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Myriad Genetics Reviews

Updated February 13, 2017
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  • Upper management does not reflect the demographics of the rest of the company (in 8 reviews)

  • I didn't feel there was a very good work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Struggling to keep up"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - N/A
    Current Employee - N/A
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Myriad Genetics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great health insurance, health-minded company w/ workout room, healthy food choices, good work-life balance for most

    Cons

    management feels very directionless right now. scrambling for lots of quick wins instead of looking at long term plans. Morale is pretty low right now and it's hard to get a sense of what the long term plan is at Myriad. Promotions are hard to get unless you are in sales or part of a business unit. Salary isn't very competitive for a lot of positions here and it's hard to get a decent raise once you're in.

    Advice to Management

    Be more competitive with salaries and promote more people from a variety of departments. More training for managers so they can better mentor and coach their employees.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Undervalued unless you're in the right department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Myriad offers good health benefits, an onsite gym, healthy food options, and tuition reimbursement for their employees. decent pay as well.

    Cons

    Very little value unless you're higher up in management, or a more "valuable" department. very little value to the employees shown through ability to move up in the company, get raises, promotions, etc. after 3 years of work, there has been very little opportunity for advancement. Management is under trained, and often expects their employees to pick up the slack for jobs they aren't paid for.


  3. "Lab Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some easy going coworkers made it bearable.

    Cons

    Low pay, bad management. Many supervisors protected by seniority.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Lab Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Myriad Genetics full-time

    Pros

    Good Health benefits, though dwindling

    Cons

    Lower pay scale, prevalent red tape, slow adaptation, responsiveness to concerns slow

    Advice to Management

    Care about people, not just your bottom like


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Break into Oncology and then move on"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Oncology Account Executive
    Former Employee - Oncology Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Myriad Genetics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They will (and want) to hire account executives with zero oncology experience. This allows people to break into oncology. They will train you well.

    Benefits are great. Great work life balance. The mission is good- and people believe in it. The testing is absolutely best in class. This is a great place for someone looking to jumpstart a lab sales/oncology career.

    Cons

    Sadly, if you stay for an extended period of time you will find that Myriad pays low salaries compared to rest of industry. This used to be made up for by consistently doubling (or close to doubling) salary in commission, however that is essentially impossible now due to changes in compensation structure, contracting issues and market saturation.

    Leadership is completely oblivious to the mass exodus that has happened in the oncology sales force. Either oblivious or they don't care, as most experienced AEs are replaced by new folks with zero genetics or oncology experience.

    Leadership arrogantly ignores the current reality of the marketplace. Unrealistic goals, sketchy compensation no longer based of actual sales. Sadly, this is no longer the same place it was years ago.

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to your field employees and understand the true nature of the market place. How can Myriad expect to win in its most competitive environment ever when most of its experienced folks have left? People are leaving because we feel unvalued, our work load is exponentially increasing with no recognition or increase in pay, and the job is quickly becoming a pharma check the box exercise nightmare. Demanding oncology AEs make 8 calls a day is absolutely unreasonable and unrealistic. Consider paying higher salaries like the rest of the lab industry that are based on cost of living for an AE's specific location. We don't all live in Salt Lake City.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Great Mission but Misguided Business Model"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Myriad Genetics (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The mission that the products serve is admirable.

    Cons

    This is just another pharmaceutical job with a different disguise. Limited scientific training provided to field sales on the algorithm, methodology, clinicals, that support Myriad as being "state of the art" so being able to have any differation discussion with a provider on the competitive difference with other companies is non existent. TExpectation is that you are a gopher getting prior authorization forms filled out for a test that you may or may not get credit for; the role of the genetic counselors could be useful if you have an assertive, clinically data driven individual but most are extremely meek and unwilling to push back when necessary. Many of the individuals doing well are from past pharma companies where they are talented at repeating the same message day in and day out.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring past Pfizer or big Pharma managers that believe they know everything and are unwilling to be creative or allow reps to drive their own business. Not every territory in a region is the same. Realistic quotas given the market is saturated with competitive companies.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Myriad has so much potential"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Advocate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Patient Advocate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Myriad Genetics (More than a year)

    Pros

    The genetic testing done at Myriad is important and can be life saving! The research they do is unparalleled.

    Cons

    There is a lot of turnover at Myriad. The tests they perform are state of the art but their business management is outdated. I feel like I'm working in 1995. There are too many employees for the building and not room in the break room (the fridge is overflowing) and not enough parking. Despite working in the healthcare industry, they offer NO sick time.

    Some management at Myriad is extremely unprofessional and catty.

    Advice to Management

    You say that your main priority is the patient but you don't take good care of your employees so they'll want to stay and take care of the patients. You need to focus on giving employees a work/life balance (sick time). You need to update your facility to make it a comfortable and positive looking environment. (Replace the old carpet and add a colored paint to the walls)
    Think about offering a work from home option. We all know the building is bursting at the seams.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great mission, poor implementation and management issues"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Myriad Genetics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company mission of helping patients is wonderful and in some ways they do follow it. The pay is pretty fair. The employee benefits are great. There are a lot of incredible employees that are passionate about helping the patients.

    Cons

    The training for new employees is not sufficient and is done by people that don't know how to do the job they are training for. Myriad has a lot of employees in management roles that do not have the patients' best interest in mind, and are not the most knowledgeable or skilled for the position. They set expectations for their departments and teams that working faster is more important than quality of their work and more important than working on the patient's case that has been waiting the longest.

    Advice to Management

    The investment in training new employees properly would pay off as it would result in new employees being able to provide higher quality and quantity of work once training is completed, rather than struggling for months, as some of them do currently. If you could realize that intelligence, skills and experience might make someone a better candidate for positions or promotions than education or tenure alone.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Lab Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Technician I in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Lab Technician I in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great... Co-workers are great as well

    Cons

    Management. pay. work environment. basically everything else

    Advice to Management

    Be up front with your employees


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Lab Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Technician II in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Lab Technician II in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Myriad Genetics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Three 12-hour shifts and and a youthful environment. Somewhat meaningful work.

    Cons

    It's hard to work behind the scenes, where the actual product is being done, and be completely undervalued and underappreciated. The other reviews of employment in the lab are spot on. Turnover is high and morale is low for very strong reasons.

    Advice to Management

    Train the supervisors.



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