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Pleasant

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Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Bridgeport, CT (US)
Current Employee - Program Manager in Bridgeport, CT (US)

I have been working at PerkinElmer

Pros

Good place to work and friendly

Cons

Don't know how to retain good talent

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Learn to better communicate

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Started off great then went really bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cambridge, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA (US)

    I worked at PerkinElmer

    Pros

    Health and instrumentation company with a good reputation in at least some circles.
    Communication and collaborative problem solving between employees distributed through the entire organization seems to be encouraged.

    Cons

    When they decided to acquire a software division (PerkinElmer Informatics, in early 2011) by buying several other software companies, things looked good -- for a while -- for all involved. But after a few months, people began disappearing without warning or notice. You'd go to speak with a colleague you'd seen a few weeks earlier and learn s/he no longer was employed there. And then abruptly in mid-November, there was a huge layoff. With essentially no warning, about 20% of the Informatics development staff were dismissed on a single day. Not clear why. Did not look like a matter of simply clearing deadwood or redundant personnel since many very productive people were among those dismissed.

    Now, with more large layoffs (in Shelton) announced in early 2012, there seems to be little job security here and little appreciation for high-contributing employees. And although the early 2012 layoffs were publicized, the "stealth" mode of the late 2011 layoffs was particularly unsettling. Be very careful if you come to work for this organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Does management really know who are their best employees and how to maintain morale? The number of recent layoffs and the way they were handled makes this questionable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    I should have insisted on seeing a job description before accepting a position with this company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PerkinElmer

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, telecommuting opportunites, very astute and intelligent workforce

    Cons

    Lack of diversity, lack of training, never saw job description

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should manage their team instead of primarily functioning as team members. Spend time developing processing which then are used to develop employees

    Doesn't Recommend
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