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EMSL Analytical Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Some what flexible schedule, I was able to come in a little earlier or later than my scheduled time (in 21 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, nice people, offers bonuses for overtime (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • All of upper management is related to one another or married in so no point in complaining (in 23 reviews)

  • The Health insurance offered to normal employees is not great (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Administrative"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EMSL Analytical full-time

    Pros

    I have worked at EMSL for 5 years now. I am very happy with my job here. I'm tired of hearing bad reviews. The flexibility is awesome. I feel well compensated for my position and am treated very well. They try very hard to make each employee feel appreciated and that they count. I would totally recommend checking out employment here. Also a coworker of mine who left EMSL to find better employment has yet find that "perfect" job.

    Cons

    Of course everyone wants a more money.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with moral boosters.


  2. "EMSL Analytical is not a good company to work for"

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

    I worked at EMSL Analytical full-time

    Pros

    There are no good reasons to work for this company.

    Cons

    The corporate management does not do a good job of running or communicating with their laboratories. The department I worked in ignored me and basically controlled the lab manager. Their benefits were awful as well. They expected employees to pay $600 a month for benefits.

  3. "Great Resume Builder, Horrible Career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at EMSL Analytical full-time

    Pros

    Ability to gain many laboratory skills in a short period of time, branch managers are wonderful and extremely hardworking, flexibility with scheduling, and potential bonuses for overtime.

    Cons

    Horrible health insurance plans, low salaries, corporate plays favorites, employees are taken for granted of, and very little paid time off.

    Advice to Management

    Take employee concerns seriously, fairly compensate for work, give sick days, and make the insurance plan more affordable for what we get.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Ethics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at EMSL Analytical full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The local lab and local management are amazing, I will hate to leave them when it is time. Super flexible with time off and scheduling of appointments. It really feels like you are a family at the branch lab level. They do offer infertility coverage with their insurance which is amazing, but the insurance is incredibly expensive.

    Cons

    Upper management "Corporate" doesn't care about the branch labs, they don't know who you are and don't care to know. If you aren't at Corporate you might as well not exist. In the past few months I have learned of some very non-ethical practices happening and they make me so anxious to get out of this company.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about the branch labs and show they you do care. But first stop the unethical practices and actually run a company you can be proud of.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Microbiology"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at EMSL Analytical full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good advancement potential within the company

    Cons

    Could develop and incentive program


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible horrible horrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a paycheck. You can say you have a job. At least you can pay your bills at the very minimum.

    Cons

    This company is does do well with well qualified and educated individuals who want to show there potential. They refuse to promote within and constantly hire others from outside and give them jobs as management even though they don't know what they are doing. They constantly are looking for someone to blame. Management is all related. Benefits are extremely expensive and not worth the money. You get a laughable $50 bonus a year.

    Advice to Management

    Promote within and invest money in your employees.


  7. "Awesome Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EMSL Analytical full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, laid back, always work to do, good over time pay

    Cons

    Sometimes TOO MUCH work to do

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "NYC Lab Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at EMSL Analytical full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, nice people, offers bonuses for overtime

    Cons

    Unpaid lunches and breaks, few vacation days, must sign a non-compete agreement

    Advice to Management

    They should better inform employees of training timeline when first hired


  9. "Don't waste your time here. Keep looking."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at EMSL Analytical full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They are pretty flexible if you need to leave early every once in a while.

    Cons

    Pay is horrible, health insurance is terrible, just in general the benefits are not even remotely good.
    You are treated like a robot. Pushed to do way more samples than you really should in a day and you almost never get shown appreciation if you work hard.

    Advice to Management

    First and foremost, treat your employees better.
    Don't try to implement nationwide policies. What works at your much larger corporate lab is not always going to work at the branch labs.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "DO NOT WORK HERE"

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

    I worked at EMSL Analytical full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They allowed overtime during the busy season

    Cons

    Underpaid and unappreciated! Terrible benefits. No chance for advancement because everyone in the upper levels of the company are family and have no desire to bring others into their circle. I'm so happy I quit! I now work for a company that gives me everything that EMSL couldn't.


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