PerkinElmer Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
119 Reviews
2.7
119 Reviews
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PerkinElmer Vice Chairman, President, CEO, and COO Rob Friel
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Comfortable working environment (in 8 reviews)

  • great people to work with and ability to grow and learn new things (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Zero R&D and zero marketing as well (in 5 reviews)

  • Health insurance stunk, I paid almost 1000 a month for my family of 3 for medical vision and dental (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Regional marketing representative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Field Marketing Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Field Marketing Manager in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    good people, passioniate about science and customers

    Cons

    tough to move forward in career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to younger employees better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Was working as a Software Developer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA

    I worked at PerkinElmer as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work is really good and introduction to new technologies.

    Cons

    Do not convert into full time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Writing reports and presentations for supervisors and management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, I liked and miss the people. I got the opportunity to do some interesting work there.

    Cons

    Spending to much time writing reports and presentations. This time would be better spent working in the lab. Conflicts between instrument division and reagent division. Instrument Division wants to sell it's high margin products. Reagent division wants to sell their products. Combining instruments and reagent doesn't work well. New acquisitions watch for layoffs. Matrix management s

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Luck.

    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    I learned a great deal and progressed in my career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at PerkinElmer full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There was a broad mix of talent ranging from engineering to sales. The company was widely diversified in its markets which helped mitigate the impact of the economic downturn.

    Cons

    A substantial amount of growth was through acquisition which meant the company was extremely fragmented in its processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a longer term strategic business approach. Managing quarter to quarter will eventually become problematic for long term growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Could be better, but not as bad as I have experienced

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Multivendor Support Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Multivendor Support Engineer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at PerkinElmer

    Pros

    It truly is a company you can believe in, we have a great purpose and make things better not for just people who can benefit from our products but for the users as well. We do a good job and it shows.

    Cons

    VERY unfair on treatment between co-workers. Uneven pay scale and bonuses among same job titles. The glass ceiling seems so far very low and senior management seems to pacify WAY too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes and stop biting the hands that are feeding you. Also learn to recognize people a bit more and stop pacifying people and actually listen to them and act.

    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good company to work for but has room for improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales in Boston, MA

    I have been working at PerkinElmer

    Pros

    Most of the people I have worked with were intelligent and professional. The product brand is well known and respected in the industry. Current president of LAS is a great leader and respected within customer circles.

    Cons

    Some people in leadership/management are stretched too thin with reporting to develop their direct reports. Many of the products sold are "me too" and were not the first to the market. Key investments are made that do not benefit all or a majority of customer markets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and promote employees who deserve it. Find R&D projects that can produce a product for ALL customers big and small.

    Approves of CEO

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Entrance to the PerkinElmer headquarter office located in Waltham, MA (Photo by Coolcaesar - available under CC-BY-NC-SA 3.0 & GFDL, v1.128)
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