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PerkinElmer Overview

Waltham, MA
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (PKI)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
PerkinElmer is a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world. Our dedicated team of 9,000 employees worldwide are passionate about providing customers with an unmatched experience as they help solve critical issues especially impacting the diagnostics, discovery ... Read more

Mission: Our quest to improve life goes back to our earliest innovators, but the challenges we face today have never been greater.

PerkinElmer – Why Work For Us?

PerkinElmer is a global leader committed to innovating for a healthier world. Our dedicated team of 9,000 employees worldwide are passionate about providing customers with an unmatched experience as they help solve critical issues especially impacting the diagnostics, discovery and analytical solutions markets. Our innovative detection, imaging, informatics and service capabilities, combined with deep market knowledge and expertise, help customers gain earlier and more accurate insights to improve lives and the world around us.

By the Numbers

Together, we are making a difference for the better:
  • For more effective drugs: PerkinElmer technologies and expertise were instrumental in the development of 22 novel therapeutic drugs.
  • For healthier babies: Our neonatal and newborn screening technologies have aided in screening over 520 million babies worldwide for a variety of life-threatening diseases, helping them get a healthier start.
  • For better treatment: We touch over one million lives every year through cancer treatment with our advances in digital imaging technology.
  • For a cleaner and safer environment: Our instrumentation and solutions test 289 billion gallons of water a year to provide safe drinking water for 1 billion people.
  • For a safer food supply: In 2015, we analyzed 220 million tons of wheat for quality within the global grain supply chain.
  • For more informed scientific decisions: Deploying Spotfire licenses across more than 300 enterprises so researchers can better capture and visualize insights.
  • For greater efficiencies: Our OneSource services team manages assets in over 8,000 labs around the world.

Our Core Values: Collaborate, Inspire, CREATE

At PerkinElmer, we are passionate about our work and the benefits we create for our customers, our community and our environment. Every day we strive to make life better and CREATE a positive impact on our environment. Our achievements are built on a solid foundation of core values that inspire action, integrity, teamwork and outstanding results. These values form the basis for decision-making and actions at PerkinElmer - both as individuals and as a company.

Committed to Customers

At PerkinElmer, fostering effective, long-term relationships with customers is essential. Our priority is designing and delivering new and unique market-focused solutions. We actively listen to their problems and apply our insights and expertise to anticipate and address their current and future needs.

Results Focused

At the forefront of our philosophy is a focus on results. We demonstrate a relentless effort to meet commitments and consistently deliver better results through goal setting, clear communications, and prioritizing project planning. This approach is evident in our consistent delivery of critical outcomes, both internally and externally.

Ethics and Integrity

At PerkinElmer, adhering to the highest ethical standards of personal and business conduct allows us to make smart, deliberate decisions with the utmost integrity at all times. As this is the foundation of our operations and success at every level, all employees are responsible for considering the ethical implications of each decision and action, urged to challenge assumptions, raise alternatives, seek out diverse perspectives, and treat others with respect at all times.

Action Oriented

Our knowledge, expertise, and progressive, proactive atmosphere yield a powerful combination that continuously sets us apart. We collaborate, innovate, make decisions, and execute with speed and agility. We anticipate opportunities and challenges, and are quick to confront complex or ambiguous situations, while always considering the impact of our decisions before we proceed. Our constant pursuit of solutions enables better decisions and better outcomes, providing increased customer value and making a tangible difference in the world around us - for the better.


At PerkinElmer, we collaborate inside and outside the organization to maximize our shared knowledge and bring greater value to one another and most importantly, to our customers. The solutions we deliver are the sum of our collective talents, and we believe the best results stem from integrating a mix of perspectives, talents, and experiences. Our teamwork inspires people to make their best contributions, provides them with the support they need to be successful, promotes communication and celebrates their shared accomplishments.


Curiosity and the pursuit of insights fuel our productivity, and innovation drives our business. We boldly champion new, innovative and breakthrough ideas, while attentively managing risks. Therefore, we cultivate these ideas wherever we can by hiring people with a passion for continuous learning and who thrive on tackling new challenges. We give them the tools, inspiration and support they need to excel.

Backed by an 80-year history rich in innovation, PerkinElmer is a long-time leader and pioneer in the scientific community. We hire talented, committed and driven people and strive to create a work environment that brings out the entrepreneur in all of us.

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PerkinElmer is a company that fosters innovation, knowledge-sharing, and collaboration for long-term success. We are strongly committed to the development of your career, and giving you opportunities to learn and grow.

We make a difference for you while you make a difference in the world!

Career Development

PerkinElmer creates a customized development plan to help you achieve your career goals. We partner with you to build a long and rewarding career by providing:
  • On-the-job training
  • Mentoring relationships
  • Ongoing career development planning
  • Company and external training programs
  • Opportunities for internal career mobility

Why Work at PerkinElmer

  • Inspiring leadership and exceptional employees
  • Dynamic and innovative culture
  • Attractive rewards and benefits
  • Focus on employment development
  • Collaborative and diverse environment
  • Commitment to employee engagement and wellness

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    They are very quick to recognize talented employees and promote them into more challenging roles- you see a lot of promotion from within versus external hires. Great place to work if you are motivated and want to advance your career.


    Like most public companies, it can be a challenge to balance longer term investment while meeting current quarter financial expectations.

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PerkinElmer Photos

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    I applied online. I interviewed at PerkinElmer in September 2017.


    20-25 minute phone interview. Responded to application 1+ month after application submission. Told by recruiter that he would be in contact for next steps. It's been almost two weeks with one follow up email. No reply received.

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PerkinElmer Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009

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