PerkinElmer

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PerkinElmer Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
125 Reviews
2.8
125 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)

  • perks, work-life balance, laid back culture (in 4 reviews)


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

  • Upper management has lost site of the importance of a positive company culture, and teamwork (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Work life Perkinelmer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great team work. Lot of responsibilities and good quality work.

    Cons

    Very Small team and frequent change of managers during my tenure.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Good opportunity to invent yourself.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PerkinElmer

    Pros

    Great benefits and opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Competes in a highly competitive market.

  3.  

    Good company for growth

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY

    I have been working at PerkinElmer full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Team environment where people work together to create unique products

    Cons

    Constantly changing structure - hard to get any traction while management constantly changes organization.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good balance of life and work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Hopkinton, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Hopkinton, MA

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

    Pros

    perks, work-life balance, laid back culture

    Cons

    training ,upper management change is constant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    bring in outside stable management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Poor communication among managers and the field.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer
    Current Employee - Customer Support Engineer

    I have been working at PerkinElmer full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, independent schedule, behind the times...

    Cons

    Poor training, company would rather hire talent from other companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Regional marketing representative

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    • 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
  8.  

    good while it lasted

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

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

    Pros

    I worked in the Downers Grove location for many years. Most of the people I worked with were very competent and easy to get along with. The products were interesting. Was able to make most of the changes, improvements I thought would be best.

    Cons

    The site was closed. We were told the location was doing well - one of the best in the company, so the decision to close it and move products to other sites did not make much sense to anyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should think more of the individual contributor and the long term - seem to be short sited.

  9.  

    Very good!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at PerkinElmer (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Gave each business unit autonomy to make business decisions, supported the business units as opposed to the business supporting the corporate office. One of the better, large firms to work for!

    Cons

    Actually, I spent several years there (both as EG&G and PerkinElmer). I have no issues in this regard. All very positive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue listening to your business units and allowing them to make decisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    A culture in transition results in mixed messages

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Waltham, MA

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

    Pros

    Well run from share holders perspective. Good people, great products noble mission and focus. Physical facilities and environment are excellent. Flexible hours and ability to work from home.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency and either unwilling or unable to communicate clear role boundaries. Middle management not able to engage in constructive conflict resolution resulting in a lack of collaboration. Shareholder value dogma (share price today) driving short term decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the wealth with the rank and file. Provide incentives below the middle level of management. Middle management be willing to engage in constructive conflict.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good company with a ineffective and inexperienced leadership in Informatics division

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Waltham, MA

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

    Pros

    Many good people, great products, great overall track record of the company as a whole, good work life balance, descent salary

    Cons

    Leadership team of Informatics division needs some serious change in approach, culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sweeping problem under the rug to make picture rosy does not make the problem go away.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion 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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