Beckman Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback

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Beckman Coulter Inc. is a Danaher Corporation company that develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. It is operating in two industries: Diagnostics and Life Sciences. With a history of more than 80 years the company helps healthcare and laboratory professionals, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, universities, medical sch

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Current Employee - Manager says

"Management doesn't care about teamwork only expects to meet targets"

Current Employee - Production says

"Management have no knowledge. They even don't have background for product they making there. lot of discrimination ."

Current Employee - Manager says

"From the outside, the company looks great and very promising but the reality is that it's a complete mess in the inside. Sales Ops and Mkting depts have seen a huge turnover in the past 6 months and it continues every day. The Mkting dept has almost had a complete turnover in the last 18 months. This is at all levels. In less than 6 months, Sales Ops has seen 3 Mgmt changes with 1 Sr Mgr leaving the company all together. In addition, 4 Sr Analysts have left the company for external opportunities. Please take this advise from a current employee, Beckman Coulter is NOT a great place to be, especially in Sales Ops and Mkting depts. The money, morale, job security, work-life-balance, leadership, professional growth, and opportunities are not great. Other places are much better, that's why Beckman can't retain it's great talent. Please don't be fooled by the 1st impression. Anyways, ask to interview or have a quick solo conversation with a current Beckman employee to give you a real gauge on the dept and the company. Definitely, think twice before accepting an offer!"

Current Employee - Senior QA Manager says

"Downside is that management has lost its way from an employee and compliance perspective. They talk big in that compliance and employees are a priority but that is clearly not the case. I have seen some stellar top talent get laid off because they spoke up against management for compliance purposes so the rest of us now just keep our mouth shut. The speak up program is spineless and QA top management is focused on numbers and bottom line. It feels like I work for an Operations department rather than QA. Constant stretch goals with less resources and no backbone ."

Former Employee - Quality Control Technician says

"The leadership skills are lacking. They will hire any one to run a shift. Not who is actually qualified for the position."

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"High turnover (some people got fired, many left) Incompetent senior managers and VPs - lack of direction Products are old and can't compete in today's market. New product development is plagued by high turnover and bad decisions."

Former Employee - Clinical Research Scientist says

"Managers are clueless. Contradictory direction given by different levels of management."

Former Employee - Business Analyst says

"Poorly structured, lots of turnover, no work life balance"

Former Employee - Field Service Engineer Senior says

"- Monthly bonus is significant part of your pay. Unit adds, contract renewals, and monthly revenue - everything has a quota you gotta meet. (this can be advantage if you get to work on new equipment that is selling well or small equipment and have tons of customers) Sometimes you will compete with your sales guy - your car will have GPS tracking device so Big Brother doesn't have to worry - monthly car stock counts - anything in excess of $$$ value have to be sent to Big Bro.. you will get to know your Fedex and Ups stores - trainings online - tons of it every year and you better complete it on time or Big Brother will notice you - new hire training = brainwashing. Oh and the guy who brainwashed you will come to join you one day on your calls (to make sure you are good to BB) - must have itemized receipts for your expense report. If not you may not get it paid back. - one drink allowed with dinner and if you buy more than that and BB finds out you will have to pay back - managers mostly come from Danaher companies having no clue about your job but they surely love spreadsheets, rules, trainings and meetings.. all of it heavily applied"

Current Employee - Software Engineer says

"- absolutely no clue how to do software. this is a blue collar manufacturing company. -loudest person in the room gets away with doing whatever he wants. He changes his mind every 3 weeks, changes directions, reorganizes teams, complains about lack of progress. - the only way to get promoted here is to say YES to your boss at all times. You are in for a rude shock if you think you will be judged on your work. - boring team members, some are even depressing. - absolutely no cooperation across teams. all teams trying to screw each other. - subtle racism - incompetent HR"

Operator (Current Employee) says

"I never been in a place with a high level of racism before! Beckman Coulter have the worst management with people who dont really care about the employees.please god help those people that still working there.AnythingEverything"

Inspection Specialist (Former Employee) says

"You come to work and clock in, You have work meeting for what is goal for today and after that you go back to your work place and get pass down from coworker."

Associate (Current Employee) says

"The management is very political and will continue to reduce headcount every year. Very bad place to work. I would say that they overwork people every December and require Saturday and Sunday work. Very biased and political.Decent benefitsAlways going to be on the chopping block."

Manager (Current Employee) says

"From the outside, the company looks great and very promising but the reality is that it's a complete mess in the inside. Sales Ops and Mkting depts have seen a huge turnover in the past 6 months and it continues every day. The Mkting dept has almost had a complete turnover in the last 18 months. This is at all levels. In less than 6 months, Sales Ops has seen 3 Mgmt changes with 1 Sr Mgr leaving the company all together. In addition, 4 Sr Analysts have left the company for external opportunities. Please take this advise from a current employee, Beckman Coulter is NOT a great place to be, especially in Sales Ops and Mkting depts. The money, morale, job security, work-life-balance, leadership, professional growth, and opportunities are not great. Other places are much better, that's why Beckman can't retain it's great talent. Please don't be fooled by the 1st impression. Anyways, ask to interview or have a quick solo conversation with a current Beckman employee to give you a real gauge on the dept and the company. Definitely, think twice before accepting an offer!"

