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Neogen Reviews

Updated October 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Great People and a good work environment (in 11 reviews)

  • Decent entry level pay, good benefits (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • No room for advancement, most of the position changes are given to favorites (in 6 reviews)

  • Very low pay in most, but not all, positions; far below industry standard (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "A great place to start...not to stay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Administrative in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Neogen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Small company mindset in a large corportion, excellent people to work with, incredible diversity of people, responsibilities, abilities, and positions, and a corporate willingness for internal moves, very good benefits.

    Cons

    Small company mindset in a large corporation...this can often manifest as "mom and pop" procedures. Very poor infrastructure and supply chain management, an upper management focus on "ringing the cash register," often at the expense of procedure, safety, and ethics. Very low pay in most, but not all, positions; far below industry standard.

    Advice to Management

    A company that is supposed to be dedicated to "Food and Animal Safety" should probably be more concerned with its ethical reputation.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Run away"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers, you learn a lot mostly on your own and end up very independent. Once you are done here you can take on any job.
    Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Working for Neogen is like an unhealthy relationship in which you bring 110% of your commitment and effort and the other side doesn't acknowledged it nor appreciate it.
    Use it only as a stepping stone and then run as fast and far as you can.

    Advice to Management

    They just don't care. The underdog works hard and cares about customers. Managers only care about numbers and not the people behind them.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Administrative Assistant Office Clerical"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant Office Cerical in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant Office Cerical in Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hours, flexibility if emergency happens. Good steeping stone for experience only.

    Cons

    CEO constantly brags and let's company know how well they are doing during all staff events and how much money and growth they had. Very discouraging when employees are not even paid market rate, actually well below.

    Management is not held to certain standards.

    Bad ethics.

    Workload to great. Resources cut or staff but additional workloads.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate employees more.
    Top down needs to be reviewed.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Gross negligence of employees and their contributions to the company"

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    Current Employee - Shipping/Receiving in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Shipping/Receiving in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hours are ok, though they have been better. Immediate supervision is more in tune to the workers' needs than upper management is.

    Cons

    Pay is AWFUL. Neogen will NOT pay you what you are worth. Unless you are a money-maker for the company (i.e.-sales, marketing), you are looked at as nothing. They feel YOU should pay THEM for the "privilege" of working here.

    Advice to Management

    Resign. Get peoplen in here who are more attentive to employees' needs. Pay them a LIVABLE wage.


  5. "Customer Service"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Lansing, MI

    Pros

    Work with a great group of people, very supportive and everyone works together as a team. Good pay and good benefits.

    Cons

    The company is growing so fast that there is a need to hire a lot of new employees to accommodate the growth.

    Advice to Management

    Remember to recognize and thank the employees who work hard every day to go above and beyond to take care of the customers.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Okay for a few years..."

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Delta Center, MI
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Delta Center, MI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's good experience for food safety fields. There is possibility to advance quickly to Territory manager when hired as inside sales.

    Cons

    Pay is highly variable and unfair amongst coworkers of the same position. 'Old school' way of doing things. Expanding fast but trying to keep up I guess


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Wonderful Co-workers, Feel Good Mission"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Neogen full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing people work at Neogen - friendly, hardworking and fun. A mission & products you can feel good about (food & animal safety). Company is growing fast. Numerous female managers.

    Cons

    Lower compensation than average for some entry level positions but opportunities to move up & great benefit package.

    Advice to Management

    Consider more flexible work arrangements, employee profit sharing and additional PTO to make Neogen an even better place to work.

  8. "Customer Service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security, laid back, benefits, good experience.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, the pay is not competitive, no real room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees shouldn't feel like they're settling.


  9. "Research Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Neogen full-time

    Pros

    Good place to learn and gain some industry experience. Awesome coworkers, supportive supervisors

    Cons

    pay is not good compared to the experience that they want, slow at the start to get working

    Advice to Management

    Pay should be comparable to the experience that is required to get the job.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Neogen good place to learn then move on"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Clean and fairly professional. Location is convenient. Most people are very friendly and seem genuine. Competitive pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Old school and no room for advancement. Ideas are frowned upon and there is no desire to step into this century, Vulgar language.


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