Pace Analytical

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Pace Analytical Reviews

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    Great as long as you're not a contract employee, then watch your back

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Analyst in Maplewood, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Laboratory Analyst in Maplewood, MN (US)

    I worked at Pace Analytical full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were great, and I was lucky to be placed at 3M. Nothing wrong with working there--flexible workday, great people, labs, constant building improvements, excellent work environment. Very high standards, it is understood but never said that everyone is (or is supposed to be) a Type A workaholic and overachiever. Not that there's anything wrong with that, just don't ever think you can coast along there.

    Because I was assigned to 3M I had an indirect experience with my Pace managers; emails about submitting timesheets on time and the like. I actually met them during the monthly meetings (which didn't seem to accomplish much in my mind) and when I was unexpectedly canned.

    Cons

    Contracters are expendable, and they (your contract company) will not hesitate to drop you with no warning at all if they think you're slacking, regardless of the circumstances. Once that happened, all Pace could do was say "well, sorry, please talk to HR on Monday and we'll see what we can do."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a better backup plan for contract employees. I jumped on an opening right after getting canned and got an intervew, but they chose someone else and I'm still waiting to hear back about all the other openings I keep applying for... it would be really easy to stick someone with a few years' experience in an entry-level position until something more appropriate opens up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

Pace Analytical Interviews

Updated 4 Nov, 2014
Updated 4 Nov, 2014

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    Lab Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Pace Analytical.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by a recruiter from Aerotek. Performed phone interview & in-person interview with recruiter. Was then called in for an on-site interview with the operations manager where I was shown around the lab

    Interview Questions
    • Asked if I could handle working in an incredibly fast-paced, high turn-around environment. Should have given example of ability to do so   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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Website www.pacelabs.com
Headquarters Minneapolis, MN
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1995
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $100 to $500 million (CAD) per year
Competitors Unknown

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