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Neogen Reviews

Updated August 21, 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)

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

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Springboard"

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


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Plays Favorites"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Neogen good place to learn then move on"

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


  4. Helpful (5)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Sell"

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    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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Treated like your ignorant"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Lab Tech"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

  8. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "They don't care about old workers"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Tech in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Tech in Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great workers, not the managers.
    Holidays are ok.
    Lack of communication.
    They're always right, and you're always wrong
    Neogen is for sycophants.

    Cons

    Horrendous management.
    Favortism is big role in this company.
    Church clan get better pay.
    Maintenance don't know what to do.
    Lack of communication.
    Pay is horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Stay away or welcome to your doom


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Terrible place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Manufacturing in Lansing, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Neogen full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Generous holidays, there's really no other positive things to say about Neogen. This place is a really terrible place to work for.

    Cons

    Compensation is terrible, management does not know what they are doing or what is going on. Management does not hire the best person for the job, the promote friends or sycophants. This entire place is backwards and they've got a nice view of their rectums.

    Advice to Management

    Light a match and walk away...


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