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Intern (Former Employee), Orlando,FlJuly 5, 2014
I learned a ton of method development and trouble shooting techniques.
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Material Shipping Lead (Former Employee), Downers Grove, ILApril 10, 2014
nothing really to review worked there for 26 years and then they decided to pull the rug out from underneath us and send all of the work to Singapore.
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Not enough room for growth
Order Management Executive / Project Manager (Former Employee), Brussels, BRUMarch 18, 2014
There is not enough room for growth in this company.
Poor middle management and incapable, blocking people that would like to get somewhere in the company.
Poor policy regarding remuneration and annual reviews, normally linked to a salary increase, but definitely not in this company

Unfortunately, workload is way to high due to management's policy – more... to employ the minimum amount of people – less
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Favoratism Rules
Previous employee (Former Employee), Waltham, MAMarch 18, 2014
If you can BS and don't wan't to work this is the place for you. The favorites get away with murder while the power brokers just idle their time away. If you belong to the right country club you will go far.
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Service engineer
Instrumentation Service Engineer (Former Employee), Mumbai, IndiaMarch 15, 2014
Pros: good technical hardware exposure
To install, demonstrate and do operational & installation qualifications of the analytical instruments at the client site. Major work was to troubleshoot the hardware and software issues of already installed systems. Providing training on the instrument usage with the customer product was the main challenge involved.
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Ok
Calibration Technician (Current Employee), Shelton, CTMarch 11, 2014
Management seems to take a long time to make any decisions. Tons of rumors about parts of the company being bought out or reorganized. Great people for co-workers.
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PerkinElmer Technical Support
Technical support (Former Employee), HopkintonFebruary 19, 2014
Pros: flexibilty
Cons: poor management
The company is great and has many opportunities. The technical support group is focused on primarily supporting company technologies. I did not enjoy how the group was managed. There was significant levels of management for a small group which made it difficult to change and adapt. The managers would promote and retain based on personal criteria as – more... opposed to who was qualified. As a result you would have technical support composed of PhD level scientists and high school graduates who were not necessarily qualified to support complex scientific products. I would recommend working with with this company if you can work in a different group. – less
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Educational, fast pace work place.
Senior Electronic Technician (Current Employee), Downers Grove, IlAugust 14, 2013
I enjoy all the people, what I have learned, from instrumentation and/ or by co-workers.
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very friendly and good engineering
Senior Electromechanical Technician (Former Employee), Downers grove IllinoisJuly 14, 2013
Pros: leave early on friday at end of each quarter and als half day on friday if we beat numbers projected
Cons: high cost insurance
run some SAP numbers for parts issued and parts missing
run tests and validations for robots that are ready to be shipped to prospective customers in the bioscience field
build and test similar robots if needed.
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First Office Job
Customer Service Assistant (Former Employee), Beltsville, MDMay 26, 2013
Pros: learned how offices worked, encouraging work environment
Cons: poor management
A typical day at PerkinElmer would start at 9 a.m. and end at 5 a.m. Everyday I would create spread sheets that would go to customer service managers, shop foremen, and customer. I learned how to go online to retrieve purchase orders then proceed to enter them and file the necessary paperwork when everything was completed.

Unfortunately, the management – more... changed every few months due to the company being bought out. It also became the most difficult part of the job due to having to relearn new procedures and rules whenever management was changed.

The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to communicate between the shop foremen and the customer service representatives to solve any issues with production estimated time of completion and contractual deliveries to customers. – less
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did mostly inspection on a microscope
Manufacturing Technician (Former Employee), Santa Clara, CAMay 9, 2013
Looked at large flat panels for the company that made x-ray panels for medical,airlines,auto industry,oil pipe lines, or where ever they need to be able to see into something that is not able to see into with out help into the middle of the human body even the heart behind the breast bone. Or in side a pipe line to see if a hair line cracks are developing
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Over managed
Customer Service Engineer (Former Employee), St. Louis, MOApril 30, 2013
Pros: you get to make your own schedule
Cons: you can never work enough or do enough to satisfy management
No room for advancements. Managers are constantly trying to micromanage your job. You get reprimanded for the most mundane things while others do much, much worse things and get no type of reprimandations. If you aren't apart of the "good ole boys" club, then you will be fired. If you can kiss butt a lot and suck up, then you will do fine.
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Manager micro manages
Sales Rep (Former Employee), FloridaApril 8, 2013
Pros: flex time
Cons: honesty
Manager forces you to work 4/5 days a week
via bullying. This is a part time job.
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Productive specimen receiving and accessioning.
Lab Assistant (Former Employee), Melville, NYFebruary 28, 2013
Pros: q's bonus
Cons: health insurace too expensive.
Early started. Good flow rate, accessioning it can take only a few hours. I learned different procedures to handle serum and dry blood spots. Most of the time you report or work under close supervision. You are part of a group of no more than ten co-workers and can become attach. Must follow operational instructions closely and must not fail.
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Summary Review
Customer Service Engineer (Current Employee), Houston, TXDecember 6, 2012
Pros: excellent service support system.
Cons: some of the daily tasks are redundant.
Mainly a excellent company to work for. They provide a lot of support for service engineers to get machines working in a timely manner.
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Neutral
Assistant (Former Employee), Shelton, CTNovember 29, 2012
Cons: lay offs
Learned a lot but worked for a short time. I got laid off due to cuts. I did not liked the working Atmosphere.
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the company has a good line of product
Senior Equipment Maintenance Technician (Former Employee), Santa Clara, CAOctober 11, 2012
It's the management team which need to be improved.
good co-workers and friendly.
job was not that stressful.
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Great company but typical corporate problems
Technical Trainer (Current Employee), San Francisco, CAOctober 7, 2012
Pros: no micromanagement, free to organize my own projects
Cons: benefits are average, transitional changes as company evolves
I like PerkinElmer (PKI) which is currently going through a structural realignment, but they are facing typical large-company corporate problems such as historical siloing, compartmentalization, etc. These issues are being addressed though with the size of the company and breadth of products lines will probably never be completely solved. This is typical – more... of a large organization though.

Within my department there is great communication and I feel like a valued employee. – less
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Over-all great place to work!
Operations Analyst (Current Employee), Waltham, MAAugust 29, 2012
Highly recommend, excellent place to kick start your career.
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Different everyday
Intern "HR Support" (Former Employee), monza, italyJune 20, 2012
I was working as an HR generalist in the italian organization, but dealing with the spanish organization also.
Everyday was different, and working there was really interesting because of the variety of work (training, recruiting, compensation and benefits, etc) and also because dealing with people from different cultures and countries.

About PerkinElmer

PerkinElmer hopes to perk up those looking to cure a disease or clean the environment. The company makes instruments and research – Read more