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Pace Analytical Reviews

Updated May 25, 2018
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  • low pay, but competitive for entry level (in 29 reviews)

  • Relatively weak upper management in some areas (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ormond Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ormond Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are several great people that work well as a team in the PM office.

    Cons

    Lack of accountability when things are in error.

    Advice to Management

    Work on training people a little better. Hire more people to handle the workloads that are already in place. You cant expect the world of a good employee without them burning out.


  2. "Bacteriologist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, Relaxed environment, Great HR department and Events

    Cons

    Low Pay, High deductible health plan

    Advice to Management

    Try to pay more and you will attract more than entry level talent

  3. "Lab Analyst 1"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pace Analytical full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment and great people. Lots of entry level job opportunities.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up the ladder and the pay is low.


  4. "Friendly Coworkers, Very Low LabOps Pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules and frequent communication with management. Lunch meetings. Benefit contributions from company. Wonderful coworkers in my group who work hard and are very supportive. Internal job postings communicate opportunities within the company.

    Cons

    As onsite contractors, we get paid half the wage of what our equals within the company make, which is why there is so much turnover. It is barely a liveable wage in the Twin Cities. After getting a four-year degree in a STEM field, it disheartens me that I could make the same wage as jobs that only require a high school education.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to attract and retain "top scientific talent" pay us more than we could make driving a city bus.


  5. "8"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pace Analytical full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay and there is work-life balance

    Cons

    The ones that work get more dumped on them

    Advice to Management

    Need to pay more attention to the workers


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Very unprofessional"

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Allen, TX
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Allen, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, and there is scope to learn new techniques if you are new to the field of environmental testing

    Cons

    I have had the misfortune of working in one of their labs where I was berated, insulted, and treated horribly by my supervisor almost everyday. In spite of complaining to the management over and over again about this unprofessional behavior, nothing was done. Working at Pace was the most painful and stressful work experience of my life. For a contract worker, the pay is below average for the amount of work you do. They just want you to churn out results with absolutely no concern about the well being of their employees or the integrity of the procedures/protocols.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what your employees feel about the work environment and try to be fair to everybody


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pace Analytical full-time

    Pros

    Company has been really supportive of career and education development.

    Cons

    As a scientist contractor, not a lot of opportunity to move up within the company, but a fantastic way to gain experience.

    Pace Analytical Response

    Mar 26, 2018 – Pace Analytical

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We work hard at finding the best talent from within our organization and promoting our own people whenever possible. We are glad you are experiencing the... More

  8. "Great Work Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pace Analytical full-time

    Pros

    Great place to begin a career and gain experience

    Cons

    Unreal expectations, no OT yet get it done.


  9. "I was sad to go"

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    Former Employee - Inorganics Manager in Allen, TX
    Former Employee - Inorganics Manager in Allen, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people I worked with were great.

    Cons

    There was a lot of turnover. It was very difficult to keep good staff.

    Advice to Management

    Stabilize the departments at the bench level. Develop the current staff and promote from within.

    Pace Analytical Response

    Mar 26, 2018 – Pace Analytical

    Thank you for your review. Pace has a very committed recruiting process in the effort to get the best talent for every open position. Our industry is very competitive with attracting employee... More


  10. Helpful (4)

    "How is this legal?"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pace Analytical full-time

    Pros

    Friendly middle-management, need two more words to submit this.

    Cons

    Pace's LabOps division "finds" you a job at a different company for a fraction of the income and benefits you're worth, while offering the employee little in return. And in an industry with an abundance of qualified workers, there's little one can do to avoid companies like these.

    Advice to Management

    Have some morals and get out of this business sector.


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