Neogen Reviews

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    Terrible pay, good work environment

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    Current Employee - R&D Scientist in Lansing, MI (US)
    Current Employee - R&D Scientist in Lansing, MI (US)

    I have been working at Neogen full-time (more than 5 years)


    Great work/life balance, job security


    Compensation, at least for people with science degrees, is so far below average it's a surprise anyone stays more than a couple years. They have quite a few people at the bottom, the technician level, which means that if lots of the talented ones leave for a better paying job there will always be someone else to fill their shoes. It seems that it would be a better idea to identify potential talent and reward those with a compensation equivalent to what other biotech companies pay. Even if you do get a raise and/or promotion, the pay will still be far below what you could make elsewhere simply because you'll start at a very low rate. If after 2-3 years they bump you up to 40k (you'd be incredibly lucky), it may seem like a big raise but just take a look at what other companies in this sector will pay an R&D scientist with a few years of experience and you'll be ready to do what almost everyone else does, and leave.
    For anyone unlucky enough to be in QC or the "chemist" positions in manufacturing, you truly have no hope at all. I have heard those jobs start around 26-28k and there honestly is nowhere to go except R&D, where, after a few years in manufacturing, you'll still start at the technician level and make somewhere near 30k. It really is an absolute joke and I don't understand how people can do that...unless you have a spouse making a real salary.
    Anyone with any talent at all will leave here quickly. The few talented people who have stayed, and worked their way into leadership roles, have only stayed because of family commitments, and even they will tell you to run for the door.

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Neogen Interviews

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Getting an Interview


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    Document Control Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Neogen.

    Interview Details

    I met with two people during my interview process, the department manager and the general manager. The company is a subsidiary of Neogen corporation based out of a different state, I did not meet with anyone from the that company or office during the interview process, which I did not except to do. The interview process took about one hour total, it took place at the office located in Middle River, MD. The office was easy to find and the people were friendly. The facility had an unpleasant odor, I was told that was due to the type of media being formulated that day.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked about my prior experience in an FDA regulated environment.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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Additional Info

Headquarters Lansing, MI
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1981
Type Company - Public (NEOG)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $100 to $500 million (AUD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Neogen Corporation develops and markets products dedicated to food and animal safety. The company’s Food Safety Division markets dehydrated culture media, and diagnostic test kits to detect food-borne bacteria, natural toxins, food allergens, drug residues, plant diseases and sanitation concerns. Neogen’s Animal Safety Division is a leader in the development of animal... More

Mission: The mission of Neogen Corporation is to be the leading company in the development and marketing of solutions for food and animal safety.

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