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Beckman Coulter Overview

Brea, CA
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Health Care Products Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
At Beckman Coulter, we are dedicated to advancing and optimizing the laboratory. For more than 80 years, we have been a trusted partner for laboratory professionals, helping to advance scientific research and patient care. We do challenging work on a global scale, and are ... Read more

Mission: Diagnostics: Advancing healthcare for every person.
Life Sciences: Advancing science through discovery.

Company Updates

  • Meet Nicolas, a Field Service Engineer Specialist at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics in France. Recently, Nicolas completed the Embrunman, which is one of the toughest triathlons in the world! The race took place in the French Alps and consisted of 3.8 kms (2.36 miles) of swimming, 188 kms (116.82 miles) of biking, and 42.2 kms (26.22 miles) of running.

    “I am passionate about meeting the goals I set for my personal time, and when I am at work I am fortunate to help clients and colleagues meet their own goals!”

  • We are excited to announce the new President of Beckman Coulter Diagnostics, Julie Sawyer Montgomery.

    With her deep experience in the global healthcare industry, Julie has been instrumental in directing the Beckman Coulter strategy since joining the organization in 2017. Prior to Beckman Coulter, Julie served as President of Hospira’s Infusion Systems business, where she was responsible for all aspects of the global business. Julie holds a B.A. in Economics from Columbia University, a master’s degree in music from the Eastman School of Music, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Beckman Coulter – Why Work With Us?

Company-AboutUs-CorporateOverviewAdvancing science and healthcare is not just a corporate vision – it is why we exist and what we do every day. We are passionate about driving the industry forward for every customer and every person.

Our diagnostic systems are found in hospitals and other critical care settings around the world and produce information used by physicians to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients. Hospital laboratories are our core clinical diagnostic customers. 

Scientists use our life science research instruments to study complex biological problems including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs. These customers include pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, universities, medical schools and research institutions.

More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both diagnostics and life sciences laboratories on all seven continents. For more than 80 years, our products have been making a difference in peoples’ lives.

Teamwork and the Danaher Business System (DBS) define us: we do challenging work on a global scale. With DBS, we have the tools to overcome challenges and reach our stretch goals.

A collaborative, inclusive work environment is how we win as one. We are accountable to each other, and to customers, patients, shareholders, and the communities where we work and live.

We are invested in our own success and have the resources to learn, develop and advance our careers with stimulating work. We embrace continuous improvement as a core value and a personal goal.


You can jumpstart your career with the rotational and summer internships we offer. We're proud that young professionals enjoy a well-rounded and enriching experience, with exposure to a variety of functions within our company.

iDEAS Program

This highly competitive science and engineering program spans 18 months and offers recent graduates a smooth transition from academia to the working world. Engineers and scientists in iDEAS rotate through three assignments over 18 months, each lasting about six months. Participants have the chance to work on three different projects in both technical and non-technical functions.

Our program offers relocation assistance, competitive compensation, benefits, and specialized training. Each person in the program is assigned a project lead and a mentor to help them navigate throughout the rotations.

Summer Internships. Beckman Coulter also offers a Summer Intern Program with applications typically accepted at the beginning of the calendar year.
Campus Recruiting. We are continuing to take part in campus life activities and look forward to meeting you when we are on campus. Be sure to look for events at your local University to see if we will be on site.

Join Us. Be sure to check back periodically for any updates.

Beckman Coulter associates take pride in making a difference in our communities. We show our support by participating in fundraising and volunteer events all over the world.

The advantages of volunteerism are three-fold. Giving of one’s time, effort and monetary donations undoubtedly benefits our communities and their causes. For individuals, lending a hand and “giving back” enhances personal well-being. But when groups get together in support of the same purpose, it brings teams together and creates a special connection.

Beckman Coulter Reviews

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Brea, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Beckman Coulter full-time (More than 10 years)


    there are advancement opportunities


    all advancement opportunities are out of the state of California

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Beckman Coulter Interviews



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  1. Featured Interview


    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chaska, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Beckman Coulter (Chaska, MN) in June 2019.


    The interview was straight forward. Initial a recruiter discussed about background and find a fit. Second round, technical and behavioral questions with hiring manager. Third round was 3 Skype video interview back to back. 2-3 weeks later I got an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Design patterns,
      Software Testing questions
      Structure vs Class
      Access Identifiers
      Previous medical device experience
      FDA regulations.   Answer Question
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Beckman Coulter Awards & Accolades

  • Danaher was # 158 on the 2012 Fortune 500 list, Fortune 500, 2012
  • Danaher Named #99 World’s Most Innovative Companies by Forbes, Forbes, 2012
  • Beckman - Industrial Design Awards, Instrument Business Outlook, 2012
  • Beckman - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Level Award for Brea, California facility, US Green Building Council, 2012
  • A Third of Chemical Heritage Society’s List of “50 Chemistry Instruments that Changed the World” Came from Beckman Coulter Companies, Chemical Heritage Society, 2012
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