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LifeScan Reviews

Updated 16 Oct 2019

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3.2
55%
Recommend to a Friend
91%
Approve of CEO
LifeScan CEO Alex Gorsky
Alex Gorsky
7 Ratings
Pros
  • "Part of the J&J family of companies(in 10 reviews)

  • "Lots of great people have worked here(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "When senior management did not properly anticipate or prepare for Medicare reimbursement being reduced, the U(in 5 reviews)

  • "Market is shrinking, making it harder to justify innovation(in 4 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. Helpful (1)

    "manufacturing Maintenance engineer at lifescan"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Inverness, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LifeScan full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    really good employee benefits scheme Good shift pattern 4 on 4 off

    Cons

    very top heavy company log chain of command

    LifeScan2019-07-26
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Gone downhill rapidly"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LifeScan full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some new innovations on horizon but appear far away

    Cons

    Lack communication, lack support. Company lost direction since severed from jnj

    Advice to Management

    Communicate to staff, moral is low. There will be further exodus Such a shame

    LifeScan2019-09-03
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, lousy leaders"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Inverness, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at LifeScan full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great jnj benefits, bonus, cheap jnj products

    Cons

    Lousy senior leaders, no long term strategy

    LifeScan2019-04-07
  4. "Internship with J&J"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Inverness, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at LifeScan full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good career progression and development plan. Good benefit packages.

    Cons

    Very corporate. Not for everyone's taste. But as a huge established company, this works well.

    LifeScan2018-05-08
  5. Helpful (1)

    "System Specialist - Lifescan"

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    Current Employee - Systems Specialist in High Wycombe, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LifeScan full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great Place to Work and with great opportunities to develop yourself and progress in career

    Cons

    Nothing that I can Point out. As mentioned above Lifescan is a great place to work

    LifeScan2018-03-17
  6. "Probably the best corporate employer in Inverness"

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Technician in Inverness, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LifeScan full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    + Good wages for the area + On-site canteen + Free Parking + Central location + Helpful and respectful to employees with children + good suite of workplace benefits

    Cons

    - Slow moving, traditional business - Many staff are lifetime employees, can be a little frosty to newcomers - Mono-focused, business focuses on one output, little diversification or opportunities for innovation

    Advice to Management

    Consider recruiting for innovation and developing new applications/markets for existing technologies.

    LifeScan2018-01-02
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Constant change and uncertainty"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at LifeScan

    Pros

    Salary is at industry levels

    Cons

    Management is in total disarray

    Advice to Management

    Get some stability

    LifeScan2017-11-15
  8. "Good company with good benefits."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at LifeScan full-time

    Pros

    Good pay in a clean environment with annual bonus.Good time off

    Cons

    Nightshift & long hour shifts.

    LifeScan2017-05-22
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Closing soon"

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    Current Employee - Validation Engineer in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LifeScan full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Was a great job, but market for product shrinking rapidly

    Cons

    Johnson and Johnson trying to sell business due to shrinking market for product, going through redundancies throughout this year, production being outsourced, so closure imminent

    Advice to Management

    Better redundancy packages

    LifeScan2017-04-15
  10. "good place to work"

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    I have been working at LifeScan

    Pros

    nice people , room for progression

    Cons

    heavy workload, always busy, no time to check on paper work

    LifeScan2016-12-18
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