Coldstream Laboratories Inc Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2018

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4 Ratings
  1. "Microbiologist"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  2. Helpful (3)

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

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 and pay. Women with science degrees and years of industry experience routinely passed over for promotions and pay increases in favor of newly hired male fast food workers and factory workers with high school diplomas, who are then "trained" by the women who were considered unqualified for the positions. "Trained" because it's not expected the men will actually work - they'll hang out with the buddies who hired them while the women performed the duties the men were hired for. Pressure to work off the clock, take the fall for management, and hide noncompliance issues. Quality management regularly and shamelessly blaming the lowest skilled and lowest paid employees for high-level quality errors. Sick mind games, like giving production personnel a series of tasks that must be completed in one shift and then calling personnel out of their work areas every 30 minutes to yell at them for the day's tasks not being completed yet. As in, starting a shift at 7am, called out at 7:30 to spend an hour getting yelled at for not being done, back in at 8:30, called back out at 9 to get yelled at again for not being done, etc. Or promising to meet a competitor's offer if you stay, then firing you after you've passed on the other offer.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "3 toilets in the whole place"

    1.0
     
    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 mode. Very stressful.

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Absolute worst place to work!!!!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Executive Assistant"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "business anlyst"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good job but the hours are overwhelmingly oppressive"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. I attempted to tell HR about it and they basically wouldn't even listen to what I had to say and didn't care at all. They often promote unqualified people from within the company and provide no further training creating a "blind leading the blind situation."

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  8. "Good Place to start your career"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  9. "Coldstream"

    3.0
     

    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

  10. "Pharmaceutical Operator"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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..

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