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Beckman Coulter Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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Beckman Coulter
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Pros
  • good management; good team members; good work life balance (in 28 reviews)

  • Good benefits subsidised canteen, free parking, develop potential for employees who go the extra yard (in 40 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company until Danaher take Over!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Porterville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Porterville, CA

    I have been working at Beckman Coulter full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Salary and many Benefits

    Cons

    Manufacturing site in California beware for outsourcing to other site


  2. "Quality Assurance"

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    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Beckman Coulter full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Challenging work that forces you to get better. Company not only cares about what results you achieve, but how you achieve them as well.

    Cons

    Silo culture. Resistant to change. Undervalued employer. Struggling to attract top talent due to low brand awareness in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to promote people doing good work, because they haven't been with the company long enough. You are loosing talented people.


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    "Career Growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brea, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brea, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Beckman Coulter full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good working group of scientists

    Cons

    Leadership is not dynamic and resist change


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  5. "Staff"

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    Former Employee - Staff Development Scientist in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Development Scientist in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Beckman Coulter full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible hours and good benefits.

    Cons

    Outdated methods and equipments.


  6. "Distribution Tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hebron, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hebron, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Beckman Coulter full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good company to work for

    Cons

    Opps to move up are few and far between


  7. "Overall just OK"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Brea, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Beckman Coulter full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good training, friendly staff, good benefits

    Cons

    overbearing management, low compensation, low morale

    Advice to Management

    back off


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brea, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brea, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Tons of great coworkers. Great benefits offered when I was there. Lots of employee perks. Good cafeteria, bank on site, gym on site, employee discounts/tickets....

    Cons

    Nothing too terrible. Some very good longterm employees end up getting laid-off due to outsourcing and/or restructuring. A few employees promoted when they shouldn't have been. But nothing that doesn't happen in any large corp.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Software Manager"

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    Former Employee - Software Manager in Chaska, MN
    Former Employee - Software Manager in Chaska, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Beckman Coulter full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good product, some great engineers, nice area

    Cons

    High turnover, overly restrictive QA group, unwilling to remove low performers, limited promotion opportunity

    Advice to Management

    Remove low-performers, keep high-performers, don't promote according to a bell curve.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Working at Beckman"

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    Current Employee - Capital Equipment Sales in Brea, CA
    Current Employee - Capital Equipment Sales in Brea, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good base salaries. Investing in employees.

    Cons

    Favorism. Too much politics


  11. "A good foundation"

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    Former Employee - Associate Customer Technical Support in Chaska, MN
    Former Employee - Associate Customer Technical Support in Chaska, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Beckman Coulter full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary is fantastic. Fast paced. Never a dull moment.

    Cons

    Very corporate. Difficult to climb corporate ladder.


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