Support from management
Very difficult to get support from higher up the leadership chain when its needed.
Chemists and lab admins work together very well.
This is not a strength of this organization.
Attitude towards older colleagues
Lots of great experience from the more tenured individuals.
Overall compensation for your work
Wages are not good for those with the most skill.
Office / Work Environment
Labs are clean and relatively safe.
Aside from the busy season, the work life is very flexible.
Once you get accustomed to the position, it is fun to find new challenges.
Suggestions for improvement
- Improve the top down communication they are so in love with. The favoritism is strong within the career path.
What I like about the company
It was a great place to gain experience. The chemist position allows you to get a lot of instrument experience that isn't available in other companies. My peers were the best part of the position. Great people, great coworkers.
What I dislike about the company
Merit raises were fairly modest. Best way to get the raise you have earned is to entertain other offers and see if they match.