Laboratory Analyst (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 4 March 2018
AGAT Laboratories ltd. is a place to start and grow your career. The working environment enhances learning with emphasis on team building and relational accountability within individual department and others too.
Lab Technician (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 31 January 2018
Working at sample reception itself was a pleasant experience. We had a nice group of people who were considered good friends but we still kept it professional when it came to work. The problem arose when people from Upper Management came and tried to make changes into the system that we had established long ago. In a classic Upper Management fashion they knew absolutely nothing about the inner and outer workings of the work flow that we establish through our careful planning and years of working side by side. To sum it up they removed some of us who were unwilling to follow their "plan" to revise Sample Reception.
Management does not care about underpaid, overworked employees
Lab Technician (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 17 January 2018
Instead of spending 2-4 years in school for a challenging science diploma/degree, spend $100 getting your Forklift Operators License on a weekend and you’ll make significantly more money than you will as an entry level Lab Tech. The lowest bidder analytical industry does not value you, you are easily replaced for what is essentially minimum wage. Also no one seems to give trouble about quality control or following standard operating procedures. If a sample is rush and it is delayed because of QC or SOP reasons, you’ll just get in trouble.
Technicien (Current Employee) – Montréal, QC – 10 October 2017
Day to day work is good, but little to no feedback from management. Currently no annual performance evaluation and no regular salary increases. People threaten to quit to get salary increases and job advancement.
Laboratory Technician- Oil Sands Department (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 19 July 2017
A good entry level job. Working with oil sands samples. Good Management. You can learn a lot with this company on how to process and extract oil from oil sands. You will feel like a scientist working on a lab.
Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 18 June 2017
There is a rhythm to this job, and all you need to do is find it, and you will be fine. It pays well for the work that you do, $13/hr for preparing and squeezing water from rock, and taking measurements. It's not particularly difficult, and the bosses are very nice people.
Lab Technician (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 18 April 2017
Wages are low, workloads are high, employee concerns are usually ignored, at least until someone complains to the ministry of labor. Lots of pressure to work fast. When head office considers lab not to be busy, overtime is unpaid, even if one can not manage the work load on time. Resources required for work including glassware, instruments and even work space balance between barely enough and not enough, resulting in occasional conflicts between employees.
Sample Prep Technician (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 8 March 2017
The only reason I stayed in both logistics and sample prep position because our boss of both logistics and sample prep was great, approaching, accommodating. Otherwise there are many different jobs people can find in Mississauga. Our department was politics free no backstabbing, no talking behind people backs. Something I am proud to learn from our boss.
Programmer Analyst (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 1 March 2017
The place is run by a tyrannical accountant with his bean counting finger in ever piece of the pie. If you like a micro managing office space slum lord and professional toady is your game then this place is for you. This backwards outfit used had scanners to punch in and out for their white collar staff. Absolutely ridiculous.