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Neogen Reviews

Updated January 17, 2018
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Pros
  • Great People and a good work environment (in 12 reviews)

  • Position allows for work life balance (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • VERY high turnover rate throughout all departments (in 10 reviews)

  • Upper management beats down the ladder until the workers are the ones getting all of the stress (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Good people, working experience. Compensation can improve."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Coworkers collaborative and willing to help, it's a good place for experience building.

    Cons

    Achievements are often minimally recognized, depending on department. Upper management seems to ignore the fact that retaining good workers requires better compensation and advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Showing a little bit of appreciation and encouragement helps ensure more sincere effort and determination from your employees.


  2. "Good place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Neogen full-time

    Pros

    Nice coworkers and good company outlook

    Cons

    Low pay makesit hard to stay

  3. "Microbiologist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Neogen full-time

    Pros

    People, location, Good starter job

    Cons

    Pay, upward mobility, lack of communication

    Advice to Management

    Reasonable salary to retain employees


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Lab Assistant"

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

    I worked at Neogen part-time

    Pros

    Decent Benefits and a resume booster

    Cons

    The company does not pay well and some departments expect employees to work overtime, but do not pay them for the hours.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better. This is literalllu a complaint of 30am ist everyone I met and it would help lessen your turn over rate


  5. Helpful (8)

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

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    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "sales rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Neogen full-time

    Pros

    travel all over the world for free

    Cons

    salary was very low for the job


  7. "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.

  8. 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.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Ok place to build your resume but not to stay as a career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    interesting work-supervisors and senior scientists are genuinely helpful to teach the younger scientists "the ropes" of applied science and product development

    Cons

    low salary - many of the younger scientists leave because salary is not sufficient to cover school debt and other standard debt obligations.

    Advice to Management

    increase salary.. or us younger scientists are going to continue to use Neogen only as a resume builder and not stay to establish a career


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Working at Neogen to build a resume not for a salary."

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    Current Employee - Full Time Employee in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Full Time Employee in Lansing, MI

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

    Pros

    Stable company to work for.
    Job opportunities to move up.

    Cons

    Low salaries.
    Lack of communication in between managers and employees.

    Advice to Management

    More communication in between managers and employees. Specially in operations.


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