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Beckman Coulter Overview

Brea, CA
5001 to 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

  • Last month at our North American Sales Meeting, our Women in Commercial Leadership group hosted a women's empowerment mixer! Both women and men had the opportunity to network, listen to talks from company leaders, and donate to Dress for Success.

  • As part of the Danaher family, we have the privilege to work toward a Shared Purpose. Learn more about how we are Helping Realize Life's Potential:

    Shared Purpose and Core Values | Danaher

    Our Shared Purpose It started as an idea for a better way, but like all powerful ideas, it evolved into a passion. It's why at Danaher we view every challenge as an opportunity. And it's the reason we're on a constant quest to make things better-for our customers, our company and the world.

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Beckman Coulter – Why Work For 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.

We work hard to make sure we reward our employees with competitive and comprehensive benefit packages – so we can add value to their lives and their families’ lives.

We provide ongoing support for your personal and career development through our tuition assistance program as well as internal training, conferences and seminars.

You'll find:

  • Flexible benefits plan including options for medical, dental, and vision care, as well as savings accounts
  • Generous paid time off policies, with paid parental leave and volunteer time off
  • Retirement savings through a 401(k) program with company matching
  • Life insurance and disability income protection
  • A Beckman Coulter Credit Union with exclusive rates and services
  • A whole host of volunary benefits like discounts on auto and homeowner’s insurance, as well as legal and adoption assisstance 


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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    I have been working at Beckman Coulter full-time (Less than a year)


    Good place to work at if you enjoy procedure. Fun environment and staff. Good management.


    No cons really to mention.

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Beckman Coulter Interviews



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    Distribution Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Williamsburg, VA
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    Average Interview


    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Beckman Coulter (Williamsburg, VA) in March 2018.


    Very formal interview process. The interviewers took notes and evaluated the answers carefully. Some aspects of the interview process were off-putting and intimidating, but the interviewers were friendly and experienced.

    Interview Questions

    • Rate the following in order of importance: Teamwork, Quality, Productivity, Profit.   Answer Question
    • Describe your decision-making process.   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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