Neogen Reviews

Updated 17 September 2014
Updated 17 September 2014
27 Reviews
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Neogen

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  Lansing, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Sales in Lansing, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    The people I work with

    Cons

    Advancing a career within the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very low pay but good entry level experience

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    Former Employee - Research Technician  in  Lansing, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Research Technician in Lansing, MI (US)

    I worked at Neogen full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people. Enjoyed my day. Team work ethic. Not micromanaged. Learned a lot about microbiology.

    Cons

    Poor pay for the level of education and experience most employees have.
    CEO continually has meetings about how well the company is doing, growing, investing and acquiring new companies, but the company does not reward its employees for this or increase wages as they should.
    Poor health care benefits with consistent increased cost to employees.
    Not much incentive to work there long term because they do not compete with the pay and benefits of other companies. Great minds leave all the time and most of the people that work there are always looking for other job opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more. Reward employees. Happiness on the job makes people stay and company would advance more if all the great minds stayed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start but no true potential for growth. Corporate does not care about the employees.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington-Fayette, KY (US)

    I have been working at Neogen full-time

    Pros

    Most of the people that I work with here are good people who deserve better. If you stay here long enough you will get promoted just for having seniority.

    Cons

    Pay and compensation is very low when compared to the rest of the industry. Corporate does not care about its employees. The investors are the only ones who matter to corpoarte, not the people who make the company successful by traveling and leaving their families behind for low compensation. VERY high turnover rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your employees for their hard work and dedication to their job. A happy work enviroment and worker will get your more production and sales.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Growing.....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lansing, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lansing, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    Conscious management, bringing on new blood from outside the company. Starting to embrace. sociall media outlets, standardizing corporate image across the divisions.Encourages team atmosphere,provided opportunities to mingle with fellow employees outside work. US company keeping jobs in US.

    Cons

    Slow to implement new technologies, short-staffed in support functions, seems to more reactive than proactive. Needs program to reward personnel working in positions not performance based

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help managers keep morale up. Need ways to reward ALL employees when company meets hoals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Low pay but good work/life balance.

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing  in  Lansing, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Lansing, MI (US)

    I have been working at Neogen full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Decent benefits
    Good place to gain experience

    Cons

    Treated like children, especially women.
    Low pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Insulting

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist  in  Lansing, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Lansing, MI (US)

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

    Pros

    People are a pro, they make the job bearable. A good place to glean experience before moving into something meaningful.

    Cons

    -Pay is dismal
    -Minimal Recognition
    -No Advancement Opportunity
    -Placation of concerns by Management
    -No reward for Experience
    -No reward for Education
    -No reward for Hard work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people. When 5 year gross pay equals 12x less than Jim Herbert's 2012 bonus pay, this is unacceptable. Build a culture where individuals wish to build a career, not where people cannot wait to leave. Reward initiative. Reward innovation. When your highly trained and experienced technical staff makes 15-35x less than upper management, 2-3x less than sales and marketing, there is something horribly wrong with the company. Get rid of the inept buffoons that saturate the company and divvy up their salaries among those who actually work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Do NOT bother coming to this company unless your goal is to stay at a horrible salary with no room for advancement.

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    Current Employee - Technical Service Representative, Diagnostics  in  Lexington, KY (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Service Representative, Diagnostics in Lexington, KY (US)

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

    Pros

    No pros - I am warning everyone to STAY AWAY, worst job experience I have ever experienced.

    Cons

    To managers, we are disposable, so they could care less if we stayed or not. Down right worse pay in industry. Zero room for advancement, so expect to stay in the same entry level spot for years. Favortism runs rampid - managers have their favorites and if you are not one of them your life will be hell. Worst manager I have EVER had - extremely fake and backstabbing. My job tasks have not ever compared to the amount I get paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start to care about all of your employees - not just the ones who are deemed your 'favorite'. Please start to pay people more, the pay is an insult. Please look into all personnel who hold management positions - some people do not deserve to be managers even though they have been here 15 years as they treat their employees like scum on the bottom of their shoe. PLEASE start to care more about your employees. So far 4 people out of a department of 6 have put in their notice in less than 1 month - if you don't start caring you will always loose valuable talent and in turn the company will suffer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Unpretentious and solid foundation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Neogen full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Low overhead, no lay-offs, good benefits and great people

    Cons

    Salaries are not what they should be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of those who aren't performing and financially reward those who are with better salaries and annual raises.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    no comment

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager  in  Belgrade (Serbia)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Belgrade (Serbia)

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

    Pros

    ok salary, great colleagues, good benefits

    Cons

    unstable, always changing, decision making is too centralized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Excellent company for entry level sales and starting your career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Neogen

    Pros

    Neogen is a strong company with continued annual growth. This environment provides job stability and opportunities for sales and technical training.

    Cons

    Salaries are meager across the board. Imperative you negotiate up front as all future negotiations are based on your initial compensation benchmark. Salary does not grow at same rate of budget expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to and implement Intel provided by your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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