Quest Diagnostics

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Quest Diagnostics Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
562 Reviews
2.9
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits that include education reimbursement (in 59 reviews)

  • company has great benefits, flexible vacation days, bonuses once a year (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • bad upper management- never did get to see or meet manager for my site (in 27 reviews)

  • Work / life balance is way out of whack, working from home means you're available 24 x 7 (in 13 reviews)

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    Risk Assessor I

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    Former Employee - Risk Assessor I in Lees Summit, MO
    Former Employee - Risk Assessor I in Lees Summit, MO

    I worked at Quest Diagnostics full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fairly ok insurance once you've been there 90 days. Thorough training for new hires, which is 2 weeks long for full-time.

    Cons

    Lots of overtime, occurrences for being sick even with a Dr.'s note, not a good environment for pregnant women, hard to talk with supervisors since they are never around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with over time, don't say "some" and then add 16 hours mandatory.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Road to Nowhere

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    Former Employee - Development in Mason, OH
    Former Employee - Development in Mason, OH

    I worked at Quest Diagnostics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits
    Smaller office (no giant corporate building to work in)

    Cons

    - Treated like just another cog in the machine
    - Very little or ineffective cross-department collaboration
    - Groups worked in silos and often withheld information from each other
    - Bullying and distasteful examples used by leaders to "make a point" in meetings
    - No culture; company feels disjointed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    database manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quest Diagnostics

    Pros

    It was a job that paid the bills

    Cons

    Terrible culture, terrible environment, not a good place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unless you're desperate seek employment elsewhere! NOT Medplus Mason, Ohio

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Mason, OH
    Former Employee - Engineer in Mason, OH

    I worked at Quest Diagnostics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Learn what not to do!

    Cons

    Software professionals will have many negative issues with Medplus. Unless you're desperate seek employment elsewhere!

    Also expect many Indians playing chaos games. Add in the language barrier and subservient culture for an inevitable business disaster.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Immaturity everywhere at this organization. Beware!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Not a company you want to work for.

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    Former Employee - Medical Courier in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Medical Courier in Lenexa, KS

    I worked at Quest Diagnostics full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benfitts flex time was good

    Cons

    Everything The very worst of Corporate America. If you are happy just being a number Quest is for you. management at least in the department I worked was very self-centered and only interested in how they could better their status Impossible to get a straight answer on anything. Would just tell you what they thought you wanted to hear .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The home office in N J needs to clean house.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company on the downfall

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Syosset, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Syosset, NY

    I have been working at Quest Diagnostics full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Medical benefits are good.
    The 401k looks nice, too bad I don't get paid enough to have money to spare to buy in.

    Cons

    No Human Resources (moved that department to another state)
    Downsizing and outsourcing
    Awful Communication
    Middle Management that is hostile to longterm employees under them, will not take suggestions, and accuse you of complaining when you dare to offer advice contrary to what middle management is doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop outsourcing to outside courier services, take a close look at your hostile belligerent middle management that does not listen to the employees under them and have been complained about for years to the HR department, until you moved them to another state making them impossible to get in contact with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    "The Truth And Nothing But The Truth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Quest Diagnostics full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    When we speak about Pros we refer to something that will have or has a positive outcome or is good for someone. Quest believes that providing people with work is considered pros and so do employees. Well, actually, you can say the only pros Quest has to offer is, giving you a job. But not to everyone is having a job at Quest a Pro. Many people, not just some employees, believe that Quest has "Great" benefits, when in reality, Quest offers one of the worst benefit packages in the industry and becoming worse year after year. Only those will little knowledge of what real benefits are and what a True fortune 500 company is, will understand that Quest is neither a fortune 500 company and its benefits are nothing but the least that money can buy. Quest benefits, I can make the following analogy: Its like either just having PIP insurance coverage as to having Full coverage on your vehicle. Quest is the PIP.

    As to office culture and company values, there is no pros there either. Quest preaches the importance of ethics and values and always talking about compliance and having training etc. Quest feeds you by the shovels full about integrity, yet they allow and have upper managers working for them who have no idea what the meaning of integrity is. Directors and managers, whom alone or together lie and falsify statements and fabricate situations to impose their power against someone. The sad situation here is, that Human Resources, is also responsible for backing them up and believing their fabricated stories just because they are upper management and/or Directors and they can do no wrong. In other words and simply put for those of you out there whose IQ is in the negative range, if some one drops a specimen and it was not you, but the director or manager have something against you or simply do not like your nationality, they will swear they saw you drop it and HR will believe them.

    Cons

    Working at Quest itself is a health hazard, both mentally and physically. Quest's fear of law suits regarding racial discrimination has in turn created a reverse discrimination environment. Meaning, a certain racial group have been allowed to get away with whatever behavior they exhibit, bad or good or improper, only because of the LAW SUIT fear. This particular ethnic group is aware of this, so in turn, they discriminate and mistreat other groups in the organization and get away with it. If you decide to file a complaint with HR one of two things will happen if not both: 1. It will fall on deaf ears, 2. HR will notify the party you are complaining about and get ready for RETALIATION. Those who pose positive feedback only do so for a couple of reasons, they are either part of the "POSEE", or they have never worked for a real company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    highly unpleasant

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    Current Employee - Medical Technologist II
    Current Employee - Medical Technologist II

    I have been working at Quest Diagnostics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Jos is a very short commute. Five pairs of scrubs are provided for free every year. Food is usually provided at staff meetings. Benefits provided are comparable to other local employers.

    Cons

    local management bends company rules and blatantly ignores company value. Management Retaliation is rampant if one stand up for employee rights. Bullying and harassment is allowed and ignored when reported. The constant need to reduce costs and increase profits results in a trickle down stressful work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would it be adventurous to maintain well trained current employees rather than have a revolving door culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Worst Company to Work for in Pittsburgh!

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    Current Employee - Medical Technologist
    Current Employee - Medical Technologist

    I have been working at Quest Diagnostics full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Glad I no longer work there.

    Cons

    Poor management. Employees are treated like imbeciles and without respect. Upper management only cares about lining their pockets and are a bunch of immoral human beings!

    One of the worst companies I have ever worked for!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    IT scared for their jobs

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Lyndhurst, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Lyndhurst, NJ

    I have been working at Quest Diagnostics as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Industry leader with most of the market share

    Cons

    IT scared for their jobs. IT will be totally outsourced soon. IT management lack management experience and blame direct reports instead of taking responsibility. CEO lacks ideas and is driven by outside consultants for direction. Corporate admin types do not know or understand core business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire and give the reins to others more innovative.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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