High volume of specimens with varied complexity. Great support staff and knowlegable co-workers. Excellent experience.
Pathologist's Assistant, PA ASCP cm (Former Employee), Las Vegas, NV – September 26, 2014
General surgical pathology duties from biopsies to complex extenerations. Demanding volume with excellent support staff. Co-workers are dependable and helpful. Some long days are required. The variation of specimens and exposure to complex specimens was invaluable. Co-workers/exposure to complex cases were the most enjoyable part of job.
Life Insurance Risk Assessment Interviewer (Former Employee), Lee's Summit, MO – September 24, 2014
Pros: benefits, hyatt legal services and eap
Cons: rude supervisors and managers
Sitting down 8 hours daily, uncomfortable chairs, back pain and stress from work caused chest pains. Learned to never fully trust management or HR. They represent and protect the company not you. And could care less about anything going on in your personal life. Management very rude and allowed supervisors to be rude as well. Co-workers are lovely and – more... giddy. Makes working there worth while. Hardest part of the job was putting up with ignorant, fake managers – less
Phlebotomist/Medical Assistant (Former Employee), Little Rock, AR – September 22, 2014
Pros: meeting and learning new people
Cons: not having direct access to my co-workers
A typical day at work consist of blood draws. I learned to put patients at ease and deal with patients from all walks of life. I was an IOP (in-office phlebotomist), so I didn't have very much interaction with managment except by telephone and email. Management always make themselves accessible and send emails as to update employees on necessary information. – more... Co-workers are very encouraging and great team players. We called on each other for help and just words of encouragment to start our day. The hardest part of this job, was having to answer to two people. Ex. I had a Quest supervisor as well as having to answer to the onsite supervisor to the clinic for which I was stationed. The most enjoyable part of the job was patient contact. – less
Phlebotomist/Site Manager (Current Employee), Langhorne, PA – September 21, 2014
Pros: job secuity, on job training, not confined to same location everyday
Cons: i dont feel there is enough advancement, are raises are very small for all the hard work we do
A typical day at Quest is very hectic and sometimes mentally exhausting. I have learned all facets of phlebotomy and lab processing. I have a good relationship with my supervisor and co workers due to my position as a float I am in many different locations on a daily basis. The hardest part of my job is the time constriction we have with each patient. – more... I see sometimes upward of 70 to 90 patients a day by myself. The satisfaction of keeping my patient comfortable and safe. – less
Specimen Processing/ Tech III (Current Employee), Chantilly, VA – September 17, 2014
It's a great place to work, I have learned how to manage multiple tasks with most accuracy. Management & co-workers are great, we always work as a team. At times it does get tough but with the help of our team members we make it easy.
One is always kept busy maintaining productive environment.
Technical Support Specialist (Former Employee), Port Chester, NY – September 16, 2014
Pros: free breakfast on fridays
Cons: subject to calls in the middle of the night
A typical day at work would be to check my email for any communication from my manager, staff, and users. Following that the ticket queue will be checked for any open tickets. I have learned how to prioritize my work, and schedule them accordingly throughout the day. I have also learned that one of the best ways to handle tickets is to communicate with – more... the users, providing them with an acknowledgement of their issue, and an estimated time for resolution. As for management, I have a very good grasp on time and resource management. My co-workers and I have developed a very good rapport, in that we communicate very frequently. New discoveries are shared among us and we ensure that everyone is kept abreast as to the what goes on more so in the IT department. I would not consider any part of my job to be heard, more like challenging. Whenever such situation arises I research the issue and usually ascertain a solution to that situation. The most enjoyable part of my job is to experience the expression of satisfaction someone displays after I have brought stability to their day. I do enjoy making people happy from professional standpoint. – less
Forensic Technician III (Former Employee), Pennsylvania – September 14, 2014
Pros: hours were convenient because i was full time in college
Cons: management, policies, work conditions
Worked in the confirmation department of the laboratory; collect positive specimens, both blood and urine, carefully hand aliquoting each specimen into test tubes for scientists. This position involves extensive knowledge of Quest’s database for retrieving positive specimens, lifting, pulling, and searching for the correct positive specimens in facility’s – more... massive storage room. Also responsible for the data entry portion of each specimen screened at laboratory. Over ten thousand specimens daily. Received 3 outstanding awards for dedication and performance. – less
could be a better place to work if management would listen to employees
Phlebotomist (Current Employee), pennslyvania – September 11, 2014
Pros: decent pay
Cons: no breaks. no lunch, short staffed all the time
prepare to work at a company that is always short staffed, very busy, not able to take any breaks and very rare you get your lunch break. Manangement does absolutely nothing when you complain about current working conditions. Expected to show up everyday for work and give 100% and get no recognition for the hard work employees give. Its ashamed when – more... patients are constantly saying that management needs to hire more people. – less