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LabCorp Burlington Reviews

Updated May 28, 2017
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  1. "Specimen Processor"

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    Former Employee - Specimen Processor in Burlington, NC
    Former Employee - Specimen Processor in Burlington, NC

    I worked at LabCorp (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Money and actually liked the job

    Cons

    Hours were very demanding, Sups didnt really care about personal problems (KIDS)


  2. "Healthcare Billing Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Healthcare Billing Specialist in Burlington, NC
    Former Employee - Healthcare Billing Specialist in Burlington, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LabCorp full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Was a good corporation to work for

    Cons

    Unexpected lay off of billing department

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Technical Review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Burlington, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer Analyst in Burlington, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is plenty of work so no time will be wasted on the internet.

    Cons

    No forward thinking and management doesn't encourage forward thinking. The culture that is in place is old fashion. The use of newer technology is sorely lagging behind for a growing company.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Depends on your manager..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mebane, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mebane, NC

    I have been working at LabCorp (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Big company with job security in some areas

    Cons

    Management is horrible. They expect you to work 50+ hrs per week if you're salary, and claim this is built into your payscale---NOT, esp. when Lab Corp consistently pays under the industry average. Managers also don't let you forget your "status" as a non-manager. Evaluations are a joke, it depends on how they personally feel about you the day they complete the paperwork.
    High turnover in some areas.

    Advice to Management

    Stop working people like slaves
    Show more appreciation for your employees
    If there is high turnover, you need to evaluate why and make changes.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "A Good First job"

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    Former Employee - Computer Operator in Burlington, NC
    Former Employee - Computer Operator in Burlington, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LabCorp full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent experience, good co-workers, ample way to delve into mainframes

    Cons

    Typical management politics and understaffing due to budgets based on acquiring companies rather than the needs of employees who are building their fortune .

    Advice to Management

    Work with your employees instead of using them as fodder !


  6. "Good place to get a foot in the door"

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    Former Employee - Microbiology Technologist in Burlington, NC
    Former Employee - Microbiology Technologist in Burlington, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice people to work with- they become like your famil

    Cons

    Increase labor demands at some point.


  7. "Student trainee to Senior Technologist"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technologist in Burlington, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Technologist in Burlington, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I accidentally got this job while I walked into a job fair in Burlington headquarter. If you have a bs you can do better. If you have a aa its a great job for you. If you have a science degree they should start you with 16-20$ depending on your experience. They have two reviews each year and based on how many bench you master you get raise. I am only 22 but there are people who has been working here for over 40 years doing the same thing every single day. Third shift gets extra 15% on their paycheck. They also have a really cool thing called baylor who only work 2 12 hrs shift on weekends and gets paid for 40hrs. My advice if you just finished college dont work here unless your back is against the wall because there is no room for growth and you will become very unhappy with the nature of work. There is no sense of community in the lab. I call it the butcher shop. I have been in the same room with some people who barely every said Hi to me. Its pretty much you do your thing and get out no horsing around no real science anyone who have common sense can work in this lab. They do have excellent benifits tho. They have 17 paid vacation days so you can get paid to take days off.

    Cons

    location. its in middle of nowhere. they force you to take lunch break. quality of life for the work you do you. as soon as you step in you start working and wont finish until you clock out.

    Advice to Management

    efficiency and production exceed the expectation when employees are happy.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Stay far away from this company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at LabCorp full-time

    Pros

    If you need a job, then take one from here, otherwise look elsewhere. The benefits are decent as far as Medical Health 401k and stock plan but that's about it.

    Cons

    This used to be a company of generations of families proudly working for LabCorp. That is all in the toilet. All management cares about is how much work you can turn out and how fast you can turn it out. It is not quality driven it is money-driven. Good people getting burnt out because they are carrying the people who don't produce and those the people who get their raises and bonuses because they are suck-ups or friendly out of work with management. If you are not good friends with management forget a promotion. All the management cares about is nominating each other for awards where at the lower level workers get nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Stop nominating each other for awards and actually look the people who are killing themselves their company to make you look good. A little recognition would be nice. People in my department have been recognized as laboratorian of the year for 10 years, but one of our upper management just got the Chairman's award. Disgusting...


  9. "Pretty meh."

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Burlington, NC
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Burlington, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LabCorp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great management
    - Very little micromanaging, lots of freedom to get your work done with minimal meddling
    - Good pay, with low comparative cost of living

    Cons

    - Benefits aren't great
    - PTO doesn't truly exist, and is nowhere near comparable to PTO policies from other employers
    - Expectations to work many hours beyond a standard 40 hour work week

    Advice to Management

    - Offer a more competitive PTO plan to promote work-life balance
    - Offer employees more flexible schedules and opportunities to telecommute


  10. "Team leader"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Burlington, NC
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Burlington, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at LabCorp full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Significant vacation time can be accrued.

    Cons

    Too much work. Lack of overtime in some departments though the work warrants it.

    Advice to Management

    Show me, don't tell me. Walk a mile in my shoes then we can talk. Otherwise, you are clueless.


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