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"PerkinElmer is a good company that could be better"

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Former Employee - Project Manager in Waltham, MA
Former Employee - Project Manager in Waltham, MA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The company is strong in several areas of Environment and Health
They have a wide portfolio spanning a broad set of sectors in both areas
OneSource is innovative and a potential asset

Cons

Salaries are low in general, especially in the Boston area
Very much focused on the bottom line
Reactive to quarterly performance
You have to wonder if they are spread too thin across somewhat disparate areas and seeing limited synergies across sectors. would a break up (as suggested by several analysts) make more sense at this time?

Advice to Management

Set the vision and don't let the last quarter cause reflexive reaction
Rewarding staff success needs to become a higher priority and better funded

Other Employee Reviews for PerkinElmer

  1. Helpful (6)

    "I did everything and was paid nothing"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Shelton, CT
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Shelton, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PerkinElmer full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    18 PTO days to start vested from day one.

    Cons

    Health insurance stunk, I paid almost 1000 a month for my family of 3 for medical vision and dental. Company reoganized every 6 months, so mangement was constantly changing. They threaten moving several times over the last 10 years, it seems they are going to be moving out of Shelton location in the next 14 months when the lease is up. Raises came once a year in April and they were average of 3-5 percent. When moving up within the company they hold you at caps normally 5-10% and you will still be under market min. HR STINKS! They are called the revolving door, no one ever stays long enough to be of any help.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together, stop lay offs in the start of the 4th quarter because you had a bad Q3 and you want to fudge the EOY results.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Only a matter of time before it implodes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some really capable people. Great industry.

    Cons

    The environment is dismal. People's skills are completely under utilized. There is little coherence or clarity of direction. Layoffs happen every six months. It is clear that they are just shuffling assets and numbers each month to make the quarterly results. Senior managers are in a complete bubble, inaccessible, and make obscene amounts of money when compared to similar companies in the industry. I worked there for a number of years and interacted a fair bit with senior managers there. It is pretty clear that the company is operated to enrich senior managers at the expense of employees who are payed well below industry standards, are made carry way more than the norm for costs for healthcare insurance, and receive little to no investment in personal development.

    Advice to Management

    You should be ashamed of yourselves

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