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Lack of Organization and Direction

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Former Employee - Associate Development Scientist  in  Brea, CA
Former Employee - Associate Development Scientist in Brea, CA

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

Pros

Generous with employee perks such as taking them out to paid lunches and having company events. Also understanding of giving time off in advance.

Cons

Workers are very cliquish; favoritism is visible. Very poor organization, lack of an established hierarchy/system within R&D groups which leads to workers being confused in what they're assigned. Management expects a lot from workers/contractors with lack of training and proper guidance from management. Because of this, workers (especially contractors) are thrown under the bus for their mistakes rather than management even though they make mistakes themselves.

Most people within the company lack confidence in where the company's heading for the future ever since its acquisition by Danaher.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Executive/senior management should give Mid/lower managers more freedom so that they can effectively assign a hierarchy of position so that management can effectively assign tasks to their employees and be less stressed out.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Beckman Coulter

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company with a great future ahead

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer  in  Medford, OR
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Medford, OR

    I have been working at Beckman Coulter full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This is the best job I've ever had. I average just enough overtime to keep me happy yet not feel overworked. Beckman/Danaher is always looking to improve operations and customer service. The pay is good, the health benefits are slightly above average, other benefits are great. My managers are supportive yet don't micro-manage like a lot of managers in other areas and in other companies.

    Cons

    Competition is high and labs are constantly switching from Beckman to Sysmex, Sysmex to Siemens, Siemens to Roche, Roche to Beckman. It's hard to keep all the accounts happy and areas staffed because of these challenges.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

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

    Challanging work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Employees are encouraged to participate in the DBS, using DBS Tools, to improve products.

    Cons

    Declining health benefits and silo mentality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employee participation in management meetings.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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