EMSL Analytical, Inc Employee Reviews

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Good beginner job
Microscopist (Current Employee) –  Wallingford, CT6 August 2019
Very grateful to have this as a first job but I would not recommend staying long. There is not much job advancement and the compensation is low but good starter job and I learned a lot.
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Productive
Lab Technician (Former Employee) –  Carle Place, NY3 July 2019
• Met and exceeded Client demands by preparing materials to be analyzed for Asbestos via the PLM, TEM, or PCM analysis.
• Certified to analyze PCM slides to determine if captured air by the client had Asbestos
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What I learned working at EMSL
Microbiologist/Bacteriologist (Former Employee) –  Houston, TX19 May 2019
There is not much room for advancement at many of the locations, and they do not increase hourly wages if you do advance. The managers handle the approval for increases in wages, and most of the time it is only $1.00 increments. A great place to start out and learn the industry, but not for a long term career.
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Flexible and welcoming work environment
Prep technician (Former Employee) –  Plymouth, MN12 May 2019
A typical day at work at EMSL for me depended on the number of samples that came in and the types of samples that came in. Certain types of samples take about 2 hours to finish prepping and other samples take less than 10 minutes to finish. The samples are to be sent back to the client by a certain date and time which can be stressful at times but the lab is generally productive.
When the samples are all done I would help to organize the lab and do clerical work.
Management and the work environment is very friendly and flexible. Occasionally the lab would take long lunches and go out to eat or celebrate a holiday or birthday together which was always enjoyable.
Pros
work environment, overtime pay, long lunches
Cons
some long days, small lab
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great company
Lab Support Assistant (Former Employee) –  Sparta, NJ15 April 2019
Training was great and they welcomed any question. The managers were awesome and understanding. Everyone was friendly. The HR department made sure all employees were healthy and able to work.
Pros
Management training
Cons
low pay
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Great co workers
Lab Analyst / Senior Analyst / PLM Analyst (Former Employee) –  New York, NY1 April 2019
This company does not care about it employees at all. Bad environment and equipments. and you won’t get any bounce other than 25$ a year. No raises whatsoever, if you are lucky you get .2 cents a year. A lot of people come and go.
Pros
Flexibility
Cons
Health insurance, no raises
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(Greedy) Family Owned Lab
Analyst (Current Employee) –  Cinnaminson, NJ27 January 2019
You have to consistently fight with management to maintain your scientific integrity. This business cares for money money money over integrity and employee safety. They will lie through their teeth during audits, to customers, and to enormous employees regarding expedite to harmful potentially life threatening substances that come through the lab.
Cons
No scientific integrity, poor ethics in general, nepotism, $30 Visa gift card holiday bonuses, less than cost of living raises, awful health insurance options.
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A good place to enter the field, not long term
Laboratory Director (Former Employee) –  Denver, CO14 January 2019
Management is a nepotistic menagerie of over-important incompetence. Some lower level managers are good at their jobs, but the upper level is full of members of the Frasca family that don't deserve the power that they have. Do not expect to start a fulfilling career here.
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Ok place to work
Credit & Collections Representative (Former Employee) –  Cinnaminson, NJ5 December 2018
All staff friendly. Management is fairly reasonable. Depending on department hours not very flexible. Training and company sponsored health events very informative.
Pros
Training
Cons
vacation/pto
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Employees are overworked and underpaid
Laboratory Analyst (Former Employee) –  New York, NY4 November 2018
Little opportunity for advancement, unorganized management, little recognition to employees unless they have connections with upper management, employees expected to perform high levels of work without adequate compensation
Pros
Flexibility
Cons
Poor benefits, low pay, unorganized
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Worst company to work for
Analyst (Former Employee) –  New York, NY13 October 2018
I would recommend not working here. They are cheap, equipment is old and is constantly breaking in branch labs--yet corporate has brand new equipment. Corporate gives the branch labs breaking and old equipment and supplies themselves with new. It is obvious they don't care about their employees. You are expected to take exactly a 30 minute lunch. By the time you prepare it you only have 15 minutes to eat. They hire rude and incompetent directors. If you take your breaks you are looked down upon. You are severely underpaid, unappreciated, and worked like a slave, rather than an educated employee. Don't work here. You will regret it, I promise.
