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What Employees Say
I worked at Hycor Biomedical full-time for more than a year
I left a long-time company only to be at Hycor for 3 months, it was discouraging. The leads in manufacturing are the best and care about you as a person. They pay more than other companies in the... area, and the smaller size gives it a cozy family type feel. I loved my co-workers, learned a lot in a short time span, zero drama, and miss the Friday lunches. A left a hostile environment in my previous medical device company. When we were told to exit my bosses and co-workers even hugged me goodbye. Unfortunately, this messed up my career being on auto-pilot and now it's very hard to find jobs with potentially 500 applicants for lab jobs around orange county. I wanted to do a better job but it was a little crazy with machine runs failing all the time. I would also study all night to try to help out the team although it didn't really get me anywhere.
The only downside is they let go of most of the company in a short time. The owner visited the location and wanted to shake hands with everybody. This warm welcome quickly soured as a few weeks... later she sent an email saying the time lines were not met and all the temps and contracts were basically gone. The unfortunate departure meetings occurred immediately on the same day of the email. It was sad seeing the co-workers that I bonded with in tears. Another thing that set me back was my group spoke their own language, so they knew what to do thoroughly meanwhile others in the group became more behind because they had to figure out things on their own.
Advice to Management
I was very impressed by the QC and Manufacturing departments. R&D were cool too but not as open. It seems like there was gossip and drama in R&D but I experienced zero drama in my own area.