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Bio-Reference Labs Reviews

Updated July 12, 2017
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Pros
  • BioReference offers great benefits, and they have been improving since I have been here (in 15 reviews)

  • Great health insurance, growing company, room for growth (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • COL increases that are laughable, zero room for advancement (in 4 reviews)

  • There isn't much room for growth (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people time off etc

    Cons

    the schedule is a little bad

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Healthcare company focusing on profit"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bio-Reference Labs full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great benefits, depending on the department supportive managers, multicultural work environment

    Cons

    depending on the department non supportive manager, favoritism, too many relatives, lack of structure

  3. "Hello out there"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bio-Reference Labs full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people seemed friendly. The office looked nice

    Cons

    After my "interview" I haven't heard from anyone. I've reached out numerous times only to leave messages for my poc.

    Advice to Management

    Don't mess with people's time Or waste it.


  4. "Unfair salaries"

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    Current Employee - Billing Representative in Elmwood Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Billing Representative in Elmwood Park, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bio-Reference Labs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very Great PTO and health insurance. They CAN be understanding and they will listen to your side of any situation.

    Cons

    Unfair salaries and nepotism at its best. Families upon families moving up in the business while others are stuck at the same level they were hired at.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes


  5. "Terrible Place"

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    Current Employee - Histology Technician in Elmwood Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Histology Technician in Elmwood Park, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bio-Reference Labs full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Benefits
    nothing else this place is pretty worthless other than for the experience

    Cons

    - Terrible management
    - Biased on write ups and punishments (some coworkers obviously steal time without any punishment)
    - Some coworkers harassed other employees but are not punished even when reported to HR


  6. "Phlebotomist"

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    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Elmira, NY
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Elmira, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bio-Reference Labs part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They have supported my Navy deployments awesomely

    Cons

    No cons great company to work for


  7. "CSR"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Elmwood Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Elmwood Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bio-Reference Labs full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great department to expand knowledge of medical terminology and knowledge of tests and what they test for , ongoing training provided for all new tests and processes, monthly feedback 1:1's with Supervisors on overall productivity and how to improve performance. Plenty of knowledgeable resources to assist with roadblock questions. Great new hire training program which is detailed and beneficial.

    Cons

    Would like more reps on the floor to be positive minded, and strive for more personal growth as the way some people think out loud affects other reps in a negative way.

    Advice to Management

    Great management team who is always looking for ways to make the department better and assist reps. Keep being positive with your employees!!

  8. "Poor treatment to employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elmwood Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elmwood Park, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bio-Reference Labs full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The only thing to note is the insurance and benefits are some of the best around

    Cons

    Any department you work in some bosses can be rude and talk to employees in an unprofessional manner. No positive motivation given to employees over good thing done all about work. Some employees are rude and very two-faced when talking to employer or employee.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to give positive motivation to employees


  9. "Real change in corporate culture since purchase and CEO turnover"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bio-Reference Labs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opko purchased BioReference in Aug 2015. Until then BioReference had operated in a small company mode even though their revenue was over 800 million per year and they grew 15% to 25% per year. After the purchase more corporate procedures and processes were incorporated as expected (and often needed) but the corporate culture changed.

    Cons

    Since the turnover of CEO Marc Grodman approximately a year ago the company culture has significantly changed. Implementation of SAP, and many other systems have decreased corporate productivity. There has been significant upper management turnover, especially in the genetics area.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more regarding business strategy. Employees are always concerned with change and reduced growth.


  10. "Specimen Processor"

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    Current Employee - Specimen Processor in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Specimen Processor in Campbell, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bio-Reference Labs full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    BioReference offers great benefits, and they have been improving since I have been here. The work environment is OK, but it definitely could be a lot worse. Management at BioReference definitely wants you to succeed and will give you the help you need to do so. There are also a lot of great people at BioReference.

    Cons

    Poor communication is definitely evident here. The workload between employees is also imbalanced and it seems to be a recurring issue. The workload can also be very stressful at times.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employees and the problems they bring up to you. Try to make it a point to ask if there are any issues that should be tended to, because it sometimes feels like an inconvenience to them when issues are brought up without being asked. Pay more attention to methods or systems that seem to work more efficiently. Above all, just try to maintain a better line of communication with your employees.


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