PerkinElmer

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downers Grove, IL

I worked at PerkinElmer as a contractor (less than an year)

Pros

Interesting work; company is doing valuable research

Cons

Downers Grove Office was closing; a little stuffy and outdated feel

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Solid growth-oriented company

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Alameda, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Alameda, CA

    I have been working at PerkinElmer full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    New gym equipment this week!
    Salary and benefits excellent
    Annual Wellness Fair
    Smart and funny co-workers

    Cons

    A bit 'process' heavy
    Short on national holidays off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to developing an employee

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Stay Away!

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Shelton, CT
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Shelton, CT

    I have been working at PerkinElmer full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some good non-manager people in this organization.

    Cons

    Allow me to paint a picture.

     Imagine a Gong Show hybrid LOTR scenario in which each and every month the President holds a meeting in which all managers have to present updates on the status of their departments and products (called MOR). This is against a back drop of continuous rounds of layoffs, severe understaffing and no employee development, Now these managers entire existence revolves around making sure the MOR goes well and will create all sorts of fiction, misdirection, songs and dances so that the gong does not go off on them while under the Eye of Sauron. If you do not paint a rosy picture during the MOR.....Gong! Employees just disappear around here at an astonishing rate....Now you see them now you don't!

    Underscoring this is the fact that the company is so internally screwed up. Outdated SAP system, that has been so jerry rigged over the years that today the only thing keeping it from collapsing is rubber bands and bubble gum.

    Internal processes are not mapped SOPs do not exist.

    Job descriptions do not exist.

    Organizational Chart does not exist.

    Additionally:

    Senior Management as other people have noted is a good 'ol boys club employees input not welcome. In fact employees are not valued at all.

    Senior Management managing for the next quarter to boost the stock as much as they can. No long term goals no appreciation for science or creating good products.

    Low salarys. No opportunities for advancement.

    A completely demoralized work force who's main career goals (besides leaving for a better company) are to avoid the next round of layoffs. Like the board game Survivor.

    I apologize that my picture is so ugly and negative.

    All of us working here wish someone would have painted us this picture so that we could of avoided working for Perkinelmer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What's the point?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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