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

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Updated Jun 29, 2014
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Beckman Coulter

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48% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place to build a career and enjoy yourself in the process

    Senior Human Resources Manager (Current Employee)
    Brea, CA

    ProsBeckman is doing great things in support of employee career development, engagement, and talent management. I am part of the human resources function and proud to work with this company and being a part of a winning team!

    ConsFast paced, results and metric driven culture is not for everyone.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to foster employee engagement and involvement.

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

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    Not what they use to be

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Brea, CA

    ProsThis depends on your location. If in the field you may get a car and credit card. CA has some nice golf bonuses.

    ConsThey were bought out by Danaher. They are more interested in making changes to make money instead of learning why Beckman was once a respectable company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMay want to focus on retention

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

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    Good people to work with.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Brea, CA

    ProsSalary and benefits are good within the medical device industry. Lots if internal training opportunities.

    ConsConstantly changing environment with changes inconsistently implemented across work centers. Limited Opportunities for advancement

    Yes, I would 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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    Great company

    Senior Analyst - Information Technology (Current Employee)
    Brea, CA

    ProsGood working environment, benefits and products. People typically work here more than 10 years on average.

    ConsNothing to say, everything is good

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it going

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

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    Was a good co. Years ago when Mr. Beckman ran the co.

    plant maintance Mech. (Former Employee)
    Brea, CA

    ProsMade a good product in the USA and good to the Employees, Good health care package,and retirement plain, and the pay was ok .

    ConsThings all changed when Mr. Beckman sold co. It's not a co. For the employee or a good product made in the USA those days are gone and so are the buildings that made jobs! It's all about making a buck now it,s very sad !

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhat Management know one has done a good job running that co. For 5 years the turn over is big .

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Questionable Future

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Brea, CA

    Pros- Interesting products
    - Good people under a lot of pressure

    Cons- Beckman Coulter was acquired by Danaher Corp, and Danaher just wants to get its return on the investment as quickly as possible.
    - Lots of layoffs so no job security.
    - No new product development so the company's future is questionable.
    - Most groups are understaffed and have difficult goals

    Advice to Senior ManagementBest of luck

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    Engineering R&D

    Senior Electrical Engineer (Current Employee)
    Brea, CA

    ProsLaid back company. Not moving much.

    ConsInternal politics. Managers looking out for their own interest

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet smarter

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Once great company now just a shadow of itself.

    Senior Staff Electrical Engineer (Current Employee)
    Brea, CA

    ProsEarly years before 1980 were very productive as the company was science based and science driven. Then the MBA and accountant mentality took over with cost reduction, labor time studies and six sigma approaches.

    ConsIndividual contributors are no longer valued. Group think, or more properly group grope, are very much in vogue. Management tries to schedule breakthroughs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue your employees.

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

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