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LifeScan Reviews

Updated 12 Jun 2019

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3.2
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54%
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78%
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LifeScan CEO Alex Gorsky
Alex Gorsky
5 Ratings
Pros
  • "Part of the J&J family of companies(in 10 reviews)

  • "Lots of great people with great experience(in 7 reviews)

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

  • "They stress work life balance but in the field it is long hours and a lot of road time(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. "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
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Constant change and uncertainty"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    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
  6. "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
  7. 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
  8. "good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    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
  9. "Summer placement"

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

    I worked at LifeScan for less than a year

    Pros

    Very good, learned a lot

    Cons

    Little slow at some points.

    LifeScan2016-11-21
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Needs a serious overhaul"

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    Current Employee - Quality Function in Inverness, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LifeScan

    Pros

    Great place for fresh graduates (engineers) who are self starters, to learn, contribute, bring change and grow from a graduate level to a senior engineer / scientist.

    Cons

    1. Senior Management lacks the perspective of challenges at grass root level and miserably fails to identify a vision and lay strategy for growth, organisation development, skills and talent development. 2. They favour a mediocre performance and fail to challenge employees to perform (and equally reward). They don't know how to promote or react to top performances from a vital few people. Recognition flows only from...

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    Advice to Management

    Learn to listen to the folks who work at grass root level and put an honest attempt to improve situation rather than just trying to please your own boss to earn your bonus.

    LifeScan2010-09-28
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