Maxxam Analytics Inc. Employee Reviews

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Bon équipe de travail
Analyste en microbiologie II (Current Employee) –  Québec City, QC13 February 2019
L’équipe est très agréable par contre les exigences de travail ne sont pas représentatives du salaire offert.
Pros
Bon système de santé
Cons
Charge de travail excessif pendant l’été
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Fun workplace that kept you busy, that's about it
Sample Logistics Technician (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB23 January 2019
The only saving grace from working for this company was that the people were friendly and easy to work with. It was common to engage in small talk with coworkers from different departments, albeit the topics usually situated around the terrible pay or how much they disliked their job. It seemed like everybody in the building did not want to work there and it's true, there were 5 or 6 higher up individuals that left to seek greener pastures during my time there, even the assistant GM jumped ship.
The position itself was nice because there are 4 or 5 different roles you can do to keep the monotony at bay. There is also the promise of interlab training and progression; unfortunately, this did not happen for me, but there are a few success stories. The qualifications required for this position are hilarious though; you don't need a degree or diploma. This job would be perfect for a recent grade 12 graduate who enjoys science/chemistry and needs a place to start their career. Just be careful if you do get this job, everything will be your fault.
Pros
people, overtime
Cons
pay
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A highly mundane work place.
Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON3 January 2019
Working at maxxam indeed teaches you a lot, but more about how to deal with people who are highly insecure about their jobs and they would rather complain about you anonymously and pretend to be nice with you. Majority of the people there are like that, only a certain percentage is genuinely nice and helpful.
They make you do labour work and do not even pay you properly.
They expect you to be on time daily, which every company does, but if you try to take leave early due to unforeseen circumstances, they would create problems for you.
Pros
Lunch area ia amazing, free coffee of every type
Cons
Horrible working hours, horrible work politics, bad salary for such tedious job, exploitation
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3.0
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Emploi difficile
Commis aux échantillons (Former Employee) –  Saint-Laurent, QC17 December 2018
Conciliation vie de famille et travaille aucune, aucune évolution de carrière
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Toxic
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB5 December 2018
In my opinion Maxxam Edmonton has a toxic workplace culture and unhealthy environment.

There is intimidation by management, high expectations and no rewards.
Pros
benefits after trial period
Cons
terrible management, low pay
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4.0
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Okay
Lab Technician (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB19 November 2018
Maxxam is a great place to work, except for the money, great benefits but low pay, learn something new everyday, some days are great some days are not, its the same at any job
Pros
Great Managment
Cons
Low Pay
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maxxam
Chemical Laboratory Technician (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON14 November 2018
enjoyable part of the job is the co-workers.
Maxxam is a place to learn and gain experience
A day at work is fast pace and time will fly by will working.
Pros
experience
Cons
pay
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Not recommended
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Canada13 November 2018
Is working at Maxxam as negative as some reviewers would have you believe? On balance, working at Maxxam is not recommendable.

Maxxam Analytics functions for those seeking a job, not a career.
Pros
Scheduling flexibility, Standard benefits available
Cons
Workplace culture uninspired and uninviting, Executive management attitudes toward general staff border on sociopathy, Communication with general staff is poor, No professional development, No pension or stock options, Low wages at all levels
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Avoid it
Pre-Processing Analyst (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB23 October 2018
The work is not very hard, which is okay if you are looking for something else in the meantime (which you should). But it is mind-numbing.

Pay is totally inadequate (the minimum wage in Alberta). The company over-relies on contractors. Practically everyone there is a contractor.

You will use maybe 1/100 of what you learned when completing your degree.

There is constant paranoia over losing your job.
Pros
Some staff were nice
Cons
Low pay, only short contracts available, no advancement, toxic culture, gaslighting
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Underpays professionals
Laboratory Analyst (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB19 October 2018
Pros:
This company is good if you’re a fresh graduate looking to gain experience in the field.

