LifeScan

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Needs a serious overhaul

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Quality Function in Inverness, Scotland (UK)
Current Employee - Quality Function in Inverness, Scotland (UK)

I have been working at LifeScan

Pros

Great place for fresh graduates (engineers) who are self starters, to learn, contribute, bring change and grow from a graduate level to a senior engineer / scientist.

Cons

1. Senior Management lacks the perspective of challenges at grass root level and miserably fails to identify a vision and lay strategy for growth, organisation development, skills and talent development.
2. They favour a mediocre performance and fail to challenge employees to perform (and equally reward). They don't know how to promote or react to top performances from a vital few people. Recognition flows only from peers from same or different function usually associated with projects.
3. This is not a performance driven culture but a risk averse culture.
4. Few quality engineers, titled so, are not even graduate engineers. Lack of technical and people managemnet skills, qualifications are quite common to expect.
5. Quality is perceived to be one of the worst areas to work since they are expected to do only documentation work. They are not seen to actively contribute towards improving product quality. Quality management recognises and promotes document jockeys.
6. Serious stagnation at management level. Very less engineers / senior engineers / managers and more of directors. A director will report to a director who will report to a director .... More talk and less work.
7. Senior management is quite secretive of things that you would usually expect to be shared / consulted / discussed with employees. Lacks openess and transparency in governance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Learn to listen to the folks who work at grass root level and put an honest attempt to improve situation rather than just trying to please your own boss to earn your bonus.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LifeScan

    Pros

    Great benefits and good learning opportunities.

    Cons

    The company has a hard time adjusting to developing products that are fundamentally different than blood glucose meters

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find some leadership that can deal with new products other than glucose meters.

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    Lifescan, Inc.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LifeScan

    Pros

    good salary and benefits; Global reach and opportunity; growth market in a well capitalized company; link with J&J as parent company

    Cons

    Management by consensus; conservative and slow-moving, which thwarts innovation. Lack of focus on product development; too many projects with resources spread too thin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the number of projects and fund these adequately. Don't be afraid to make bold decisions and to obsolete your own products.

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