I worked at EAG Laboratories full-time (More than a year)
Diverse opportunities in a scientific laboratory environment. Good place to learn about regulatory requirements and gain laboratory skills that can be used to further a career elsewhere.
Unwilling to invest time and money into young talent. Fairly high turnover rate. Lack of raises and promotions leads to stagnation, and loss of employees.
Advice to Management
Many people throughout EAG Columbia are underpaid and not recognized for their education, experience, or combination thereof. I feel that EAG Columbia capitalizes on the fact that this is one of the only CROs in the Midwest. Many of its employees are bound to the area due to family, and therefore are willing to accept a salary far below what they are worth. For those not willing to accept a noncompetitive salary, the company’s willingness to give a raise or promotion appears to only be offered on the cusp of the employee leaving. This does not portray EAG Columbia as a company that allows their employees to advance. I believe this is why EAG Columbia has, and will continue to have, increasingly higher turnover rates among young talent. They are being underpaid, have little commitment to the area, and believe that their careers would stagnate at a company so unwilling to invest in their employees.
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at EAG Laboratories.
Met with 3 or 4 people. A manager took me on a tour of the facility and the types of instruments I would be using. They asked me about my academic background. It seemed like pretty much anyone who has taken college/high school chemistry and physics could get the job.
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