Myriad Genetics Reviews

Updated 13 April 2015
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  1. Highly innovative and focused towards the future

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Myriad Genetics (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -best products in the industry
    -strong benefits
    -work life balance

    Cons

    growing pains - still working through transition to new products

    Advice to Management

    Continue to share your vision with all levels of the organization

  2. Helpful (1)

    The work is satisfying, management is not

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Myriad Genetics full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's very fulfilling to be of service to patients going through newly diagnosed cancers and providing answers to their questions.

    Cons

    The management has changed and is making MANY people unhappy. No matter what you do, you're doing it wrong.
    If you don't fit in with management, you don't fit.

    Advice to Management

    Relax!

  3. Helpful (4)

    Profit over people, if that wasn't already famous.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Advocate in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Patient Advocate in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

    I have been working at Myriad Genetics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You help cancer patients get access to a really expensive genetic test.

    Cons

    Management treats employees like slaves. This includes mandatory overtime on weekends. It's a pretty counterproductive idea as employees are miserable already. Sorry about your family life, but it's the end of the quarter and we need $$$$.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out where you actually lose revenue. Look deeper in your processes. A lot of improvement needs to be made. A lot of waste happens due to 20 years of hiring bad employees and not caring, but it's time for a makeover. Do YOU know what's going on in customer service? Do YOU know what's causing tests to be cancelled? Do you know what it takes to get a test paid for?

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Dead-End Job with no promotion ability, may just be my field

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Advocate in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Patient Advocate in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

    I have been working at Myriad Genetics full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits, good hours, the company itself does a good thing for society

    Cons

    I was told upon being hired that I could move up/move to the Marketing Department after 9 months if they happened to be hiring in Marketing at that time. I took this job basically right out of college with little real world experience, but needed the money, so I shot my chances of getting Marketing experience with the hopes I could transfer after 9 months. 2 years later, HR offers no real help other than to "keep checking the job postings" and does not hire Marketing employees from within. They hire Marketing people with experience. I basically need to start over so I can get on a career path that doesn't limit me to $35 K a year and is actually in the field I want to go into.

    Advice to Management

    Actually engage with your employees who are looking to build a career with Myriad. I don't want to leave, but you forced me out. I was overqualified when you hired me, you should have just been straight with me and told me that I can't move up without real-world experience, and that my qualifications alone wouldn't be enough for me to move up.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Lab tech in main lab

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician II in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Lab Technician II in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

    I worked at Myriad Genetics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Paid the bills. Most of the other techs were awesome

    Cons

    Very very high turnover. Management actively pushed senior techs out to keep costs down. Training was minimal and mistakes harshly punished. Overhead upper management constantly refer to techs as monkeys

    Advice to Management

    Get to know the techs. Stop saying that monkeys can do our jobs

  7. It's okay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Technician II in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Lab Technician II in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

    I have been working at Myriad Genetics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I love the flexibility in my work hours.

    Cons

    The pay and very bad employees

    Advice to Management

    Fire lazy people who belittle their colleagues and pay the hard workers better

  8. Helpful (1)

    Set you up for failure and lots of yawning

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Myriad Genetics full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are smart people work here

    Cons

    No one cares to bring you up to speed, eventually setting you up for failure. It's impossible to take initiative in anything because there is no creativity here. Management goes through the motions, but could care less about you as a person. Everything feels so shallow and unimportant. Feels like everyone hates their job.

    Advice to Management

    Don't set people up for failure who would have otherwise been great assets. Get to know your employees more. Seem like you are happy to be here.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Great work life Balance and Benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Myriad Genetics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits, good products and ability to make great commissions.

    Cons

    It appears to be a lot of favoritism. Not always based on how well you do but rather who you know to advance. Some people are penalized even if they are achieving sales growth while others who are not achieving sales growth are rewarded. This is a sales company and the more you sell should be the focus!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees and don't lose site of the big picture.

  10. Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Patient Service Coordinator in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Patient Service Coordinator in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

    I have been working at Myriad Genetics full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Take good care of their employees,

    Cons

    Lot's of drama among lower level employees.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Really Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

    I have been working at Myriad Genetics full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people there are nice and fun to work with. There is lots of room for growth. They are hands on with training and try to make sure you know as much as you possibly can before they put you on the computers. Benefits are great. Stalk options.

    Cons

    They are stingy with raises. There are metrics for raises and the raises aren't that great, and they are only every quarter. You have to be in a position for 9 months before you can move to a new position.

    Advice to Management

    Don't micro manage. Not many of them do. Try to help your team, or someone on your team grow to a manager if that's what the eventually want to do.

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