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54 Laboratory Assistant Reviews

Laboratory Assistants give their job an average rating of 4.0 out of 5.0. The Laboratory Assistants happiest with their jobs are employed by Long Island College Hospital with an average rating of 0.0 while the Laboratory Assistants least happy with their jobs work for Marypaul Laboratories with an average rating of 1.3.

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Laboratory Assistant at New Jersey Institute of Technology
in Newark, NJ
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Laboratory Assistant at Georgetown University
in Washington, DC

"I love using different techniques in the lab like ELISA, PCR, chromatography etc. I don't hate anything as such. But sometimes, my fingers hurt because of pipetting a lot."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Laboratory Assistant at University of Massachusetts
in Quincy, MA
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Laboratory Assistant at Chromocell
in New Brunswick, NJ

"Often times the job gets to be stressful with deadlines."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Laboratory Assistant at Calvin College
in Grand Rapids, MI

"I loved everything about being a lab assistant. The people and the time spent helping people learn is so much fun."

Person You Work For 4.3 / 5 People You Work With 4.3 / 5 Work Setting 4.3 / 5
Support You Get 4.3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.3 / 5
Company Culture 4.3 / 5 Way You Work 4.3 / 5
Laboratory Assistant at UCLA Health System
in Los Angeles, CA

What do you like about working at UCLA Health System?

"Testing the components of tear, and identifying the origins of disease was the part I really liked."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"You should be really interested in what you do and go to the interview really prepared."

What don't you like about working at UCLA Health System?

"I didn't like the facet that I had to have my own tear donor. It was hard to ask someone to come with me to my research and collect his tear."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"The thing I really liked about was that everything was micro-managed."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Laboratory Assistant at Marypaul Laboratories
in Sparta, NJ

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"People care only about themselves."

What do you like about working at Marypaul Laboratories?

"It pays the bills and even that's hard half the time."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Unless you have a degree or just want something that looks good on the resume, don't bother."

What don't you like about working at Marypaul Laboratories?

"No growth, no trust, nothing that makes me think I'm valued or even needed. I can be replaced way too easily. Oh, and I'm making only over 20000 a year, which is less than the smallest salary level on this site."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"It's not punishment to teach those that goof off how to do one part of my job. It's really not punishment when they don't have to do it, anyway."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Laboratory Assistant at Marypaul Laboratories
in Sparta, NJ

What do you like about working at Marypaul Laboratories?

"It's the best pay I could find. Other than that, nothing."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Get your degree in biology or something along those lines first. Otherwise, you're not going anywhere unless you go elsewhere."

What don't you like about working at Marypaul Laboratories?

"Unless you have a degree, there's no moving forward, really. But you can't go to school to get a degree, either, because it's 8:30 to 5, Monday through Friday, so there's no time to. The people higher up than me (my age but with degrees) look down on our department and I feel like we're the workhorses.Bosses are inconsistent. One minute, they love you, the next, you're the biggest moron there. When there's need for scheduling, they happen to leave themselves off the work list. I had to make our own overtime schedule after hearing for the third time one would be make for us and I was told to leave our boss off the list."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Well, when I tell people they wouldn't have to work overtime, I would mean it. I wouldn't tell employees one thing, but have our handbook say another. And I wouldn't reward those that goof off with promotions just because they make me laugh."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Laboratory Assistant at Clark University
in Worcester, MA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"I provided a lot of solutions for different variety of requests."

What do you like about working at Clark University?

"I liked the open door policy in our daily routines. I also admired the laid back culture of the work environment and how quickly they took suggestions into consideration."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be ready to learning a lot in a short period of time but also take it as a challenge to involve yourself with a group of people who went through the same process not long ago. They are all eager to help you."

What don't you like about working at Clark University?

"I found the speed at which we officially accepted new technologies was a hindrance but it was understandable as the department was under University guidelines."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"If possible to have quicker implementation of new technologies in order to keep up with the rest of clients who were more likely to buy the latest technologies."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Laboratory Assistant at University of California
in Irvine, CA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"One of the best learning opportunities with a great research university."

What do you like about working at University of California?

"The overall environment is the most appealing aspect of the work. Being able to work with a group of people who value the input of all members of the research group, regardless of position or post, made for an open, progressive work space that helped propel the research and methodology forward while maintaining the consistency and accuracy the project demanded."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be honest, straight-forward, ask questions and just present yourself in the best way possible"

What don't you like about working at University of California?

"The lack of funding available to employ researchers for a longer period of time. Issues with time sheets delaying payroll."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Possibly having payroll explain to employees that time sheet hours must reflect a time between 8 am to 5 pm instead of actual time worked"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Laboratory Assistant at State Key Laboratories
in China, ME

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Good research experience with a nice advisor."

What do you like about working at State Key Laboratories?

"People there are very efficient and hard-working. Working overtime is a kind of joy."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"You'd better have a concrete materials knowledge and good research skill."

What don't you like about working at State Key Laboratories?

"Sometimes, people just cared too much about the result and ignored the inexact processing."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"The communication with related industry is weak. It will be better if we can apply the lab results into the market."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Laboratory Assistant at Texas A&M University
in College Station, TX

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Great experience at an established institution."

What do you like about working at Texas A&M University?

"Enjoying your job and getting along with others is the best part."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be your self and express your interest in the position."

What don't you like about working at Texas A&M University?

"When unexpected conflicts are not resolved in a timely manner."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Encourage all employees to work together to resolve issues in evenly matter."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Laboratory Assistant at Montclair State University
in Little Falls, NJ

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Was an average part time Office of Technology position."

What do you like about working at Montclair State University?

"the people I worked with, and what I learned while working there about technology."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Learn a little bit about basic computer knowledge and you're fine."

What don't you like about working at Montclair State University?

"There was limited to no opportunity after graduation for their student workers."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I don't have any suggestions as the management was great."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Laboratory Assistant at UC Davis
in Davis, CA

Please give us a one liner to describe this review.

"Great place to work."

What do you like about working at UC Davis?

"The support at the Northern California Nanotechnology Center was amazing. There was always someone willing to help."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Read up on the processes they are developing beforehand. The more you know about the processes, the better."

What don't you like about working at UC Davis?

"Resources were limited. You have to be able to work in a minimalistic environment."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep up the good work. This was a great learning environment."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Laboratory Assistant at Catholic Health Initiatives
in Gig Harbor, WA

What do you like about working at Catholic Health Initiatives?

"People in other departments are very nice including the dr's but the lab sucks."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Dont do it. Its not worth giving up your life for."

What don't you like about working at Catholic Health Initiatives?

"stupid lying bosses, bad hours, high amount of turnovers. Always understaffed to save money."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Fire my direct boss and give everyone more stable hours. Instead of having 4 people that are 1/2 days and 1/2 nights I would make 2 of them days and 2 of them nights."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
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