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EMSL Analytical Employee Reviews about "health insurance"

Updated Jan 27, 2020

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2.7
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195 Ratings
Pros
  • "Very flexible schedule, willing to work with you(in 31 reviews)

  • "Flexible hours, repetitive work that is easy to pick up, reasonable workload(in 25 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "If us non relatives get each other sick that’d be ok but we cant take a chance of getting the related upper management sick(in 37 reviews)

  • "Benefits are pretty wack and everyone complains about the health insurance(in 27 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Review

      Feb 3, 2018 - Analyst in Beltsville, MD
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Very flexible. Immediate lab management was fantastic.

      Cons

      Expensive health insurance. Sick & vacation days lumped together.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    2. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Don't Stay Too Long

      Jan 27, 2020 - Laboratory Analyst in Cinnaminson, NJ
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Flexible schedule (PTO requests usually approved) Great smaller department managers

      Cons

      I was very excited to began working here, as it was my first "lab" job straight from school. Definitely gained experience but that's about it. Many people complain about lack of money from a job, but EMSL is REALLY BAD! The raises are too tiny (2.5% max), and they drag their feet giving it to you (months for evaluation feedback) and this is if they even give you a raise. Benefits are pretty wack and everyone complains about the health insurance. There is little to no opportunity for advancement, but always more and more work to do for the same base pay. Our yearly employee survey falls on deaf ears, management does not care because they're all receiving way better benefit packages than those of us in the lab putting in all the hard work. Senior management (aka the kids, husbands, wives etc.) walk right past the hard workers from the labs, in the hallways and say nothing, not even fake a friendly smile. CEO does the same thing! Just rude. Nepotism is real in this place and even friends and neighbors of senior management get their unqualified kids hired or send in samples that are treated like bricks of gold. Like previous reviews stated, bad plumbing was blamed on staff. First the women (blaming sanitary napkins and tampons) then the men. Now they're getting on everyone about parking placards in the lot. Priorities are really jacked in this place. Good workers have been forced out due to lack of appreciation and lack of pay...when instead some of the directors and managers should go instead!! Just gain your experience, pay a couple of bills or two, then resign!!! The turnover rate is HIGH here!!!

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      15 people found this review helpful
    3. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Lots to be desired

      Jan 3, 2020 - Administrative in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      You won't be unemployed once you get this job

      Cons

      Terrible health insurance. I can't even find this insurance on ZocDoc. This is truly pitiful. You will be doing the job of 3-4 people at any given time and forced to work alone while being compensated ONE paycheck Hazardous, no computer security, no lab security..hazardous materials being mishandled and the rules are not enforced

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      7 people found this review helpful
    4. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Evade Mismanaged Soulless Laboratories

      Dec 16, 2019 -  
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The only pro for this company is the other downtrodden people you work with.

      Cons

      First and foremost, if you get nothing from the following review at least understand this, EMSL is a terrible company to work for and I promise you can do much better. Do not waste your time with a heartless family who preys on the weak. Their greed has blinded them to the decay that is occurring within their own walls. The EMSL empire is crumbling from within, so do yourself the favor and don’t get caught in the rubble. Upper management is disillusioned and blinded by their greed. The employees that make them rich have been suffering for a long time. We have voiced our concerns, and made it clear of the changes that need to take place to make EMSL a halfway decent working environment. From subpar standards and practices, to the lack of pay and benefits, this company continues to ignore our pleas. There are so many issues with this company that I will not be able to get through all of them in this one review. Clearly this company has its eyes set on one thing only, and that is how much money they can squeeze out of their employees. They offer truly horrific benefits, which barely cover anything medical in nature. The lowest plan they offer is no better than taking that portion of your pay, and throwing it out the window. The only way to get some decent coverage, and I use the term decent loosely here, is to go with their most expensive plan offered. Few actually go this route, because the price for this is astronomical and will leave you with nothing left in your check. Don’t worry though, the fine people in upper management have a completely different health insurance company and plans that are more suitable to them. Keeping with the terrible nature of this company, and their quest for money, let’s dive into pay. Employees are paid incredibly low wages while performing potentially hazardous work. They have a couple areas in the company nailed down with a stepped pay program, where you get so much each year, then it is percentage based after that. Other parts of the company have pay which can best described as a shotgun pattern. Some people are getting paid really low, while others are getting paid somewhat decent wages, and they are all doing the same exact work. This issue has been brought up to management, but it has fallen on deaf ears countless times. The pay is not worth the work that you perform, in both the amount they expect you to do and the potential health risks you put yourself in. You may be wondering about the overall morale within the company. I regret to inform you that it has fallen to an all time low. They currently have made one particular department so cutthroat, that a majority of people are scrambling to get out of the company. They are currently using scare tactics, to keep people from voicing their concerns and complaints about the company... you have failed. This place continues to hemorrhage great employees which is the backbone of any company. Their short sightedness and heartless practices will be the ultimate demise of their business. Overall my experience here has been dismal at best, they only great thing about this place is the people you work with. Another sound piece of advice is to read the reviews below this one, everything that has been said before me is true. They have requested people to write positive reviews on this website, they have blamed us for plumbing, and the Emails sent from a man who has lost a few too many marbles. Even the poorly worded reviews that were written quickly and with anger have a lot of truth within them. The obviously glowing reviews that praise be treating like family have little truth, except for the part stating being like family since they clearly are. Under no circumstance can I recommend working for this company. Even the desperate seeking employment should look else where. They will chew you up and spit you out the first chance they get. If you do find yourself working there, ask around about about a particular Halloween party a few years back. They awarded second prize to a racially appalling and insensitive costume. Just shows you what kind of place you really work at.

