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Bio-Reference Labs Reviews

Updated April 15, 2017
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Pros
  • BioReference offers great benefits, and they have been improving since I have been here (in 14 reviews)

  • good benefits, good work environment (in 8 reviews)

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

  • Too much favoritism and management hiring their own friends to work there (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great place for experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Molecular Technologist in Elmwood Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Molecular Technologist in Elmwood Park, NJ

    I worked at Bio-Reference Labs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They hire straight out of college and you learn a lot while working there.

    Cons

    Starting pay is low compared to other companies.

    Advice to Management

    My former supervisor was great :)


  2. "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.


  3. "Audit"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elmwood Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Elmwood Park, NJ
    Recommends

    I worked at Bio-Reference Labs full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great small/ medium sized company

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity for growth but with the acquisition this might change


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    "Great Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cerified Phlebotomist in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Cerified Phlebotomist in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bio-Reference Labs full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and true to their word on pay

    Cons

    Need better raises as an incentive to employees


  6. "Specimen handling"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specimen Handler in Elmwood Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Specimen Handler in Elmwood Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people I work with are what keeps me coming back. It is a group of team players, who look out for one another. There is room to grow within threw company so you never feel stuck in the same spot

    Cons

    The pay its horrible, for the amount of work we do, and the risk that we take every time we open a specimen we are very underpaid

    Advice to Management

    My management for my department is wonderful I can't complain. I think all management would improve if they had more help too much work hire more people


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Lab Aide"

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    Former Employee - Lab Aide in Elmwood Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Lab Aide in Elmwood Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bio-Reference Labs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great insurance and flexible with school.

    Cons

    Figuring out new things on our own.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with employees more.


  8. "Phlebotomist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montclair, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montclair, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company has great benefits

    Cons

    I have no cons at this moment


  9. "Phlenotomist/skilled nursing mobile phlebotomist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist/Lab Assistant in Salinas, CA
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist/Lab Assistant in Salinas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bio-Reference Labs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work excellent salary benefits .loved all the co-workers managment & client services staff .kind curtious emediate infoation if needed Really wish I was still worked there.they layed off all skilled nursing phlebotomist

    Cons

    Gosipy snobby Disruptive rude nosy sales reps,continually coming in the our patient service centers office. Complaining about various doctors or clients very unprofessional sales reps

    Advice to Management

    To always listen and be aware of employees needs as it pertains to work


  10. "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Histotechnologist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Histotechnologist in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Salary is competitive based on experience.

    Cons

    Dead end job with little room for upward mobility


  11. "Administrative/ Phlebotomist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrator/Phlebotomist Corporate Office in Elmwood Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Administrator/Phlebotomist Corporate Office in Elmwood Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bio-Reference Labs (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly...able to reach higher ups

    Cons

    Need more career advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Open more opportunity for promotions


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