Beckman Coulter Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
278 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work Life balance, Market Segment, Danaher bringing change (in 11 reviews)

  • Fair amount of freedom makes for a comfortable work environment (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor work life balance as that same DBS system wrings the life out of their employees (in 12 reviews)

  • After the acquisition by Danaher, the genuinely caring for people subsided (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    33 Years and Counting

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Process Analyst  in  Brea, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Process Analyst in Brea, CA

    I have been working at Beckman Coulter full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good Pay, decent benefits package. I have been with the company for 33 years, so they must be doing something right.

    Cons

    Poor work/life balance for salaried employees. New owners are bottom-line driven; cutting staff but expecting more productivity. I would like to see more appreciation of employees, not the accolades given to high-performing associates but more team activities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One key measurement is employee retention yet they do not really do anything to entice employees to stay with the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to build a career and enjoy yourself in the process

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    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Manager  in  Brea, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Manager in Brea, CA

    I have been working at Beckman Coulter full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Beckman 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!

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to foster employee engagement and involvement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Beckman Indyy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Beckman Coulter as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Progressive and Stable good management

    Cons

    Too much process slows down projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    I enjoyed my time with Beckman Coulter and helped develop many exciting products.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Beckman Coulter

    Pros

    They are on the leading edge of medical instrumentation development

    Cons

    I have no real cons with respect to this organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I started with the as a punch press operator. They helped with my education through a Masters Degree and I ended my time with them as a operation manager

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst - Information Technology  in  Brea, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst - Information Technology in Brea, CA

    I have been working at Beckman Coulter full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Nothing to say, everything is good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it going

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    great I love working there

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    Current Employee - Picker/Packer  in  Hebron, KY
    Current Employee - Picker/Packer in Hebron, KY

    I have been working at Beckman Coulter part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good hours and good working environment

    Cons

    none, all the people there are good to work with

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent work environment

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Brea, CA

    I worked at Beckman Coulter as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, solid management, healthy environment.

    Cons

    The only con I have is it was only temporary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    An extremely professional company/management team.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Beckman Coulter full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very ethical, integrity is promoted and respected; always doing the right thing.

    Cons

    After the acquisition by Danaher, the genuinely caring for people subsided. It's all about business, KPIs, Bowlers and Funnels (spreadsheets illustrating next projects and financial streeeetttttcccchhh goals). Bad for work/life balance, but great for the business.

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    A better combination of caring for people/employees with their stretch goals would go a longer way.

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  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Brea, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Brea, CA

    I have been working at Beckman Coulter full-time

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity at this company

    Cons

    Challenging at times but satisfying

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good work with new initiatives

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    On the upside of a great turnaround

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Brea, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brea, CA

    I have been working at Beckman Coulter full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There have been a lot of changes over the last few years and I finally feel like we're in a position to start doing well. The work is a lot more challenging than in the past - so it's great if you like challenges. It's starting to feel good to be here again.

    Cons

    The last several years have been difficult. We've got fewer resources than before and sometimes the Danaher corporate standard is a takeaway from what we had before. Managers especially seem to be a bit overwhelmed with some of the changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Love the new Diagnostics president!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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