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"Employees are disposable and undervalued. Treated as a number not a person."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Hills, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Hills, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Fellow employees and staff are what make you stay. Pay is fair, but not the best. Benefits are all right. Only 5 paid Holidays a year.

Cons

They preach People, Patients, and Growth, half of what is taught by HR contradicts what is being seen by staff from management. Management leads by fear, micro-management, and very little compassion and people skills. I have heard unbelievable things said to employees. Staff is afraid to go to HR with things that are said or done. Even HR is full of fear.

Advice to Management

Take a look at who you are hiring for management. Do you like them? Respect them? Would you follow them? Or are you hiring them to make "numbers"? Respect your employees and they will work for you because they respect you, not because they fear you and are afraid that they will lose there only source of income. Numbers don't make the company, people do.

Other Employee Reviews for Quest Diagnostics

  1. Helpful (3)

    "It is exhausting, but rewarding."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specimen Technician I in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Specimen Technician I in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A decent environment; senior and supervisory staff are kind and understanding people. There are a fair amount of chances for promotions and professional advancement, however these must be worked for; they are not handed out. Excellent opportunities to get your own ideas and projects started via the "Green Belt" system.

    Cons

    Because most workers are considered "essential personnel," we must be at work at ALL times, rain or shine. Quest Diagnostics is open 24/7 and 365 days a year and because of that, attendance is very important - it can get tough if you get sick easily or like to take time off. Although transfers and promotions opportunities come up often, they can be relatively hard to acquire without an outstanding (and extensive) history inside the company.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps make advancement opportunities more accessible to a wider range of employees. Although I do understand the corporate benefits to only promoting loyal and long term employees, please understand there are other people who may have been there for one to two years dying to be able to make a difference in a higher position - something they might not be able to do currently.


  2. "Overall Quest is a good company to work for."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Great Benefits
    -Fair treatment
    -Fair salary for IT employees

    Cons

    Opportunity for advancement
    HR for different locations is not consistant

    Advice to Management

    HR for different Business Units needs to be more consistent.

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