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"On the upside of a great turnaround"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brea, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brea, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

There have been a lot of changes over the last few years and I finally feel like we're in a position to start doing well. The work is a lot more challenging than in the past - so it's great if you like challenges. It's starting to feel good to be here again.

Cons

The last several years have been difficult. We've got fewer resources than before and sometimes the Danaher corporate standard is a takeaway from what we had before. Managers especially seem to be a bit overwhelmed with some of the changes.

Advice to Management

Love the new Diagnostics president!!!

Other Employee Reviews for Beckman Coulter

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting Time To Join Beckman Coulter"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chaska, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Chaska, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Executive leadership committed to growth through innovation of new products. In our Chaska site, we are ramping up and bringing on scientists, engineers and other new members of our team to support the development of our next generation products. People are really excited about this and it's created a great energy at our site. There is an increased emphasis on personal accountability and through DBS, tools and resources to support people in creative, focused problem solving. There is just a lot of interesting and challenging work.

    There are some great people here! Very bright people who want to challenge status quo, collaborate on ways to get better every day. Days fly by - never watching the clock. Always something interesting and challenging for me to do.

    There is a true and genuine commitment to wellness; we have employer organized 5Ks, running and biking clubs as well as people who workout together before work, during lunch and after work.

    Cons

    I currently work here and gave this a 5-star rating based more on potential than current environment. Current environment is probably closer to a 4-star in some areas (people, work/life balance, commitment to wellness, potential for career growth) and even a 3 star perhaps in some areas. While not a majority, there are still too many people resistant to change - people fostering a cynical outlook who don't see challenge as opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to champion efforts in innovation and new product development. People in Chaska are stoked about getting to work on these projects, it's really excited the teams here. Continue conducting the Town Halls and informal chat sessions with associates at all levels in the organization. They appreciate your candor and are excited to hear from you.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "This company provides jobs and that is all, no opportunities or growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chaska, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chaska, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Beckman Coulter full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Decent benefits
    Pay is really competative
    Company has the best of intentions for their product

    Cons

    The management treat employees poorly . There is no growth opportunities here but they like to pretend opportunities exist. They have made position levels that are meaningless and they think they have fooled employees. They do not promote. The people that should be let go aren't and don't face any accountability, very political environment (who you know not what you know). Company hires unqualified people, also hire a ton of contracts without intentions of hiring them fulltime. There is no challenge to working here, all they want is for you to follow SOPS and get the work done. They want robots and not thinkers. Instead of thinking about situations they react to situations, so processes get implimented without weighing out pros and cons. Change just for the sake of change.

    Advice to Management

    Think through decisions before implimenting them and hire better canidates. Realize that expecting more work from employees is not the same as challenging employees.

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