LifeScan Reviews

Updated 12 Jan 2021

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3.5
66%
Recommend to a Friend
75%
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LifeScan CEO Alex Gorsky
Alex Gorsky
11 Ratings
Pros
  • "Part of the J&J family of companies(in 10 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Middle and Senior Management are inexperienced, unqualified and create a clique environment actively enforcing a culture of favoritism(in 6 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Inverness, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team environment. Technically challenging

    Cons

    Nothing bad about working here

  2. "Divesting"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at LifeScan full-time

    Pros

    Great before J&J divestment. Now owned by Platinum Equity

    Cons

    Down-scaling - part of Platinum Equity


  3. "Terrible place to work"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Staff Scientist in Inverness, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary was ok, and company started out with good intentions

    Cons

    Middle and Senior Management are inexperienced, unqualified and create a clique environment actively enforcing a culture of favoritism. This was especially true of the engineering functions which are currently headed by former members of R&D who were unable to progress in that area (likely due to incompetence).

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Downhill company rapidly"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Account Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LifeScan full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some good products, but lack innovation significantly!

    Cons

    Lack of innovation, lots of promises, never fulfilled. Such a shame as had so much potential!

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "manufacturing Maintenance engineer at lifescan"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, lousy leaders"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  7. "Internship with J&J"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "System Specialist - Lifescan"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    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

  9. "Probably the best corporate employer in Inverness"

    4.0
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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

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Constant change and uncertainty"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
     
    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

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