AGAT Laboratories Reviews

Updated 12 Jan 2021

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2.7
52%
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48%
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64 Ratings
Pros
  • "The working environment is friendly and the employees are not monitored by their manager/supervisor(in 8 reviews)

  • "Good workplace for new undergrads with zero work experience to gain exposure to a laboratory environment and equipment(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Nobody stays for long because of low pay(in 15 reviews)

  • "low salary, awful management, long working hours during shift work(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Lab technician"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Connection Center Associate 

    I worked at AGAT Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    The company contract with Suncor was best opportunity to work with oilsands company

    Cons

    Settled all lab equipment with organised all procedures and finally analysed all parameters with different suitable procedures.

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  2. "Not an ideal workplace"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AGAT Laboratories full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -good to gain experience and knowledge

    Cons

    -the employees are underpaid. One person does job of 3-4 workers on minimum wage -the mangers are known to mentally harass their employees

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  3. "lab tech"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Laboratory Technician in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at AGAT Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    build a career in Canada

    Cons

    the pay is low and barely increases

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  4. "Client Project Manager"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Client Project Manager in Mississauga, ON

    I worked at AGAT Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    Good community of people that are very welcoming.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for growth and very unstable.

  5. "A good place to learn chemical lab jobs"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at AGAT Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    A nice place and nice people to work with

    Cons

    strict with day off time

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Management"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AGAT Laboratories full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits & flexibility and not much

    Cons

    Poor Salary & no respect of employees

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  7. "Well"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AGAT Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    Free Parking, drinking water, washroom, toilet paper

    Cons

    Minimum pay, no overtime pay rate, less staffing

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not good"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Burnaby, BC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at AGAT Laboratories full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I liked the people I worked with.

    Cons

    Workload was too big. I did overtime daily. I didn't feel like I got the support I needed from superiors and felt under appreciate.

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  9. "Alright"

    2.0
    Former Employee - N/A in Edmonton, AB

    I worked at AGAT Laboratories part-time

    Pros

    Friendly enviorment, overall pretty good job

    Cons

    overworked, managers are bias with workers

  10. Helpful (1)

    "You won’t get too far here"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Technician in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AGAT Laboratories full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It was a pay check

    Cons

    Minimum wage for very skilled people. Management not trained how to properly supervise employees. If you can walk and talk you’re hired

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