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Nelson Labs Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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Pros
  • An awesome company to work for with a great culture and a decent set of benefits (in 7 reviews)

  • Flexible schedules, good benefits, competitive PTO and other benefits (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Not much opportunity for growth and low pay for a lot of work and stress (in 7 reviews)

  • poor pay for the amount of work (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office in Taylorsville, UT
    Current Employee - Office in Taylorsville, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nelson Labs full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture with friendly environment. The company makes a good effort on team building through company activities. Nice cafeteria with indoor and outdoor seating.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for growth and low pay for a lot of work and stress. Promotions are only given to those favored by management. Depending on the department you could be stuck in the same position for several years.

    Advice to Management

    Train Managers to focus on professional development opportunities. Not everyone will be happy doing the same job forever!


  2. "Quality Assurance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nelson Labs full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Open gym, cafe onsite, great place to gain experience, kids room, flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Pay is average for the market. Cost control measures such as limiting salary increases when promoted to less than 5% (which promotions do not occur very often) can be very frustrating. They do not incentivize hard work, and management are not held accountable for poor performance.


  3. "Good culture, low pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Laboratory Analyst in West Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Laboratory Analyst in West Jordan, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good co-workers and wonderful work environment. Their vacation policy is nice and there is an on-site cafeteria with fairly good food. The hours are nice and it is a fairly low stress work environment.

    Cons

    Company doesn't pay as much as most in the industry so it has a high turn over rate. The work load can be high as a result of the under staffing while waiting for new employees to be hired.


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  5. "General"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Jordan, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Jordan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great and very easy to work with. Good environment to work in and allows for individual growth. PTO is generous and allows to good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Company events are disorganized and not directed at the general population of the company. Pay is a little on the low side for the market.

    Advice to Management

    The management of the company is adequate, but accountability within the company needs to be improved. There appears to be to much room for subjectivity. Performance based measurements should be implemented.


  6. "Amazing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Analyst I in West Jordan, UT
    Current Employee - Lab Analyst I in West Jordan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay, it is in the top 50 companies to work for in Utah, great development opportunities, company events and also great employees

    Cons

    Nothing bad at all it's the best job I've ever had honestly everyone should work here they treat you like family does


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Lab Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Teamwork, excelent CEO, great environment

    Cons

    Poor pay for the amount of work


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Analyst II in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Lab Analyst II in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -great value of employees
    -fun and exciting place to work
    -great CEO

    Cons

    -poor pay for the amount of work


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Lab Tech"

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good co-workers, nice facilities, good location for commute...

    Cons

    Staff many positions without bachelors degree, undereducated or uneducated...so if you have a few years at the company you make as much and hold same title as someone who actually finished a bachelors degree. This is horrible for employees, but saves the company a great deal of money. All it does is drive down pay for a credentialed employee. Also, having uneducated employees prepare many of the scientific materials and chemical prep does cause problems, as they often dont actually comprehend how the science works. This puts quality at risk, and causes risk to the customer. Not worth it just to save a little money. Hire educated science professionals and pay them what they are worth. We cant keep covering for the uneducated cheap workers who are doing science like they are reading a recipe for making cookies. This isnt a cookie factory. This is infectious disease control and microbiology. Hire real educated scientists with a real degree and education.


  10. "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at Nelson Labs full-time

    Pros

    Ability to implement great change for the company and propose process improvements.
    Freedom to learn and grow.
    Great management support.

    Cons

    Some processes aren't super thought-out or organized.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  11. "Great culture, great opportunities for growth, smart people."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, people, flexibility. They try to engage their employees. You can make process improvements no matter where you are in the corporate ladder.

    Cons

    Can't think of much aside from the slightly lower pay scale. Though I think this is mostly made up for in schedule flexibility, for some, and bonus payouts.

    Advice to Management

    NA


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