Maxxam Analytics Inc. Employee Reviews

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Great place to work and the experience was enjoyable
Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON29 May 2017
The work was laid out accordingly and ensure it took the full 8hrs of day. There was a proper amount of days off and vacation time with the length of work term. All workers received two days off in a row on a daily basis. I learned how to work with others as well as work independently. The hardest part of the job was to ensure all the work was completed on time. There was a widespread of workplace culture which allowed us all to get a point of view on how everyone else's lives were outside of work. The most enjoyable part of the job was the ability to learn new things every day.
Pros
Seasonal parties for all workers at the company
Cons
Long hours if work wasn't completed
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Productive work environment
Accounts Receivable Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON25 May 2017
Work load is quite steady. We have a great work life balance, 8 hour days with flexible hours. Maxxam has a very diverse workplace culture. My team makes my job very enjoyable.
Pros
Flexible hours
Cons
Having to work on some Long week-ends
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High quality standards
Soil & Water Lab Analyst and Data Approval (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB24 May 2017
The Edmonton Environmental lab was a great place to work. I value the time I spent there and the high value of quality and professional standard set. Would be happy to work for this company again.
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productive fun work place
Environmental Sample Reciever (Former Employee) –  Sydney, NS21 May 2017
Great place to work. I learned so much during my time at maxxam.
Maxxam had a fast past environment, lots to learn, friendly staff and interesting work.
Pros
Chance to learn and grow
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Productive & Good job culture
Lab.Technician (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB9 May 2017
Over all very Good experience.
I learned safety, workplace culture, leadership.
Management is good & appreciate work of the employee.
Multi culture but well mannered & co-operative.
Hardest part is to work in winter in freezing area.
Every month safety meeting, with little breakfast & coffee. If no accident pizza party monthly.
Pros
free pizza accident free month
Cons
long hours
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Great place to work
Courier for an Analytical Testing Laboratory (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON5 May 2017
Organized and friendly environment. Working there has been a positive experience, as I ended up learning and developing a wide range of skills, ranging from positive customer interactions to personal time management.
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Environnement stressant
Analyste II (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC2 May 2017
Environnement stressant, peu d'équilibre vie personnelle et travail.
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Workplace to avoid, if possible.
Lab Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC2 May 2017
Worked my way up and experienced different things.

As a technician, be prepared to do repetitive work everyday, that do not need too much thinking. As an analyst, it will be slightly better but soon it will get mundane and repetitive as well, but if you're ok with that, then no problem. As a lab supervisor, be prepared to be slightly overworked, and dealing with bad management and some politics, bureaucracy.

Job is not hard, everything can be learned with time, most enjoyable is probably getting to know many different interesting people of different ethnicity.

The Burnaby branch is unionized, so not much salary negotiations there for non management. For new immigrants, interns, co-ops, or new graduates, it is a good place to start, but it is highly advisable to find somewhere better in the long run.
Pros
may be good for new graduates/immigrants for a short while, place to meet new friends.
Cons
Low pay, minimum advancement, bad management, bureaucratic.
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Lengthy hours and continuous work
Intern Lab Technician (QA Microbiology) (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON26 April 2017
Every day is a typical day at work with so many samples to process.
Learnt how to process the samples and plated different samples with the appropriate media.
Management was great helps the co-workers in the critical positions.
workplace was little bit dis-organized.
Hardest part of the job was processing lot of samples but yet the job was so fun.
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Enjoyable work and atmosphere
Laboratory Assistant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB18 April 2017
Straight forward job where you can learn necessary experience for the petrochemical industry. The work place has a fun and friendly atmosphere. Management handles employees well and respected.
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Work with fun and enjoyable
SCIENTIFIC ANALYST -TEAM LEAD (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB3 April 2017
A place to learn lot
Good work culture
Excellent exposure
Supportive co-workers and management
exposure to new technologies
Working experience with new clients
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workplace culture
Laboratory Technician (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON28 March 2017
It is great company with multi cultural environment. So many employees are working from different part of the world The work place culture is superb and they respect all religions.
Pros
good for learning
Cons
low salary
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Not A good Place to work
Lab Technician (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON6 March 2017
I recommend not to even come here even as beginner now. Management has been flag bearer of Cronyism and nepotism. Least pay is given and expectations are a lot from workers.
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Good place to start up
Lab Technician (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON6 March 2017
The work place is good if you are just coming in to the field. However, do not get stuck there! Good place to get initial experience. All the Co-workers are really nice
Pros
Good Co-workers
Cons
Low Pay
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good place to work
Chef d'équipe (Former Employee) –  St Laurent, QC18 February 2017
good place to work, near the airport so traffic to take in consideration,employees very friendly and helping i had a great experience working there would recommand
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Great place to find your footing in Canada for newcomers
Lab Analyst 2 (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON14 February 2017
Maxxam is the market leader in Analytic research. It is great place for someone whose starting out their career. The company sees a large amount of employee turnover due to pressures on deadlines and turn around time. The company allows flexibility for most employees to conduct their work as long as it doesn't affect your quality of work.
Pros
monthly bagel days
Cons
long hours
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Good company. I learned a lot.
Analyst (Current Employee) –  Burnaby, BC2 February 2017
Its a good company to work. I enjoy working here. Multicultural environment so lot of fun in learning about different culture. Awesome co-workers.
Pros
fun time with coworkers
Cons
long hours
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very quite environment with only Indian people
Lab analyst (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON23 January 2017
No fun at work at all
very less pay with less hour so no chance for overtime
too much politics
No further growth or increment in your position
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good place to start
Organics BTEX/F1 & Extractables F2-F4 GC Analyst (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB28 December 2016
unless you get in a senior analyst, you are nothing and worthless.

Bureau Veritas now owns them, the plan is to cut everyone and everything and blame management for not getting enough work done fast enough.
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Comment – 29 December 2016

The Management team for organics however was great. Being a newbie entry job and quality check systems were very good. The constant testing is a great idea to make sure you know your stuff.

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Good
Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON11 December 2016
It was a good experience. Getting to know chemical testing at a industrial level. It was my first Canadian experience job.
Pros
Good
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Good
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