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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. "Great company to start your career, and gain skills."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a strong comradeship between employees. The opportunity to gain new skills exist if you are willing to push to gain them.

    Cons

    There is a lot of favoritism, it is one of the few companies where being a parent gains you preferential treatment.

    Promotions and recognition are very hard to come by unless you are male, white, and LDS.

    Advice to Management

    Please provide more training to management so that these biases don't continue.

    Please focus on communication. There is a major disconnect between management and the rest of the staff. Management feel that everything is going swimmingly, and on the floor people feel there are likely to be layoffs.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Quality Related Position"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nelson Labs full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Caring Boss, Tuition Reimbursement

    Cons

    Additional benefits are being taken away. Work keeps adding on to what is already there.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Negative Outlook"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nelson Labs full-time

    Pros

    The flexibility is great, and allows you to chose your hours. People are generally nice to work with.

    Cons

    pay is extremely low for the market, after the new acquisition by steregincs many incentives are now gone which means you're receiving even less. this is a great place to start a career but not a place to progress.

    Advice to Management

    pay your employees what they're worth and they will stay.


  4. "It's pretty cool they are pretty flexible with me"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    well they got some smart people who work there but the study directors tend to not be that bright which is weird

    Cons

    sometimes the hours are crazy early or crazy late


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not the best"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, decent sense of being on an inclusive team

    Cons

    Compensation is incredibly sub-par compared to the industry. As an analyst, you are essentially asked to do all the work or leave; analysts are constantly used as scapegoats for problems in the lab. Employees are often crushed under workloads, with no realistic view of completing some tasks on time.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your lower tier employees more. They are the key to your success!


  6. "Great Culture"

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    • 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!


  7. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome company with great values. Works hard to be the best and provides great benefits to employees.

    Cons

    Sometime the precision necessary of in this type of scientific field can be frustrating. No overtime or ability to get extra work.


  8. "Quality Assurance"

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    • 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.


  9. "Good culture, low pay"

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    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.


  10. "General"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


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