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Coldstream Laboratories Inc Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2018

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Joseph Wyse
4 Ratings
  1. "Microbiologist"

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    Current Employee - PresentProcess Technician in Lexington, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Coldstream Laboratories Inc full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Family orientated company within lower level positions.

    Cons

    No support from upper management

    Coldstream Laboratories Inc2016-01-02
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Run, don't walk, in the other direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Coldstream Laboratories Inc full-time

    Pros

    Employees realize quickly after hire that this place is a toxic, abusive situation and promptly divide into two camps: The people who will look out for one another and the people who will throw one another under the bus. The first camp is the only pro about this company and that's very sad.

    Cons

    Profound noncompliance with quality and regulatory standards. Ridiculous scrambling and coverup activities afterward. Sadistic management styles, demanding work get done with no training, resources, or materials and then passing the blame when tasks can't get completed. Pay and benefits well below industry standard. Open tolerance of sexual harassment and racism. Blatant gender discrimination in workload...

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    Advice to Management

    That panic you're feeling right now? That's everything falling down around you. You had to have known that eventually someone with some industry knowledge was going to come in and call you out.

    Coldstream Laboratories Inc2018-04-14
  3. Helpful (1)

    "3 toilets in the whole place"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Coldstream Laboratories Inc

      Pros

      When you suffer with others, you bond with them, so that’s something. This job will make you appreciate your next one. Learned GMP and other skills.

      Cons

      Ridiculous hours (50+) are the norm. You’ll miss your family, and may be too tired to enjoy your days off. Managers are pressured to do impossible tasks. God help you if you have to take an urgent dump, because chances are, one of the other 60 people there are using the only men’s toilet. I was always concerned about the constant equipment breakdowns and building leaks, etc. , and it seemed that we were always in emergency...

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      Advice to Management

      You’re short staffed because this is not a good place to work. You’re expectations are not realistic.

      Coldstream Laboratories Inc2017-10-19
    • Helpful (2)

      "Absolute worst place to work!!!!"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington-Fayette, KY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Coldstream Laboratories Inc full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      There are no pros! Working here was the worst mistake of my life! There is no leadership present at this facility!

      Cons

      There is no respect for employees! Employees are overworked and underpaid. Management is the worst. Inexperienced and uneducated even though they claim to have degrees!

      Advice to Management

      No experience at all from management

      Coldstream Laboratories Inc2016-11-30
    • Helpful (1)

      "Executive Assistant"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington-Fayette, KY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Coldstream Laboratories Inc full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Flexible hours Multiple levels of responsibility

      Cons

      Pay level not equivalent to responsibilities. Employee appreciation was somewhat off base with the level of dedication given to the company

      Advice to Management

      It's important to appreciate and compensate all employees based on their work and dedication versus the selected "pick" of management.

      Coldstream Laboratories Inc2016-04-27
    • Helpful (1)

      "business anlyst"

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      Current Employee - Business Analyst in Lexington, KY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Coldstream Laboratories Inc for less than a year

      Pros

      learning earning taking good position leaveing good life taking good things

      Cons

      Taking Good Responce from the company

      Advice to Management

      give good position

      Coldstream Laboratories Inc2016-03-10
    • Helpful (1)

      "Good job but the hours are overwhelmingly oppressive"

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      Former Employee - Scientist in Lexington-Fayette, KY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Coldstream Laboratories Inc full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      *Most* coworkers are great. The people are the only thing that make this job tolerable. Benefits and salary are decent for the location.

      Cons

      The hours are overwhelmingly oppressive. There is no consideration given to work life balance. Salary is used as a way to avoid excessive amounts of overtime. Unrealistic expectations for the amount of quality work that can be produced in a given time. Extremely high stress environment. Workplace bullying, often by mid level management supervisors, is a big problem here and the main reason I found employment elsewhere....

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      Advice to Management

      Hire people who understand how long tasks take instead of dictating unrealistic timelines. If you want to keep good employees you cannot work them 50-60 hours a week constantly with no additional compensation and expect them not to burn out. Provide raises and annual reviews. Workplace bullying is a serious problem that needs to be addressed.

      Coldstream Laboratories Inc2016-03-11
    • "Good Place to start your career"

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      Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Lexington-Fayette, KY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Coldstream Laboratories Inc full-time

      Pros

      You wear lots of hats, Company is growing at a moderate pace, get on board early and stick around 4-7 years.

      Cons

      High Stress, Long Hours, Liberal use of "salary" to prevent overtime pay

      Coldstream Laboratories Inc2014-12-11
    • "Coldstream"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Coldstream Laboratories Inc

        Pros

        Good group of people, very friendly

        Cons

        work life balance is off, day to day is not stable

        Coldstream Laboratories Inc2014-12-11
      • "Pharmaceutical Operator"

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        Former Employee - Pharmaceutical Operator in Lexington-Fayette, KY
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Coldstream Laboratories Inc full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Very Small Company. Get to know almost everybody in all departments

        Cons

        Very small company. Get to know almost everybody in all departments. Hourly employees are paid minimal with no increases. And being exposed to hazardous chemicals, there should be some sort of hazardous compensation which there is not..

        Advice to Management

        Management seems to be lost and always looking for the easy way out.

        Coldstream Laboratories Inc2013-09-17
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