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Making a difference in people's lives.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Making medical devices that improve the health of patients. Working with creative people in a fast moving techncial environment that focuses on being lean.

Cons

Rapid cultural change that has come with the ownership change in 2011. The company is still coming to grips with the hard prioritization of projects it faces.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Cut the ties with lower ROI projects and make the decsion to put some of those on hold and focus on getting the meaniful projects done more quickly.

Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Brea, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Brea, CA

    I have been working at Beckman Coulter full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company very good at identifying deficiencies and driving results. As part of DBS, everyone knows that goals are stretch goals and work very hard to meet a bar that is set high.

    Cons

    Exhausting pace, extremely lean, and never have a sense of accomplishment. Even when one sector out performs, you still feel failure if company metrics come up short. Since metrics are stretch, they are rarely met.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Celebrate successes!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Micromanagement

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer

    I have been working at Beckman Coulter full-time

    Pros

    You do get a paycheck every two weeks.

    Cons

    They company is now owned by Danaher. The focus has changed from being all about patient care and customer service to one of save-a-penny-at-any-cost. The result being that no time is allowed for required tasks (such as expense reports, on-line training, checking Pro-service to see the status of instruments you have worked on or are scheduled to perform a PM on, take care of the company car...the list goes on and on). Yet, those tasks count toward your evaluation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Field service engineers as a rule like to leave a job well done and are good at managing their time to work effectively and have work-life balance. Since Danaher bought this company, too many good engineers have left. It takes years to attain a good level of competency on these instruments. Loosing an engineer you've spent one year training is no big deal compared to those with years of experience that are now going. It is not only is telling in the percent effectivity but also customer feedbacks. My customers always told me it is the service that sells these instruments...as they get slower turn-arounds and newer engineers in training, they will be looking elsewhere as their contracts expire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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