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Myriad Genetics Reviews

Updated February 6, 2015
Updated February 6, 2015
53 Reviews
3.0
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Myriad Genetics President, CEO, and Director Peter D. Meldrum
Peter D. Meldrum
33 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Another very important was that Myriad used to value work-life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Decent benefits, good hours, the company itself does a good thing for society (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Overhead upper management constantly refer to techs as monkeys (in 4 reviews)

  • Not a lot of opportunities for career growth (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Sales

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Myriad Genetics

    Pros

    loved working for this company

    Cons

    can't think of any cons

  2.  

    Potential to be great but...

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    Current Employee - Information Services Tech II in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Information Services Tech II in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Myriad Genetics full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I like my coworkers very much. They are good people and very good at their jobs. Company takes care of their sales people. Expectations of them are usually unrealistic but they continue work and perform well. 12 paid holidays, decent benefits (better than average).

    Cons

    Management is losing touch with employees. They have many good employees that have been promoted beyond their competency. Company is becoming more and more sales focused. It used to be a very employee friendly environment but that has changed a great deal in the eight years I have worked here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Business model seems very old-school. Need to modernize their time-off and work from home policies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Limited Opportunities to grow

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Myriad Genetics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The employees are great! The tests Myriad sell are saving lives.

    Cons

    Upper Management is only concerned about themselves. Only way to get promoted is to have an in or connection with Sr Management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better bonus structure to motivate employees. Why did you do away with the stock grants to all employees?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Stepping Stone

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Myriad Genetics

    Pros

    Great if you're going to school and need a job in a scientific laboratory for experience.

    Cons

    Upward mobility opportunities limited. Pay is not great considering how much company is making. Benefits are ok at best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to keep good employees. Reevaluate wage scale compared to rest of industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Limited opportunity to move up.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Myriad Genetics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Time off is stellar 3 1/2 weeks vacation and 12 holidays. Stock options and decent healthcare is available. Training is 3 weeks in Utah. Will utilize Insights during training.

    Cons

    If you don't have a background at Eli Lilly, you will have a difficult time advancing. They do not provide any management training so they manage with "carrots and sticks". They offer a variety of personality assessment tests but the tests are never used by management to motivate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have great talent but you should consider letting individuals return if they leave to better your insight into the industry as most Fortune 500 companies do.

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

    Highly innovative and focused towards the future

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Myriad Genetics (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -best products in the industry
    -strong benefits
    -work life balance

    Cons

    growing pains - still working through transition to new products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to share your vision with all levels of the organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Work hard, play hard. Rewarding opportunity to do good for other people.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Myriad Genetics full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Myriad provides opportunities for growth based on performance. It is great to know that everyday we help people make critical decisions about their own health care.

    Cons

    Pay tends to be at the low end of the curve for all positions and they are slow to catch up. Resources sometimes seem to be insufficient which leads to high workload for a few.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The work is satisfying, management is not

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Myriad Genetics full-time

    Pros

    It's very fulfilling to be of service to patients going through newly diagnosed cancers and providing answers to their questions.

    Cons

    The management has changed and is making MANY people unhappy. No matter what you do, you're doing it wrong.
    If you don't fit in with management, you don't fit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relax!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Profit over people, if that wasn't already famous.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Advocate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Patient Advocate in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    You help cancer patients get access to a really expensive genetic test.

    Cons

    Management treats employees like slaves. This includes mandatory overtime on weekends. It's a pretty counterproductive idea as employees are miserable already. Sorry about your family life, but it's the end of the quarter and we need $$$$.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out where you actually lose revenue. Look deeper in your processes. A lot of improvement needs to be made. A lot of waste happens due to 20 years of hiring bad employees and not caring, but it's time for a makeover. Do YOU know what's going on in customer service? Do YOU know what's causing tests to be cancelled? Do you know what it takes to get a test paid for?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Dead-End Job with no promotion ability, may just be my field

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Advocate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Patient Advocate in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, good hours, the company itself does a good thing for society

    Cons

    I was told upon being hired that I could move up/move to the Marketing Department after 9 months if they happened to be hiring in Marketing at that time. I took this job basically right out of college with little real world experience, but needed the money, so I shot my chances of getting Marketing experience with the hopes I could transfer after 9 months. 2 years later, HR offers no real help other than to "keep checking the job postings" and does not hire Marketing employees from within. They hire Marketing people with experience. I basically need to start over so I can get on a career path that doesn't limit me to $35 K a year and is actually in the field I want to go into.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually engage with your employees who are looking to build a career with Myriad. I don't want to leave, but you forced me out. I was overqualified when you hired me, you should have just been straight with me and told me that I can't move up without real-world experience, and that my qualifications alone wouldn't be enough for me to move up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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