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QualTex Laboratories Reviews

Updated February 26, 2017
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  1. "ITS Technical Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Quality Specialist in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Specialist in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at QualTex Laboratories (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You will meet great people.

    Cons

    When you start, it will almost always be in 3rd shift.


  2. "QualTex"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to start career

    Cons

    -No growth potential
    -Employees do not matter and it's known
    -Issues aren't resolved until after they happen

    Advice to Management

    Focus on process and employees


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    "Quality Specialist II"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mission, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mission, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Provides monetary means for living

    Cons

    requires one to sell their souls to the devil.

    Advice to Management

    Don' be dumb anymore.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Horrible place to work! Not organized!"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician (Accessioning Department) in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Lab Technician (Accessioning Department) in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nothing! Everything there is a disaster! Maybe the only pros is the benefit and working overtime!

    Cons

    Management lazy people and favoritism! Everyone gets away with anything! It's ridiculous! The hard workers are the ones who get in trouble all the time! If your a hard worker and love stress and love to be bullied, this is the place to work! They expect you to do everything! But when the lazy people don't do it, they don't get told anything! The lazy people and the favoritism get away with everything! I'm a workaholic and I can't stand that We get in trouble because the lazy people say we are the ones who don't work!

    Advice to Management

    They need to check attendance and who gets more work done! All the good workers get blamed by the lazy workers!


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Expect the unexpected!"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Laboratory Scientist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Clinical Laboratory Scientist in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Not too many Pros. The building and laboratory environment is clean, well maintained - but also super-sterile in appearance.

    Cons

    The list of Cons is rather extensive. Insufficient staff is a MAJOR ongoing problem, that NO ONE in management seem willing to seriously address. Proper training of new hires is poorly executed. Effective communication is still just a concept.

    Advice to Management

    If you really want to improve work conditions, LISTEN to the staff; they ARE your most valuable resource. Treat staff members like human beings, not like machines! Most problems there are easily remedied.


  7. "Clinical Laboratory Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Education Coordinator in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Education Coordinator in Lawrenceville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very clean work environment. Impressive and up to date testing instrumentation.

    Cons

    Poor management team. Needs to provide a more organized and fair work schedule. Understaffed

    Advice to Management

    Need to re-organize management structure.


  8. "Not bad for introverts, but not good for extroverts!"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Supervisor in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible time off, continuing education webinars, good sense of inspection readiness, good place to start if you are out of school and don't have much experience

    Cons

    Leadership poorly trained in regards to managing and listing to their workers, pay is not commensurate with experience, those employees promoted internally micromanage their successors, especially if they come from outside the company.

    Advice to Management

    Please listen to those employees that come from other career fields; we have good ideas that may work well for your company. We can also help research and present topics that may be of benefit to others. I offered to do this, but was told by Management: "No one will listen to you...you work here now, and we have to bring someone from the outside to present it, in order for anyone to listen". Ouch!


  9. "Worst job of my career"

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    Former Employee - Processing Lab Technician in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Processing Lab Technician in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at QualTex Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for overtime

    Cons

    Hard to take vacation or get vacation approved, because they the can't retain enough employees to cover for each other. Very little opportunity to cross train on different jobs, which is important for advancement. Very low morale. Losing business due to consolidation of plasma collection companies, and their investment in their own testing facilities.

    Advice to Management

    The best lab techs don't make the best managers. Many times they don't have the people skills to treat subordinates professionally.


  10. "QualTex"

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime.
    Laid back atmosphere for departments outside of the laboratory.
    Great hands on training for biomedical machines, if there is time to get trained or rather, people to do the training.

    Cons

    Under staff and poorly managed.
    High turnover rate with employees.
    Company will under pay you for your experience until you notify HR, who will then have the audacity to ask you not to let your peers know that they not getting a fair market salary.
    Benefits are extremely unsatisfactory compared to other NONPROFIT organizations.
      - Family insurance rates are ridiculous.
    Employees who are noted for excelling in their work are given additional responsibilities without the additional monetary increases.
      - Keep doing this and you will lose more employees, oh wait, i think that's already happening.

    Advice to Management

    Favoritism is a natural human behavior. However, it should be avoided in the workplace.

    Offer alternating 4 ten hour shifts to employees, thus covering all hours of the day and reducing the necessity for people being on call. Ensure all processing labs have a supervisor/lead present.

    Side stepping and prolonging key issues on benefits and than expecting stellar performance from employees is a recipe for disaster.


  11. "Most sink or swim, a few just float"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    People are generally dedicated to their jobs, you will see a lot of people here after hours, on weekends, pitching in to get things done. There is room for advancement, they do prefer to promote from within. The culture seems to be changing at a somewhat glacial pace.

    Cons

    Management does not seem to listen, contracts are negotiated and put in place with zero feedback from the people actually doing the work. Managers tend to make promises they don't have to keep, putting people in binds where they have to juggle life and work constantly. Turnover is a continuously ongoing issue, to the extent that the most tenured people in some departments have 2-3 years experience. Countless time is wasted training and signing people that decide it's not for them. HR seems to be unable to find new people at a decent rate. Management's projects seem to be a higher priority than obtaining a full staff. Sink or swim operation in many departments, which is good for some people and terrible for most. A handful of people have figured out how to do absolutely minimal work without being fired. A company in need of drastic software solutions to bridge the gap between mass production and perfect quality, there are too many manual stop-gap solutions in place.

    Advice to Management

    Trim the fat around the midsection. The company should be shaped like a pyramid with boots on the ground, instead it is shaped like a diamond with a few in the testing areas, a bunch of managers and supervisors and a few upper managment.


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