Neogen

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1 person found this helpful  

This place is a nightmare.

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  • Senior Management
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Former Employee - Territory Manager in Lexington, KY (US)
Former Employee - Territory Manager in Lexington, KY (US)

I worked at Neogen

Pros

Good products, attend great trade shows.

Cons

Management is a joke. All that goes on in that company is everyone trying to blame everyone else for work that hasn't been done. Pay is horrible unless you are from Marion County.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to communicate better. There is no communication in that building. Also, check out your managers and try to figure out what they are actually doing.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great folks, low pay and little increases

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Neogen

    Pros

    Very friendly staff, fascinating work

    Cons

    High expectations, low reward unless in sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay based on market value of skills asked and possessed by employees, merit increases rather than tiny cost of living raises

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible pay, good work environment

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    • Culture & Values
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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)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, job security

    Cons

    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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See above

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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