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Eppendorf: it's like Junior high school

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westbury, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westbury, NY

I worked at Eppendorf North America

Pros

Good benefits. Many good people in non-management positions. Formerly a place where you could expect promotions from within.

Cons

The place is run by sound byte, and it's a personality contest. The only employees given respect are the sales people - of course, senior management have sales backgrounds. It is a gossip-rumor-mill at the most senior level where they act like teenagers, and talk badly about those not in the "in" crowd. Eppendorf is also very top heavy, they have many Managers and directors that do not have direct reports.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Grow up and start leading. You are convinced you are doing this, but the place has poor morale for the most part, and now that you are beginning to enjoy laying people off, they are scared. Most people in your "in crowd" are just brown-nosing. Mr. Crowley, stop leading by the sound bytes you hear from others (DD) and take the time to figure things out for yourself.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
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    Great company, mediocre sales management

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Eppendorf North America

    Pros

    Eppendorf has great products you can rely on that are backed by a strong research and marketing team. HQ is quick to assist employees when additional product information and marketing assistance is needed.

    Cons

    The sales management team is more focused on the bottom line than customer satisfaction, distributor participation and overall territory gains. Several reps during my tenure grew their territories by 10-20% yearly and were let go for "poor performance" despite rave customer and colleague reviews.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2. Proactive experience positive

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    Former Contractor - Tech Coordinator
    Former Contractor - Tech Coordinator

    I worked at Eppendorf North America as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with the team and service department. They were straight forward and honest. It was a temp position but I learned alot and felt needed. They needed more electrical engineer techs, etc

    Cons

    Wished it became a permanent positin.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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