AB Sciex Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Company full of smart scientists forced to work in a factory-like environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Specialist in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Specialist in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at AB Sciex full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great technology and intelligent hard-working colleagues

    Cons

    Senior leadership more concerned with profits than technology and customer service

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more resources for research projects


  2. Helpful (2)

    Poor experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AB Sciex

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Access to cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    High pressure from sales reps.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Cool technology, Terrible company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AB Sciex full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The technology that the company produced was very interesting, and exciting to see how your products are helping solve real life medical problems.

    Cons

    Work life balance was poor. Expectations of greater than 50 hours a week. Cowardly management.


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  5. Great experience and training opportunities.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Customer Care
    Former Employee - Service Customer Care

    I worked at AB Sciex full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Continuous growth for the company making jobs more stable, provides training and coaching to help develop towards career goals.

    Cons

    Individual growth is minimal and flexibility is scarce. Salary is decent, but not very competitive and fare.

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive in encouraging personal growth among employees; provide more flexibility in terms or remote work options.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Awesome products. Inferior management.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - FSE
    Former Employee - FSE

    I worked at AB Sciex full-time (More than 3 years)

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with. A few arrogant personalities. Great products. Customer base is a large variety.

    Cons

    Understaffed in field. Company does not pay overtime. Engineers cannot keep up with office duties without living for work. Reviews are rated low for everyone. Low company morale. The pain management increased sales will likely end up with required weekend work since they now can sell as class 3 medical devices. Management has already stated customers want weekend response.

    Advice to Management

    Field service cannot operate like lean manufacturing. Hire more people to stop the turnover. There is a reason people are burned out in this job. Expect more turnover as the economy recovers and more opportunities are available at other companies. Baby boomers retiring soon will be your worst nightmare for engineer retention! You better start paying overtime. You will be sued when the current employees figure out they will win. All of your major competitors pay OT. Beckman Coulter, another Danaher owned company, already pays its employees OT.


  7. New aquisition brought more politics and less stability

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA

    I worked at AB Sciex full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting technology wit Decent Pay in a Great location

    Cons

    Bought by a company that has made sweeping changes Moving to new location further south-longer commute

    Advice to Management

    Good luck


  8. Helpful (1)

    Very high pace environment, work under pressure

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA

    I worked at AB Sciex

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Global corporation, open communications, innovative

    Cons

    Constant pressure of cutting, too big (part of Danaher Corporation)

    Advice to Management

    Recognize employees more, make employees feel that their opinion and contribution makes the difference, implement the goals that are communicated by the leaders.


  9. Customer Services

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Foster City, CA

    I worked at AB Sciex

    Pros

    some co workers are great to work with

    Cons

    management needs to understand their employees listen and create motivation

    Advice to Management

    Understand your employees, create positive environment


  10. Slowly, but gradually, getting worth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AB Sciex

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Products, great people( at least the ones that staid, despite the circumstances) reasonable salary

    Cons

    The Lifetech take over, followed by being sold to Danaher, and all the related rubbish, starting with DBS nonsense but not stopping with useless Top management, changed a Company with good spirit, towards a group of Zombies.

    Advice to Management

    Stop cheating your staff and start to lead in a human way.


  11. Fair Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AB Sciex

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    very fair in compensation result-oriented teamwork is quite strong, a lot of learning opportunity

    Cons

    short-term driven and lack of investment for future



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