I have been working at Biolytic Lab Performance full-time (More than a year)
Fast pace and always learning. Great extended family. Great work-life balance and there is always something to do. There are also a lot of opportunities for growth and advancement. They are also located in the Fremont Innovation District.
There is never enough time to do everything you want to do
I worked at Biolytic Lab Performance full-time (More than a year)
⁃ Friendly and talented employees.
⁃ Every employee has an important role and is good at what they do. Everyone is knowledgable in their job, which potentially means a lot of learning for new employees.
⁃ Good products that are competitive in the industry.
⁃ Staff get along really well, and the culture here is great.
⁃ There’s opportunities to help out in other departments if you want to own a diverse set of responsibilities.
⁃ Great benefits!
⁃ Team lunches and events held frequently. BBQ and basketball hoop on site!
⁃ Great focus on customer service from the company as a whole
⁃ Incredibly hard-working President/CEO who has the well-being of all his employees in mind
Would have liked to have seen more meetings and performance review(s)/feedback.
I worked at Biolytic Lab Performance full-time
1) CEO's overall work ethic is very strong, and sets the tone for the company. Cares about the general well-being of his employees. Overall, he's great to work for and I wouldn't mind working for a boss like him again.
2) Overall, very relaxed working hours that promote good work-life balance.
3) Small company environment allows you to take on roles in different areas of the business (sometimes voluntarily, sometimes involuntarily). As a pro, you get to wear many hats and broaden your skills/experiences.
4) The culture is laid-back/relaxed - lots of events (BBQs, Christmas parties, etc.) that keep the environment loose, which makes working here a pleasant experience. Family is friendly and makes a good effort to make you feel like you fit right in.
1) The career progression is not clear for anyone who works here. It's a small company, and they brought many new/recent graduates into the company at the time I was there. Because of the lack of career advancement, turnover was fairly high for those positions.
2) They did not have performance reviews when I was there. It was not possible to get meaningful feedback on the job you were doing.
3) There was lack of communication and vision on what the long-term company objectives were. Your day-to-day will mostly consist of coming up with short-term, temporary solutions to make things work. This is fine for the business to keep operating, but not good for long-term sustainability and overall employee morale in the long run
4) Related to #1, there were no promotions during the time I was there.
Advice to Management
There is a solid culture in place, but there may be tough decisions to make in order to sustain the business for great success long-term:
- Be more transparent with your employees on how the company is doing, and provide them with goals/metrics to hit to keep them motivated. Define what company success looks like to you, and tell us how we can help you achieve it.
- Bringing in graduates who are overqualified/underpaid for the jobs they are performing guarantees they will leave quickly if they don't see meaningful career progression (as mentioned in a previous review I read).
- Promotions and raises are necessary to keep your high-performing employees longer and to keep morale high.
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I worked at Biolytic Lab Performance full-time (More than 3 years)
- friendly company with friendly team and fun outings, events, and BBQs
- great work/life balance, most weeks are 40-45 hours. stable schedule
- slowly innovating and redesigning, has a good outlook in the near future
- good place to learn skills for inventory management, assembly, CAD, process management, hardware/software engineering
- not much professional growth; no raises, promotions, or employee evaluations during my 3 years there
- management is more reactive than proactive
- open to new ideas, but a lot of times will not execute
Advice to Management
- share with employees the status of company...tell us what is going on!
- don't wait 6-9 months to update employees on loss of profits
- keeping college graduates doing busy-work like cutting tubing will surely push them towards other opportunities
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