Can take pride in your work, terrible management ruins environment
Clinical Scientist (Former Employee) – Bridgeville, PA – December 12, 2018
For a first job this is the place to work. Great benefits, time off, some flexibility with hours. The work is fast paced and mistakes are not taken lightly. However, the management is TERRIBLE and nothing has been done to fix the problem. In fact, it just keeps getting worse. A lot of pettiness, favoritism and back stabbing. The ones that do the least amount of work get promoted and special treatment. If you are a hard worker you will never leave your position. I would recommend to work for some experience then leave.
Process Technician (Former Employee) – Santa Clara, California, US – December 9, 2018
Perkin Elmer was an all around excellent company. They took excellent care of all their employees. The work environment was definitely a positive and motivational one which made work all the less stressful. Ultimately, I have only good things to say about this company. Great management, great benefits, great people.
Production Manager (Former Employee) – Shelton Ct – November 8, 2018
Keeping the workforce informed. Supplied with the proper tools, equipment and training . Attending Meetings Making sure Production plan is met. Balancing the workload. Keeping the internal and external Customers Happy. Learned about lean flow Manufacturing, 5 S and Kan Bans. Hardest part was keeping up with all of the meetings. It was satisfying solving Internal and external Customer problems.
Great company to work for, if you like being challenged
Senior Field Service Engineer (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – September 5, 2018
I have been a OneSource Employee for many years. Yes, as many have said companies change things, over time but that is life. Life at Perkin Elmer is what you make it. If you want to be a great engineer, then be it, and you will never have an issue with your customer or leadership team. If you, choose to be a less then stellar employee then this is not the place for you. You work for the best, always do the best thing for your customers and company, and you are set for life. Self made people, who have values are what make us a company, that I am proud to work for. Work hard, and smart and enjoy life at PE
Take care of customer and company and life will be grand
Software Product Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Norwalk, CT – August 27, 2018
Working in the Product Support group, I learned and was trained to work as a customer service representative, helping out our clients with the software. I always went to training and learned to write the knowledge database for the product software.
Electronic Technician (Former Employee) – Hopkinton, MA – August 13, 2018
Always people leaving, bringing in temps and don’t train. They put people in positions with no idea how to do what they were hired for. HR just attacks people on the floor , and the buildings are management heavy.
They gave classes on CPR, blue prints and various information. Gave a week off during shut down for 4th of July weekend. Management eager to help , very professional and helpful. Learned a wealth of information about couplings and parts
Project Coordinator Analyst (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – June 7, 2018
I loved working for this company and always will have a dear place in my heart. I learned so much working here and also was able to move on up in the company without feeling like I had to leave the company to do so. The work environment is so relaxing and fun, made awesome friends that tuned into family.
Loved the job the people. The opportunities it bought. if i Didn't have to relocate to due to my ill mom i would have stayed. The managers team leader's co workers across the company was awesome i loved them they. Treated me well we had a common goal and together fulfilled it
It wasn't great working for my group but PerkinElmer might be a good company if you are working in other departments
Sr. Consultant, Informatics Services (Former Employee) – Waltham, MA – April 27, 2018
Informatics Services is run like a consulting company (Like Deloitte or Accenture). So, it's all about billing hours and your work hours are heavily scrutinized (Timesheets are very excruciating and mandatory in my group). Since it is like a consulting shop, there is no concept of collaboration among employees and it's all about how fast a new employee is billable. There is huge variability in the amount of work from one week to the next and depends on how many projects you have, which depends on your skill/experience level in PKI Informatics products. You could be working on international projects and this leads to odd working hours sometimes. It's good if you have lots of the right kind of IT and/or scientific skills beforehand. The company culture is outdated and it's all work and no fun. Also, most of your team members are in different geographical locations and this leads to no face-to-face interaction or camaraderie. It's not a company for new graduates or younger generation folks who are used to a hip, fun, collaborative culture.
Competitive benefits, quarterly bonus, flexibility to work from home and from any geographic location
GLOBAL DC DEMAND PLANNER - (Contract) (Former Employee) – Shelton, CT – April 27, 2018
As a contractor, I thought I would be there for 18 months, hired for a project to reduce customer order fulfillment from 18 to 2 days, for all the different areas of the P&E business, with one of the main areas being global distribution planning, US, EU, Asia, for the VERY short time, I was there (3 months), I thought we had made good progress in terms of material availability, and on time time delivery, at least that is what my manager told the team, I was working with. He gave me very little training, if any, and was always behind in his responsibilities as a manager, and I performed well, at least that what I was told. I had access to work from home, which he did not like.There were two situations, one weather conditions in CT, and I was not feeling well one of those days. I worked from home and told him after the fact and completed all necessary work on those days. I showed up at the job the following week, next thing I know my employment ended, without any previous discussion or understanding of what the problem was. I still do not understand what happened.... I was told by my agency it was "lack of work".