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Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute President Robert W Rubin
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  • The controller was just let go because the new CFO didn't care for her and made impossible demands (in 3 reviews)

  • Upper management doesn't think of the effects on people when they make decisions, all based on short term and dollars (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, great coworkers, some career paths available to employees, nice work environment

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't think of the effects on people when they make decisions, all based on short term and dollars

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your people.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "More layoffs, only a matter of time until they shut down"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Administrative in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are good

    Cons

    Low morale, crappy inexperienced managers, LAYOFFS all the time!!! Company is doing financially bad so they layoff all the low paying people who actually do the work.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe cuts should involve the ones from the top who don't do the work and make all of the money!


  3. Helpful (7)

    "Criminal Behavior"

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    Former Employee - Executive Chef in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Executive Chef in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The hours are pretty good.

    Cons

    The new CFO didn't like me so he ended my contract without warning and stole and destroyed over 10,000 worth of my personal property. Not to mention the many other laws and Federal standards which they disregard on a daily basis.

    Advice to Management

    Learn your legal and ethical boundaries and responsibilities. Don't retaliate against people because of personal malicious bias.


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  5. Helpful (8)

    "Worst place ever!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The employees really try to do a good job

    Cons

    MANAGEMENT!!!! This was the worst place I have EVER worked in my 33 year career. Management played favorites, screamed at employees, treated you like dogs. Even told people that if you don't like it, leave. The best day of my life was when I was laid off (with 29 others). They were so stupid. They hired me at a decent wage, not great, paid my moving expenses, paid me a sign on bonus then had layoffs 5 months later. DUH???

    Advice to Management

    Wake up!!


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Keep Looking"

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    Former Employee - Animal Technician in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Animal Technician in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn new skills

    Cons

    VERY Poor Management
    No Room to Grow
    Unprofessional Environment
    Sloppy Practices Performed by Many

    Advice to Management

    Respect isn't given through title, but earned through character.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "No Concept of Working as a Team"

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    Current Employee - Research Technologist in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Research Technologist in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    5 words: none at all

    Cons

    Environment is hostile. Managers do not promote a team effort . Doing a good job goes unnoticed. Management are absolutely clueless to what is really going on within their own group. Management are unapproachable.

    Advice to Management

    Promote a team environment get down in the lab and talk to people act like you care at least a little bit about the employees welfare and success


  8. "Study coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Study Coordinator and Senior Research Technologist/Vet Technician in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Study Coordinator and Senior Research Technologist/Vet Technician in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Learned so much

    Cons

    The nature of the work called for 24/7 on call


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Surveillance"

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    Former Employee - Surveillance in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Surveillance in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers were awesome, Nothing else.. oh free coffee I guess

    Cons

    Management "DONT" care.! They handed several associates who had worked there over 30+ years a box to collect there belongings and walked them out with no advance warning. I worked there for 5+ years and have never seen so many people terminated in my life. Very sad company to work for, I wish them luck.

    Advice to Management

    See you in the unemployment line soon.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "LRRI"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute (More than a year)

    Pros

    Improves interpersonal skills, improves patience

    Cons

    Chaos, stressful, employees not valued

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees


  11. Helpful (8)

    "The most MISERABLE place on Earth!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albuquerque, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent paid time off, but there are not enough pros that could even compare to the cons in this place.

    Cons

    First, the employees have created a nickname for the organization: LRRI-land, due to the ridiculous culture and business practices that are allowed. Morale could not be any lower, due to quarterly lay-offs (which is leadership's opportunity to get rid of anyone they do not like at the moment) and a culture of individuals that tear each other down on a regular basis (a widely accepted and encouraged practice). The common understanding is "you can't trust anyone" and "everyone is replaceable." Recently, the CEO sent out an email noting that raises and bonuses would not be given out for the first time in 20 years, however this was a complete lie. SOME individuals did receive raises and some received bonuses. Save yourself the headache and DO NOT even consider working here.

    Advice to Management

    When asked in the "State of the Institute" meeting, what management planned to do about the low morale, do you realize you never answered the question? As if you have no clue how terrible morale is and has been for a long time. The majority of your employees are looking for jobs and are accepting the first thing that is offered to them, even if it means taking a pay cut just to get away from this place.


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