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"If you want a job to gain experience, this is a place to be. If you want a career, move along."

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Current Employee - Chemist II in San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Chemist II in San Diego, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

I have been working at INOVA Diagnostics full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

There is a couple good scientists here. There is opportunity to learn a lot about processes when working in research because rather than much lab-work, there is a lot of paperwork and assay development. They offer $5,000 continuing education credit (with some restrictions on how they doll out the money) which can be beneficial to many people.

Cons

The pay is simply less than anything offered out there and all employees know it. This ends up leading to very high turn-over. The "research" team does work that is absolutely not research. Hiring is mainly done within department transfers. At face value this is great if the candidates qualified for the jobs they are being offered, but they absolutely are not but are allowed to transfer under the "personal growth" moniker. This weakens groups.
Also the company has the general mentality of get in, do a job, getting out. In at 6:30a.m and leave at 3p.m. There is very little excitement at work and everyone seems to just be passing time rather than excited about being their and about the work they are doing.

Advice to Management

It's contradictory when the company line is that INOVA cares about talent retention yet they do nothing about their compensation packages, leading to very very high turn-over rates, which destroy employee moral, and in turn encourage further turn-over.

Other Employee Reviews for INOVA Diagnostics

  1. "Opportunity for employee development."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at INOVA Diagnostics full-time

    Pros

    Employee morale is high and everyone gets along great. The company is really focused and continuing to improve manufacturing processes for the better. They are also focusing on employee development and opportunity.

    Cons

    Pay is not great, but the benefits package is wonderful!


  2. "Great company for someone who doesn't want work to be their entire life, but not the best pay for the industry"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemist II in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Chemist II in San Diego, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at INOVA Diagnostics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, Laid-back atmosphere, Free health, vision, dental, and life insurance, 3% match on 401K (100% vested immediately), Christmas bonus

    Cons

    Low pay compared to industry standards, Bottle-necks in the manufacturing process flow, They seem to hire a lot of upper-level management and no one to help with the bottle-necks

    Advice to Management

    Negotiate higher pay rates for lower-level employees
    Hire more people in QA

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