Maxxam Analytics Reviews

Updated 27 September 2014
Updated 27 September 2014
40 Reviews
3.0
40 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good, but a contract lab.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maxxam Analytics

    Pros

    As contract labs go, this is a very good one. QA standards are very strict, so if you get unexpected results, that is the client's problem not yours. None of this nonsense of just giving the client the result they want whether it's accurate or not, which is prevalent in so many contract labs.

    Cons

    The pay is not great, the pace is uneven but often hectic. But again this is a contract lab so that is the nature of the industry. I would advise a young person to start here, put in a few years, and move on to something better, unless you get promoted and enjoy the hectic pace. Then by all means stay and make a career of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share more specific info with employees about state of the company at meetings. Also, Edmonton Environmental DESPARATELY NEEDS A NEW BUILDING. This is more critical than you think.

  2.  

    Good first experience, difficult environment, rush jobs, low salaries, difficult promotions, Romanians (a family company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Maxxam Analytics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good first experience, easy to be hired, possibility for some promotions

    Cons

    Lots of Romanian people (including supervisors) ~ 60 % of staff. They have family company in Montreal. If you are not Romanian, supervisors don't respect you as a human. Easy to loose a job sometimes without proper reason, including at a permanent position.
    Another problem: low salary, which almost doesn't increase even after years of experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Totally change management, take out 30 % of Romanians, increase salary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A great place to work with great people, and a good first step into an industry.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Laboratory Analyst  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Laboratory Analyst in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Maxxam Analytics as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great management staff, fantastic workplace policies, and the corporate culture is one that respects employees first. The management staff would routinely come around making sure that each employees needs were being met, and if not they would work towards rectifying whatever was wrong.

    Cons

    Shift work among temporary workers, and in the busy season long hours. There is a continual deadline for processed work, but that is the nature of a laboratory that operates based on client contracts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps a third mid day to early evening shift during the busy season would alleviate some of the strain on some workers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Short term, can't say much.

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    Former Employee - Volunteer  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Volunteer in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Maxxam Analytics as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great learning experience, good people.

    Cons

    I was an intern so there was no pay.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Ok but same as most places

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maxxam Analytics

    Pros

    Good people and team atmosphere.

    Cons

    Same dirt wages like most others

    Recommends
  7.  

    Below average pay, complete disdain for employee progress

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Technician, Lab Analyst
    Current Employee - Lab Technician, Lab Analyst

    I have been working at Maxxam Analytics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company has a friendly, easy going corporate culture that's easy to fit in to. Staff are generally nice and easygoing. Huge company that is very well known in Canada, good name to have on your resume.

    Cons

    Promotions are hard to come by. Seniority is valued above all other traits, meaning people are not promoted based on their value, but based on how convenient it is for the business. Speaking of promotions, once you reach the title of "analyst" you're pretty much done in terms of growth. After analyst is a management position, and realistically those positions won't be open for 5-10 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a place for a career

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maxxam Analytics

    Pros

    Good for a first job.

    Cons

    Limited room for advancement, poor pay

  9.  

    Great starting point

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician  in  Burnaby, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Burnaby, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Maxxam Analytics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly environment and very supportive staff. Superiors are not shy in training subordinate if great interest is visible.

    Cons

    Poor hours. Long hours: no work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management have to let system break sometimes to remedy the real problem, instead of patch things up on the spot. e.g., adding significant hours of over time. There should be a better coordination between sales group and laboratory group.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good entry level experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Core Logging Geologist  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Core Logging Geologist in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Maxxam Analytics as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great coworkers, at the beginning the learning curve is steep and exciting

    Cons

    One you master the basics of the job, it gets repetitive.

  11.  

    Very nice managed company with having multiple opportunities within company

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

    I have been working at Maxxam Analytics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company. which have very high level of ethics, integrity and scientific back ground with highly qualified Laboratory personnels

    Cons

    company can more improve in salary standards of highly qualified people working in the comapny

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    giving change to promotions considering only skills & quailifications

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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