Potential to be a great place to work but management management and culture fall flat.
Manufacturing Technician II (Former Employee) – Chaska, MN – January 10, 2019
The work itself isn't bad I enjoyed my work. Paperwork, Kaizen's, inventory control, inspection. I learned a lot of new skills and developed as a leader. Management needs a lot of room for improvement. Poor management created a lot of uncertainty on the floor and created undesirable workplace culture. Hardest part of the job was to work for management who did not understand how to manage. The work itself is enjoyable and working with my coworkers was enjoyable.
It is a sales position and you do work from home. however, you are micromanaged to the point where you would be better off being in an office with a desk right next to your manager so they can tell you exactly what to do instead of directing you over the phone.
Just okay; as of 2011 when I left there were a lot of temps
Picker/Packer (Former Employee) – Chino, CA – December 17, 2018
I didn't really appreciate how it seemed the corporation's tendency was to rotate through the temporary employees. A good majority of the workplace was temporary work force; I was as well, for over a year and a half, I believe.
Productive and friendly work environment that promoted teamwork
Senior Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee) – Brea, CA – December 10, 2018
My tenure at Beckman Coulter played a crucial part my career development and my skills as an engineer and a project manager. Management encouraged manufacturing engineers to "treat your areas as a proprietorship". There were a lot of opportunities for work skill development through job and available training classes.
Good teamwork and work environment and close to home.
New corporate ownership slowly changed work environment
workload not in line with satisfying our customers or developing employees
Diagnostic Field Service District Manager (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – December 6, 2018
Customers often took a back seat to financial concerns. As a manager I spent more time looking at data then I did in front of direct reports and customers. I also spent ridiculous amounts of time on conference calls almost daily.
Senior Accounting Coordinator (Former Employee) – Brea, CA – November 27, 2018
I worked at Beckman Coulter (More than 10 years). Management is bad bad bad. Lots of changes from the time Danaher bought Beckman. The changes are not for employees. Los of layers in management. like leads, senior leads, supervisor, manager and senior manager and 2 workers. The management is focused on who likes to talk/ cheat chat more than to how is working hard. No space for growth. Low salary.
good vacation time
Management is bad, No opportunity for growth, system is not utilized, not allow to take more than 2 weeks vacation
National Automation Team Field Service Engineer (Former Employee) – Brea, CA – November 16, 2018
Overall I learned a lot at this company. Unfortunately they prefer to pay new employees more than the ones who move up the ladder. I was training new employees to do my job and they were making $4/hr more than me.
There is no life/ work balance. Once an employee is laid off it hardly gets rehired, an employees who have been laid off even if this occurred because a company re-structure rarely gets rehired even if they have the experience and the knowledge of the job position.
Senior Labeling Specialist (Former Employee) – Brea, CA – November 12, 2018
For the department I worked for there are half of the people waiting to retire and they don't want to advance. That makes people who want to advance take more job and not be able to grow because all the higher level positions are occupied by those seniors. After working there for 10 years and was told the performance evaluation has to be bell curved and rotate between the members, why would l stay if no matter how much more I do I only get the unfair rate and raise?!
FIELD SERVICE ENGINEER/ACCOUNT MANAGER (Current Employee) – Texas – November 7, 2018
While I have been working for this company for the last years I have learned allot and it has helped me develop myself to be ready for a management type role. The management works with you to help you reach your goals.
Customer service support and field operations (Former Employee) – Miami, FL – November 1, 2018
Management at this company is excellent they always trying for you to learn new skills. co workers are very friendly and helpful to work as a team.Also they have great opportunities to growth and relocate.
Area Service Manager (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – October 31, 2018
Faced-paced, exciting place to work that offers excellent pay and employee benefits. Career growth and opportunities for growth is a focus for associates. Continuous improvement is built into the culture.
Associate Customer Technical Support (Former Employee) – Chaska, MN – October 25, 2018
First job out of college. Great Pay, but a corporate life. Typical day consisted of taking numerous phone calls to fix clients instruments and Quality controls. Management is strict but fair. Most of the jobs utilize cubicles and some lab time. Hardest part of the job is to fix an instrument in a short timely manner while having the client do the hands on over the phone. Many clients have poor English skills which can cause for confusion at times. Most enjoyable parts would be the sense of accomplishment from each jobs resolution, and the compensation.
Gym, weight-room, Nice cafeteria
short breaks for the amount of walking it takes to get to your vehicle.
Production technician (Former Employee) – Carlsbad, CA – October 23, 2018
Like every other job it has it's good time and bad times. But we still got productions out to customers . Did some cross train. Joy working with different personnel. Management was supported. Team work.