Myriad Genetics
3.2 of 5 40 reviews
www.myriad.com Salt Lake City, UT 1000 to 5000 Employees

Myriad Genetics Reviews

Updated Mar 29, 2014
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3.2 40 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

Myriad Genetics President, CEO, and Director Peter D. Meldrum

Peter D. Meldrum

(27 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Terrible Place to work

Patient Service Coordinator (Former Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT (US)

I worked at Myriad Genetics full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe beautiful view from your work station.

ConsMicro management, favortism for the employees they like. Work long hours, work faster, time lines given. The computers and phones need to be updated and make sure they work properly. If they like you it will be a somewhat good career. If you are not part of the management group prepare to be miserable !

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat all employees equally. Notice the employees working hard and that are not in the BIG boys club.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Decent, but you can likely find better

Lab Technician I (Current Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT (US)

I have been working at Myriad Genetics full-time for less than a year

ProsGood coworkers, supervisors are nice

ConsStarting out with no benefits for 6 months and then having lower than average pay makes you feel cheated, especially for how hard they work you. No paid holidays, no paid time off as well until your 6 months are up. They treat temps rather poorly

Advice to Senior Management6 month contract work makes you feel like you're not a part of the company and they don't really care about you

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not Committed to Employees

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Myriad Genetics full-time for more than 3 years

ProsDecent benefits
Work/Life balance
Exciting industry
Most employees care about patient care

ConsNot committed to train and retain talent
Poor compensation, unless your on the executive team
Executives do not care about employees
No career growth

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Reactive company that does not live up to leadership promise.

Account Executive (Current Employee)

I have been working at Myriad Genetics full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat work life balance. Amazing uncapped commissions if you stay ahead of the curve in managing your business

ConsVery reactive organization. More and more like big pharma, vastly inconsistent in management expectations, must be part of "boys club" to move up. Lack of required skills and experience to succeed in many of the leaders in HQ

Advice to Senior ManagementYour people are your greatest asset, figure out a way to have consistent measures of performance and business management. Your RDs don't have a clue what the definition of leadership is. They are glorified sales reps and analysts with a director title.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Profit-driven company who cares little about its employees

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Myriad Genetics full-time for more than 3 years

ProsExperience in healthcare which may prepare one for somewhere better down the road.

ConsThe workers are under-compensated and do not get enough credit for their work. They have demanding job duties and are often required to work overtime on weekends to meet deadlines so they can maintain Myriad's claim to fame: Their turnaround times.

There many unethical business practices and politics of this company, which are not to be discussed, create an awkward "elephant in the room" among employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees like people and not machines. Reward them for hard work. Your profit is heavily dependent on their happiness and motivation.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Myriad is a fantastic place to gain valuable experience.

Lab Technician II (Current Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT (US)

I have been working at Myriad Genetics full-time for less than a year

ProsFull-time employees are immediately given all the same benefits as long standing employees.
Alternative work schedules
Great People

ConsThe development pathway for the main lab is murky at best.
Production expectations seem to be out of touch

Advice to Senior ManagementCome down to the labs and get a real feel for the workflow before establishing expected outcomes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Myriad is a fabulous company run by doctors and scientists instead of managers.

Receptionist/Data Entry (Former Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT (US)

I worked at Myriad Genetics full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat compensation and benefits, such good people, not too big, but with the stability of a large company because everyone is invested in the success of the work. Myriad is into Six Sigma and 5S methodology which allows coworkers to do more of what they love.

ConsNearly every position requires a degree (although that's not really a problem).

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to teach all employees about the processes so they will be excited about their work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Management doesn't care to retain or train.

Lab Technician II (Current Employee)
Salt Lake City, UT (US)

I have been working at Myriad Genetics full-time for more than a year

ProsYou want a short term job before moving on, or you are looking to start in biotechnology and are looking for extra training.

ConsManagement doesn't care about employees. The pay raises are minimal and are based upon a bell curve. There is not pay for performance. About 6 months ago my lab began forcing overtime on the employees. They called it "mandatory overtime". Insensitive, underhanded polices like this are rampant throughout the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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All about the budget- the people don't matter

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Myriad Genetics full-time

ProsGood pay with good work-life balance

ConsPeople do not matter to this company.

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate with employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to start out and grow your skill set

Medical Affairs Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Myriad Genetics full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSmall diagnostic company with big ideas. Opportunities available to move within the company if you work hard and navigate the players.

ConsCorporate headquarters based on Salt Lake City, UT and many upper level positions require relocation to corporate headquarters. Lower salaries than your larger pharmaceutical or biotech companies, but different culture that makes up for it.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to grow and develop, but remember to recognize the value of employees as you grow.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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