Myriad Genetics Reviews

Updated 20 October, 2014
Updated 20 October, 2014
47 Reviews
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Myriad Genetics President, CEO, and Director Peter D. Meldrum
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Luck

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Myriad Genetics full-time

    Pros

    Most people are hardworking and treat each other fairly. Pay and benefits are very good.

    Cons

    It is all about performance, if you get it done, you can treat people as poorly as you want, especially if you are in management. Most are fair, a few are way out there.

  2.  

    Really Good

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    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people there are nice and fun to work with. There is lots of room for growth. They are hands on with training and try to make sure you know as much as you possibly can before they put you on the computers. Benefits are great. Stalk options.

    Cons

    They are stingy with raises. There are metrics for raises and the raises aren't that great, and they are only every quarter. You have to be in a position for 9 months before you can move to a new position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't micro manage. Not many of them do. Try to help your team, or someone on your team grow to a manager if that's what the eventually want to do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    If no desire to move up, would be satisfied

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    Current Employee - Data Technician in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Data Technician in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

    I have been working at Myriad Genetics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Surrounded by well established, and highly educated professionals. Great coworkers, decent benefits, and decent pay considering job responsibilities.

    Cons

    Very difficult to move up career ladder. Management plays "favorites" and depending on which department you begin in can "make or break" you in your desire for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More opportunities to move across departments or upward mobility. Treating all employees equally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Super Repetitive

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    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 (more than an 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
  6.  

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

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    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 (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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Friendly people, focused on improving lives of patients

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    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 (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
  8.  

    Headed on a downward spiral.

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    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 (more than an 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible Place to work

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    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 (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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent, but you can likely find better

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    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 (less than an 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not Committed to Employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Myriad Genetics full-time (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

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