I have been working at Advanced Testing Laboratory full-time (Less than a year)
Opportunity to gain industry pharmaceutical research experience. You get your foot in the door and prove yourself as a competent scientist. Good work-life balance.
Benefits aren't affordable, aren't paid enough for the same work as another scientist, company is more interested in bottom line rather than in their employees...did I mention really low pay?"
Advice to Management
Benefits are too expensive especially considering your scientific staff (making up >80% of the profits for our company) are paid half of what we're worth. Most of us can't afford to have health insurance and live off of these wages.
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Advanced Testing Laboratory.
I happened to have the misfortune of talking to this company's recruiter at my school's career fair and I must say I have never been treated so rudely by a company looking for employees. The individual looked at my resume and immediately told me that it needed to be longer and more specific. I have never heard it recommend to an undergrad (or anyone for that matter) to have a resume longer than one page. I get my resume advice from the career center at school and various contacts of my own that hire people and review resumes for their career. When asked where I got this type of instruction, he then condescendingly asked how long these people had been doing their position because, "He has been hiring people for 20 years." When I informed him that all the advice I get from professionals have been in their position for at least that long, he then proceeded to tell me about how unimpressive my resume was. I worked in a testing lab as a technician, then laboratory supervisor for 18 months (which was also listed on the resume) so its not as if I am ignorant of how a testing laboratory operates. This individual was not forthcoming with any specific positions, roles, or opportunities within the company. If this is how they try to recruit people, I feel very bad for the poor souls who got recruited to sustain that abuse. Reading other reviews, it likely would have been a contracted position with no benefits. Their recruiters not only know shockingly little about recruiting, but they don't even know how to properly format a resume. As a company, this should be downright embarrassing. It was almost as if I was inconveniencing the recruiter somehow, even though they signed up to come to the career fair to find employees. The recruiter had an unbelievably bad attitude, and could not have been any less affable.
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