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  1. "Great workplace, but very corporate environment"

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You will meet great people working here. It is a nice steady job with relatively good job security.

    Cons

    All cons are due to the parent company Labcorp:
    -Small raises
    -You feel like you are just a number

    Advice to Management

    Not much you can do as a subsidiary.


  2. "Haven't removed all the cancer yet."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Genetics Institute full-time

    Pros

    Good place to get laboratory-related work experience (non-research) for new graduates. Be proactive about learning everything beyond the scope of what is expected of you and get out.
    Work is basic, fairly simple if you have common sense.
    Work flow is low-stress.

    Cons

    The way wages are determined here are pretty horrific. Don't be surprised if you find that you are making significantly less than newer people you are training or are further down the chain of command (with less yrs of experience also). Raises are minimal, and by that I mean less than half a buck every year, regardless of how well your performance is on your reviews. There are no bonuses so don't count on that.
    There's really no room for advancement.
    Although most of the cancerous people have been removed, a few still remain so with the low-stress work, your stress will mostly come from them.
    They also tend to harbor and reward people who do their jobs very minimally with the least amount of attention and care which is probably why most of the best people have left.

  3. "Monotonous and Very Little Growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    This is a good place to start if you are a recent graduate. The work flow is very low-stress most of the time, although very inconsistent at which there is very little work for a few hours and then a surge of work to do in the following hours. There is a pay raise for every department that you are trained in and flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    There are a lot of complacent employees, making company culture very stagnant and monotonous. No one wants to go above and beyond what is asked. There is quite a lot of "blame game", but very little accountability for mistakes. Although there is flexible scheduling, it is somewhat looked down upon to take many days off.

    Advice to Management

    Improve training program, keep employees from being complacent by changing the work flow


  4. "Good place to start"

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Technologist
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technologist
    Recommends

    I have been working at National Genetics Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good learning experience for a new grad

    Cons

    Not very many opportunities to advance


  5. "Not good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Just for money, nothing else.

    Cons

    People were too complicated over there


  6. "Laboratory Technician"

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Technologist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technologist in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at National Genetics Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced environment. Great co workers and Flexible hours. This place has great hours if your a student and wishing to find a job with a decent wage and flexible hours.

    Cons

    Growth depends on what position your at this company. Not much room to grow and company is still at its development stages.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  7. "Wow"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at National Genetics Institute full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Can't really think of any at this time

    Cons

    No communication, Drama, Not enough pay, Unrealistic demands for productivity, No employee loyalty.

    Advice to Management

    Train management better

  8. "Good company overall, pay and benefits could have been better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at National Genetics Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance, lab week is lots of fun.

    Cons

    Salary and benefits weren't that great. Although, some departments seem to be doing better than others.


  9. "Good job if in school, deciding on career, or want to move up in company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technologist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Technologist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities to train in different departments and receive good raises
    Some yearly perks

    Cons

    Sometimes not enough employees to get job done well

    Advice to Management

    Make sure enough workers are scheduled!


  10. "Dead end job, not worth the bs, boring tedious work"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in West Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in West Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Pays more than McD's.
    Ok for short term entry level while going to school or studying for GRE, grad school.
    Depending on department, can be flexible in arrival and ending time.
    Give you time to get up to speed after training at beginning.

    Cons

    Want you to pump out work nonstop at fast pace.
    Cannot make any mistakes.
    Dirty and can be hazardous.
    Blame game.
    Drama and cliquey.
    Disconnect of management with employees.
    Lack of communication.
    1 hour lunches frown upon.
    Not enough equipment and constantly defective.

    Advice to Management

    What's more important than bottom line? Nothing for you guys. Fix the cons.


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