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TestAmerica Reviews

Updated Jun 9, 2019

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2.2
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14%
Recommend to a Friend
21%
Approve of CEO
Rachel Brydon Jannetta
102 Ratings
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  • "Low pay and you'll most likely rarely get a raise and when you do it'll be a puny 3%(in 49 reviews)

  • "The upper management doesnt care about their bottom line(in 30 reviews)

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  1. "The Most Environmental Experts in the Environmental Laboratory Industry"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TestAmerica full-time

    Pros

    TestAmerica has more environmental professionals and the best quality of data in the industry. TestAmerica continues to amaze customers with their service and support.. All Labs are on the same Laboratory Information System which makes it easy to transfer work due to capacity issues. Numerous Labs also provide backup with the same high quality data.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any

    TestAmerica2016-03-09
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Value your employees"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Edison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TestAmerica full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Horrible pay, no opportunity for growth

    TestAmerica2019-06-05
  3. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules and work arrangements. Good benefits. Perks and gifts for employees.

    Cons

    Not the greatest pay for entry-level positions, but that is a fact of life in this industry. Good opportunities for a lifelong career, though.

    TestAmerica2019-05-28
  4. "overworked"

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    Current Employee - Analyst I in Arvada, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Decent pay and benefits. -Good coworkers.

    Cons

    Upper management (corporate level) doesn't care about lower employees, and doesn't provide the resources needed to meet productivity targets. Lower level employees are severely overworked because management is very reluctant to approve hiring anyone to replace those that leave (and there are many who do). As a result most departments are permanently understaffed and inexperienced. Recognition of, or even acknowledgement...

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    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what your employees are saying, and act on it.

    TestAmerica2019-06-10
  5. "ok"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TestAmerica full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    large company with lots of resources, decent benefits

    Cons

    politics and infighting, senior management not sales focused

    Advice to Management

    simplify commission plan

    TestAmerica2019-05-20
  6. "Just okay to work for"

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    Former Employee - Analyst I in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TestAmerica full-time

    Pros

    For someone with basic science knowledge great place to start out. The company also has events here and there to reward their employees.

    Cons

    Work can get very repetitive and at times it seems as if the work load won’t slow down now matter how much you get done.

    TestAmerica2019-05-18
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Feeble Minded Management"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Arvada, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    After many years with this company, there are only a few pros that I can think of. Flexibility, competitive health insurance rates and the camaraderie between co-workers. The flexibility is the only thing keeping many of the good analysts there. I gave a second star for the amazing co-workers with whom I work with; otherwise I would have kept it at one star.

    Cons

    Well below national standards salary wise. Maybe it's competitive for the environmental industry, but knowing you can make the same at Costco with a college degree is disheartening. In house upper management is not only unsupported by their superiors, but are clueless as to how to run a functioning lab. They are pushing away experienced people in lieu of cheaper college grads with zero experience. They also have unrealistic...

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    Advice to Management

    Morale and attitudes would be better if we were respected for what we know and are trusted to do our jobs. I can't effectively do my job if my new boss all of a sudden undermines everything I know, resulting in more time wasted.

    TestAmerica2019-05-24
  8. "Low Pay/Overworked"

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TestAmerica full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It may lead to future laboratory positions with enough experience.

    Cons

    Low Pay & Overworked

    TestAmerica2019-05-15
  9. "Good people, mediocre management"

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    Former Employee - PLM Analyst in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TestAmerica full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Supportive coworkers, good facilities and decent starting pay

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations, lack of advancement opportunities, distant management.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication between management and your employees. There have been many times where very simple situations grew into something much more than they should have because communication broke down between management and employees. Also, develop more advancement opportunities for those employees if you want to retain them. The motivation for me leaving was the opportunity to advance not only my financial situation...

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    TestAmerica2019-05-12
  10. "Okay starter job"

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    Current Employee - Analyst III in Canton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Low salary and high turnover.

    TestAmerica2019-05-15
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