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Neogen Reviews

Updated January 10, 2017
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Pros
  • Great People and a good work environment (in 11 reviews)

  • Positive people, no need to take work home with you, good work / life balance (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Customer Service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Research Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Sales Directors are dead weight\old. Holding company back. Not forward thinking..not all but most."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Neogen full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Making great acquisitions in food safety industry. Great people but hire young with no experience and do not mentor them properly. Need to develop people but pay is poor so get people who are still figuring out what they want to be when they grow up. They end up leaving or company fails sales goals because they don't know how to develop people.

    Cons

    Slow to keep up with all their markets. Want direct vs distribution??? Why..who does this today in biz world when you are a manufacturer? Foreign mkts yes but U.S. no??? Why?

    Advice to Management

    Trust your tenured sales force. Become a sales organization not a marketing organization.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Springboard"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Only good for resume building. A good first job straight out of college but it's a springboard..
    .no one stays longer than 2 years.
    Good people

    Cons

    Pay is much lower than industry average
    Everyone argues that the benefits aren't that great, no sick time only pto.
    Had a chemical spill that was poorly handeled.
    Poor managers-they're scientists, not managers and have no training.

    Advice to Management

    Train the people you put into management team positions. When employees are so pissed off at their boss that their work suffers you have a problem.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Plays Favorites"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Technician
    Former Employee - Lab Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are a managers "favorite" you will get lots of opportunities. Great People! Coworkers are amazing.

    Cons

    Pay. No respect. Ideas are never heard and when they are, they are usually stolen and passed off as your managers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Neogen good place to learn then move on"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Helpful (5)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Sell"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Neogen full-time

    Pros

    Good place to get some experience and move on. Nearly impossible to get fired. Great place for slackers to be employed but if you are a motivated person who wants to move up the ladder, this is not the place for you.

    Cons

    Promotions are based upon the buddy system. Experience means nothing at this company. Managers are sub-par and inexperienced. Company rife with nepotism. Get your 3 to 5 years of beginning experience here and move to a more competent company. Try to get hired by a more competent company first though, you will learn more if you do, unless you enjoy the life of a slacker, then you would be a great fit.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Treated like your ignorant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Packaging in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Packaging in Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Benefits, 401k, stock, pto (although they could dish more), company events like picnics, family events and promotional events like the sparrow health days and Red Cross blood donations

    Cons

    Management is terrible and you get treated like you don't know anything, they don't train anyone properly, the pay sucks, not enough promotion or pay upgrades available...it's like a family plan they only push the people they like into promotions and they have wayyyy to much overtime and not enough time with family

    Advice to Management

    Take a management class and treat everyone how you deserve to be treated


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Lab Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Neogen full-time

    Pros

    Good place to go after school to gain enough experience to get a new job somewhere else. Flexible schedule, you don't have to be there at a specific time.

    Cons

    Pay is below average. You can go from having nothing to do to not having enough people and being extremely busy. Lab techs are not guaranteed holidays and have to come in a lot of holidays to cover. Management does not care about how their employees feel about situations or address problems.



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