Quest Diagnostics Employee Reviews about "low pay"

Updated Dec 30, 2020

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Quest Diagnostics Chairman, President and CEO Steve Rusckowski
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  • "Upper management spends too much time patting each other on the back(in 67 reviews)

  • "Low pay and less room to advance(in 59 reviews)

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  1. "Loved working here"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Grossing Technician 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Quest Diagnostics full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great coworkers, great benefits

    Cons

    Horrible management, doesn’t really help In training, have to train yourself, low pay for entry level

  2. "Depends on the department"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Medical Technologist in Chantilly, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Quest Diagnostics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    High technology, highly complex environment, high production and fast pace

    Cons

    High micromanagement, bad project management, high turn around, little recognition and low pay

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  3. "Steady Work"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Driver in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Quest Diagnostics full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Steady work, 401k, decent health pan

    Cons

    Low pay, little room for advancement and growth

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    "Starter job"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Quest Diagnostics full-time

    Pros

    They will take you with no prior experience.

    Cons

    Low pay, they expect you to do insurance checking along with other paperwork and also draw blood. High turn over

  5. "Good"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - EHS in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at Quest Diagnostics full-time

    Pros

    Diverse, flexible, paid holidays, guaranteed hours

    Cons

    Low pay and less room to advance

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Quest"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Medical Transcriptionist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Quest Diagnostics full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers were caring and friendly.

    Cons

    Low pay, no advancement opportunities

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Very Poor management"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Certified Phlebotomist in Folsom, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Quest Diagnostics full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Its work . They hire new phlebs cheap so you can get skills there

    Cons

    Low pay, management is very poor, only "Friends" of the supervisor get ahead. A lot of pushing employees to work harder, work faster, meet unobtainable goals. Very unprofessional leads who are untouchable due to their buddying up with supervisor. If you complain they will punish you or you will lose your job,

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  8. "Good place to work only if you are about to retire!"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Clinical Laboratory Scientist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Quest Diagnostics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours, In general more relaxed than comparing to hospital work

    Cons

    low pay, no career growth, no weekend rotations, poor benefits

  9. "Horrible stressful work environment"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Quest Diagnostics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    *Decent benefits/ discounted benefits *401k plan

    Cons

    *Outdated equipment/ computer system *low pay *low pto recruel *not allowed over time *make you work 6 days and no over time. *absolute no work/life balance *they don't consider breaks for you *management could care less about you *it's not a company where you can thrive and be for a long period *they don't care about the happiness of employees, just care about making money. Typical for profit company

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Brutal"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Roanoke, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Quest Diagnostics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get benefits with a high school diploma

    Cons

    Low pay, brutal workload, awful corporate culture

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