Beckman Coulter
2.8 of 5 265 reviews
www.beckmancoulter.com Brea, CA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 24, 2014
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Beckman Coulter

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39% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    It's a Danaher company so rule #1 is the bottom line. Rule 2 is see rule #1.

    Supply Chain (Former Employee)
    Indianapolis, IN

    ProsWould be a good place to start a career. Their DBS system is genious

    ConsPoor work life balance as that same DBS system wrings the life out of their employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork life balance starts at the top and trickles down. If you want to fix your turn over you must start there.

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

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    New product development

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Carlsbad, CA

    ProsStructured hierarchy of employment rank

    ConsDifficult communication among a variety of business groups

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeadership needs to be closer aligned with goals of different divisions

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I worked at Beckman Coulter 19 years.

    Oracle Database Administrator (Former Employee)
    Brea, CA

    ProsBenefits good and employees mostly easy to work with. Many employees had been there over 20 years. Work was meaningful and global. The had good team sports such as tennis, volleyball and softball.

    ConsManagers changed every 2 years in the last 8 years. Work flexibility was limited. Cubical re-design meant everyone wore headphones so the intended colaboration did not really happen. We had to get meeting rooms still to discuss anything in depth and long phone calls disturbed other employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave some stability and balance number of off shore workers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Rediscovering their purpose.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Brea, CA

    ProsBeckman is thus far still a great company despite being acquired by Danaher. I believe that the company is starting to get a hold of which direction to go and with that, hopefully start looking like the working environment it used to be.

    ConsBecause of the new Danaher rules, the company is going through changes and it feels as though they have not yet gotten a hold of which direction they would like to proceed in. As a result, it is hard as an employee to feel the same pride and confidence in this company as we once felt.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt seems as though employees no longer matter to Beckman as before. I feel free to speak about my discontent with anything at the company, except Danaher. It is hard to simply accept the changes that Danaher has brought, especially since it seems as though our voice does not matter one bit.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good for interns, entry levels to gain experience

    Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsGood campus, nice co-workers, good opportunities to gain experience for entry levels.

    ConsLong term growth opportunity is less.
    Employment impact by re-org, budget cut.

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    Happy employee

    0a2928d4@opayq.com (Former Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsGreat products and management create opportunities for professional growth.

    ConsLots of changes with company being sold every few years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't let egos drive all decisions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe benefits are inline with what a company should provide

    ConsThey create a culture of employs that do what they need to survive

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Tools designed to improve productivity are counterproductive and misused.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood people, competitive pay, decent benefits

    ConsConfusing messages from upper management, micro management

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe consistent. Fear and intimidation is not how to make people work harder or smarter.

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    Good people, fulfilling work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits, Mid-level management that cares, work that contributes to society

    ConsTrust issues with executive management. Needs to better clarify strategic planning

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It doesn't suck.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people I work with seem to be really good, and the organization does try to recognize individual contributions.

    ConsLarge, bureaucratic company with all that implies, but nothing that can't be overcome with a little patience.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConcentrate on doing a few things really well.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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