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Indianapolis, IN (US)
51 to 200 employees
1999
Company - Private
Consulting
£10 to £25 million (GBP) per year
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POLARIS Laboratories® is an independent fluid analysis company headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. We also offer remote laboratories in Houston, Texas; Salt Lake City, Utah; Edmonton, Albterta; Guatemala City, Guatemala; and Poznan, Poland.

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Mission: Deliver accurate, reliable and timely recommendations that enable customers to make informed maintenance decisions.

POLARIS Laboratories Reviews

  • "Small company with pros and cons"

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    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at POLARIS Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    It's a small company so it's easy to get to know your peers and upper management has an open door policy when they are in the building.
    Good perks like monthly employee appreciation meals, free soda, various events and contests.
    There is a lot of room for advancement in Indianapolis and the company loves to promote from within.

    Cons

    High turnover in specific positions. Lean methodology is promoted throughout the company, but not practiced well. There is little accountability. Missed metrics, late deadlines, etc. are often brushed under the rug, which is preventing the company from truly excelling.
    As it is a small company, it can sometimes feel like high school with gossip and cliques at all levels of the organization. Be careful who you trust. Some employees are bulletproof and disagreeing with them will not be favorable for you.
    The company is very ambitious, but takes on too many major projects with accellerated timelines and lack of staff.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a 360 review system so that employees and management get fair assessments. It may help eliminate some bias and reduce claims of nepatism and favoritism and reduce some of Management's blind spots.
    Narrow your focus and follow projects to completion before adding more to the list. Also, less meetings.

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POLARIS Laboratories Photos

POLARIS Laboratories photo of: Committed to wellness and supporting the community, you'll often see many POLARIS Laboratories team members hitting the pavement to participate in local charity runs.
POLARIS Laboratories photo of: Demonstrating our commitment to wellness, we provide an onsite fitness center available to employees around the clock.
POLARIS Laboratories photo of: Our Shipping Team focuses on making continuous improvements, including a recent change to our workflow and processes to pass on even greater efficiency to our customers.
POLARIS Laboratories photo of: Once a month, our management team rewards our employees with a tasty made-to-order pancake breakfast (fall and winter) and hearty cookout meals (spring and summer).
POLARIS Laboratories photo of: When goals are met and exceeded, the company always takes time to celebrate!
POLARIS Laboratories photo of: Fun is everywhere! Employees enjoy fun activities during the holidays, including the always popular ugly sweater contest!
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POLARIS Laboratories Interviews

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    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at POLARIS Laboratories (Indianapolis, IN (US)) in January 2017.

    Interview

    It was an in and out sort of interview. It was a simple interview that conducted of feeling like I was a on trail but over all a good experience. I was given a tour of the building as well.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about oil samples?   1 Answer
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Company Updates

  • As we start May, POLARIS Laboratories is very fortunate and thankful to have five more employees celebrating 10+ years of service with us this month. What's more, this brings our year-to-date total to 15 employees who have celebrated an employment anniversary of 10+ years with us. These employees are the reason why we have enjoyed 16 years of success meeting and exceeding our customers' expectations.

  • Three new hires started this week who are employee referrals. We look forward to paying out our referral bonus to those employees who enthusiastically referred great candidates to be their co-workers.

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POLARIS Laboratories Awards & Accolades

  • Healthiest Employer, Indianapolis Business Journal, 2014
  • Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, Inc. Magazine, 2014

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