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Neogen Reviews

Updated June 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Great People and a good work environment (in 11 reviews)

  • Good benefits, somewhat relaxed environment, staff is friendly and easy to get along with (in 7 reviews)

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

  • Upper management is a terrible group (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Neogen is a fantastic company to work with!"

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

    Pros

    Neogen is one of the top 200 small corporations to work for according to Forbes, however I feel they are better than that even. Amazing stock, opportunity, and experience.

    Cons

    You won't be working in a fancy office, as the company purchases older schools and buildings. You start out at a lower wage, but if you put in the time and effort, Neogen looks after you.

    Advice to Management

    Communication between departments should improve.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Lexington Manor, KY
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Lexington Manor, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's such a laid back company. This has been my all time favorite job. Good benefits. Great coworkers.

    Cons

    The salary needs to be higher. Neogen likes to keep putting more responsibities on your plate without giving you a raise.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone equal.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "NEOGEN BENEFITS"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    We are always looking for talented individuals to fill future employment opportunities. At Neogen , your dream career can be built in a short period of time

    Cons

    So far , neogen hasn't given me any reason not to work with them . To me , everything at neogen is perfectly okay.

    Advice to Management

    The management of neogen needs to increase the Job opportunities and make positions open for college students who want to major in the field.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Wonderful Co-workers, Feel Good Mission"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. "Growing....."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Conscious management, bringing on new blood from outside the company. Starting to embrace. sociall media outlets, standardizing corporate image across the divisions.Encourages team atmosphere,provided opportunities to mingle with fellow employees outside work. US company keeping jobs in US.

    Cons

    Slow to implement new technologies, short-staffed in support functions, seems to more reactive than proactive. Needs program to reward personnel working in positions not performance based

    Advice to Management

    Help managers keep morale up. Need ways to reward ALL employees when company meets hoals


  6. Helpful (5)

    "If pay isn't important to you, this is a GREAT place."

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

    I have been working at Neogen full-time

    Pros

    Friendly management, fun environment, and just a lot of feel good vibes from a company that's doing "good" work. Solid training and a visible promote-from-within policy. Reasonably-priced health coverage, good 401k and stock purchase plan, and generous time off allowances.

    Cons

    Staffing often feels inadequate. The low wage makes it impossible to really utilize the benefits. Seriously, I have to explain to people all of the other positives of working here so they don't think I'm insane when I tell them I'm making $2/hour less than market. Few coworkers I know can afford to contribute to their own 401k and none can afford to take advantage of the stock purchase plan (which is a tremendous perk if you have the money to spend).

    Advice to Management

    Every year we're told we're awesome, that we've had huge income growth, and that our products are just selling themselves. So can you maybe look at increasing the wage scale? Sales people get great commissions and perks. It would be nice if the remaining rank and file did as well.


  7. "Customer Service"

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    • Culture & Values
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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.

  8. "Customer Service"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. "Great people, bad pay"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people and location isnt terrible

    Cons

    bad pay, not much room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    not much


  10. "no comment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Belgrade (Serbia)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Belgrade (Serbia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    ok salary, great colleagues, good benefits

    Cons

    unstable, always changing, decision making is too centralized

    Advice to Management

    no advice


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