EMD Millipore

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EMD Millipore Reviews

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
105 Reviews
3.4
105 Reviews
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David Hutchinson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The people are great and the environment is healthy (in 9 reviews)

  • The company offers great benefits and most managers are flexible when it comes to work-life balance (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance - expect to work 60-80 hrs/wk (in 4 reviews)

  • There is currently a lack of stategic direction and a lack of decsion making and risk taking from the senior management team (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company for long term employment but very complex internal systems

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you messed up or ask for more training, they will ambush you after lunch & fire you without warning!!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Services in Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Services in Billerica, MA

    I worked at EMD Millipore as a contractor

    Pros

    Good benefits, generous time-off, competitive or good pay depending on your position.

    Cons

    This is a German company who has acquired several US companies in years past. They have global presence but do not and cannot function as a global company. Still attempting to unified company policies across the board between their different companies. They DO NOT have set policies, guidelines, and standards. Does not offer formal training classes for the job one is hired to do. Training happens on the job, but careful because if you're a contract employee and you request for more training or make a mistake they will let you go immediately. Many on-site employees treat contractors (temp employees) with less respect and view them as disposable. Therefore, does not put in as much effort in interaction or assistance in helping contractors acclimate and succeed in their role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer proper training to your employees and contractors. Provide the tools and environment to allows your workers to succeed and perform their job at the highest level. Give people the opportunity to learn and grow. Don't encourage learning on the job if there is ZERO tolerance for errors. You can't learn if you never make mistakes. Teach your HR Business Partners business etiquette and manners, some of them need to get off their high horse. Your company employs a high % of contractors (temp employees) you should install a corporate culture educating employees that contractors are the same as them. Contractor s provide equal work, equal skills, and deserves equal respect!

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

    Fabulous

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The company offers great benefits and most managers are flexible when it comes to work-life balance.

    Cons

    The company is about to go through another integration which could be a tense time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    This is a nice company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing/Assembly in Danvers, MA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing/Assembly in Danvers, MA

    I have been working at EMD Millipore part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good enviroment and management atmosphere

    Cons

    Don't know when then have to leave the job ( by management).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let good workers get more training in other departments.

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

    Great company - recognizes and rewards hard workers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EMD Millipore full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to advance. Good salary and benefits. Strong commitment to training and employee development.

    Cons

    None really. East coast based which means a lot of the HQ opportunities will require relocating

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great opportunity to begin to a technical career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D Intern in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - R&D Intern in Bedford, MA

    I worked at EMD Millipore as an intern (less than an 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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Used to be good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great products. Decent benefits but with room to improve.

    Cons

    Poor management and lots of red tape. Current management is all about parent company Merck KGaA with little interest/focus on our customers and their needs
    Very heavy workload due to insufficient workforce
    No recognition/promotions for women

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use and promote the talent in the company and become more customer focused.
    Streamline our processes to make things more efficient
    Increase the workforce

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Average company but with deep parent company pockets; bureaucratic and slow moving

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billerica, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Billerica, MA

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

    Pros

    Better than average job security; generally laid back organizational culture; good benefits;

    Cons

    not many growth prospects from within but depends more on who you know; Major decisions and policies dictated by parent Germany company Merck KGaA; not much innovation from the company but acquired mainly through acquisitions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve chances of personal growth for employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Marketing Specialist in Billerica, MA
    Former Employee - Field Marketing Specialist in Billerica, MA

    I worked at EMD Millipore full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very professioal, challenging, and great place to work. Very good health benefits,, vacation and 401k match.

    Cons

    Tough to keep such a large global company on the same page with regards to company culture and practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Many are still managers from Millipore, before the Merck KGaA acquisition and are highly regarded.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Summer intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at EMD Millipore as an intern

    Pros

    Wonderful working environment with the opportunity for independent work.

    Cons

    A bit quiet at times

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