- Life Science Outsourcing, Inc.08.Sep 2017
Very high on nepotism
Support from management
Department managers do not know how their departments are supposed to run and have very little knowledge of the product and procedures. Management is mostly friends and relatives
Teamwork among the manufacturing personnel is very good. However supervisor and manager skills again lack here
Freedom to work independently
There is no communication from the top down. Anything discussed in the manager meetings is not passed down in a timely manor or not at all. this causes many customer complaints which are not properly addressed when it comes to NCR documentation.
one gender is not recognized very often due to cultural upbringings
Attitude towards older colleagues
They are looked up to by most employees for their knowledge. sadly most of them have now moved on.
LSO is only a starting point to learn the basics of medical device manufacturing. learn the basics and then move on to something better.
Overall compensation for your work
minimum wage only, no matter how long you have worked at LSO
Office / Work Environment
Work environment is terrible, work is dumped on employees with unrealistic demands on due dates. Long hours and no compensation. Manufacturing personnel get "make up" time instead of overtime. If you work 8 hours on the floor and then do extra work (janitorial work) after hours you don't get overtime pay because "its a different job" so no OT pay.
sharps containers are picked up when they are full and instead of being disposed of by a hazardous waste company the contents are dumped into the dumpster or stored in plastic coffee containers in the warehouse. very dangerous.
in early and out by 3:30
needs cleaning up
most employees have been at LSO for 10 years plus
management parks in the handicap spaces
does not comply with OSHA standards
everything must be self taught since management is only supposed to delegate work and not required to know how to do it.
Inclusive / Diverse
Suggestions for improvement
- listen to your employees, hire qualified personnel to be in charge of others, reinstate employee reviews (they were taken away years ago) offer better health insurance, pay overtime as its supposed to be and not as "make up time"
What I like about the company
the core group of manufacturing and support employees are some of the best people I know.
What I dislike about the company
Inappropriate relationships between upper management, no pay raises, lack of knowledge from department managers, procedures not being followed correctly, nepotism, people not qualified for their jobs, using very old and outdated equipment. Clean Rooms are very hot and the HEPA and AC systems are not functional in nearly half the manufacturing area.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyLife Science Outsourcing, Inc.
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Current employee