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Indianapolis, IN (US)
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Analysts, ALS
POLARIS Laboratories® is an independent fluid analysis company headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. We also offer remote laboratories in Houston, Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah; Edmonton, Albterta; Guatemala City, Guatemala; and Poznan, Poland.

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Mission: Deliver accurate, reliable and timely recommendations that enable customers to make informed maintenance decisions.

POLARIS Laboratories Reviews

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    I worked at POLARIS Laboratories full-time


    There are no highlights about this department.


    This department for Minorities or anyone that is African American is the worst. The Management will hire you to set you up to fail. The system in this department is very much disturbing and very distasteful. They will sit all the African Americans on one side of the room grouped together and on the other side of the room all the Caucasian employees are seated and grouped on the other. These seats are all assigned seating and to think that this is ok is more then crazy. And to disguise there system they sat one of each opposite race on each side to try and remain not obvious. You will also never advance they will keep you at a level 1 and barley make you a level 2. They will advance only the white employees after a few months to a year. You will never get any raises or bonuses due to your level not advancing. There are employees there now for seven years that still wont be advanced over someone white. You will do the same or more in your work and will be treated less or as if you are not ready or able. Your training will come from your peers and not so management as it should be in your first 3 months of employment. You will not be directed or trainined properly if you are African American they will almost never try and schedule time for you. They want you to be more social and friendly then they are about there work ethics and making sure you know what it is you need to advance. They will call out the highlights and the great things done by all the white employees but rarley ever give recognition and acknowledgment to any of the African American employees that are doing the same or have done better. It is very again distasteful and unprofessional to hire and conduct a department in that way. Especially when the system they have set up is to see you to fail and they seat you in groups accordingly. I would not recommend anyone to work here due to this department alone. You have a better chance with a bigger and better corporation then being treated and kept in the same place for years. The pay is not good its barley making it and they never advance African Americans to have any chance to make more. Its very rare and its alot that are not even a level 3 after over 5 years of being a employee there. Its just really sad and its alot of people that deserve a great job were they dont feel left out from the great opportunities promised to everyone else. No matter your race or back ground everyone deserves to be treated fairly and the same but you will not get that at this company. So I dont refer this company to anyone there are so many other better paying companies and better opportunities out there.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing im just beyond disgusted with the management staff they have and the way they conduct business.

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POLARIS Laboratories Photos

POLARIS Laboratories photo of: Committed to wellness and supporting the community, you'll often see many POLARIS Laboratories team members hitting the pavement to participate in local charity runs.
POLARIS Laboratories photo of: Demonstrating our commitment to wellness, we provide an onsite fitness center available to employees around the clock.
POLARIS Laboratories photo of: Our Shipping Team focuses on making continuous improvements, including a recent change to our workflow and processes to pass on even greater efficiency to our customers.
POLARIS Laboratories photo of: Once a month, our management team rewards our employees with a tasty made-to-order pancake breakfast (fall and winter) and hearty cookout meals (spring and summer).
POLARIS Laboratories photo of: When goals are met and exceeded, the company always takes time to celebrate!
POLARIS Laboratories photo of: Fun is everywhere! Employees enjoy fun activities during the holidays, including the always popular ugly sweater contest!
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POLARIS Laboratories Interviews



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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN (US)
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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at POLARIS Laboratories (Indianapolis, IN (US)) in January-2017.


    It was an in and out sort of interview. It was a simple interview that conducted of feeling like I was a on trail but over all a good experience. I was given a tour of the building as well.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about oil samples?   1 Answer
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POLARIS Laboratories Awards & Accolades

  • Healthiest Employer, Indianapolis Business Journal, 2014
  • Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, Inc. Magazine, 2014

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