Maxxam Analytics Inc. Employee Reviews

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Analyst 2 (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB12 September 2017
Very poor management
Not a Canadian Company
Outdated analysis
Bioassay department is a complete joke
Wage very very low
Stay away if you want a future in science.
Pros
Makes you want to go back to school
Cons
Very low wage for the industry
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I enjoyed working at Maxxam
SENIOR SHIPPER RECEVER (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB21 August 2017
My day was always busy. I learned lots while working
there. I got my certificates for TDG by ground and as well as the US TDG. They sent me for any courses I needed.
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Analyst (co op) (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON1 August 2017
Organic extraction of chlorinated organic pesticides.
Extraction of volatile hydrocarbons (C6-C10), extractable hydrocarbons (C11-C50) and polyaromatic hydrocarbons), specifically with CCME protocols, from water, soil and oil samples
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Good starting point
Accounting (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON25 July 2017
Good company to work for, great benefits package and RRSP/DPSP program.
Management is approachable, but supervisor level needs improvement and training.
Pros
Bagel Days, Employee Appreciation Events
Cons
Long hours, Overtime must be pre-approved
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À éviter
Technicien de Laboratoire (Former Employee) –  Saint-Laurent, QC9 July 2017
Les journées sont super stressante , du fait que la charge de travail n'est pas compatible avec le nombre d'employés , aussi la plupart des gestionnaires sont méchants et opportunistes . Les ressources-humaines participent à des combines et des entourloupes pour congédier certains employés dans un esprit malsain .
Endroit non professionnel
Aucun avancement ni promotion
Gestion catastrophique
Climat de travail super désagréable
Salaire minimum pour un scientifique 13 $-15$
Travail répétitif
Pros
Avantage sociaux
Cons
Salaire, Climat, Gestion, Promotion, Ressources humaines
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À éviter, mauvaise expérience
Chargé de projet (Former Employee) –  Sainte-Foy, QC19 June 2017
Mon expérience chez Maxxam à été plutôt désagréable. Des le début, le matériel nécessaire pour mon emploi n'était pas disponible (ordinateur, accès à divers système, email) et cela a pris plusieurs semaine à avoir. La formation est pratiquement inexistante, peu de feedback. La personne en charge de la formation est à Mtl et à très peu de temps pour les nouveaux employés. Les collèges n'ont pas le temps, ni la volonté d'aider les nouveaux. Aucun suivi par la superviseur dans les premiers mois. J'ai eu l'impression d'être laisser à moi même et que personne ne voulait me montrer les tâches à exécuter. Je déconseille fortement cette compagnie.
Cons
Formation inexistante, salaire, coopération, feedback
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Mauvaise experience !!
Analyst 1 (Former Employee) –  Sainte-Foy, QC7 June 2017
Mon expérience avec Maxxam était très courte mais assez pour me faire mon avis.
J'ai été affecté au laboratoire de Québec. Il y a peu d'employé pour beaucoup de travail. C'est mal payé 15$ en tant qu'analyste pourtant ils se font assez d'argent. Le superviseur ne tarde pas à renvoyer sans raison où seulement si il ne te veut plus dans son laboratoire. Il y a beaucoup de favoritisme. Il n'y a pas assez de diversité culturelle comme ils le prétendent et encouragent. Ce n'est pas la fin du monde si vous n'avez pas été embauché dans cette entreprise. Avant d'être embauché à Maxxam, j'étais vraiment excité vu la renommée de cette entreprise mais une fois les pied dans le plat, mon sentiment a été tout autre.
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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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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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