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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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Excellent workplace atmosphere
Consultant - Sr. Technical Writer (Current Employee), Miami, FLMay 27, 2014
I had the opportunity of working for two groups. Both groups were excellent. The atmosphere is fantastic as is the work ethics of my co-workers. I enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and I certainly experienced that at Beckman Coulter. This has been a very positive work experience.
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Medical OEM company part of Danaher corp
District Service Manager (Former Employee), Brea, CAMay 13, 2014
Pros: dedicated engineers
Cons: work life balance
A company in the healthcare industry that helps mankind to enjoy a longer and healthier life. A typical day consisted of managing engineers to provide urgent service on laboratory analyzers.
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Corporate Finance Intern (Former Employee), Brea, CAMay 13, 2014
A great company to work for! I learned a lot and dealt with a wide variety of people. Experience I will never forget!
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Life at the Beckman Coulter
Field Service Engineer (Former Employee), Austin, TXMay 11, 2014
I had a great manager who worked to know his employees. Great co-workers. The company was becoming more restrictive in employee freedoms for the sake of analytical data which caused friction.
Typical day would include: interfacing with customers via telephone followed by a site visits to troubleshoot instrumentation.
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Great company
Manager Instrument Manufacturing (Current Employee), Miami, FLMay 5, 2014
Great company
Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Scientists use our life science research instruments to study complex biological problems including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs. Hospital laboratories are our core clinical diagnostic customers. – more... Our life science customers include pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, universities, medical schools and research institutions. More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both diagnostics and life sciences laboratories on six continents. For more than 75 years, our products have been making a difference in peoples� lives by improving the productivity of medical professionals and scientists, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care – less
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Friendly coworkers. Nice clean new building.
Project Coordinator/Project Manager (Former Employee), Indianapolis, INApril 24, 2014
Extensive email contact with people all over the country, and Europe. Reviewed new orders to verify their completeness. Managed the incoming and outgoing orders in our personal database. Released the orders for shipment, and sometimes personally packaged and shipped them myself. The only downside was a boss that liked to yell a lot, and run people down – more... even if they didn't work in our department. – less
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Has gone down hill!
manufacturing (Current Employee), Chaska, MNApril 16, 2014
Cons: poor management
There is no advancement whatsoever unless you are a managers "pet". Mandatory 50+ work weeks and do not care at all about your life outside of there. They keep cutting down our workspace. I work in a 4 ft workspace. There is absolutely no respect from supervisors/managers. Moral it the worst it has ever been. No one is happy working there anymore.
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work place
associate 2 (Former Employee), Fullerton, CAApril 2, 2014
Pros: fan lunchs
daily report
fax my material as need
check my work area
building my instrument 2000 or 3000 biomex
daily housekeeping
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Just a job. Decent Company
Associate (Former Employee), Indianapolis, INMarch 17, 2014
Pros: decent pay, getting better at employee recognition, interaction with co-workers, yearly engagement surveys
Cons: micro managing, bad communication, lack of training, bi weekly kaizens, no input from employees, management
Limited opportunities to advance within the company. There is a good work/life balance. Sometimes there are times where the supervisors ask you to work overtime while they stay home and enjoy their weekend. There is a lot of favoritism. Expect to run out of parts every month or so as Danaher policy with paying vendors. Simple solutions get ignored to – more... try and solve an bigger problem that isn't present. Management is hard to get ahold of in between the meetings they are usually in all day. – less
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Great interdisciplinary group participation
Strategic Product Manager (Former Employee), Fullerton, CAMarch 7, 2014
Pros: great benefits
The Sagian automation group was amazing interdisciplinary to work with, always addressing biological process problems with integrated solutions.
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Multitasking
Field Service Engineer (Former Employee), Tampa, FLFebruary 9, 2014
The position required a high level of technical skills and the ability to work with a diverse group of peoples.
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Cool envirnment
Credit Collection Bad Debit A/R Rep (Former Employee), Fullerton, CAFebruary 4, 2014
Pros: lots of potlucks
Cons: utilized temp agencies during that time
Overall during my employment with Beckman I was the youngest on the team during that time
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productive and fun
Associate (Former Employee), Brea, Ca.February 4, 2014
Pros: pais well and job (industry) is ver secure
Cons: did not always replace reqs.
Fun
Teamwork
Real People
Staffing levels not always the best.

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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