Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

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Helpful (1)

Good place to work, but they have issues

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  • Work/Life Balance
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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Field Sales
Former Employee - Field Sales

I worked at Shimadzu Scientific Instruments full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

I was a field sales rep, and they leave you alone to do your job, mostly. Very good people to work with. Good tech support at local level. Nice company cars. Very stable compared with competitors. Decent commission plan. Overall it's a good company and I enjoyed working there.

Cons

Reps cover too allproduct lines, so you are a jack of all trades and master of none. They desperately want to be a market leader in LCMS but customers will never see them in that light. Managers are "yes" men, don't want to hear negative information, and in many cases are more worried about their own budget than customer satisfaction. Marketing people are overworked and underpaid. Hard to customize products for US market because most of the business is in Asia. Sr. Reps have cream puff territories.

Advice to Management

Pay marketing people more and hire more of them. Be truly committed to customer satisfaction. Have reps cover fewer products and larger territories. Make Sr. Reps earn their keep.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Worst Company I've ever worked for!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Shimadzu Scientific Instruments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Too few to even mention but I'll try.
    Freedom to make your own schedule within limits.
    Almost like working for your self.

    Cons

    Worst Management I've ever seen!
    Good Old Boy Network in place.
    Japanese treat American employees very poorly!
    Corporate culture is engranined with favortism and backstabbing.
    No praise for work well done.
    Retaliatory mindset amongst management.
    Overall a very disfunctional company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to take a very close look at how they operate and decide if they are doing the right thing.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Overall good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shimadzu Scientific Instruments full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Stable company, always work to be done

    Cons

    Not enough time for all the work to be done

    Advice to Management

    Cut the dead wood

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