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TestAmerica Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible schedule, good work environment, nice coworkers (in 41 reviews)

  • Flexible hours and good coworkers (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay and high technicality of work (in 37 reviews)

  • I'm not quite sure that upper management realizes just how bad it has gotten (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Not for Everyone"

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

    I worked at TestAmerica full-time

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers and Overtime pay available

    Cons

    Management did not treat analysts fairly


  2. "Lab tech"

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

    I worked at TestAmerica full-time

    Pros

    Huge percentage of coworkers are hard workers. Great for experience only.

    Cons

    Cannot move up career-wise. Low pay and long hours. Not appreciative .

  3. "O-Prep Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TestAmerica full-time

    Pros

    The shifts for the lab are very flexible

    Cons

    Salary is a big con


  4. "Analyst"

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

    I worked at TestAmerica full-time

    Pros

    Friendly Co workers, flexible hours

    Cons

    No room for improvement, too much workload


  5. "GCMS Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at TestAmerica full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good work environment, nice coworkers.

    Cons

    yearly raises are low, no bonus


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Hard Work, No Reward"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling for most positions so long as you get your work done. You get to hold onto your phone in the lab so you don't miss important messages and can text your coworkers for quick questions without needing to page or hunt for them.

    Cons

    Not only is your pay far below average, you're asked to do above average work while management actively discourages you from asking for fair compensation or a living wage. Raises, if you get one, are a joke even if promoted.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to retain talent, at least give people what they deserve or good employees will underperform and/or move on.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Mixed feelings"

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    Current Employee - Field Technician in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Field Technician in Mobile, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's easy to get your foot in the door. Benefits, while not stellar, are offered on a fairly quick timetable.

    Cons

    This can be summed up in two words: overworked and underpaid. The company places an emphasis on making money without spending what's needed. Equipment is old, much of it desperately needing to be replaced. Pay raises and promotions are minimal and infrequent. Lip service is paid to the value of the company's employees, but in reality it is never shown in management's actions. Morale is abysmal for much of the company. I'm not quite sure that upper management realizes just how bad it has gotten.

    Advice to Management

    You can't make money without spending money. Invest in your employees. By paying your employees better you will save money from the costs of constant employee turnover. Give them something to look forward to on the promotion front and you will build employee loyalty and morale. Invest in new equipment and you will save money from the costs associated with equipment breaking down constantly. Above all, you actually need to care about your employees, or at the very least do a superb job of faking it. TestAmerica has the potential to be much greater than it currently is.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Nice place to work but corporate keeps letting employees down."

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    Current Employee - Analyst II in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst II in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule depending on your boss and department. Good experience. Decent starting job, good benefits.

    Cons

    Essentially like Wal-Mart they work employees until they get fed up with the way they're treated and don't hand out any raises within a reasonable pace. No real room to move up, and a lack of structure on how to move from one job title to the next

    Advice to Management

    Pay people what they're actually worth. Paying people 30% less than the starting average salary of a chemist in the area is going to lead to a high turnover rate.


  9. "na"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TestAmerica full-time

    Pros

    anyone can get into work

    Cons

    low pay compare to average


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Little to offer"

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    Current Employee - Courier/Field Technician in Plantation, FL
    Current Employee - Courier/Field Technician in Plantation, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good supervisor. They took a chance on me when I was in college. The material is easy to learn.

    Cons

    Minimal raises, no room for development. Once I was done with school the job was no longer viable to me. No room for growth or promotions. And the promotions offered were not paying enough.


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