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Not very innovative, but a good place to work

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Former Employee - Manager in Milpitas, CA
Former Employee - Manager in Milpitas, CA

I worked at LifeScan

Pros

Great benefits, strong support from J&J corporate, great training and development opportunities as you move up. LifeScan may not be a household name, but J&J is, and I always felt proud to say I worked for J&J.

Cons

Get used to "LifeScan Standard Time": meetings start 10 minutes late, and new products launch at least 6 months late. Layoffs have become all too common lately. Some groups are very silo-like, although not all.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to team members when they tell you (weeks or months in advance) that the schedule cannot be met, rather than insisting on an unrealistic, can't-be-met, make-no-contingency-plans false view of the world. Give project teams the resources they need to complete the projects, and then hold them accountable.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Great benefits

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    Former Employee - Training Specialist in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Training Specialist in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at LifeScan

    Pros

    The benefits package is really good. They take preventative care very seriously. I also thing the succession managment system is very good.

    Cons

    Very corporate enviornment, not a real fun place, i worked there for over 2 years and I don't think i laughed even once. I also found it to be a very political place, some decisions were based on who you knew not your abilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to make the workplace a little less overbearing, it all comes from the senior management.

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  2. Good place for summer work

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    Former Employee - Technician in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Technician in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at LifeScan

    Pros

    Worked at Lifescan during the summer. Was a good place to work; experience was decent. Worked in several different areas. People at Lifescan were friendly, job was not too difficult. Information was not passed freely around. Overall, this would be a good place to work since the pay was reasonable and the hours were not too bad. At least I was not there long enough to be exposed to any politics or anything like that. The technology was interesting to learn.

    Cons

    As a technician, the job could be somewhat monotonous. Food at the cafeteria wasn't the greatest so I ended up bringing my lunch instead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Did not get much feedback at my level.

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