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      13 people found this review helpful
    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Resume builder for recent grad

      Jun 20, 2019 - Microscopist in Cinnaminson, NJ
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      This job/company will boost your resume with some corporate laboratory experience. They boast of flexible scheduling. Great co-workers. Large, well-known company with opportunities to relocate. Some cross-training available. Requested time off is always met.

      Cons

      Little to no upward movement available. Training periods last much longer than implied in the interview, during which you get paid less. Training goes beyond the advertised two week course described in job postings and instead can last months. This is something to consider if you are not a recent grad living with your parents. Minimal benefits. Health insurance plans are quite poor, unless you opt for the most expensive, in which case you will not see much of a pay check. The "flexible scheduling" is mostly a half truth. You have wiggle room with clock-in and out times, but management takes notice and will hold it against you if they feel you aren't doing enough samples in a day. OT is in the form of "Bonus Days," which is only offered to certain employees, supposedly based on performance. I have seen these being withheld from some well performing employees based on small infractions that management decides to take notice of, while other poorly performing employees committing the same infractions go unnoticed. They consider these "Bonus Days" as a sort of gift, while in reality the lab is extremely behind and needs the help to get back on schedule. Also, if you do not consistently partake in OT management may stop offering them to you. There is a large communication gap between all members of the lab. From trainers to experienced analysts, to lower management, and especially upper management. The lack of communication is well known and well discussed among all levels of employees, but the structure is such that those put in places to listen are already over worked and hold no authority to make a change. It can always be chocked up to, "We'll see what upper management has to say." There is a huge push by the non-laboratory side to increase work performance, but this comes without any input from the laboratory. Incentive programs are implemented without ever spending a day in the laboratory or fully understanding the scope of an average work day. When these poorly thought out competition-based incentive programs don't work as planned they use laboratory employees to track the time use of others and report on each individual. The concerns seem to stem from a few bad apples that could be ruled out with minimal investigation, but there seems to be an avoidance of confrontation at all costs by management. Instead, they accuse all employees of wasting time and utilize a fear based environment to try and increase work output.

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      7 people found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Analyst

      Jan 9, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Flexibility Some overtime sometimes

      Cons

      A lot to mention. Health insurance is so unbelievably expansive. No raise unless you are favored by managers. Low salary, not safe environment. Old hoods highly possible contain hazard materials.

      8 people found this review helpful
    7. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Dead-end! Overworked/Underpaid/Unappreciated. Very high turnover

      Sep 27, 2018 - Administrative Assistant in Cinnaminson, NJ
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      There are no Pros with this Company

      Cons

      The employees are just a number. The health insurance that is offered to its employees is terrible and the deduction from your paycheck is astronomical. HR is a joke! They constantly hire new employees for higher level/managerial positions (without proper screenings) instead of promoting from within. Senior management are family members, uneducated and incompetent. Most departments in corporate headquarters are seriously dysfunctional. Professionalism is non-existent. Most employees with excellent work ethic and college degrees don’t get recognized for their exceptional performances and do not get raises. Don’t waste your time working here unless you are fresh out of college and you need to gain work experience to put on your resume! This place leads to a dead-end. Do yourself a favor and LOOK ELSEWHERE!

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      8 people found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      good company

      Nov 13, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Cinnaminson, NJ
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      very flexible, can work from home

      Cons

      health insurance plan is not so good

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    9. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Good for Experience

      Sep 30, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Coworkers are laid back Pretty much unlimited overtime

      Cons

      Unsafe working conditions Managers are clueless to employee satisfaction 401k contribution is a fraction of a percent Most expensive and terrible health insurance

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      3 people found this review helpful
    10. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Great Resume Builder, Horrible Career

      Aug 23, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      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.

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      1 person found this review helpful
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