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ALS Laboratory Group


Size of company: Large (More than 500 employees)

Industry: Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology

  • One of the worst workplaces I've ever had.

    I was hired as a laboratory analyst, and although the pay was relatively high ($16-17 per hour), for an analyst the pay was very low. Work was incredibly repetitive and boring, and besides knowledge of laboratory safety, I didn't need anything else from my education to this job. I could have taught a high school student how to do this job. I learned basically nothing working here, and you were never praised if you did well, only if you screwed up or the production quota was behind.

    I worked there almost 4 months. It was very stressful. I felt I was undertrained by my coworkers, and when I tried to get them to train me further, nothing happened. I worked very hard but there was little satisfaction in the job, even with the occasional staff event.

    I only worked there 4 months because after that point out of the blue they decided to fire me. At first management lied to my face and said I was being laid off. Later they told me I was being 'replaced' because they were changing the job description and needed someone with more experience maintaining the instruments. This shows how much ALS values their employees. They'd rather fire a hardworking employee, and replace them rather than give them the proper training.

    There was a massive turn over rate in the company. In my group we lost half of our staff. Dozens of people disappeared over the course of my employment.

    I definitely do not recommend ALS. Go elsewhere where people respect you, your skills and your hard work.

    Posted on 19 October 2013 by Rater #14 | Flag as inappropriate

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all above correct,worst place ever to work.

lies,lies all time from management

Posted on 7 February 2014

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