Beckman Coulter

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A good company to work for

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Former Employee - Senior Technical Operations Scientist  in  Chaska, MN
Former Employee - Senior Technical Operations Scientist in Chaska, MN

Pros

Beckman Coulter at least at the Chaska, Minnesota site is an excellent place to start or continue a career. The company is very focused on staff development, demonstrating the knowledge that well motivated staff is mission critical.

Cons

There has been times of unfortunate "inbreeding" by longer term middle management at various sites, that was not properly identified and addressed by upper management. This did damaged product development and subsequent profitability. This type of situation can happen anywhere. The recent acquisition by Danaher is a very positive development.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to monitor actual versus reported activities looking for reporting with too much polish. The overall company is well worth the extra effort.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A mixed bag

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Indianapolis, IN

    Pros

    The engineers and scientists are generally exceptionally smart. Challenging projects. Product lines that had the means to do good in the world, rather than just make money for the company.

    Cons

    Middle and upper management often clueless, and communication up and down the management chain may be...modified...to suit the audience. Pay and benefits not on par with the talent of the individuals doing the work: "target" for pay is 90% of "market average".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get better at recognizing the people who do the work that pays your salary: the people who are developing the company's products.

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

    An extremely professional company/management team.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very ethical, integrity is promoted and respected; always doing the right thing.

    Cons

    After the acquisition by Danaher, the genuinely caring for people subsided. It's all about business, KPIs, Bowlers and Funnels (spreadsheets illustrating next projects and financial streeeetttttcccchhh goals). Bad for work/life balance, but great for the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A better combination of caring for people/employees with their stretch goals would go a longer way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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