Dionex Reviews

Updated February 5, 2015
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  1. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Executive in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Dionex (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    best business model on plane

    Cons

    i cant think of any

    Advice to Management

    none

  2. Stable but not fun

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dionex

    Pros

    8 to 5 work hour, stable and friendly work environment

    Cons

    No long term career advancement

  3. A little slow to change, but an ethical organization that treated employees well.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dionex full-time (more than 5 years)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People. Consistent growth and profitability.

    Cons

    Change resistance, old business processes.

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  5. Stable, Safe, Not very exciting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Internal Audit in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Internal Audit in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Dionex

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable, Profitable, No day to day hassles

    Cons

    Not very enlightened management in developing professional staff and creating opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Create opportunities and some thing to look forward to for staff

  6. Dionex is a good place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Dionex

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits
    People are friendly
    No layoffs
    "9 to 5" job

    Cons

    limited advancement opportunities
    overall compensation package is below average

    Advice to Management

    If a product is not ready to be released, don't release it, even if it means you will not get that big bonus

  7. Recommended

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instrument Production Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Instrument Production Intern in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Dionex

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Professional Growth, Respectful colleagues, Competent management, Job security, Profit-sharing, $ to $ 401k

    Cons

    Low base salary for interns

  8. Underpayed, under-appreciated, not treated fairly

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

    I worked at Dionex

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stability - very stable company
    Good products
    Niche company - not much competition
    Profit Sharing - Twice per year
    401k match

    Cons

    Upper management not approachable
    Way too much politics
    Pay not in line with area
    Favortism
    Antiquated
    Benefits extremely expensive out-of-pocket costs

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to listen to your employees
    Managers cannot be afraid of confrontation - that's normal business
    Profit Sharing is supposed to be an added benefit - not a supplement to your salary
    Favortism is discriminatory - treat everyone equally

  9. semi-ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Dionex

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Unique company with a very interesting analytical technology, offers interaction with various disciplines. Friendly and knowledgeable co-workers, decent salaries and good benefits, reasonable vacation package. Overall a nice place to work, although may not be competitive in all respects with other nearby companies.

    Cons

    My particular discipline/specialty was not well represented at the company - most of coworkes were from a different scienticic branches. For the same reason, my work-product was, although important in one respect, a marginal one for the company as a whole. I felt that my work was not appreciated enough.

    Advice to Management

    My past experiences are just that - past experiences. I have no knowledge if current employees experiences are the same or different than mine. If, however, not much had changed - please make sure you consider all support services as important to overall company success, in a manner at least in the similar ballpark as the mainstream research.

  10. Dionex Corporation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Dionex

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Stable and profitable. Have not had a layoff.

    Cons

    No career path, very slow to change, status quo valued above all else.

    Advice to Management

    Reward people for their performance, take action when there are problems.

  11. Dionex

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    Current Employee - Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Service Representative in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Dionex

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Senior Management is doing a fantastic job.
    Good work environment
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Too many levels of middle management, somewhat confusing and inefficient
    Salary is below industry average for my position (Senior Service Representative)

    Advice to Management

    Keep an eye out for clueless middle managers (service and sales)

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