Bio-Reference Labs

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Bio-Reference Labs Reviews

Updated 6 December, 2014
Updated 6 December, 2014
35 Reviews
2.8
35 Reviews
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Bio-Reference Labs Chairman, President, and CEO Marc D. Grodman
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  1.  

    Phlebotomist Best job I've ever had

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Peekskill, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Phlebotomist in Peekskill, NY (US)

    I have been working at Bio-Reference Labs full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great insurance great hours great supervisorif you do your job you have no problemyou have to take your job seriously

    Cons

    If you do your job you have no problemeveryone is willing to work with you if you have a problem you just call your supervisor no problem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I love my job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in North Stonington, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in North Stonington, CT (US)

    I worked at Bio-Reference Labs full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    this is a great company to work for. The Phlebtomy Vice President is super cool and completely caring aout his employees.

    Cons

    none to speak of at this time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Microbiology

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Tech in Elmwood Park, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Lab Tech in Elmwood Park, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Bio-Reference Labs full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great environment and friendly co-workers

    Cons

    nothing to say, love this place

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Nightmare Company, Nightmare Management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - GenPath Sales
    Former Employee - GenPath Sales

    I worked at Bio-Reference Labs full-time

    Pros

    If you work in NJ, TX, or FL and very select other markets you can do well. Everyone else is screwed.

    Cons

    Majority of employees can make only so so money with no opportunity for more. Management is the worst I've ever experienced. Disrespectful and demeaning. No career development or advancement opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire them all and bring in good people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    A busy, disorganized, and unprofessional environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cytology Transcriptionist in Elmwood Park, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Cytology Transcriptionist in Elmwood Park, NJ (US)

    I worked at Bio-Reference Labs part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay/experience for young adults going into the research area.

    Cons

    The workload can get excruciatingly high and disorganized.
    The work environment consists of several unprofessional employees who don't want to be there.
    You may be forced to work horrible shifts, with no say in the matter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organize the workload and work environment. There are several employees who just don't put effort in their work, while collaboration with the other departments needs to be improved in order to bring down the workload.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Team Lead

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Elmwood Park, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Elmwood Park, NJ (US)

    I have been working at Bio-Reference Labs full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible & laid back environment. No one on your back about your job, takes ALOT for one to get fired

    Cons

    Management is horrible, no moral, ALOT of favoritism, pay is horrible, difficult to get a promotion, attacked if a mistake is made on a process you haven't been advised has changed, the traing is a joke, managers are not held accountable for poorly performing employees or departments, no communicating,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's the managers & directors responsibility to ensure there is positive moral in the work place, when you do not have moral your employees lack enthusiasm about their job. Managers are a direct reflection of their employees & when a manager only cares about doing their 8hrs it reflects on the department. Managers need to be concerned with how their employees are performing & need to ensure that their employees understand their roles & need to assist with helping them to understand. Managers need to show that they care about their employees & not appear to just show up to collect a salary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have been working at Bio-Reference Labs part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and insurance for company

    Cons

    Opening up new Psc and having no patients sitting there for a whole month with doing absolutely nothing hence why they are at the bottom of the lab list

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't have supervisor management ask employee for prior lab info. Work on bldg your own empire

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Assistant

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bio-Reference Labs full-time

    Pros

    Good Medical and Dental Benefits

    Cons

    Extremely hard to get a raise.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Has great potential to grow, needs work in upper management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Tech
    Current Employee - Lab Tech

    I have been working at Bio-Reference Labs full-time

    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
  11.  

    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

    I worked at Bio-Reference Labs full-time

    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

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