Nelson Labs Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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  1. Good place to start but really bad management

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nelson Labs full-time

    Pros

    Has fantastic coworkers who easy my stress

    Cons

    extremely poor management in their healthcare department. Want feedback but do nothing to improve situations. Heavy workload and under pay. CEO want feedback but does not handle it well. Upper management suck. Management favor employees. Even some management are ready to quit. Company does not live up to it promises to it employees

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees time and the amount of work they do.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Obvious Glass Ceiling

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - "enginn" in Taylorsville, UT
    Current Employee - "enginn" in Taylorsville, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nelson Labs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Having peers who shares dissatisfaction with poor management skills of leaders, and poor pay-task ratio. Employees rally together to stay motivated and overcome challenges.

    Cons

    Unfair EPS ratio. Promotions for hardworking employees are slim to unfair. Promoted employees are "friends" to the managers and are the ones who work the least. The key to be promoted is by being mediocre - people who tries to be the best rarely get's recognition.

    Advice to Management

    Take advice from your LEAN coaches - fire poor performing managers and hire a trainer to mentor the leaders. Don't promote inefficiency with your lack of leadership skills. Keep your future leaders by listening to their advices.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Poor management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Study Director in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Study Director in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ok, if you're desperate for work. Don't expect to be compensated well for hard work.

    Cons

    Nepotism and favoritism at its best. Terrible pay.

    Advice to Management

    None, good luck!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    High pressure environment, overwhelming workload.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Overall, I work with great people. Most of my co-workers are nice, competent, smart, and quality-minded. Interactions are friendly, for the most part.

    Cons

    My workload is completely overwhelming. The company is understaffed in general, and management won't do anything about it in order to keep profits high. One person routinely does the work of 2+ people. The environment is high-pressure, and the stress level increases all the time. There is no improvement in sight. Work-life balance is non-existant. Management constantly demands more while providing inadequate resources. People work 8+ hours per day, then take laptop computers home in the evening to do more work. Being a workaholic is rewarded, while those who still work hard, but also try to have a life outside work are not valued and their contributions are not recognized. Employees are treated like property/equipment rather than human beings. You are just a resource to be used up, and you are replaceable. Very little PTO given, no sick leave provided. Employees come to work sick because of their workload and the lack of PTO, and the illness spreads throughout the company. Rampant nepotism and favoritism. The compensation is not adequate for the stress and workload; the benefits package is bad and gets worse every year. Management pays lip service to appreciating and caring about employees, but their actions and the general work environment are not consistent with this claim. Too many meetings to attend, too much micromanagement.

    Advice to Management

    Hire enough people to meet the demands of the workload. Prove that you actually care about employees by addressing problems with work-life balance and improving the compensation/benefits. Promote based upon qualifications rather than family or other connections.


  6. Good place to start your career

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good place to start a career, good training.

    Cons

    Very low pay. Workload is unmanageable at times, but little is done to alleviate this issue.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck


  7. Okay place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Analyst in Taylorsville, UT
    Former Employee - Lab Analyst in Taylorsville, UT
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    They have nice benefits, and it is pretty easy to move up in the company.

    Cons

    Not the most challenging work. I felt like I could have done the job right out of high school. The senior management gives a lot of lip service to caring about what employees think, but they don't show it in their actions.

    Advice to Management

    Take some advice from your lower level employees once and a while. Also, don't let good people go just because you don't want to pay them more.


  8. It's an ok place to start a career

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Lab Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT

    Pros

    Good Benefits, company culture.....although it has gone down hill the last few years as the company has grown.

    Cons

    Management doesn't seem to appreciate it's employees, everyone is replaceable.

    Advice to Management

    Supervisors don't like to promote because they don't want to be replaced, allow anyone to complete the study director track.


  9. Great place to start a career.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexibility while going to school.

    Cons

    Low pay and some odd hours.

    Advice to Management

    Pay higher salaries to retain employees.


  10. Analyst 2

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst II in Taylorsville, UT
    Current Employee - Analyst II in Taylorsville, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, good work, good company values/environment, and good benefits (health, 401k, etc.)

    Cons

    Low pay (almost everybody starts at $15/hr), raises are difficult to get and are also low ($1 is typical), depending on the department, workload can be either too high or too low, quarterly bonuses are almost never more than $100 (and that's if the highest level is achieved), and development opportunities are quite slow and, again, compensation is still not very good.

    Advice to Management

    To recruit and keep the best, you must be willing to pay the best.


  11. Nelson Labs Review

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



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