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Nelson Labs Reviews

Updated February 5, 2015
Updated February 5, 2015
18 Reviews
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18 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly "family" environment with great people.
    Good pay
    Good benefits
    Senior Leadership really does a good job of listening to employees ideas and concerns.
    When working here, you know you are making a difference.

    Cons

    This is a FDA regulated lab. The FDA is no fun to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Pharmaceutical and Medical device testing in a fun, family-friendly environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nelson Labs part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Culture, Infrastructure and Future Outlook; Free Fruit, Popcorn and Hot Cocoa, Great, reasonably-priced cafeteria, Great Leadership, Beautiful Facility

    Cons

    If you're starting out entry-level hoping to move up, you'll have to spend considerable time in that position before you're considered; Obamacare stunted anticipated growth and forced company to become somewhat more efficient, but they came out on top

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great company with caring upper management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Lab Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Transparent management. They were always willing to let you know where you stood and how the company stood.

    Cons

    Low salaries and a lot of work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Culture Specialist in Taylorsville, UT
    Former Employee - Culture Specialist in Taylorsville, UT

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

    Pros

    Caring ownership, excellent support staff, and co-workers that make the workday enjoyable. Upward mobility is guaranteed to employees who put in a good effort. I started out as a entry level media prep technician, and ended up a media QC analyst and culture specialist.

    Cons

    It would be nice if they had satellite locations. I had to move to Arizona to finish my schooling and have since worked for two other laboratories. I'm not sure I will ever again find an employer like Nelson Labs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Employees can tell when leadership truly cares for the personal wellbeing of their staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome! Fun!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff
    Fun environment
    Management visibility to all staff.

    Cons

    What may lack in industry pay is compensated well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the small company feel as you grow to over 500 employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great people but work can be boring

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Lab Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Nelson Labs full-time

    Pros

    Multiple company events such as watermelon tossing and best-costumes for Halloween
    Everyone is very friendly
    The CEO genuinely cares about the employees
    "Have Fun" is in the mission statement

    Cons

    Some managers were great analysts but are not good at managing
    Each department is different. Some departments encourage their employees to attend social events and join company classes. Other departments are focused on productivity so much that managers would discourage you from going to company events instead of working.
    High quality work is expected and making a quality mistake can be stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training for managers and supervisors. Focus on soft skills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Experience in project/study management, microbiological technical training and supervisory duties.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Taylorsville, UT
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Taylorsville, UT

    I have been working at Nelson Labs full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, family owned, large exposure to different life science and medical device companies. Schedule flexibility and good life/work balance.

    Cons

    Lower than average salaries. Ousting of individuals who voice dissent or a different opinion than the corporate status quo.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve retention of talented individuals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Taylorsville, UT
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Taylorsville, UT

    I have been working at Nelson Labs full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people at NLI are great

    Cons

    The compensation isn't the best

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Really great company to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Really good perks and great people to work with. The team I worked on was awesome.

    Cons

    Have to play the corporate ladder game to get anywhere. CEO says he wants honest feedback, but he doesn't handle it well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't only look at those who play the game. There are a lot of great employees who are overlooked because they aren't in your face all the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Nelson Labs Review

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

    I have been working at Nelson Labs

    Pros

    Good benefits, good co-workers, family type feel. Very flexible.

    Cons

    Hard to get raises. Many people feel underpaid. Not a very profitable company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus less on people more on making money

    Recommends

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