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Reviews for Dunwoody Labs

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
1.57
Support from management
1.57
Teamwork
2.14
Freedom to work independently
1.71
Internal Communication
1.57
Office / Work Environment
1.86
Environmental Friendliness
1.71
Work-Life Balance
2.14
Challenging Work
1.71
Inclusive / Diverse
3.17

Career factor

Gender Equality
2.83
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.67
Career Development
1.57
Overall compensation for your work
1.57
Company Image
1.43
Job Security
1.86
Handicapped Accessibility
2.83
Workplace Safety
2.29
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 1 of 7 reviews Parking in 4 of 7 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 2 of 7 reviews No stock or equity options No defined contribution plans/company 401(k) No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare Ability to work remotely in 1 of 7 reviews Desirable office location in 2 of 7 reviews No tuition assistance Paid Parental Leave in 1 of 7 reviews No defined contribution company match/employer 401(k) match No flexible spending account Paid time off in 3 of 7 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 2 of 7 reviews Relocation allowance in 1 of 7 reviews Life insurance in 2 of 7 reviews

The following perks are offered

No on site cafeteria Free (company provided) Meals in 1 of 7 reviews No health and wellness programs Employee discounts in 1 of 7 reviews No vehicle allowance Employee events in 1 of 7 reviews No dogs allowed No fitness center on site Free Snacks/Drinks in 1 of 7 reviews
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Gender Equality

Lots of males and females. id say at least 70% female though!

Attitude towards older colleagues

Lots of older colleagues working at Dunwoody

Environmental Friendliness

Birthday parties, lunches, holiday parties, etc..

Inclusive / Diverse

Very diverse employee population

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Ability to work remotely is offered Desirable office location is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Dunwoody Labs
  • City
    Dunwoody
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Administration

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
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  • 20.Mar 2018
  • Employee

Support from management

None

Freedom to work independently

Yes, you will be completely on your own for as long as you work there.

Company Image

Do I have to give a star? This is the company’s second try at operations after having to shut down. They are still a hot mess!

Job Security

None

Suggestions for improvement

  • Start over and come up with a business plan. Then hire some qualified leadership to execute!

What I like about the company

They have a few unique testing panels

What I dislike about the company

No leadership, no customer service.High turnover.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Desirable office location is offered
  • Company
    Dunwoody Labs
  • City
    Dunwoody
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Marketing/product management
  • 08.Dec 2017
  • Employee

Gender Equality

I'm transgender and I was harassed daily for months by coworkers over it. Nope. Nada.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Backbiting, gossip, and direct in your face arguments abound.

Job Security

50%+ turnover rate. Basically if you get hired with one other person, count on one of you being gone in a month. If you make it six months, you're considered having been there a long time. A year you're basically immortal.

Handicapped Accessibility

Not Applicable.

Workplace Safety

We once had a threat on the building from a prior employee and the cops told the manager he should tell us to go home but it was his decision. He decided to tell us we weren't allowed to leave and go home despite a credible threat on the building.

Challenging Work

I mean if by challenging you mean literally impossible due to unlawful billing practices, then very!

Inclusive / Diverse

Right. No. Diversity is not something you see when you walk in the door.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Stop being unethical and doing illegal things.

What I like about the company

Since they fired everyone in the building who knew about their illegal goings on, nothing anymore.

What I dislike about the company

Check my review "Top ten reasons why I am giving Dunwoody Labs a one star review. "

https://www.google.com/search?q=dunwoody+labs&oq=dunwoody+labs&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60j69i61j69i60j0l2.2549j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#lrd=0x88f509828e658b57:0x90ba75e097a4e332,1,,,

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00
  • Company
    Dunwoody Labs
  • City
    Dunwoody
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Finance

Company Culture

There is very high turnover of employees from the lab directorship position and down. It felt like there was always a crisis and that our systems were failing.

Support from management

The HR manager is wonderful, but lab management was always yelling, bullying, and insulting employees

Teamwork

My fellow lab personnel were 5-star teammates. The production manager and lab director were hostile, demanding, and coercive. The owners are rarely around and offer empty promises when they are trying to fix things. The management and owners are often at odds.

Freedom to work independently

Everyone was very much micromanaged. We would get yelled at and reprimanded for not replying fast enough to text messages on our personal cell phones, even on the weekend.

