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Nelson Labs Reviews

Updated June 17, 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. "Awesome! Fun!"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff
    Fun environment
    Management visibility to all staff.

    Cons

    What may lack in industry pay is compensated well.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the small company feel as you grow to over 500 employees.


  2. "Great place to work"

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

    I worked at Nelson Labs full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Caring ownership, excellent support staff, and co-workers that make the workday enjoyable. Upward mobility is guaranteed to employees who put in a good effort. I started out as a entry level media prep technician, and ended up a media QC analyst and culture specialist.

    Cons

    It would be nice if they had satellite locations. I had to move to Arizona to finish my schooling and have since worked for two other laboratories. I'm not sure I will ever again find an employer like Nelson Labs.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Employees can tell when leadership truly cares for the personal wellbeing of their staff.

  3. "Great company with caring upper management."

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

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

    Pros

    Transparent management. They were always willing to let you know where you stood and how the company stood.

    Cons

    Low salaries and a lot of work.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Pharmaceutical and Medical device testing in a fun, family-friendly environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Nelson Labs part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Culture, Infrastructure and Future Outlook; Free Fruit, Popcorn and Hot Cocoa, Great, reasonably-priced cafeteria, Great Leadership, Beautiful Facility

    Cons

    If you're starting out entry-level hoping to move up, you'll have to spend considerable time in that position before you're considered; Obamacare stunted anticipated growth and forced company to become somewhat more efficient, but they came out on top


  5. "Great place to work."

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly "family" environment with great people.
    Good pay
    Good benefits
    Senior Leadership really does a good job of listening to employees ideas and concerns.
    When working here, you know you are making a difference.

    Cons

    This is a FDA regulated lab. The FDA is no fun to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  6. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Intern in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Personal contact with upper management, great facility and organization, thorough training, thorough internal regulation and auditing of company processes and testing

    Cons

    Smaller company with many management positions filled, expect to be working in one position for an extended period of time without promotion

    Advice to Management

    Management is very qualified and listens to their employees, provide annual or semi-annual anonymous reviews of managers and section leaders by subordinate employees to assess progress and current performance.


  7. "Great entry-level job"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good benefits, decent vacation time, value their employees, excellent training, fun atmosphere, management takes your ideas into consideration, given opportunities for increased responsibility, good communication amongst the whole company

    Cons

    Pay could be more competitive, advancement opportunities not too common, really hard to get fired (con because it means you end up working with some very difficult people)

    Advice to Management

    Employee reviews should be more frequent, ensure employees are staying on task, reward high performance with incentives (they used to do this but stopped when the economy tanked)

  8. "Awesome company to work for"

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

    I worked at Nelson Labs part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    An awesome company to work for with a great culture and a decent set of benefits. Great people and environment.

    Cons

    Can't really think of anything big.

    Advice to Management

    Can't really think of anything. Keep doing what you are doing and keep getting better.


  9. "Fabulous"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You don't often find companies of this caliber!

    Cons

    traffic flow on Redwood Road


  10. "Excellent Company!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture and workplace environment. Competitive benefits package and PTO policy. An excellent place to work while going to school and very willing to work with odd schedules.

    Cons

    Be prepared to put time into the company if you want advancement. There are some people who can move up quickly, but unless you're extremely qualified, then you'll be waiting a while.


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