Neogen Reviews

Updated 30 October 2014
Updated 30 October 2014
30 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great folks, low pay and little increases

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Neogen

    Pros

    Very friendly staff, fascinating work

    Cons

    High expectations, low reward unless in sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay based on market value of skills asked and possessed by employees, merit increases rather than tiny cost of living raises

  2.  

    I like it... kind of

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Lansing, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Research Technician in Lansing, MI (US)

    I have been working at Neogen full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good chance to advance, awesome coworkers, pretty chill environment

    Cons

    SO low pay (especially for scientists, I mean, come on), upper management are kind of mean and way too traditional, could offer better benefits (though they're ok I guess), the whole R&D process is painfully tedious

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that research and development means RESEARCH and development. You can develop a molding piece of feces all you want, but unless allow the research that makes it a fertilizing commodity, it will continue to be a useless piece of crap.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good people bad place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Lansing, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Warehouse in Lansing, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Secure for employment.

    Cons

    Not a place to work if you have a family. Horrible pay. Low increase in pay on a yearly bases (15 cents a year Is average)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your workers and they will take care of you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Get your experience and get out!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Neogen in Lansing, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Neogen in Lansing, MI (US)

    I worked at Neogen full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and a great place to gain experience.

    Cons

    Compensation is insulting, the company cares more about shareholders than employees. The pay is not competitive in the industry, even when compared to other local companies. Bonuses and pay raises are also low, if you get them at all. The company has a very high turnover rate. Most of the talented employees leave because of wages, because there is little room for advancement and because employees are not held to equal standards. Many employees get away with showing up late or leaving early while others get pushed to be at work on time, work overtime and to meet strict deadlines. Very few products come out of R&D, the company profits from buying other companies and inheriting new product lines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is going to continue to lose it's best employees unless you start paying people what they are actually worth. I met some good quality, hard workers at this company, it's sad to see that they all leave for the same reason.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ayr, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ayr, Scotland (UK)

    I worked at Neogen full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They seem to take anyone

    Cons

    Unfriendly Staff, no central heating, lousy pay, almost no holidays at all, they make you work through Christmas time, when any decent place is shut anyway, management is useless

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make it worth peoples while to work for you and they might stay longer than a few months

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Neogen

    Pros

    Products sell themselves. Flexible. Employees are generally nice, good people. It is located in an old school building, which is cool (but also hot).

    Cons

    Low pay. Senior management seems to be stuck in traditional, conservative rut about employees and sales techniques. There is a lack of new products and ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more gender equality and technical support for new hires. Allow for more flexibility for working out of home.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Neogen full-time

    Pros

    Great health benefits and 401k plan, employees get a discount on company stock, people are nice, good environment, nice place to work overall

    Cons

    Pay is lower than average, very small or no raises or upward mobility, a lot of work and responsibility for the pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people more rewards and encouragement, make people feel valued and part of a team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Just ok

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

    I have been working at Neogen

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Fairly secure place to work, no layoffs.

    Cons

    Pay is very low. If recognition or advancement were options it would help. Poor communication and cooperation between departments. Office cultures inconsistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let your good stand in the way of your better. Consider strategies that other companies have been successful with.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great place to gain experience, but not a career destination.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Lansing, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Lansing, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Great people, fair work/life balance, good place to gain entry level experience.

    Cons

    Very low pay, mediocre benefits, poor culture and at times a negative work environment, and little recognition from senior management. Not focused on employee development, exceptionally high turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company needs to develop a positive company culture (respect, integrity, accountability) and make it the center of everything they do. Upper management should model these values constantly and expect and require the same values in their employees. There are a lot of good people at Neogen, but there are several who get away with deplorable behavior routinely. They ruin the experience of working at an otherwise good company for those who refuse to act in such an unprofessional manner.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Neogen is a fantastic company to work with!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Neogen

    Pros

    Neogen is one of the top 200 small corporations to work for according to Forbes, however I feel they are better than that even. Amazing stock, opportunity, and experience.

    Cons

    You won't be working in a fancy office, as the company purchases older schools and buildings. You start out at a lower wage, but if you put in the time and effort, Neogen looks after you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication between departments should improve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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