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Not recommended
Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Canada14 June 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 well for those seeking a job, not a career.
Pros
Scheduling flexibility, Standard benefits available, Safety is well regarded
Cons
Workplace culture uninspired and uninviting, Executive level 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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A place to kill your career
Analyst II (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB30 May 2018
This place fell apart in the last 3-4 years. Things went from bad to worse until you were left with a bunch of miserable employees working under incredible stress, with no motivation or salary compensation. And incapable management keeps hiring "cheap" grads to substitute for experienced analysts that couldn't stand the poor treatment and left. Forget about trying to work your way up or building a career by doing your job and putting maximum effort to learn and do... only a bootlicker and a bully get ahead here. Not working at Maxxam feels like I just stopped hitting my head against a wall - such a relief.
Pros
Teaches you how to work with a lot of difficult people
Cons
EVERYTHING else
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Hard work,low pay,no appreciation
Lab Analyst (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB16 May 2018
It is a very fast pace workplace, you basically do everything from cleaning to reporting data. Long hours and weekend work is not appreciated. It is called a duty! The only good thing was some of the very educated knowledgeable people there.
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a company that is business first employees second
Core Lab Assistant (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB26 April 2018
Maxxam doesn't invest a lot into their employee culture . Its been over a decade since I have worked there so Im sure things have improved as the company has grown.
Pros
Employment
Cons
Low salary and low moral
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Great to start your career but...
Scientist (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC11 April 2018
I recommend this place if you're right out of school and need to get some experience. Working with the right people in the right department, you can learn quite a lot to get your career going. After being here for a while though you hit roadblocks to career advancement and certain levels of management can be extremely uncooperative and disorganized.
Pros
Fun co-workers, benefits are decent, can learn quite a lot of Chemistry
Cons
Pay is relatively low, management is disorganized, higher level positions have horrible work-life balance for what they pay
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Fast paced work environment, great co-worker
Lab Technician (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON13 March 2018
Good company to start your career in a science field. The people are nice to work with. It is a fast paced work environment.The overall company performance good and satisfactory.
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Over stressed, poor employee recognition, care more about client than staff
Analyst II (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 February 2018
Over stressed during spring, summer and fall, poor employee recognition, little to no advancement the past 5 years as the company is contracting. They care more about client and saving money than staff, low pay for experience and poor training, they rush you in and don't teach you about the equipment you are using.
Pros
bagel day once a month, semi stable position
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productive and positive workplace
Bottle preparation clerk. (Former Employee) –  Canada23 February 2018
It is a good place to learn and earn. flexible job timings.
very good management and cooperative too. calm and soothing workplace.
positive environment.
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Gained lab experience
Lab Analyst (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB5 February 2018
-Analyzed samples daily
-Sent out reports daily
-Gained extensive lab and equipment experience
-Very long hours
-Great benefits package
-Great co-workers
-Had to fix machines when they were down which was very time consuming
Pros
Great benefits package
Cons
Long hours
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productive
Analyst II (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON25 January 2018
Lots of learning, gain lots of experience in the past years. Good place to work, nice co-workers, good management......................................
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Frustrating Place to Work
Quality Assurance Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Fort McMurray, AB25 January 2018
Like any private lab, employees are under-paid and sometimes not very knowledgeable. I found it difficult to get my coworkers to buy into my work or what I was trying to accomplish.
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Fun and filling work
Sample Login Technician I (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB15 January 2018
My time at Maxxam was good, I would go in at noon or so usually, jump into my work. Scanning and delivering samples to the lab in a timely manner. My co-workers and manager were very pleasant and fun to be around and always willing to help me out. The hardest part of the job was remembering where everything went in the building. The best part of the job was the atmosphere, always friendly and happy but fast paced.
Pros
Friendly atmosphere
Cons
Can get very busy, hard to multi task. Although still manageable.
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no definite work future
Analyst 1 (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB23 December 2017
the company accepts even without chemistry background as long as you know how to fallow procedures with training. other employee doesn't even know what chemistry is?
Pros
free pizza
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Working there has been a positive experience
Lab Technician (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON10 December 2017
Fast paced work environment, great co-workers. Hardest part of the job is processing lot of samples but yet the job is so fun. Maxxam is the market leader in Analytic research.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
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Great workplace
Analyst I (Former Employee) –  Bedford, NS23 November 2017
Very nice people to work with, great team culture, good training provided, great benefits package. Laboratory work is consistent and lots of room to move within the company.
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Fast paced work environment, great co-workers
Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB14 November 2017
Fast paced work environment, great co-workers. Good short-term contract job. Good company to gain experience as a recent graduate in the science field.
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Great Starter Lab
Sample Support Technician (Current Employee) –  Mississauga, ON12 November 2017
This is a great place to learn basic aseptic techniques and prepare you for the future. Long working hours wears you out quickly and it has mandatory overtime.
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Worst place to work
Lab Analyst (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB10 November 2017
This is the worst place to even start your career but if you can suck up to the so called "head of the building", you will do fine. Even without much capabilities or caliber. Expect to work hard at McDonald's starting wage for YEARS without raise and no appreciation or acknowledgement. Even after 3-4 years you will only get $2 raise, which you can easily get anywhere else. Even competitors pay higher than them and give raises every year. Don't be deluded by their big name or these "good reviews", they are written by HR to fool you.
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Productive environments
Laboratory Technician (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON10 November 2017
Lots of opportunities to learn practical skills. Typical day is at least 9.5h of work. Very multicultural environment. The hardest part is the late hours.
Pros
Good opportunity for students to acquire real world experience.
Cons
Very low salary and horrible working hours
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High productive team work place
Environmental Analyst (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB9 November 2017
Team work, high productive, high efficient, always improvement. paid time off for vacation and sickness day. High pace work for same day rush. Multiple task and high quality.
Cons
good health care insurance
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