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LifeScan Reviews

Updated February 18, 2015
Updated February 18, 2015
50 Reviews
3.3
50 Reviews
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LifeScan President Valerie Asbury
Valerie Asbury
13 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Seems to be many opportunities to move across Lifescan and J&J itself (in 9 reviews)

  • good people, work-life balance, training (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • They stress work life balance but in the field it is long hours and a lot of road time (in 4 reviews)

  • There is a sense of fear and disdain that comes from the attitudes of the most senior management (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    LifeScan truly puts the patient first, and strives "to create a world without limits for people with diabetes".

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LifeScan full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture, intelligent/professional management, good benefits and recognition

    Cons

    Re-organization can limit career opportunities in CA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Was a good place to be but later went through lot of changes

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Sales in Vancouver, WA

    I worked at LifeScan full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    friendly co workers, acceptable work life balance

    Cons

    reorg was taking its toll on morale

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience with multiple challenges.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Services Representative in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Services Representative in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at LifeScan full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company is a great place to work with intelligent and passionate people. Co-workers support each other with great dignity and compassion. Company have great benefits, training and development opportunities.

    Cons

    Leadership sometimes are not transparent with workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend the upper management to be more transparent with the workers. Provide proper compensation, specially to people who are laid off.

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  5.  

    Ok place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LifeScan full-time

    Pros

    good people, work-life balance, training

    Cons

    too structured, political, takes time to get things approved

  6.  

    Good place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operator in Aguadilla, PR
    Former Employee - Operator in Aguadilla, PR

    I worked at LifeScan full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and opportunity to grown.

    Cons

    Learn every day new operations and process.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at LifeScan full-time (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
  8.  

    Diabetes Sales

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Manager

    I worked at LifeScan full-time (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
  9.  

    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

  10.  

    Not a good time for Lifescan

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Product Director in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Director in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at LifeScan full-time (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
  11.  

    Great first internship as a High School Student

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - IT Intern in Milpitas, CA
    Former Intern - IT Intern in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at LifeScan as an intern (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

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