Nelson Labs Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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  1. Awesome! Fun!

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    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly staff Fun environment Management visibility to all staff.

    Cons

    What may lack in industry pay is compensated well.

    Advice to Management

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


  2. Great place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  3. Great company with caring upper management.

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    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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


  6. Great place to work.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

    Keep up the great work.


  7. Great company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Intern in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Nelson Labs

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Personal contact with upper management, great facility and organization, thorough training, thorough internal regulation and auditing of company processes and testing

    Cons

    Smaller company with many management positions filled, expect to be working in one position for an extended period of time without promotion

    Advice to Management

    Management is very qualified and listens to their employees, provide annual or semi-annual anonymous reviews of managers and section leaders by subordinate employees to assess progress and current performance.


  8. Great entry-level job

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good benefits, decent vacation time, value their employees, excellent training, fun atmosphere, management takes your ideas into consideration, given opportunities for increased responsibility, good communication amongst the whole company

    Cons

    Pay could be more competitive, advancement opportunities not too common, really hard to get fired (con because it means you end up working with some very difficult people)

    Advice to Management

    Employee reviews should be more frequent, ensure employees are staying on task, reward high performance with incentives (they used to do this but stopped when the economy tanked)


  9. Nelson Labs Review

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    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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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 Management

    Focus less on people more on making money


  10. Really great company to work for!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Great environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people at NLI are great

    Cons

    The compensation isn't the best



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