QualTex Laboratories

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QualTex Laboratories Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
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    QA specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at QualTex Laboratories

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime. A lot of work.

    Cons

    Plenty of overtime. A lot of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs a renovation.

  2.  

    Good company with opportunities for improvement

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

    I have been working at QualTex Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    It's a fairly average sized company so everyone knows everyone. Great coworkers and I think the intentions of management are good.

    Cons

    There have been a lot of changes in the past few years leaving the organization unstable. Communication really needs to be improved and the finger pointing is constant when something goes wrong. There is a definite defined line between management and their employees. The empoyees who work the hardest end up with the least appreciation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you say your employees should speak up and you don't listen its very discouraging. You really need to work on being on the same page. The future of the organization depends on it. The culture really has gone downhill and feels like it is no longer a priority.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Not bad for introverts, but not good for extroverts!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Supervisor in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at QualTex Laboratories full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible time off, continuing education webinars, good sense of inspection readiness, good place to start if you are out of school and don't have much experience

    Cons

    Leadership poorly trained in regards to managing and listing to their workers, pay is not commensurate with experience, those employees promoted internally micromanage their successors, especially if they come from outside the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please listen to those employees that come from other career fields; we have good ideas that may work well for your company. We can also help research and present topics that may be of benefit to others. I offered to do this, but was told by Management: "No one will listen to you...you work here now, and we have to bring someone from the outside to present it, in order for anyone to listen". Ouch!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Worst job of my career

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    Former Employee - Processing Lab Technician in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Processing Lab Technician in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at QualTex Laboratories full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for overtime

    Cons

    Hard to take vacation or get vacation approved, because they the can't retain enough employees to cover for each other. Very little opportunity to cross train on different jobs, which is important for advancement. Very low morale. Losing business due to consolidation of plasma collection companies, and their investment in their own testing facilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best lab techs don't make the best managers. Many times they don't have the people skills to treat subordinates professionally.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    QualTex

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at QualTex Laboratories full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime.
    Laid back atmosphere for departments outside of the laboratory.
    Great hands on training for biomedical machines, if there is time to get trained or rather, people to do the training.

    Cons

    Under staff and poorly managed.
    High turnover rate with employees.
    Company will under pay you for your experience until you notify HR, who will then have the audacity to ask you not to let your peers know that they not getting a fair market salary.
    Benefits are extremely unsatisfactory compared to other NONPROFIT organizations.
      - Family insurance rates are ridiculous.
    Employees who are noted for excelling in their work are given additional responsibilities without the additional monetary increases.
      - Keep doing this and you will lose more employees, oh wait, i think that's already happening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Favoritism is a natural human behavior. However, it should be avoided in the workplace.

    Offer alternating 4 ten hour shifts to employees, thus covering all hours of the day and reducing the necessity for people being on call. Ensure all processing labs have a supervisor/lead present.

    Side stepping and prolonging key issues on benefits and than expecting stellar performance from employees is a recipe for disaster.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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