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Pace Analytical Reviews

Updated September 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Nice coworkers, lots of hands-on experience for entry level employees (in 10 reviews)

  • Great people- it's a passionate group of really intelligent people who seem to truly care about the company and its mission (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Stability of large company/Personal touch of small"

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

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

    Pros

    People recognized for contributions not tenure
    Company cares about employees
    Culture of hard work combined with fun, vibrant environment
    Values employees and recognizes them as most valuable asset
    During recent hurricanes senior executives and ownership stepped up in big way to help staff in Huston and Puerto Rico

    Cons

    Salaries are consistent with contract industry but contract industry lags behind others
    Seasonality of work causes uneven work load
    Some operations have limited growth due to contract environment

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in key staff and striving to improve physical work spaces


  2. "You get out what you put in."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensburg, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company cares about employees. Flexible schedule and willingness to work with employees to accommodate personal lives. I have seen company take donations of sick and vacation time to help those who need time off for emergencies. Also worked around my school schedule so that I could maintain full time status and continue to work.

    Actively trying to improve both work environment and customer experience. While this is a hard balance and will take years, Pace is trying to make work enjoyable for employees and results desirable for customers. Accepting of new ideas and CEO is involved with each lab. His yearly visits are always informative and show his interest in everyone's well being.

    Room for advancement and decent raises. The industry does not pay well as a whole, but Pace pays well. Yearly raises of 3% are nothing to scoff at in this economy. I have been with Pace 3 years and have had 2 promotions on top of yearly raises. You have to be willing to start with the crappy jobs and work your way up though!!

    Great coworkers! Fun and personalities are encouraged

    Bench level employees and SR management get it!

    Cons

    Middle management has slight disconnect: budget is over valued and opportunity costs are not taken into consideration.

    Need to keep long term gains into consideration as well as short term.

    Sales needs to join the "team" and not see themselves as an outside group.

    Advice to Management

    Continue improving: 3P, lean, and best practices are working!
    Promote and hire based on ability not seniority (10 years as an analyst does not always equate to a great manager).

  3. "Safety Tech"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Safety in Cottage Grove, MN
    Current Employee - Safety in Cottage Grove, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pace Analytical full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of jobs
    Easy to move around
    Benifits

    Cons

    Lace of on site manager at CG site
    Review based on contracting companies manager who has little first hand communication

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved with workers


  4. "Minneapolis Location"

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

    I have been working at Pace Analytical full-time

    Pros

    Good place to get your foot in the door. Comfortable environment- so far I'm planning on staying for the long haul. People are friendly, good benefits, good leadership.

    Cons

    We're so close to the light rail, but train tracks block the only short route (other option is 2.5 miles around). Would be really nice if there was a way to walk directly to the lightrail (.4 miles). I would just get rid of my car altogether.

    Advice to Management

    Give more options for transportation to and from work. Maybe a discounted rate on those Nice Ride bikes.


  5. "Opportunity for a Career, not a job"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place for Career Growth and Professional Development in Environmental Sciences. Allows for a good balance of work / family life.

    Cons

    Struggle with bringing new technology and product offerings to the marketplace, Pace is not usually first to market, but will commit eventually


  6. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pace Analytical full-time

    Pros

    Great family work environment

    Cons

    Not many to report today


  7. "Lab Ops Employee"

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    Former Employee - Lab Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Lab Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pace Analytical (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great project manager, hands on.

    Cons

    Contract employment, unable to control many aspects of job.

    Advice to Management

    Change contracts to be more inclusive?

  8. "Good place to get your foot in the door"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pace Analytical full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to move up quickly. There are a LOT of people here who have been here 10+ years, so job stability is good. Really like the people I work with.

    Cons

    Needs better communication between divisions. People are great, but would like more activities to give the environment a more fun atmosphere.


  9. "Great Company."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Analyst II in Golden Valley, MN
    Current Employee - Lab Analyst II in Golden Valley, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy communication, strives to keep employees happy and challenged, room for growth/expansion of skills

    Cons

    I really enjoy being a contractor for this company, but pay is lower since you are a contractor.


  10. "Strong Employer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pace Analytical full-time

    Pros

    Good management. Organized. Challenging. Good benefits. Good co-workers. Pay is decent.

    Cons

    Can be long hours.


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