I worked at Pace Analytical full-time (More than 3 years)
Pace has a highly talented group of employees and management, many fresh from college and ready to adapt to the latest industry practices. There is a lot of talent at this company, I just with the company knew it.
Very poor salary. Pace is a business which always seems to be expanding. I feel that senior management has put far too much emphasis on acquisitions and growth and "competing in the industry" as opposed to investing in the people and employees that actually enable them to compete and grow. On my team, turnover was high enough that I became the most senior member within 2 years. Pace pays so far below the market rate for so many positions, that almost any movement out of the company meant a significantly higher paycheck. This means that Pace sees substantial loss of talent and experience to a problem that has a seemingly simple solution.
Advice to Management
Learn more about your employees that have stuck with the small paychecks for 1yr+. Find out what they actually do every day and then do some research and see what they're actually worth. You'll be surprised. I am doing very similar work now for a different company and my salary more than doubled when I left Pace. Pace places a large focus on consistency and high levels of customer service; It only makes sense that should invest in the employees that make those goal attainable. Appreciate your people and they will appreciate your company back with higher productivity and quality.
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Pace Analytical (Maplewood, MN).
There is an initial interview with a Pace recruiter where you discuss your skills, education and what position are available that might be a good fit. Then you get a call/email back for a second interview for the actual position.
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