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  1. "Was Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Finance in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dionex (More than a year)

    Pros

    Dionex took care of it's valued employees and provided room for growth for the people searching it out. A very open door policy company with effective communication.

    Cons

    Somewhat dull work environment and fairly stingy on coffee, carpets, etc. Could be somewhat political at times but you were able to stay away from it if needed.

    Advice to Management

    At this point there is no advice since the company sold to Thermo Fisher and more or less dismantled the effective teams and folded it into the black box Thermo.


  2. "developer"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dionex (More than a year)

    Pros

    very supportive management.
    always ready to help.
    takes feedback positively.

    Cons

    no cons to think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and thanks for supporting

  3. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Executive in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Executive in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Dionex (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    best business model on plane

    Cons

    i cant think of any

    Advice to Management

    none


  4. "Stable but not fun"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    8 to 5 work hour, stable and friendly work environment

    Cons

    No long term career advancement


  5. "A little slow to change, but an ethical organization that treated employees well."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People. Consistent growth and profitability.

    Cons

    Change resistance, old business processes.


  6. "Stable, Safe, Not very exciting"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Internal Audit in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Internal Audit in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable, Profitable, No day to day hassles

    Cons

    Not very enlightened management in developing professional staff and creating opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Create opportunities and some thing to look forward to for staff


  7. "Dionex is a good place to work."

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    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits
    People are friendly
    No layoffs
    "9 to 5" job

    Cons

    limited advancement opportunities
    overall compensation package is below average

    Advice to Management

    If a product is not ready to be released, don't release it, even if it means you will not get that big bonus

  8. "Recommended"

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    Current Employee - Instrument Production Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Instrument Production Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Professional Growth, Respectful colleagues, Competent management, Job security, Profit-sharing, $ to $ 401k

    Cons

    Low base salary for interns


  9. "Underpayed, under-appreciated, not treated fairly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stability - very stable company
    Good products
    Niche company - not much competition
    Profit Sharing - Twice per year
    401k match

    Cons

    Upper management not approachable
    Way too much politics
    Pay not in line with area
    Favortism
    Antiquated
    Benefits extremely expensive out-of-pocket costs

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to listen to your employees
    Managers cannot be afraid of confrontation - that's normal business
    Profit Sharing is supposed to be an added benefit - not a supplement to your salary
    Favortism is discriminatory - treat everyone equally


  10. "semi-ok"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Sunnyvale, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Unique company with a very interesting analytical technology, offers interaction with various disciplines. Friendly and knowledgeable co-workers, decent salaries and good benefits, reasonable vacation package. Overall a nice place to work, although may not be competitive in all respects with other nearby companies.

    Cons

    My particular discipline/specialty was not well represented at the company - most of coworkes were from a different scienticic branches. For the same reason, my work-product was, although important in one respect, a marginal one for the company as a whole. I felt that my work was not appreciated enough.

    Advice to Management

    My past experiences are just that - past experiences. I have no knowledge if current employees experiences are the same or different than mine. If, however, not much had changed - please make sure you consider all support services as important to overall company success, in a manner at least in the similar ballpark as the mainstream research.


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