Randox Laboratories Reviews | Glassdoor.co.uk

Randox Laboratories Reviews

Updated 7 December 2018
129 reviews

Filter

Filter


2.1
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Randox Laboratories Managing Director Dr. Peter FitzGerald
Dr. Peter FitzGerald
83 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • "Extensive opportunity to travel the US and attend trade shows" (in 6 reviews)

  • "decent enough car park but that’s about it" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "No sick pay, micromanagement, unrealistic targets, office politics" (in 17 reviews)

  • "They do not tell you that there is no sick pay paid until your in the job" (in 14 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Helpful (7)

    "Nothing but a great experience working at Randox"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Executive in Crumlin, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Marketing Executive in Crumlin, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Randox Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Randox provide great opportunities to grow and develop your career. I started with Randox as a Placement Student and after graduating I have returned to Randox as a Full Time Marketing Executive and I have enjoyed every minute. I have been assigned with many different roles and responsibilities and I have learnt so much through my time at Randox, I look forward to further developing my career at Randox in the future.

    There are opportunities to suit everyone especially students with the APEX program offering Summer Work Experience, Placements & Graduate Jobs all in one unique package. There are also many opportunities that allow staff to travel and meet with other staff, customers and distributors globally through many different channels such as business visits, sales conferences and corporate events like the Randox Health Grand National.

    Randox is a fast paced and striving company, with the motto 'Dedicated to improve health worldwide' which is inspiring as Randox constantly develop new tests to bring to market and work hard to be the best in the medical diagnosis market, which is great to see from a local business which is constantly growing and now has over 1400 employees globally.

    From my experience to date I have met and worked with great colleagues, whether that be team members, team leaders or more senior staff. I have also had the opportunity to speak to Dr.Peter Fitzgerald on many occasions which has always been a positive experience.

    Cons

    I feel that there are minimal cons to a career at Randox. If you work hard, preform well, and take the opportunities available to you, you will be rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working hard to grow Randox into the market leader in clinical diagnostics.

    Randox Laboratories Response

    26 Sep 2017 – We Are Randox Team Member

    Thank you for your review. We love to hear from team members who have progressed throughout the company - in your case from placement to executive. Hard work and passion pays off here at Randox... More


  2. "Placement QC analyst"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good working environment, friendly colleagues, ok pay

    Cons

    Poor parking, poor canteen space, little heating

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Manufacturing"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Randox Laboratories full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Simple Work
    Clock in-clock out
    A degree of flexible hours

    Cons

    Strict
    Blame culture
    Things are done the way they are cause they've always been done that way
    No innovation


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Former Software Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Crumlin, Northern Ireland
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Crumlin, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Randox Laboratories full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I got to work on some pretty cool and exciting stuff! For someone with interest in machines, gadgets and robotics I found the projects they had enticing. I enjoyed it from a developers stand point as there was always something knew to be developed. Either something part of the main project, or side applications relating to it. I was never left bored. My role now (in a different country) is maintenance & bug fixing, and its depressing. At least with Randox I could always count on working on something new! Because of this I learnt a lot, not just in my programming language fluency but also with overall software architecture. Also learnt a lot of the sciencey stuff, which will come in handy on a quiz night?

    The engineering department as whole is a big pro. Once I was settled in there the people became friends rather than colleagues.

    As for salary. I found starting out salary fair enough, but what I really liked about it is that if you prove your worth you would be in for a lot of pay rises. Reward for good service, I cant fault them there.

    Cons

    - HR Department (they ain't your friend)
    - Headquarters people in general (they don't smile - all doom and gloom)
     - Company holiday shutdown in August (meaning they choose when you must go on holiday to tan your backside)

    Randox Laboratories Response

    15 Oct 2018 – We Are Randox Team Member

    Many thanks for taking the time to write this review. We're really glad to hear that you enjoyed your time working with us - in particular the opportunity to work on exciting and dynamic new... More


  5. Helpful (2)

    "No balance at all"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - BDM
    Former Employee - BDM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Randox Laboratories full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some nice colleagues, but all left. Good people will not stay there. Join this company means you are going to stay away from your family all the time. No balance at all. Hr is joke in this company.

    Cons

    HR, management team are all awful.

    Advice to Management

    Hire professional,


  6. "Placement Student (Biotech)"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Industrial Placement in Crumlin, Northern Ireland
    Former Employee - Industrial Placement in Crumlin, Northern Ireland
    Recommends

    I worked at Randox Laboratories full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good if you enjoy a very team-based environment, Management was very good, Friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    Sometimes may ask you to stay late or work weekends but this isn't a common occurrence

    Randox Laboratories Response

    4 Oct 2018 – We Are Randox Team Member

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We're glad to hear that you enjoy and recommend working here and that you have recognised our strong teamwork ethic. Our staff are our best asset... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Business"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Randox Laboratories full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None, awful awful awful - stay away!

    Cons

    Terrible organisation to work for, only apply if you have no other option available to you

    Randox Laboratories Response

    15 Oct 2018 – We Are Randox Team Member

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We pride ourselves on being an innovative company, and as such, are always aiming to improve. We therefore value every comment we get. Many thanks... More

  8. "Awful place with toxic people. ‘’Training’’ seems like it’s a joke. Very few nice people."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scientist
    Former Employee - Scientist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Randox Laboratories full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Experience in the field (Science)

    Cons

    No manners
    Training is horrific
    Toxic atmosphere
    No phone signal/data
    Breaks are monitored
    No canteen
    Rude staff

    Advice to Management

    Give your staff a basic training of good manners and see what kind of people you employ.

    Randox Laboratories Response

    15 Oct 2018 – We Are Randox Team Member

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We pride ourselves on being an innovative company, and as such, are always aiming to improve. We therefore value every comment we get. Many thanks... More


  9. "Heathy balance of Research, Development and support."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crumlin, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crumlin, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Randox Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    Interesting Working
    Make a Really Difference

    Cons

    Fixed Holidays
    Location is a little remote

    Advice to Management

    Complete the move to the Science Park quickly

    Randox Laboratories Response

    4 Oct 2018 – We Are Randox Team Member

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We're glad to hear that you found your work here interesting and enjoyable. You're right when you say that our advanced diagnostics truly make a... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Scientist"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Antrim, Northern Ireland
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Antrim, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Randox Laboratories full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Experience in the private sector

    Cons

    Increases in pay, holidays, progression

    Advice to Management

    Set pay scales

    Randox Laboratories Response

    4 Oct 2018 – We Are Randox Team Member

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed gaining experience in our world-leading diagnostics company. Thank you also for voicing your concerns. We pride... More