Internal Communication

We were constantly bombarded with angry tones, unhelpful assertions, and vague directions. If you asked for clarity on any issue we were typically told "figure it out!". We were constantly being pulled away from our work in the lab so that someone could yell at us or interrogate us. If by communication you mean "public insults intending to humiliate you in front of your coworkers", then this is 5-stars.

Gender Equality

I heard some slimy comments about women while working there. No women were in management positions, except for the office manager/HR. There wasn't much in terms of career opportunities for most people though, so that was equal.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Yes

Career Development

Very little training was offered. There was little to none investment in personal development.

Overall compensation for your work

There was unpaid overtime, work communication was constantly interrupting non-work time. We weren't paid well enough to deal with the ugly personalities in management.

Office / Work Environment

There were some very unpleasant people to work around that I describe as condescending, venomous, and abrasive. There were also fun, interesting and kind people, but they weren't in charge.

Environmental Friendliness

We recycled and used digital media instead of paper, but we produced a lot of waste in the lab and their were no eco-directives of any sort.

Work-Life Balance

We got a lot of invasive phone calls, text messages, and emails at all times of the day; before work, during work, eveing hours. We also got these messages on the weekends. The lab staff was coerced to work in shifts 24 hours a day, even though this wasn't part of anyone's hiring agreement.

Company Image

Google "Dunwoody Labs reviews" and you will find some very unhappy customers, allegations of fraud, and reports of useless inaccurate lab results. I could finally admit to people that I was ashamed to work there once I got a new, respectable job.

Job Security

I think if you are willing to put up with the ugliness, incompetence, and dismal conditions then your job is pretty safe unless you are the lab director. The lab director position has changed 5 times in the past 3 years or so.

Handicapped Accessibility

The whole building is on the ground floor. There are ramps and curb cuts. There are no automatic door openers and no bathrooms for people with special needs.

Workplace Safety

I didn't feel unsafe, but there wasn't any sort of training offered relating to workplace safety or anything like that.

Challenging Work

Some people were given interesting and challenging projects, a lot of the work could be mundane and repetitive though.

Inclusive / Diverse

The company was gender balanced and there were people of all backgrounds working there. It was very diverse and inclusive.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Dunwoody Labs
  • City
    Dunwoody
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Research/development

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 02.Sep 2016
  • Employee

What I like about the company

ha! good one

What I dislike about the company

Management should be in jail.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    Dunwoody Labs
  • City
    Dunwoody
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Not specified
  • 12.Jan 2016
  • Employee

Horrible

1.67

Support from management

No accountability; management makes bad decisions, and then blames the staff for executing. Management seldom seeks advice from staff.

Teamwork

Communication and collaboration technology is severely lacking. Coworkers are more focused on making themselves look good by throwing each other under the bus, rather than stellar performance.

Freedom to work independently

All meaningful decision making is done by management.

Internal Communication

Management routinely ignores emails.

Career Development

No long-term career opportunities for anyone except medical staff.

Overall compensation for your work

Payments are routinely late, sometimes 60 days or more. Employees complain of being underpaid and overworked.

Office / Work Environment

Their facilities are about what you'd expect of a small lab.

Environmental Friendliness

Company has attempted to skip contractor payments and steal intellectual property. Company treats contractors as employees to try to avoid paying taxes.

Work-Life Balance

Standard 40 hour weeks; very few holidays and little PTO.

Company Image

I haven't met a single person that enjoys working there.

Job Security

Company is top heavy and poorly managed. They are reluctant to spend money on automation or training, so the staff keeps growing while revenue does not.

Workplace Safety

They have failed safety inspections. Rules are not enforced unless an inspection is pending.

Challenging Work

Focus is on keeping outdated systems and processes running, which can be very mundane. Almost no new development.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Hire management consultants; clean house and hire qualified managers; clean house and hire qualified staff; spend more money on IT; create an IT department and hire an IT staff.

What I like about the company

Some of the coworkers are pleasant.

What I dislike about the company

There is literally almost nothing positive about working for this company.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    Dunwoody Labs
  • City
    Dunwoody
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    IT
  • 03.Sep 2018
  • Employee
Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00
  • Company
    Dunwoody Labs
  • City
    Dunwoody
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Administration