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Updated Jan 2, 2023

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3.4
69%
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82%
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14 Ratings

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Pros
  • "Good people.(in 11 reviews)
  • "Decent work/life balance compared to other private sector companies.(in 5 reviews)
  • "Field Service Management was great!(in 4 reviews)
  • "Nice people, Company looks internally before externally for employees giving room to grow, Plenty of additional Work(in 4 reviews)
  • "Intelligent and diligent coworkers.(in 3 reviews)
Cons
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great Company

    Mar 28, 2022 - Talent Acquisition Administrator in Columbia, MD
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Nice people, Company looks internally before externally for employees giving room to grow, Plenty of additional Work-Life balance options, very small turnover

    Cons

    If any would have to be salary, don’t always pay the best.

    1 person found this review helpful
  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good place to work

    Jan 2, 2023 - Product Specialist in Columbia, MD
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Smart, nice people and fun work

    Cons

    The benefits and pay could be better (compared to the industry average).

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Not bad but needs work

    Dec 28, 2022 - Technical Support in Columbia, MD
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Mostly hands off and immediate superiors generally trust and support direct reports

    Cons

    Headquarters doesn’t provide necessary support to field to truly help customers.

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Great colleagues

    Nov 11, 2022 - Product Specialist in Columbia, MD
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great colleagues. Everyone is super helpful

    Cons

    Salary is well below the industry standard

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    okay

    Aug 27, 2022 - Service Technician 2 in San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    company vehicle is a good thing

    Cons

    eh covid was rough for everyone

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Cost of living ruins the region

    Jul 28, 2022 - Field Service Technician in South Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The service administrator was amazing as were some of the employees in the service and tech support sectors Fleet vehicle and gas card

    Cons

    Large service area with few employees Cost of living for the service area is not reflected in the pay Driving or flying all over to do work Unable to get parts

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  7. 3.0
    Current Employee

    'Smallish' Big Company, trying to complete with the Giants of Analytical Instrumentation

    Jul 15, 2022 - Field Service Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Most of us were left to our devices regarding scheduling, work flow, etc. Not overly micro-managed.

    Cons

    Consistently understaffed due to lower than average pay and poor retention of senior staff.

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good place to work

    Dec 12, 2021 - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The people working at Shimadzu are professional and nice.

    Cons

    A lot to learn in the beginning.

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  9. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    If the company was a market store, it’d be an old bodega in the roughest part of town.

    Dec 9, 2021 - Field Service Engineer in Iowa City, IA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Employees are incredibly helpful and friendly. Work/life balance is great.

    Cons

    Pay and bonus structure is below industry average. Revenue quotas are unrealistic. High attrition due to poor leadership policies and initiatives. Leadership will ask what problems can they address but won’t ask for feedback on how to address said problems. This leads to nonsensical solutions that make the original problem worse. Leadership is out of touch with field offices and what goes on in the field. PTO policy is well below industry standard. Poor recruitment and retention results in long lead times for customer visits. Customers will complain. Management will expect you to drop everything to make the customer happy even though the issue exist because of their policy structure. Changes take forever to be implemented and when change does happen, it’s poorly executed. Internal workflows are redundant, outdated, and inefficient.

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  10. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Average place to work

    Nov 10, 2021 - Field Service Engineer II in Columbia, MD
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    No weekend work. Good people, and the products are solid. Mostly autonomous in the field.

    Cons

    ALWAYS 10 years or more behind every other company in any industry. Upper management is completely detached from the field employees. Poor processes, confusing/redundant/incomplete documentation. Permanent parts delays caused by one idiotic management decision. Always sides with customers even when they are in the wrong. Offers full warranty coverage on 30 year old equipment, then criticizes field staff for not being able to meet the contacts.

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Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Reviews FAQs

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments has an overall rating of 3.4 out of 5, based on over 100 reviews left anonymously by employees. 69% of employees would recommend working at Shimadzu Scientific Instruments to a friend and 64% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 8% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments employees rate their compensation and benefits as 2.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Shimadzu Scientific Instruments. This rating has improved by 5% over the last 12 months.

69% of Shimadzu Scientific Instruments employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Shimadzu Scientific Instruments 3.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.9 for culture and values and 3.2 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Shimadzu Scientific Instruments to be work life balance, career development, coworkers and the cons to be management, benefits, senior leadership.

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