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Vertellus Reviews

Updated July 27, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Old Bankrupt Business with Greedy CEOs"

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    Former Employee - QC Lab Technician in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - QC Lab Technician in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of freedom and opportunity to learn various tests, unsupervised work after training, wide variety of different tests, and security is nice.

    Cons

    A few employees pipette concentrated nitric acid with little to zero PPE nor caution and fail to heed warnings and safety, fellow employees are very sensitive to new ideas as many of them have been working there for 10+ years, everything is very old, rusty, outdated, and looks as if it hasn't been cleaned in over 15 years.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to both sides of a story before making a decision.


  2. "Went downhill fast"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Vertellus full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay is good
    The employees below a certain level still care
    They offer a decent Insurance and 401K package
    So understaffed that you may keep your job until the owners finish extracting every penny out of this former great company

    Cons

    Horribly maintained equipment
    Management is the worst I've ever dealt with.
    Upper management is all about lining pockets with unearned bonuses
    Middle management and engineering staff have no real clue how the plants and equipment run beyond their computers

    Advice to Management

    Fire the president and hire someone that is concerned with making the company successful instead of just ripping the money out. Just because management performs at the level required for bonuses does not mean they are doing good work for the company as a whole.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good Pay and that is it!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive Pay and that is about it

    Cons

    Senior Leadership team at Corporate office are incompetent. Bankrupt company that the bankers formed a team to keep the company afloat to get their money out. NO consistency, break every rule, don't follow laws, or OSHA requirements. SCARY

    Advice to Management

    Take some Leadership Courses


  4. Helpful (1)

    "avoid like the plague"

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vertellus full-time

    Pros

    none, this is a disaster

    Cons

    this company is going to try to tell you that the bankruptcy was a good thing when in reality the same group of people that put it there are still in charge. you do the math

    Advice to Management

    get fired


  5. "Profit First !"

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    Former Employee - QC Lab Technician
    Former Employee - QC Lab Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vertellus full-time

    Pros

    Great place for short term experience on multiple instruments and analytical chemistry. Great health benefits, mediocre 401k

    Cons

    Almost too many to list. Lack of employee compassion with a complete disconnect between upper management (corporate bosses ) and basic employees. All departments HR, IT, Lab, security and the plant are under staffed, and neglected financially . No advancements or growth opportunities for individuals.

    Advice to Management

    Love your employees, you have so many long and devoted employees that work very hard. They deserve a little respect.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Human Resources"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, good employees,shifts, hourly rates,

    Cons

    Lack of communication, salary pay , Union environment,


  7. Helpful (3)

    "On my way out after 29 years"

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    Current Employee - Chemical Plant Operator in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Chemical Plant Operator in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Vertellus full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, Good benefits, I loved 4x4 shift

    Cons

    My job is going to China, No loyalty to long term employees

    Advice to Management

    Hope you enjoy the PU PU Platter

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great beginner for graduate to gain skills"

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    Former Employee - Chemist in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Chemist in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    It is a great place to gain hands on experience in the lab with various instruments and to work with a small team of lab techs and a development team. The compensation is competitive and fair, benefits are good, and scheduling & shifts take a bit of getting used to. Lots of free days and paid time off.

    Cons

    No room for advancement to development. Very routine work and does not change very much, management was sub-par but was getting better under new management when I left and she was working on improving the working environment, very communicative, concerned.

    Advice to Management

    Get the lab techs involved in challenging projects. Do not leave a lab tech on 2nd or 3rd shift for more than 6-8 months at a time unless they volunteer to stay on but consider others' desire to work such shifts if they should.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great Job...until they laid me off"

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    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, schedule, bonuses, work/life balance

    Cons

    Company owners only care about their investors


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Proceed With Caution"

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

    I have been working at Vertellus full-time

    Pros

    If you can manipulate pivot tables and create PowerPoint presentations, you'll be successful at this company.

    Cons

    The company is crumbling financially, something common among private equity owned companies. This company eliminated jobs earlier this year, claiming poor business performance in the markets serviced, but in the same quarter paid its executives large bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring your friends. This behavior doesn't lead to finding the best people for the organization.


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