LifeLabs Employee Reviews about "full time"

Updated Jan 13, 2020

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  1. "Lab technician"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Saint Catharines, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LifeLabs part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great pay for a part time job,lots of extra hours available.you can easily turn in into full time hours if you pick up sick call shifts.

    Cons

    No benefits for part time.sometimes work/life balance suffers.

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    LifeLabs2017-08-14
  2. "Good company with very competitive pay"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Client Service Representative in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LifeLabs part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Many different opportunities and avenues to work in, benefits, many different scheduled to suit different lifestyles.

    Cons

    Some supervisors need more training and supervision - need more full-time weekday positions.

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    LifeLabs2020-01-14
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Phlebotomist looking for work in BC? It's either hospitals or LifeLabs"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Clinical Technical Assistant in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at LifeLabs part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    [Job position: Clinical Technical Assistant, aka Phlebotomist / Medical Laboratory Assistant] - Wide variety of duties helps combat boredom: drawing blood, patient data entry, specimen processing, serum aliquotting - Typical "9-5" business hours means decent shifts - Good stepping stone when starting a career in medicine/healthcare - Ability to pick up shifts if desired

    Cons

    - Can be mentally draining at times: like all healthcare professionals dealing with patients and/or coworkers with difficult personalities - Bitterness from senior employees and former BC Biomedical workers apparent with regards to the LifeLabs-BCBio integration - Low staff morale - Scheduling Department can be inconsiderate at times when scheduling casuals/on-calls. Tends to use the excuse: "I don't like it either but it's my job to handle schedules" - Hard to secure full-time permanent positions - Can be hard to balance work and life - Understaffing continues to be a big issue - Large emphasis on reducing patient wait times in PSCs despite the obviously unequal staff-to-patient ratio - Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) pertaining to data entry unnecessarily complex - Supervisors can be unhelpful when attempting to address the concerns voiced by subordinates - Unorganized processes for scheduling shifts and requesting vacations - Executives see LifeLabs as a profit-generating corporation instead of a community medical laboratory service. Management sees phlebotomists, lab techs, and other clinical workers as numbers rather than human beings. Strives to build a healthier Canada" but wants to do so while maximizing profit. - Frontline workers often subjected to verbal abuse by patients frustrated with company policies. - Unclear and vague processes pertaining to career advancement and seniority

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    LifeLabs2018-04-04
  4. "Nice job"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at LifeLabs full-time

    Pros

    Not too much work at the lab.

    Cons

    Not too much full time positions

    LifeLabs2018-02-01
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Medical Courier"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Medical Courier in Kitchener, ON

    I have been working at LifeLabs part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great co staff, fun to work, no stress

    Cons

    Not making full time positions. Management do not care about employees

    LifeLabs2017-10-06
  6. Helpful (2)

    "MLPT"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at LifeLabs full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good benefit, job security

    Cons

    too much partiality, coordinator can't able to do their work and they all are too old to adopt new changes. Some MPLT are working as mobile tech and they are not driving any vehicle...!? who ever are working they only work..Full time people just sit down in office and all the part time has to suffer..even after doing 50+ patient in a day coordinator partially ask for extra house call to the same person instead of those fultime are siting there.. ! too much favoritism and the limit of tolerance crossed the limit when coordinator are clock in and out for their favorite person...

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    LifeLabs2017-10-02
  7. Helpful (6)

    "Talking about retention is not a retention strategy"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Midtown Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LifeLabs full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people on the front line who really care about their community and healthcare. Comp is decent at the full-time level.

    Cons

    So many to list, where to start? Incredibly poor retention actions, basically non-existent and as a result really really competent and professional people that could (and did) make this business great and successful have been leaving in droves. Horrible treatment of mid-level managers and support directors. Far too much finger pointing from the SLT/ELT at mid-management and no accountability accepted by the responsible SLT/ELT group. Internal favouritism in play for senior level promotions resulting in a scourge of incompetence running the company. Many great leaders and visionaries have left the company as a direct result of this ongoing patronage.

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    LifeLabs2017-07-06
  8. "Patient center technician"

    3.0
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    I have been working at LifeLabs

    Pros

    Friendly to new from school people, work as a team

    Cons

    Hard to get full time, low pay, only get a lunch break in 8 hour shifts

    LifeLabs2017-04-22
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    "Lab assistant"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Laboratory Assistant in Burnaby, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at LifeLabs part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of hours and nice co-workers Good location and lots of parking

    Cons

    Working full time hours without benefits Takes long time to get positions

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    LifeLabs2016-11-06
  10. "Management"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LifeLabs full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Since life labs bought out BC bio, the healthcare is diminished and it has taken many good employees and run them off. They have pushed out some of the very best qualified and experienced employees because they make too much money with full time status to replace them with lower wage and part-time status to prevent paying full time benefits. They then have taken this company, introduced many cutbacks which is compromised quality of the health system,and turned it into a monopoly. Life labs is hiring kids right out of school and giving them contract jobs with no benefits to wean out the older employees. They are using these kids out of school without giving them the proper training and mentorship that is needed to give experience to a new employees. They are introducing goals that are actually unattainable and creating a very bad Morel within the company. They have taken one of the best companies to be employed by and turn it into an assembly line that stabs patients with a needle and then kick them out the door with no Band-Aids. Employees are told not to even help patients that are disabled or elderly with their jackets or help them out the door. Unfortunately this is compromised our health system greatly and we will see a lot of bad things happen out of this monopoly that has occurred. Our biggest offender in this situation is the BC government for allowing this company to come in and monopolize the entire laboratory science field. What is next, monopolizing and privatizing our hospitals which is actually on the agenda to buy into the hospital labourtories. Makes you wonder what it feels like to get your blood taken from the lowest bidder with the cheapest medical supplies and most inexperienced employees after they run all the experienced employees out. They now allow the practicum students to work alone by themselves unsupervised and untrained. They are working shortstaffed every day with wait times of over an hour to two hours for each patient to be even acknowledged.

    Cons

    This company is very top-heavy with way too much management and very understaffed on the front lines. This is crazy to think a monopoly has been formed and is run like a cutthroat business with no care to the healthcare system.

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    LifeLabs2016-12-16
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