LGC FAQ

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21 English questions out of 21

21 November 2019

Does LGC have a pension plan?

Pros

- Pleasant physical environment - Intellectual, ambitious and enthusiastic staff (mostly early to mid career) -work is interesting

Cons

- Pay and pension much lower than average and far less than NHS - Staff the most stressed I have ever seen due to unreasonable workloads, urgent tasks and massive top down pressure - Bullying accepted as management tactic (awareness training needed) - Under-resourced - Little if any opportunities for progression

Advice to Management

Offer (and include on vacancy adverts) more competitive salaries so that you can meet recruitment targets and try to improve unhealthy culture with greater diversity of staff and improved structure

Pay and pension much lower than average and far less than NHS

21 November 2019

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27 January 2021

How are the career development opportunities at LGC?

Pros

Steady job and good exposure

Cons

Lots of internal politics, no career progression or support from managers

Lots of internal politics, no career progression or support from managers

27 January 2021

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3 September 2020

What kind of career opportunities exist at LGC?

Pros

Kind, caring people. Opportunity for growth

Cons

Communication between multiple sites could be improved

Opportunity for growth

3 September 2020

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22 June 2019

How are promotions handled at LGC?

Pros

Excellent staf. Great bonuses and opportunities for promotion

Cons

I cannot think of any thank you

Great bonuses and opportunities for promotion

22 June 2019

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17 September 2018

What is the feeling of job security at LGC?

Pros

Great colleagues and sports and social events. Great opportunities to learn new skills and take on new responsibilities. Some degree of job security. Flexible working and TOIL. Benefits are pretty good and make lower salaries more manageable.

Cons

Focus in very much on profits over people. A culture of doing too much overtime and high stress levels is now accepted by most, and job satisfaction can be very low for those working hard but apparently getting nowhere. Very little recognition and reward for top performers. Such a shame.

Advice to Management

Listen to your staff. They have the solution to the problems you face, but need you to hear them and to give your support. Put the focus back on keeping staff motivated and happy, and you will find an improvement in the quality and quantity of work will naturally follow.

Some degree of job security.

17 September 2018

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