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MilliporeSigma Reviews

Updated April 16, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great benefits package, good work/life balance" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Organized, a lot of good people within the company" (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "Sometimes the work/life balance is poor" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Upper management has high turnover" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MilliporeSigma full-time

    Pros

    Growing and with excellent benefits

    Cons

    Hard to transfer other sites if needed.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Still going through growing pains"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Rocklin, CA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Rocklin, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pto policy and flexible hours.

    Cons

    Pay is low compared to cost of living. Promises of growth are rarely achieved.

  3. "Company is alright , department is slacking"

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    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MilliporeSigma full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent pay, supervisors are professional

    Cons

    Micromanagement from quality, not a lot of room for advancement within department, isolating work atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    Hire better coaches


  4. "lack of knowledgeable supervisors"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at MilliporeSigma full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunity to learn and build your resume

    Cons

    Supervisors are not either professional or knowledgeable. They are very lazy and blame the employees for their lack of performance. Newly hired mangers are good and need to get rid of these old uneducated unprofessional people.


  5. "Senior Development Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Development Engineer in New Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Development Engineer in New Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Inovative company, impressive employee retention and engaging. Generous employment benefit and compensation.

    Cons

    Need to demonostrate more courage to adopt new technologies.

    Advice to Management

    Visionary leaders and CEO, offer promising future


  6. "Good culture and experience"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company culture, friendly co-workers, room to grow responsibilities, willing to train

    Cons

    Constant re-org and shifts in management, inconsistent work-life balance, high turnover, increased responsibilities from turnover may not be reflected in pay, career development opportunities sparse


  7. "Great company and Culture"

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    Current Employee - Account Management
    Current Employee - Account Management

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for and great people.

    Cons

    I can't think of any

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Impossible Targets/KPIs, Change fatigue, Huge Data investment and data tools support for sales"

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    Current Employee - Account Development Specialist
    Current Employee - Account Development Specialist
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Major emphasis on using data to help salespeople
    -Major emphasis on training
    -Good direct management who have been salespeople in the past
    -Generally collaborative culture and team environment
    -Benefits are good
    -Better than average pay for entry-level salespeople

    Cons

    -Completely different territory structure every year. Not just different territories, like size swings of 10-fold for one year to the next all due to decisions from management
    -Completely inconsistent targets
    -Extended delays for commission payments
    -Extended delays for sales target setting and communication
    -8 levels of middle managers between leadership in Germany and employees in the US
    -Severely inconsistent or non-existent marketing support
    -Contradictory, inconsistent directives/ policies on everything due to integration and too many middle-managers
    -Integration sickness between Millipore and Sigma employees: instead of choosing the best system/process to use from the legacy organizations, we use all systems and processes until it breaks then create new processes that are worse than either previous system/process (caveat: data systems are improving)
    -Essentially working at a NEW multibillion-dollar global conglomerate with top-down leadership instead of regionalized autonomy


  9. "Empowerment issues and silos"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    team dynamics, talented individuals, decent benefits

    Cons

    management does not empower teams or individuals to make decisions


  10. "Don't work here"

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

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

    Pros

    Not many pros other than its a good place to get your foot in the door for some experience (rather bad experience) but I would not plan on staying long. 401k match is 6%.

    Cons

    I would avoid the Cherokee site in St. Louis. The quality and employee management systems here are terrible. They do not train employees because the turnover rate is high so you will be thrown in the fire and have to figure everything out on your own. The consequence of this is everything is never done right and always creates a lot of problems. The culture here is very unprofessional and high schoolish. People are clique and competitive and don't work as a team. People will throw someone under the bus to get promoted or to look good. Management does not care about employees they pick a few favorites and give them all the career development. One of the managers there would go around and bully people and be utterly disrespectful and run people down. Because they treat employees badly nobody cares about the company or doing things right here and it is just a never ending cycle. Human resources is also very unprofessional here and if you have a problem they don't care about it regardless of what it is. Go work somewhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Need to replace some of the managers or coach them.