    Some downsides of working at Metrics, Inc. include limited career advancement opportunities and a lack of respect from senior and middle management for lower level employees. There is a high turn-over rate for the analytical staff and a general "everyone is expendable and replaceable" attitude. There isn't an incentive for doing extra or going above and beyond and there is no recognition or reward for dedicating personal time. Moving within the company can be difficult due to managers wanting to retain quality employees probably because of the high turn over. By the time an employee is trained and capable, they've noticed more promising opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The salary distribution is not fair and because of this, the information about salary ranges shouldn't be available to employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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