Beckman Coulter

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Bittersweet

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Brea, CA

ProsThis company has great benefits, although they have declined somewhat in the last 3 or 4 years.. HQ in Brea has a free on-site gym for employees. The facilities are bright and clean. Although you may hear employees complaining about low salaries, the salaries are actually very good and higher than many in the medical device industry. Now that the company has been purchased by Danaher, the potential for new product development is looking better than it has for the last decade.

ConsOverloading employees. The last decade has been all about increasing share holder value by eliminating costs - by force reduction, space reduction, benefits reduction, R&D investment reduction, capital expenditure reduction - nothing that others in the industry are not doing but, the cuts have been so severe that R&D came to a halt with most of the experienced workforce being let go or leaving as the workloads and lack of resources to get the job done became too much. Very high stress levels and low moral developed and have been sustained. Continuous leadership changes, restructuring, and poorly implemented process changes have left people confused about who is responsible for which things and how the work needs to be performed and documented. Attempts to use manufacturing style metrics for KPIs in engineering departments is not working. The amount of training is stifling and is performed more to meet requirements than to provide meaningful training for employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementUse the Danaher R&D money to grow and maintain local talent as you develop new product and technologies ... that is a big part of what Beckman (and Coulter) was built on. Buying technology is fast but does not support the long-term health of the company. The employees that you have do care tremendously about the future of the company, the product, and, most importantly, about the customer.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Staff Technical Operation Scientist

    Staff Scientist (Current Employee) Brea, CA

    I have been working at Beckman Coulter full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros: Work environment is very good Cons: Not much room for progress No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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    Only if You are Desperate!!!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Danvers, MA

    I worked at Beckman Coulter full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros: Company has potential and plenty of room for improvement. Cons: Upper Management and some Middle Management do not truly regard employees with respect they say things that may think they respect you but their actions… Advice to Senior Management: No, they already know how bad it is for the employees. They need to institute team building amongst and between all groups and… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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