Cons:
- Very low pay for professionals regardless of their experience
- claims to take safety seriously but will easily trade it off for profit
- no opportunity for advancement
- no job security
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3.0
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Low salary and good place to just start with
Senior Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON11 October 2018
Low salary and good place to just start with.
It`s good school, but, do not plan to stay in it for long time.
The managers attitude change according to the personality of your manager, sometimes you have a high understanding one who will make your life happy, and sometimes you have a crazy one who will make your life like hill , that because nobody watch the managers.
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Low wages with high turnover.
Analyst (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB6 October 2018
Low wages, like incredibly low. Maybe a dollar or two an hour above minimum wage after working there for several years. Management likes to bully staff into not taking all their breaks and working for free, just so they can make their daily quotas. HR is virtually non-existent. If you disagree or stand up to this management style, you're considered a "problem" employee and replaced with a co-op or a temp. employee making minimum wage and management considers this a win, since they can pay them less than you.

Really the only way you can get a raise or promotion here is by sucking up to management, which means never saying you can't work OT or having a personal life at all.

The only reason why people are working here is because they need to pay bills while they look for a better job.
Pros
Lots of OT if you want it.
Cons
Low wages, high turnover.
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Gestion négative du personnel dans l’ensemble et environnement stressant.Membres des Ressources humaines et superviseurs hypocrites.
Technicien de laboratoire (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC27 September 2018
Combine, licenciement injustifiés
Insécurité d emploi. Salaire bas .
charge de travail énorme .
Pros
Quelques Avantages sociaux pas très utiles
Cons
Mauvaise gestion du personnel, Hypocrisie, Heures supplémentaires non contrôlés et horaire de travail pas fixe
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Outsource laboratory
Analytical Chemist (Former Employee) –  Alberta21 September 2018
Excellent learning opportunity in a site laboratory. Very fast paced, and good experience with analytical equipment, safety. Decent paying position.
Pros
Good learning experience
Cons
Distance from corporate culture
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Should not work here, even you just start your career.
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB17 September 2018
This is a miserable place to work. Supervisor changed your schedule without letting you know before 24 hours, and asked you come back to work for morning shift when you just finished your morning shift today. So, they did not care about workers, everything is depend on the deadline of samples. In addition, the supervisor asked you pretend to work when you don't have anything to do. It is literally ridiculous.
Poor management.
Hard to deal with difficult people, stupid people.
Pros
Can get experiences
Cons
Poor management
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Excellent first experience
Technicien de laboratoire laboratoire (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC16 September 2018
Excellent place to start but a lot of overtime. Excellent insurance and vacation policy. Salary is very low and this is why it is a good place to start
Pros
-good insurance when permanent
Cons
-Long hours, low salary, very repetitive tasks
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5.0
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excellent work place
Microbiology Section Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Burnaby, BC16 September 2018
Maxxam culture is a team team culture
Company has excellent company values and leads through example
High safety standards for protection of their employees
Team reorganizations
Excellent place to call work
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Unfriendly co-workers from other department
Sample Login Technician (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB6 September 2018
Too many samples to login. Supervisor is not that friendly but maybe he is just the way he is. Low pay. Only good for fresh graduates. Business is not so steady because it depends on the oil and gas industry as well.
Pros
Good to work at if you've just graduated from the University
Cons
Low pay
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Nice work environment and fast paced.
Sample Login Technician (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON20 August 2018
Fast paced, demanding and unique work environment is best to describe Maxxam. I input data into our system based on the needs of our clients inorder to satisfy their experience with our analytical company
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Its alright...
Analyst 2 (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB1 August 2018
Calgary Maxxam is a great company as an introduction to the industry. You will be able to learn several sample preparation techniques and they have a variety of instrumentation to learn. Overall the work environment is friendly and multicultural. It is extremely stressful during busy seasons and mistakes are not tolerated. The pay is a little higher than minimum wage but not by much.The drastic different from busy season to slow can take a toll on your body physical and mentally.
Pros
Safety is the number one priority
Cons
You always have to be working, management wont let you slack longer than 5 min.
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