Caliper Life Sciences

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Caliper Life Sciences Reviews

10 Reviews
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  1.  

    It's nice place to work

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Caliper Life Sciences full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. good group of hi intelligent people. Always search for improvement.

    Cons

    Too bad. all division moved to MA state.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Less than fulfilling

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    Current Employee - CAD Manager in Alameda, CA
    Current Employee - CAD Manager in Alameda, CA

    I have been working at Caliper Life Sciences full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Leading edge bio-tech, exceptional scientific and engineering staff.
    State of the art tools to create state of the art instruments.
    Highest quality Field Service personnel I have ever worked with.

    Cons

    Micro management in the Operations group from the executive levels.
    Quality program centered on the documentation process and not on the manufactured product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower middle managers with decision making responsibilities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A great place to work

    Former Employee - Tech III in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Tech III in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Caliper Life Sciences full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The management, my co workers and the ability to cross train.

    Cons

    I liked the 4 day work week but not that it had to be on sundays

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  5.  

    Frustrating and pigionholed

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Associate II in Hanover, MD
    Former Employee - Research Associate II in Hanover, MD

    I worked at Caliper Life Sciences full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent co-workers, decent learning environment, good first job. Great opportunity to work for or with some amazing clients looking to change the world of molecular biology and pharmaceutical research

    Cons

    minimal advancement potential, lack of trust, dishonest management. Employees are told to do their job and keep their mouths shut, suggestions for improvement of the organization are looked at extremely negatively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    utilize the talents of the employees and reward them accordingly, they want what is best for the company, however feel they have no voice in the success of the organization

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Experience and company

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hopkinton, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hopkinton, MA

    I worked at Caliper Life Sciences

    Pros

    very laid back atmosphere, management not constantly looking over shoulder, ideal time deadlines for projects, easy work- home life balance

    Cons

    not enough projects sometimes, most of all the employees are older no young professionals or entry level hires, too many managers to go through to get a job done

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Pretty good people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hopkinton, MA

    I have been working at Caliper Life Sciences

    Pros

    Industry is interesting and newer technologies build skills

    Cons

    Operational dysfunction was frequently hidden

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the operations side. Develop people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    growth and merged with PerkinElmer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Caliper Life Sciences full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Caliper LS provided a better chance to its employee along growth with a small biotech company. Top management driving direction is very clear

    Cons

    However, for each one need tp figure out how to follow the top management's direction, otherwise it is easy to lost yourself during transition together with mid layer management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    balance both growth and maintaining stability

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Caliper Life Sciences

    Pros

    Respect for employees, healthy working environment

    Cons

    Below Market pay, could be better

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    we increased company value by 10 fold and still earn lowest salary in the market!

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Caliper Life Sciences

    Pros

    state of the art technologies make this company one of the best company in the field. L handling systems, gx, dx just great tools. spectrum ct is just perfect tool to do in vivo preclinical research!

    Cons

    simply no recognition in anyway. you work very hard, meet the deadlines in budget and get nothing extra. All our hard work made some people very rich with PE merger and again employee got nada!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i think it is too late now after the Perkin Elmer merger.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    great first job

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer

    I have been working at Caliper Life Sciences

    Pros

    Small core set of talented engineers. Great exposure and responsibility as a first job

    Cons

    Salary a bit lower than market value

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamlined opportunities for career growth

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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