Pace Analytical

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Pace Analytical Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014

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2.3 51 reviews

47% Approve of the CEO

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Steve A Vanderboom

(34 ratings)

36% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • This allows motivated, driven employees drive their own career path which is rare for large companies(in 2 reviews)

  • There is some flexibility with the hours, scheduling vacation time, and even allowing you to make up hours on occasion(in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is usually clueless, very little training at entry level, high stress low pay(in 6 reviews)

  • Orientation is nothing but eye wash to make upper management feel good(in 6 reviews)

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    Good place to work; can crate other opportunities

    Research Associate (Former Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsDecent benefits, paid time off

    ConsMediocre pay, contract employment with little chance of being hired on full time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A lot of unhappy employees!!!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Ormond Beach, FL

    ProsGreat people to work with all suffering together LOVED working for the previous company, ELAB!! When Pace came, all ethics took a nosedive!

    Conslack of training, lack of respect for workers, no consequences for bad workers, managment bullying!! corporate does not care about whistleblowing either. CEO acts like he cares in his annual visits and make you think you really want to work for him, but the rest of management is AWFUL!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It is great experience, learn more about environment.

    Environmental Lab Technician I (Former Employee)

    ProsI have good experience in lab. technician, work in all type of role and new position, very short time , familiarize quick take charge.

    ConsAll challenging job completed and no complain.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIn management , i share idea for improvement in process,economies .

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    Good place to get your foot in the laboratory world

    Lab Supervisor (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsFlexible scheduling and great hard-working people

    ConsNo real room for advancement

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Low-balled from the start

    Project Manager I (Former Employee) Saint Paul, MN

    Pros-Its a job out of college
    -Good experience

    Cons-Ridiculously low pay
    -Terrible Benefits, especially 401K
    -A slave to whatever employer your sent to
    - they take the clients word above yours.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Taste of the real world.

    Lab Analyst I (Current Employee) Melville, NY

    ProsBenefits are nice, coworkers are friendly

    ConsUpper management is usually clueless, very little training at entry level, high stress low pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more encouraging and provide more training.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A place to get experience but don't get stuck here

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN

    ProsRelaxed atmosphere, flexibility with time off and start times. Days go extremely fast because you are often running around like a crazy person to even realize what time it is.

    ConsEveryone does what they want with no consquences. There are MANY people (in and out of the lab) who should not have jobs there due to lack of skills, failing at the job time after time, and even harassing other employees. However, they are so desperate for employees due to extreme turn over that management refuses to fire anyone. Apparently people who mess up constantly, making the few analysts who do their job correctly having to fix the mistakes time and time again, are better than noone. Not true. If you are going to pride yourself on integrity and correct results, actually produce this. It is very hard to hire someone who knows what they are doing due to lack of pay and long hours. Therefore, most of the employees are straight out of school lacking the knowledge and work ethic necessary for a lab to run smoothly.
    The hours are unbearable and you quickly become married to your job, even as a recent graduate just starting your career. The pay is laughable for what you are required to get done in a day and the chemicals you are exposed to.
    Local managment is too worried about everyone liking them and being friends with the people in their department (20+ years younger) to actually be a BOSS and reprimand when necessary and instead makes other analysts do their dirty work.
    There is not one person (minus upper management) in the building who actually likes their job and doesn't want to work somewhere else. Even the people who are in management positions are comfortable but hate their job. However, there is no free time to job search.
    This is solely a job for the desperate, to build your resume. Put a few years in and GET THE HELL OUT before you get stuck here like so many others.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Hard work does not amount to much. Overworked and underpaid

    Lab Analyst II (Current Employee) Green Bay, WI

    ProsThe people you work with tend to be helpful and friendly. If you work with a group of hard worker it makes it a lot easier. There are benefits, vacation, floating holidays, and sick time. Hours are flexible as long as the work gets done on time.

    ConsIt's hard to move upwards requiring a lot of work and time. Even then they low ball you, giving you the bare minimum of pay with stupid excuses as to why. The equipment is older than most of the people that work there requiring constant maintenance and a lot of down time. When asking for new it has to be within the budget and even then it's used equipment that barely works.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere isn't incentive to do better if you don't treat your employees with the integrity you say you do. Pay your honest hard workers what they deserve so you don't lose them to inexperience people that don't care if the work gets done right. Your raise scale for your production team is atrocious and you should be ashamed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great lab, great people, horrible leadership.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood people to work with.

    ConsUpper management does not have a clue how to keep customers happy.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good for Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood way and place to experience in the industry and get your feet wet, that is about it though really.

    ConsPay is very low, and no real opportunities within the company. Very corporate atmosphere, and you can tell they really care more about the bottom line than the employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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