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Molecular Devices Reviews

Updated December 11, 2018
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  • "The associates made the company a great place to work" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Very impressed!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The service organization is phenomenal. The leadership on this team is great, and they truly value their employees having a good work/life balance. They expect a lot from their employees, but provide lots of support and are very receptive to new ideas and ways of doing things. Everyone is very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    The company could do a better job of kreping remote employees in the loop. There have been some changes recently in where different functions are being performed, which has resulted in some layoffs at company headquarters, but it seems like all companies in this field are having changes/layoffs/reorgs. However, I'm impressed with how the changes and layoffs are handled - management is very open about what is happening and why, which is very different than how my previous company handled it.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to communicate with your employees about the changes happening. I've been here for less than a year and am a part of the service org, so from my perspective things look pretty good, but make sure to give the service org the support and staff that it needs to continue to grow.


  2. "Account"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learn about damage, most customers are familiar with molecular devices

    Cons

    Management can be difficult to work with

  3. "Not a collaborative environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Molecular Devices full-time

    Pros

    - Good benefits
    - Lots of food

    Cons

    - Upper management play favorites
    - No respect for your work, experience, and expertise

    Advice to Management

    Consider people's strength when you assign tasks.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Molecular Devices full-time

    Pros

    Great People to work with

    Cons

    Very difficult to grow in the company


  5. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Molecular Devices full-time

    Pros

    The associates made the company a great place to work

    Cons

    Ability to attain work/life balance


  6. "Molecular Devices"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Molecular Devices full-time

    Pros

    Really good co-workers, and everyone tries to work together to get it right. Data is king here. Lot of opportunities to develop

    Cons

    There are a lot of internal politics. There are a lot of meetings, and tons of constant compliance training, and proper resourcing is a constant issue.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Company with great potential"

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

    I worked at Molecular Devices full-time

    Pros

    Good products and talent. Issues are dealt with by searching for a root cause rather than a scapegoat. Current implementation of DBS is on the right track - thoughtfully applied. Metrics provide visibility into how departments are doing early so that course corrections can be made.

    Cons

    Disfunction at the executive level is holding back this company. Too many decisions are made in conference rooms rather than working with those close to issue. Too many legacy products rather than focusing on those with the highest potential.

    Advice to Management

    Address the hard issues, find common ground, and challenge each other to achieve the targets that matter. Engage directly with team members to learn what is and isn't working and ask for suggestions on how things can be done better.

  8. "Awful years under Danaher's thumb"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Molecular Devices full-time

    Pros

    Clear direction, good colleagues, good location

    Cons

    Awful upper management. Danaher had no idea how to lead a life science company

    Advice to Management

    Have some balls


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Crap Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Molecular Devices full-time

    Pros

    None None None None None (had to put 5 words in for pros section)

    Cons

    Everything about this company is wrong. Work-life balance does not exist. Favoritism plays a big role in advancement. Employees are stretched thin. Profit margins on products are terrible especially at the end of the quarter. Always in the red unless there is no demand.

    Advice to Management

    Stay where you are because we don't want you anywhere else


  10. "Sales and Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Pay is above average

    Cons

    Difficult to get things done in a timely manner.

    Advice to Management

    Increase customer response times.