EMD Millipore Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
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  1. Research Associate Summer Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA

    I worked at EMD Millipore

    Pros

    Team was welcoming and supervisor always made sure to review work weekly
    Participated in weekly conference call meetings with business partner and presented results - great presentation opportunity
    Laid-back & friendly company

    Cons

    Lots of temp employees who have been working there for a long time

    Recommends
  2. Great culture and a good place to get experience

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    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Bedford, MA
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Bedford, MA

    I worked at EMD Millipore as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, great experience, flexible hours, a lot of responsibilities if you can handle it.

    Cons

    Bad at retaining employees for future opportunites

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company for long term employment but very complex internal systems

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    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer II in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer II in Bedford, MA

    I have been working at EMD Millipore full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Awesome benefits, but promotions can be difficult. Lots of opportunity to travel depending on role. R&D usually has excellent funding.

    Cons

    Old school design practices. Product development cycle is extremely long due to industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop re-structuring so we can get our work done...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great opportunity to begin to a technical career

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    Former Intern - R&D Intern in Bedford, MA
    Former Intern - R&D Intern in Bedford, MA

    I worked at EMD Millipore as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    exciting and innovative work, high impact projects, large responsibilities, a lot of interaction with upper management

    Cons

    not many cons; location wasn't terrific for college students and they didn't offer any housing subsidies for those who had to relocate; most interns were from around the geographic location

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    this would be a great company to pilot a rotational program to develop future talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Great experience for summer internship

    Current Intern - Process Engineering Intern in Bedford, MA
    Current Intern - Process Engineering Intern in Bedford, MA

    I have been working at EMD Millipore as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and a great work environment. Offer a great internship program where you get to work on your own project and present your data at the end of the summer

    Cons

    With the aquisition things were a little crazy as far as reorganization of the company but after a while things settled down

    Recommends
  7. 6 people found this helpful

    Once great company foundering in culture clash

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Bedford, MA

    I worked at EMD Millipore full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are excellent - mostly smart funny & kind. Some parts of the company are doing good work that improves human life.

    Cons

    Integration into Merck culture was very difficult, with heavy processes and bureaucracy. The new organization has led to high level power struggles and infighting. High performance employees have been leaving the company for less poisonous, more action oriented environments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emphasize results over processes. Hold managers to account for regrettable losses and look into why some departments are demoralized and bleeding talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Okay place if you're just interested in the day to day

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    Current Employee - Development Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Development Engineer in Bedford, MA

    I have been working at EMD Millipore full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Good benefits, tuition reimbursement, 401k match, decent vacation and medical packages. Overall, I'd still recommend working here. The people are great and the environment is healthy. The company itself is well enough managed that job stability is not a major concern.

    Cons

    The day to day work gets less and less rewarding every year and since the acquisition the work in R&D has steadily decreased in its level of innovation and abstract thinking. The work is steadily becoming more and more monotonous and checklist driven and less and less about true engineering solutions. I view this as the type of place to come and work, if you're just waiting for retirement. If you just want to come in and do your job it's a great place! But, if you're looking for something more rewarding than the basic 7-4, collect a check, this isn't it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the reorgs. In the last 8 months we've had 3 the only clear message is "get used to it." People cannot focus on being innovative when they're constantly trying to relearn their role.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Great Experience!

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    Current Intern - Intern in Bedford, MA
    Current Intern - Intern in Bedford, MA

    I have been working at EMD Millipore as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible, and the culture of the company is great!

    Cons

    There are no Cons that I could think of

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Good company to work for. Wide presence around the globe.

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer II in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer II in Bedford, MA

    I have been working at EMD Millipore full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Descent benefits. Good exposure to difference aspects of business. Job safety by an large assured since company is stable.

    Cons

    Moving up can be difficult depending on which area you work in. Tightly controlled by management with centralized control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    Don't expect too much

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA

    I worked at EMD Millipore full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a global company which can mean great opportunities for access to a wide array of technologies and expertise. If you set your mind to it you can learn a lot but that's your responsibility.

    Cons

    Things have certainly changed since the acquisition and folks still seem to be waiting for some sort settling which doesn't seem to come. A once nimble company is now slow to make decisions. The vision for the future is very murky and there is great lack of clarity as to what is down the road.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Morale has sunk due to lack of direction and lack of investment in the US. There is no lack of ideas or passion in the ranks. Just light a few matches and fan the flames.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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