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Staff Software Validation Engineer (Former Employee), Chaska, MNOctober 16, 2014
After 11 plus years of being at Beckman it was sad to be leaving.
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Continuous development
Senior Specialist Technical Training (Current Employee), Brea, CAOctober 15, 2014
Training adults provides daily challenges. From employees to customers. Application of adult learning techniques continuously, yet meeting each learners unique needs.
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Co-workers were helpful
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee), Chaska, MNOctober 13, 2014
Pros: good work inviroment
Cons: temp job
Set-up of vial filling station, caps, bottles, labeling machine and boxes
for job. Learned about SOP's, other tutorial training on computer and
about Bio-hazards. Worked in 3 different departments which was interesting, made the day go faster. The hardest part about the assignment was watch the line at different areas for jam-ups due to
limited eyesight – more... since birth. Having most weekends off. – less
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I LIKE THIS PLACE
Volt Temp (Former Employee), Fullerton, CASeptember 12, 2014
Pros: the people i worked for even the mangers
Cons: nothing all (good ) i was with this company for allot of years
THEY were good working with you and letting you learn new thing to heir new and advance to a high position. If you get layed off from one job they try there hardest to find you another job.
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In the beginning it was a fun place to work
Advanced Documentation Specialist (Former Employee), Chaska, MNSeptember 4, 2014
Pros: close to home
Cons: i was part of a mass layoff, after 18 years
Over the years as the company was sold and bought, employees seem to become simply numbers.

Office Administration:
• Listened to customers, responded to questions and provided excellent customer service
• Key component in the implementation and support of an effective records management program encompassing all company information from creation through – more... it’s life cycle
• Identified, maintained and preserved information and vital records needed to protect the interests of the company including electronic documentation imaging when appropriate

Computer Utilization:
• Researched information, compiled, organized and followed strict data practices
• Developed, monitored and trained personal on Records Management Procedures
• Mentored and trained coworkers on computer software as on-going support – less
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Good company to get experience and move on.
Staff Software (Current Employee), Brea, CASeptember 3, 2014
Beckman was i believe a great company, however due to lackluster management and employees the company is not performing as it is supposed too, there are still some decent employees there who are pleasant to work with, there is absolutely no advancement in career here, expect to stagnate in your position for eternity !
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Bad management resulting in turnover of employees
Administrative (Former Employee), Brea CAAugust 17, 2014
Pros: free food if able to attend meetings
Cons: misuse of temporary employees
Long days with no reward for effort. Exploits temporary employees promising them permanment employee for hard work. Then terminates contract without notice stating job no longer exists. Management concerned with head count and not productivity of employees.
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Packer (Former Employee), Cincinnati, OHAugust 8, 2014
had very nice working people and friendly people there . I like working there
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Sensational benefits
Manufacturing Associate (Former Employee), 11800 s.w. 147th ave Miami, Fl usaAugust 4, 2014
To go to a job with an excellent attitude, wonderful co-workers..
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Going down hill fast
Clinical Service Engineer (Current Employee), Anywhere, USAAugust 3, 2014
Pros: i can't think of one.
Cons: treat you like a thief. unattainable goals that they use to justify no raise/bonus. long knives out, watch your back!
Field service engineers running away like rats from a sinking ship. All the talent has left. Open positions all over the country due to them treating us like a bunch of thieves. Shifting starting hours or making you clock out early, so they don't have to pay ot. company car is nice, but it is always tracked by gps. Just had mgr point out start/stop – more... points from prior in the week. he said he just wanted to be sure that the time zone was correct. Bunch of bs. He was wielding his power to show he knows where I am and what I am doing all the time. If they hire anybody, it will be young guys just out of school and they will burn you out quickly. Keep looking my friend! – less
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I work for Lab Medicine.
Blood analyzer Machine operator and Phlebotomist (Current Employee), Lab Medicine, Beverly Hills, roxfordJuly 31, 2014
Working in a laboratory is not boring at all. Every day you challenge with a new situation, new information, and new knowledge. Sometime the situation is critical and sometimes is normal but in both condition you need to be calm to let your mind find few solutions and pick the best of them to solve the problem. Challenging is part of this job, the most – more... interesting part of the job, working with the other members of team makes it easier to work for few hours a day in a work environment. – less
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Stable job with great schedule
Manufacturing Technician Associate (Current Employee), Miami, FLJuly 30, 2014
Pros: great schedule.
Cons: not my field, i want to interact with customers.
I assemble lab equipments for hospitals, and Universities around the world, following a build procedure. I process data and keep control of it every day. I Cycle count the parts being use for the instrument integration. I have two breaks.
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Excellent Biotech company to work for.
Senior Program Manager (Former Employee), Indianapolis, INJuly 30, 2014
Interesting work experience.
Leading edge technology in the bioresearch world.
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Lean But Mean
Advanced Field Service/Project Coordinator (Current Employee), Indianapolis, INJuly 10, 2014
Pros: pay
Cons: lack of advancement opportunity
Was recently purchased by a large company and while their business model is sound they are running their work force into the ground.

