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Updated January 19, 2018
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  • Nice coworkers, lots of hands-on experience for entry level employees (in 13 reviews)

  • Worked with great people, lots of opportunities for further education (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Pace"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Greenfield, IN
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Greenfield, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pace really knows how to balance work life with personal lives. Pace has a great staff who encourages work place advancement and will help an employee get there.

    Cons

    Being a contractor isn't always the easiest when working for another company, but Pace makes it better.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. "Disorganized"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Allen, TX
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Allen, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As an hourly employee, if in the appropriate lab, you can essentially make your own work schedule depending on the staff available.
    Consistent work practice
    Routine job responsibilities, no need to worry about learning something new every day.

    Cons

    The management is very autocratic. There is very little communication between technicians and GMs in regards to personal growth. Information has been cited to be manipulated, in terms of tested/extracted data to meet EPA guidelines, lab managers have very little care for the staff, it functions purely as a autocratic business.

    Not guaranteed employment and can be let go without notice.

    Once promoted, you are not guaranteed a raise and can passively push roles onto you without consent.

    Does not properly handle emergency situations well, which leads to a BIG safety hazard to all it's employees.

    Advice to Management

    Work with ALL employees and actively manage employee comments and growth.

  3. "Great starter job"

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

    Pros

    Large company, CEO is very personable, great resume builder

    Cons

    Low upward mobility unless willing to relocate, low pay because environmental testing is very competitive with pricing so there isn't a lot to splurge on employees; looooots of work but not a ton of free time to have a life outside of work.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe see if there are better ways to recognize employees with incentives. I loved the people I worked with, but with low incentives and equally low pay, it is going to be hard to keep good employees


  4. "laboratory analyst"

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Analyst
    Current Employee - Laboratory Analyst
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the potential employee will have an opportunity to gain decent experience in a short quantity of time in this production setting environmental laboratory.

    Cons

    pay is on the lower end, and the company tends to train employees for a single position.

    Advice to Management

    invest in employees who show legitimate interest in learning new skills and show willingness to advance.


  5. "It's a good place to start a career."

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Greensburg, PA
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Greensburg, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits. It's a good place to get your foot in the door. There is some opportunity to move around and learn new skills.

    Cons

    Management and personnel conflicts, high stress, long hours. There are minimal opportunities to advance. Rising new employees aren't recognized by management and often driven away.

    Advice to Management

    Build a better management team, top to bottom, remove the problem employees, and invest in the next generation on analyst.


  6. "McDonalds of Analytical Chemistry"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pace Analytical full-time

    Pros

    Pace will hire just about anyone. This is good news for recent graduates trying to gain some experience in a laboratory setting.

    Cons

    Anyone not in a management role, be prepared to be treated like you do actually work at a fast food restaurant. This means, no free thinking, no trust, and a pay grade just a teeny bit above minimum wage.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better, smarter and treat employees like they are better and smarter.


  7. "Labaratory Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pace Analytical (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work with some amazing people although it varies depending on branch.
    Always work to be done so time goes by fast

    Cons

    Standing for entire shift (wear comfy shoes)
    Management sometimes disorganized so we would run same experiment multiple times

  8. "Quick advancement but long hours of work."

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    Current Employee - GC Analyst
    Current Employee - GC Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Room for quick advancement, great for entry-level looking to gain experience in the field.

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid. Employees break their backs to meet impossible demands placed on them by company management.


  9. "Lab Technician"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Allen, TX
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Allen, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pace Analytical full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get paid and there is experience.

    Cons

    Benefits are not great. Do NOT care about lab safety of their own people. Management is terrible and never listens to the needs of the lab. Workload is too much. Training is an issue, you will stand there for hours waiting for things to do. If something is broken, management will take months to fix.

    Advice to Management

    You have a long way to go.


  10. "Alright"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dioxin Lab Technician in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Dioxin Lab Technician in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Nice People
    Hours are flexible

    Cons

    The pay is bad and there is no chance of ever moving up.


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