Pros
Literally nothing
Cons
Too many to list
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Great place to start out a lab career but not a place to advance
Microscopist (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZ9 October 2018
It was a good place to gain more experience in the field, but a lack of training program hurts new employees trying to learn the ropes. Better for either people just starting out to see if this is a field they would like to stay in.
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its a MEH company
Microbiologist (Current Employee) –  Cinnaminson, NJ8 October 2018
I work weird hours, The work culture is very much dont screw up or you will be known. I never have a day off between answering text messages for management and coworkers on my days off.
Pros
great resume builder company
Cons
lack of pay and room for advancement.
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Save Yourself heartache DO NOT WORK HERE!!!!!!
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Cinnaminson, NJ4 October 2018
Upper management demeaning, very secretive, distant with their employees, not genuine at all. They smile at your face but will stab you in the back when you turn around. They cannot be trusted. There is no communication between them, their employees and HR. HR has no clue of what is happening with the company. If you ask them they look dumbfounded. Benefits are horrible. If you get a promotion expect to be demoted. Its family run but the family cant get along with each other. They are very dysfunctional. HR staff is also highly unprofessional. Senior management are both uneducated and incompetent.
Pros
Good location
Cons
Benefits are horrible. Management is untrustworthy. Unsettled atmostphere.
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Look elsewhere. Total Dysfunctional Management
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Cinnaminson, NJ27 September 2018
Extremely dysfunctional, family run company. Benefits are the worst. Heavy turnover. They advertise as an EOE, but they are not. HR staff is highly unprofessional. Senior management are uneducated and incompetent family members. They rarely promote from within. It is a dead-end job for the majority of good, hard-working, educated people who don’t get appreciated for their dependability, loyalty and outstanding work performance. The atmosphere in their headquarters’ sales department is more like a country club/bar than a business office. Employees actually spend more time on their cell phones than doing work in most departments. Employee safety is a concern, since they are exposed to potentially hazardous substances.
Pros
Casual dress code
Cons
Health Benefits are terrible. Company does not contribute enough
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Great Summer Job for college student
Lab Analyst (Former Employee) –  Carle Place, NY25 August 2018
Worked here as an asbestos analyst for 2 summers. It was a great summer job for a college student, but I’m not sure how great it would have been as a full time job. Flexible scheduling, decent pay, and ability to work only during summer break made it a perfect job for college students.
Pros
Flexible Schedule, Independence
Cons
Short Breaks
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Lots of freedom to work and take care of the responsibilities
ICP Chemist (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, IN27 June 2018
Fast paced work environment with ability to learn about several instrumental techniques especially ICP and mercury analyzer, etc. Management is very open minded and provides micromanagement free environment.
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Good starting job
Asbestos (Current Employee) –  NJ23 June 2018
Good place to get a starting job out of college. Lots of overtime expected which helps balance out the lower pay. Although hard to balance personal life/social life with the amount of hours needed to work. Some branch labs are better to work at than others. I would suggest moving from branch to branch every couple of years to grow professionally. Lots of internal growth opportunities if willing to move and in good standing with the company.
Pros
Good vacation package for fresh out of college workers (1-3 years out of school)
Cons
Excessive overtime expected in some locations, with limited months to use vacation time, and sometimes work load can be overwhelming/stressful
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Productive work place with plenty to do everyday
Intern Chemistry assistant (Former Employee) –  Cinnaminson, NJ13 June 2018
The day starts with you getting into lab and right to work. Your supervisor will tell you what needs to be done for the day and you get started doing it. I learned plenty about several analytical chemistry techniques I did not know about before. Management was easy to work with and out of the way most of the time.
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It was fine.
Mid-Atlantic Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Collingswood, NJ 0810813 June 2018
The family run management style was sometimes a challenge to tolerate. One must have a steadfast personal focus to funtion here and be able to rise above any suspicion of bias treatment.
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