LifeScan Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
44 Reviews
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44 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good place to work.

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    Former Employee - Operator  in  Aguadilla, PR
    Former Employee - Operator in Aguadilla, PR

    I worked at LifeScan full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and opportunity to grown.

    Cons

    Learn every day new operations and process.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It went from really great to not very satisfying and very stressful.

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at LifeScan full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They have good products and were the market leader in blood glucose monitoring for a number of years. They offer a good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    They have had so many CEO changes and changes in job requirements that it is hard for most employees to know what to expect. They also show favoritism in some areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    First they need to stabilize and decide what they want to sell and promote.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Diabetes Sales

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Manager

    I worked at LifeScan full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    My co-workers made this company great. J&J employee benefits are difficult to beat. It was a company people admired.

    Cons

    When senior management did not properly anticipate or prepare for Medicare reimbursement being reduced, the U. S. sales team that was not laid off was deployed to the pharma operating company. It's a tough road ahead for Lifescan in the U.S.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect and while the WLI is important, male employees are being overlooked to move up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    customer service

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LifeScan

    Pros

    I think its a great company

    Cons

    I think its a great company

  6.  

    Not a good time for Lifescan

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Director  in  Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Director in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at LifeScan full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are great people in the trenches, free coffee, great customers. Good J&J benefits: healthcare, 401k match, pension, e-store, standing workstations, etc.

    Cons

    Micromanaging upper management, weak pipeline, slow processes, shrinking budgets, issues with Medicare reimbursement caused major cost cutting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great first internship as a High School Student

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    Former Employee - IT Intern  in  Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at LifeScan as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Culture was great in the IT department. I got to meet a decent amount of people who are determined in their fields.Seems to be many opportunities to move across Lifescan and J&J itself.

    Cons

    As a High School student they couldn't expect much from me. There was also a lack of work for me to do and often times I didn't do much. The stipend was close to nothing but at a high school level I couldn't expect much.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Started well but declined

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LifeScan full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good reputation, under Johnson & Johnson umbrella, good company benefits

    Cons

    Seems to have lost some of its focus, innovation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many chiefs making decisions and losing a lot of the community aspect that used to make this a great company to work for. Seems like the company focuses a lot more on fixing problems rather than preventing them in the first place.

    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Educational, great learning and building experience.

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    Former Employee - Tech Support  in  Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Tech Support in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at LifeScan full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They were willing to do what was necessary to ensure there was consumate teamwork within the organization by means of training, teambuilding, etc.

    Cons

    They fall into the issues of many Hi tech companies in the cut throat nature of lay offs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review better statistics about what is working well in the organization in order to focus there as a means to not continue to do business that will fare poorly and eventually lead to collapse.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fun place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LifeScan full-time

    Pros

    Surrounded by years of experience.

    Cons

    Subsidary being swallowed by headquarters and a big company reorganization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent with reorganization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company in the field of diabetes care

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LifeScan

    Pros

    Part of JnJ family of companies. It has global presence and is among the market leaders in most of the markets in the field of diabetes management.

    JnJ provides opportunities for growth and learning. Salaries and benefits are good and people in the company are nice.

    Cons

    The innovation happens at a slower rate probably because its a regulated industry. The reimbursement in many markets is decreasing for strips which is a cause of concern for the business to remain in the family of JnJ companies. The business needs to grow fast otherwise JnJ may divest it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to higher management is to invest in innovation and R&D. Start taking risks to launch new products. Be more ambitious and equip the marketing team to be more innovative and modern.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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