Myriad Genetics Reviews

Updated 20 August 2014
Updated 20 August 2014
44 Reviews

2.9
44 Reviews
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Myriad Genetics President, CEO, and Director Peter D. Meldrum
Peter D. Meldrum
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  1.  

    Super Repetitive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician I  in  Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician I in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Typically work 3 12hr shifts or 4 10hr shifts. Very easy job. Super repetitive.

    Cons

    Super repetitive, gets boring after a while. Supervisors are not afraid to tell you who there favorite is and treat others unfairly. Other technicians are very clique-y; almost feels like being in high school again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more professional.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overall, I was pleased with my time there and opportunities for advancement.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Scientist II  in  Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Scientist II in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

    I worked at Myriad Genetics full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work/life balance and smart people.

    Cons

    Low pay, distant and out of touch executives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop objective measures of performance, de-emphasize the boys' club.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Friendly people, focused on improving lives of patients

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

    I have been working at Myriad Genetics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Management is very focused on patient and improving their care
    -Employee friendly - benefits are excellent!!
    -There has been an increase in focus on career development for all employees
    -There sales training is probably the best in the country

    Cons

    -Growing pains - I've worked for the company for almost three years and the company has almost doubled in size.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -continue to focus on improving work environment - it is working!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Headed on a downward spiral.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Service Coordinator  in  Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Patient Service Coordinator in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

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

    Pros

    I agree with the below comment; the view of the mountains.

    Cons

    -Bureaucratic structure with layers of management - from regional managers to department managers down to team supervisors. This, along with mandates for compliance, takes precedence over doing the right thing. It discourages change and cripples improvement. You may ask "Why do we do it this way?" The answer is often, "We've always done it this way." Forget creativity. Forget talent. Forget improvement.

    -Micromanagement is crazy and is implemented with a command and control leadership style. Employees are treated like numbers. No one cares if you fall off the face of the earth. You're replaceable. We don't need you.

    -Bonuses and rewards are given equally to everyone. And tenure precedes performance. Just another way to promote mediocrity and high turnover.

    -Because management is so stuck in the past and resistant to changes, lots of processes (basically anything done on the phone or computer) is outdated. This is 2013, not 1992!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tenure Suppresses Talent:

    Just because “Employee A” has performed a task longer than “Employee B” doesn’t necessarily mean that “A” is more skilled than “B.” Furthermore, just because “A” has been with the company longer than “B”, doesn’t necessarily mean that “A” possesses more talent, upside, knowledge, or adds more value than “B.” When an organization promotes based upon tenure, and not based upon recognition of talent, merit, performance, etc., the company is not leveraging its true talent base. Not recognizing, developing, and rewarding talent is the fastest way I know of to drive talent out of your organization and directly into the hands of your competition.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent, but you can likely find better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Technician I  in  Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Lab Technician I in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

    I have been working at Myriad Genetics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good coworkers, supervisors are nice

    Cons

    Starting out with no benefits for 6 months and then having lower than average pay makes you feel cheated, especially for how hard they work you. No paid holidays, no paid time off as well until your 6 months are up. They treat temps rather poorly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    6 month contract work makes you feel like you're not a part of the company and they don't really care about you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible Place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Patient Service Coordinator  in  Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Patient Service Coordinator in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

    I worked at Myriad Genetics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The beautiful view from your work station.

    Cons

    Micro management, favortism for the employees they like. Work long hours, work faster, time lines given. The computers and phones need to be updated and make sure they work properly. If they like you it will be a somewhat good career. If you are not part of the management group prepare to be miserable !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all employees equally. Notice the employees working hard and that are not in the BIG boys club.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not Committed to Employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Myriad Genetics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits
    Work/Life balance
    Exciting industry
    Most employees care about patient care

    Cons

    Not committed to train and retain talent
    Poor compensation, unless your on the executive team
    Executives do not care about employees
    No career growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Reactive company that does not live up to leadership promise.

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Myriad Genetics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Amazing uncapped commissions if you stay ahead of the curve in managing your business

    Cons

    Very reactive organization. More and more like big pharma, vastly inconsistent in management expectations, must be part of "boys club" to move up. Lack of required skills and experience to succeed in many of the leaders in HQ

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your people are your greatest asset, figure out a way to have consistent measures of performance and business management. Your RDs don't have a clue what the definition of leadership is. They are glorified sales reps and analysts with a director title.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Profit-driven company who cares little about its employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Myriad Genetics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Experience in healthcare which may prepare one for somewhere better down the road.

    Cons

    The workers are under-compensated and do not get enough credit for their work. They have demanding job duties and are often required to work overtime on weekends to meet deadlines so they can maintain Myriad's claim to fame: Their turnaround times.

    There many unethical business practices and politics of this company, which are not to be discussed, create an awkward "elephant in the room" among employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like people and not machines. Reward them for hard work. Your profit is heavily dependent on their happiness and motivation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Myriad is a fantastic place to gain valuable experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Technician II  in  Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Lab Technician II in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

    I have been working at Myriad Genetics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Full-time employees are immediately given all the same benefits as long standing employees.
    Alternative work schedules
    Great People

    Cons

    The development pathway for the main lab is murky at best.
    Production expectations seem to be out of touch

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come down to the labs and get a real feel for the workflow before establishing expected outcomes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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