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Bio-Reference Labs Reviews

Updated 3 August 2014
Updated 3 August 2014
27 Reviews

2.5
27 Reviews
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Bio-Reference Labs Chairman, President, and CEO Marc D. Grodman
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  1.  

    Has great potential to grow, needs work in upper management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Tech
    Current Employee - Lab Tech

    Pros

    Great co-workers, very knowledgeable and professional. Outstanding benefits. Good team work between departments. Lower management is good. Chance for positive changes is good.

    Cons

    Non competitive pay and shift differential. Upper management sometimes creates a hostile work environment and doesn't listen to employees. Increased employee turn over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When your employees are unhappy, don't discount that. Realize that no one will work for you if you they can go down the street to another lab for higher pay and retirement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Ridiculous policies, low pay, how the Grinch stole client service

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service
    Former Employee - Customer Service

    Pros

    Gain good industry knowledge. Leader in the industry. Health industry is a good place to be. Wide variety of challenges. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Director is trying to make changes through process improvement but is driving reckless behavior due to management through fear and unreasonable rules. Workplace becomes heated in mornings and late nights and management has deemed fans as the devils spawn. Bad for older woman going through menopause. While other departments have the luxury of being able to visit the coffee truck, play the radio softly, decorate their sections, we have become stripped of all such activities. Birthdays have been banned. Need to ask permission to have your cell phone handy. Cameras installed everywhere making it feel like big brother is watching. Office has become a very "cold" uninviting environment.

    Expected to work the work of three different departments while we are merging into one group. It’s not feasible nor fair for them to expect us to continue on with this increased workload at our current level of pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together. The economy is changing and you can't work people to the bone, with little reward and retain quality and motivated staff. companies should avoid "unrealistic" policies.

    Get rid of the unrealistic laughable policies such as not allowing employees to celebrate birthdays, let alone have a birthday cake.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    All in all a good company to get your foot in the door.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technologist  in  Elmwood Park, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technologist in Elmwood Park, NJ (US)

    Pros

    Excellent Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance; Excellent Pay for Similar positions in other companies; Flexible Schedule; caring managers; Mom and Pop atmosphere, and everyone knows each other.

    Cons

    Practically no upward advancement and it is very difficult to be moved to new projects; upper management is stingy about hiring where there is a need for more workers; the parking situation is horrendous and requires better management; new projects are rushed without concern for trouble shooting which leads to issues with the project.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    RUN FOR THE HILLS !!!!!!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great medical benefits and somewhat flexible hours that's about it.

    Cons

    Unless you kiss butt there is no room for growth. Pay is horrible. You are watched as if your child. Lots of favoritism. Not a equal opportunity work environment. Constant change but unless you're management you won't be notified. Horrible communication between management and employees. Employees coming into the department with no experience are getting paid the same as or more than employees that have been there for years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start paying employees what they're worth. You have good employees that have been part of the department for years show them some gratitude and give them the pay they deserve. Take a look at your team leads and management. Stop treating employees like they are children.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    My experience in this company stinks.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dispatcher  in  Elmwood Park, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Dispatcher in Elmwood Park, NJ (US)

    Pros

    The medical benefits and all the employee discounts are the real reasons why I am still working for this billion dollar company.

    Cons

    There is too much diversity, too much favoritism, no advancement unless you kiss someone's butt or sleep with them. The raises are an insult to us as working human beings. When there is an opportunity to try to move up or should I say transfer to a better department, they give it to someone else or make you wait for a year or so

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to management is look over your managers and supervisors, especially in the transportation department. Very sneaky, and deceiving

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Lab Technologist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Technologist  in  Elmwood Park, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Lab Technologist in Elmwood Park, NJ (US)

    Pros

    Steady work and good benefits Something to put on a resume.

    Cons

    Mandatory weekends and without rotating shifts, The day shift is a skeleton crew but the over night is packed with people because they only hire for nights. Focus on work output over quality. The pay is below par even with night differential. This is a revolving door company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is been really great working here.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Tech  in  Elmwood Park, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Lab Tech in Elmwood Park, NJ (US)

    Pros

    Flexibility with hours, communication and appreciative management.

    Cons

    I dont have anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys are doing excellent job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Recommended

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great potential and Family oriented.

    Cons

    Better compensation for those who work harder instead of equal compensation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    bio-reference night shift is not professional

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Relax setting and good people

    Cons

    not professional, constant time changes to schedule. Only work if you are desperate

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Extremely competitive market

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    Pros

    Freedom to run territory as your own business.

    Cons

    Lots of pressure to maintain accounts while constantly prospecting for new accounts. Crappy pay. Little resources and support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people more - you get what you pay for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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