They keep on asking you to do more with less and setting unrealistic expectations.

Advancement is a joke. It's all about who's butt you kiss rather than how hard you work and whether you can be "controlled".

The only – more... thing that has kept me here is the competitive pay. – less
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60-70 work weeks
Associate (Current Employee), Carlsbad, CAJune 29, 2014
Cons: no work-life balance, below average benefits, short-term financial goals, customer service not as important as meeting internal financial goals.
Long days and weekend work required; average pay; below average bonuses; below average benefits; below average holidays; constant fire-fighting mode with no real attempt at long-term solutions (especially if investment is required). Strictly 100% financial driven; customer needs, though often spoken of, are not addressed if it costs any money. Suppliers – more... are treated like adversaries; partnerships are frowned upon and do not exist. Suppliers terms are net 90 but in reality they're often paid at 120 days. Rude and unprofessional leadership. – less
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Productive work enviroment
Data entry of the count build per day (Former Employee), Miami, FLJune 25, 2014
A typical day at work is the Assembly of medical equipment such as pneumatics, lasers, soldering.Trouble shooting boards defaults and connections errors.
Data entry of the count build per day as wells as parts per build.
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ITS GOING DOWN
CLINICAL DIAGNOSTIC ENGINEER (Former Employee), SAN FRANCISCO, CAJune 14, 2014
Pros: shared personal/business vehicle
Cons: gps in car, management, corporate cold heart.
WHAT WAS ONCE A CUSTOMER SERVICE STANDARD, HAS BECOME A CORPORATE NIGHTMARE. ONCE OBTAINED BY THE DANAHER THINK-TANK, THE BOTTOM-LINE BECAME THE SOLE OBJECTIVE. ANY DESCENT ENGINEER WITH A SHRED OF SELF RESPECT IS EITHER OUT, OR LOOKING TO DO SO.
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Productive and fun workplace
Department Assistant (Former Employee), Miami flJune 14, 2014
Pros: free movie tickets
Cons: short lunch
Great work environment. Positive co-worker and lots of team work, always learning new task.
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challenging, competitive work atmosphere
Field Service (biomedical) Engineer (Former Employee), Brea, CAJune 11, 2014
Pros: excellent benefits, personal use of company car, training of new instruments
Cons: short breaks, work/life balance needs to be improved
Morning calls came in via text messages or had to sync database for current tasks assigned for the day at about 7:30 am. Reviewed previous repairs of instrument and punch in and leave home with travel time to customer ranging from 1/2 hr to 4 hrs. Call customer to give ETA and to discuss service repair issue. Call dispatch to update ETA or to inform – more... if issue was resolved over the phone with the customer, Arrive on site if issue was not resolved over the phone to assess and resolve the issue. Complete and close field service report and send copy to customer. Call next customer in line for service and repeat the steps above. Travel home or stay overnight if travel is greater than 90 miles. Review inventory, on line training, emails etc. during any down time throughout the day. Management stood behind us and listened most of the time. Co-workers were and awesome team. Everyone was always willing to help each other out. The hardest part of the job was having to leave a customer down because a part needed to be ordered and the best part was to resolve the problem when the customer expected resolution the following day. – less
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Good
Inventory Analyst (Former Employee), Miami, FLJune 8, 2014
• Instrumental in the successful transfer of three product lines from a regional division to Miami.
• Actively involved in structuring operational processes for this new Miami division.
• Have trained several employees in my role as team leader
• Maintained inventory accuracy greater than 95%

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About Beckman Coulter, Inc.

Beckman Coulter, Inc., the largest operating company of the Danaher family, is a manufacturer and marketer of biomedical testing – Read more

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