Admin Clerk (Former Employee) says

"Seven days a week. Twelve hour days. Horrible supervisors. Low pay. Completely understaffed. Little to no advancement opportunities. I would not suggest this job to my worst enemy.NothingEverything"

Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) says

"Nameless lab coat and nameless worker who works for only numbers Cant trust people or give ideas cause you be blame for it. If you like coffee make sure you make friends only time you can talk Management who do care get shut down by numbers (sorry you dont have your numbers) You get layoff at the end so enjoy your over timediscount movie ticketlost its name so nothing more i can say"

Tester/Mechanical/ Assembler (Former Employee) says

"Possibly the worst place to work. the training and lack of communication from everyone was the most horrible ridiculous thing I've ever experienced. running out of material on a regular basis was always an issue.nonetraining & communication & lack of tools to complete a job"

Senior Procurement Analyst (Current Employee) says

"Very unorganized, too many software systems with no formal training, no work-life balance, don't care about employees, management out for themselves, they have engagement surveys but lie about outcome and do nothing about the inherent problems pointed out in them, make you sign SOP's even if they are wrong or do not pertain to your function or the company policies, push for year over year cost savings but waste money on unnecessary expenditures, bad forecasting, knee-jerk reactions to everything, manipulate numbers so they do not have to give out promised bonuses and find ways to not give proper raises (raises range from 0.5% to 1.5%)Bagels on FridayHeath Care is expensive and only offer PPO"

Senior Procurement Specialist (Former Employee) says

"Extremely disorganized company. Danaher buyout did not improve work/life balance or job satisfaction. Would not recommend to anyone who wants a life outside of work."

Distribution Technician (Current Employee) says

"A typical day at work consist of very long hours with being on second shift so your end time varies. You learn computer skills, customer relations and customer satisfaction. Management could be better. The hardest part of the job is picking up other slack.The most enjoyable part is being able to leave on time.Catered Lunches at timesLong hours on 2nd shift shipping"

Quality Assurance Coordinator (Former Employee) says

"Confusion - no solution to the craziness that happens at Beckman. Not a good experience. No job security. No one has the answers...chaotic place to work."

Technical (Former Employee) says

"I don't know how anyone can give this company a good review. They gave me three projects to work on and told me to complete all three projects by a specific date. Much to my shock, they walked me out the door two weeks BEFORE the due date of the projects. I was 95% done with them - never got the chance to complete them. I tried to get a reason for the abrupt, harsh treatment but all I could get out of them was something lame about how a first draft of a report was missing a trivial explanation (really, I would have had to read someone's mind to know to include the explanation). And, it could have been easily modified in less than 5 minutes. Nice way to treat someone who gave 110% effort and did well on all previous work performances. Most of the workers complain about the work environment. This company is definitely one to avoid. It seems like this company has an arbitrary policy of termination without justification.Can't think of anyToo many to mention"

Warehouse Associate (Former Employee) says

"I have worked for this company for a number of years. So far I have seen 7 of the staff pass away, Three new directors and only received a minimal raise (under one dollar). I have been passed over for promotions only to help train my new superiors and watch them celebrate their duties to others such as myself. The base pay is under 13 an hour starting out and after your probation you have to work two years before you receive any type of raise. The schedules change and are mandatory with no options. The set unrealistic goals and will only offer negative feel back. The communication is lacking in management and supervisors are clueless.A paycheckexpensive healthcare packages, low if any raises given, revolving door temps"

Expandable Employee (Former Employee) says

"I have worked at this facility for a number of years. Its no one the worst places I've ever had the displeasure of working at. I've seen OSHA violations, hr violations, work place violations with no reprimand or follow through. The company will work you to death and give you if you qualify a minimal bonus, on par with individuals who have one foot out the door.A small paycheckBad Benefits, little if any bonuses, no work life balance, Micro Managed."

Account Sales Consultant, New York Region (Current Employee) says

"excellent products that help improve patient care and improve lab workflow. great place to work oustanding training great R & D"

account sales consultant (Former Employee) says

"the sales reps are jumping like rats from a sinking ship. All the talent has left. Open positions all over the country due to them treating us terrible If they hire anybody, it will be young guys just out of school and they will burn you out quickly. Keep looking my friend!noneno focus on customer service, hitting numbers and growing at any cost"

Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) says

"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 since birth. Having most weekends off.Good work inviromentTemp job"

Electronic Technician (Former Employee) says

"Very good place, all the factory air condition for the worker the co-workers are very good ,the salary no good ,no benefit"

Reagent manufacturing tech (Former Employee) says

"If you want a job that as no advancement or if you want a job that the most you can make is under 16 a hour, Or if this is just a job to get you to your next job then apply.. The management for what your applying for is heartless. they don't want to pay you for handling hazardous chemicals. They put this department in the same pay scale has someone stacking boxes. You have to mess with dangerous chemicals, The stress of the job is not worth it. You are always under the scope that if anything goes wrong its this department that gets in trouble. If you really need a job then apply if you can wait then don't......vacation time, 401k, and some of the peopleManagement, management, and all yeah management"

Associate (Former Employee) says

"Expect you to do two peoples jobs and only pay you for one. Horrible management, hard to find a mentor.They don't care about their associates, dont show any appreciation."