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Updated 21 August 2017
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Pros
  • Great People and a good work environment (in 11 reviews)

  • Decent entry level pay, good benefits (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • No room for advancement, most of the position changes are given to favorites (in 6 reviews)

  • Very low pay in most, but not all, positions; far below industry standard (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Run away"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers, you learn a lot mostly on your own and end up very independent. Once you are done here you can take on any job.
    Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Working for Neogen is like an unhealthy relationship in which you bring 110% of your commitment and effort and the other side doesn't acknowledged it nor appreciate it.
    Use it only as a stepping stone and then run as fast and far as you can.

    Advice to Management

    They just don't care. The underdog works hard and cares about customers. Managers only care about numbers and not the people behind them.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Administrative Assistant Office Clerical"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant Office Cerical in Lansing, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant Office Cerical in Lansing, MI (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Neogen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hours, flexibility if emergency happens. Good steeping stone for experience only.

    Cons

    CEO constantly brags and let's company know how well they are doing during all staff events and how much money and growth they had. Very discouraging when employees are not even paid market rate, actually well below.

    Management is not held to certain standards.

    Bad ethics.

    Workload to great. Resources cut or staff but additional workloads.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate employees more.
    Top down needs to be reviewed.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Lexington KY Manufacturing"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent place to get beginning experience but I recommend leaving within 2-5 years of experience. The environment is lower pressure than comparable companies.

    Cons

    In comparison to other companies, their manufacturing is disorganized and GMP procedures could be improved upon greatly. Manufacturing management is not great and is very reactive rather than proactive when it comes to quality issues. Company needs a good dose Lean Six Sigma and improved quality procedures. Corporate management does not put proper priority on quality.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Undervalued employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Neogen full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learned protein purification and chromatography techniques. It was decent experience for a first job out of college, but I know my degree fetches a much higher price. Do some research to determine how much your degree is worth before applying here.

    Cons

    They treat their employees as expendables. The threshold for getting fired is quite low. They undervalue their employees and pay half of what they should be making. At my salary, I couldn't afford a car payment and student loans and was losing money.

    Advice to Management

    Management is resistant to change and consists of brown-nosers to the next tier up. The management I experienced always asked their superiors instead of making a decision for themselves. On top of that, they are not malleable with rules or schedules in the slightest, and no matter what, the rules apply, and strictly.


  6. Helpful (16)

    "Sweat Shop"

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    Former Employee - Lab Supervisor in Lincoln, NE (US)
    Former Employee - Lab Supervisor in Lincoln, NE (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Made friends, like you would in prison. Can listen to music, for now. Can fratrenize and get away with it.
    Made my resume look amazing so I could escape this interment camp and get treated like a human being.

    Cons

    Upper management is a terrible group. Misogynistic comments, fraterinization, condescending, lackluster educations, "too busy" to help or listen, doesn't even interview you before hired but will yell at you later for not living up to their outrageous expectations.
    If you are good, you get every project. If you don't care, you get promoted over those who have been there for years. If you disrespect authority, they treat you better and give you special treatment. If you're female, they'll only like you if you're cute.
    You work 12 hours and get asked why this or that wasn't done.
    Someone works terribly slow next to you and gets paid more.
    You know the science behind things? Doesn't matter, you are a robot and you aren't good enough.
    Appreciation isn't in their vocabulary. False, fake, liar, hypocrite, however, are their key words for life.

    Advice to Management

    Admit mistakes. Promote the correct people. Listen. Think outside the box.
    ...actually take advice from every exit interview.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Okay for a few years..."

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Delta Center, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Delta Center, MI (US)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's good experience for food safety fields. There is possibility to advance quickly to Territory manager when hired as inside sales.

    Cons

    Pay is highly variable and unfair amongst coworkers of the same position. 'Old school' way of doing things. Expanding fast but trying to keep up I guess


  8. Helpful (8)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Neogen full-time

    Pros

    Good medical benefits, pto, co workers, 401k plan

    Cons

    Sexist environment, good old boys club, women don't advance here, don't get paid as much as men do

    Advice to Management

    Pay women treat them as equal give them opportunities


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Sales Directors are dead weight\old. Holding company back. Not forward thinking..not all but most."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Lansing, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Lansing, MI (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Neogen full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Making great acquisitions in food safety industry. Great people but hire young with no experience and do not mentor them properly. Need to develop people but pay is poor so get people who are still figuring out what they want to be when they grow up. They end up leaving or company fails sales goals because they don't know how to develop people.

    Cons

    Slow to keep up with all their markets. Want direct vs distribution??? Why..who does this today in biz world when you are a manufacturer? Foreign mkts yes but U.S. no??? Why?

    Advice to Management

    Trust your tenured sales force. Become a sales organization not a marketing organization.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Springboard"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Only good for resume building. A good first job straight out of college but it's a springboard..
    .no one stays longer than 2 years.
    Good people

    Cons

    Pay is much lower than industry average
    Everyone argues that the benefits aren't that great, no sick time only pto.
    Had a chemical spill that was poorly handeled.
    Poor managers-they're scientists, not managers and have no training.

    Advice to Management

    Train the people you put into management team positions. When employees are so pissed off at their boss that their work suffers you have a problem.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Plays Favorites"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Technician
    Former Employee - Lab Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are a managers "favorite" you will get lots of opportunities. Great People! Coworkers are amazing.

    Cons

    Pay. No respect. Ideas are never heard and when they are, they are usually stolen and passed off as your managers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.


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