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Phenomenex Reviews

Updated March 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Like-minded, outgoing employees, lots of fun company events, and philanthropy (in 9 reviews)

  • There are times for fun and laughter and there are times for serious hard work (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • It gets boring at times and no room for growth (in 4 reviews)

  • Low pay compared to industry standard (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Fun, fast-paced company."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Phenomenex full-time

    Pros

    Like-minded, outgoing employees, lots of fun company events, and philanthropy
    Interdepartmental collaboration and opportunities to jump from one department to another

    Cons

    Salaries are below average for some departments
    Not enough room for growth to manager positions

    Advice to Management

    Salaries are competitive but bottom of the year-heavy (bonuses), could help to make it more consistent.throughout the year.


  2. "Senior Buyer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Buyer in Torrance, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family company, friendly atmosphere, good young people

    Cons

    Just got bought by Danaher, going to lose its unique culture


  3. "Technical Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Consultant in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Consultant in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really caring management who will provide you with the resources to succeed.

    Cons

    Great place to start out but pay isn't the most competitive.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Improvement needed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Phenomenex full-time

    Pros

    Phenomenex has a philanthropic centered culture for which I have enjoyed since day one. Interesting amenities, like a nap room, small gym, billiards room.

    They won't let go of people so easy, rather they wait for you to want to leave.

    Cons

    Benefits are weak. This company will find ways to keep money from you. Their pay structure should technically be illegal. The way they handle salaries and compensation should be under serious review. They were recently acquired so hopefully the parent company will look into making compensation as it should be with a larger salary: commission ratio.

    If you stay year and year and are not completely atrocious, you can move up baby steps in pay. If you are in sales, there is literally no room for growth except possibly marketing. They claim that their turnover rate is extremely low. I have seen more than 10 people leave within about a year. That's a revolving door! They will hire recent college grads desperate for a job and keep them on the hopes of all the earning potential. It is rare for most to stick around past 2-3 years. Almost everyone is planning their next step because they talk to the people that have left the company and they know how much better our competitors treat and compensate employees.

    I was told by a healthcare provider to get my own health insurance with covered California because that covered my trip to urgent care better than the limited option provided by the company.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people more from the get go. Starting people 28k below the industry median is not the right way to retain people. It isn't the people that is the problem, it's the low number at which you value us at and consequentially lack the care to keep us engaged for longevity with career potential.


  6. "Lab Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    I worked at Phenomenex full-time

    Pros

    Willing to accept entry-level employee. Extra curricular company activities such as fishing, camping.

    Cons

    Hard to move up unless you get a degree.

    Advice to Management

    Encouragement and Communication is key.


  7. "Great company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Phenomenex full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Sky is the limit when it comes to opportunities here. Open door policy and wonderful people. work hard/play hard environment.

    Cons

    Would love to see more remote job opportunities. Benefits could be better.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Family owned, family run"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Phenomenex full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Number one products in their market
    New products

    Cons

    Underpay intentionally
    Ask you to do more to prove worth and fail to deliver pay
    Profit sharing days are gone
    Unachievable goals
    Yearend awards banquet - the "reward" is a buffet and a plaque.
    Family nepotism controls upper management positions

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company


  9. "Great company, great culture, lots of opportunity for growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Torrance, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Phenomenex full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great people
    great buildings
    lots of room for growth, fun and learning
    love it here, never leaving!

    Cons

    work hard, play hard culture...sometimes that becomes overwhelming

    Advice to Management

    consider flexible hours and working from home as a new benefit


  10. Helpful (1)

    "management/leadership and employee treatment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    the only pros of this company is to get experience in the field of chromatography at a very high ranking corporation. learning the techniques and parts and experiences with other employees. low pay, no communication between higher ups and employees(young and old)

    Cons

    HORRIBLE supervisors and managers. they DO NOT care about their employees, bonuses are of course only given to managers and departments that pass a limit or commission.

    Advice to Management

    treat your hourly employees better with pay raises, bonuses for all areas of departments. Do not give leadership/manager positions to former hourly employees because they do not know how to manage situations they have never been in and cant do a job without asking for help. STOP BEING SELFISH and be selfless and learn to ask for help and too give back and help others.


  11. "First sales job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Consultant
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to do everything from sales and data base management to technical, troubleshooting and on-site visits as well as some practical work with labs on occassion

    Cons

    Not great pay for the industry, and very low base wage. Too much micro management and there is not enough investment in manufacturing so lead times are increasingly long.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more to your sales staff so there isn't as high turnover and invest in the company so the sales team don't have to be constantly apologising to customers.



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