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3.7
Average Rating
(based on 18 PerkinElmer Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.8
Growth Opportunities
3.1
People You Work With
3.9
Person You Work For
3.9
Rewards You Receive
3.7
Support You Get
3.7
Way You Work
3.8
Work Setting
3.7
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PerkinElmer Employee
in Santa Clara, CA

"Fine place to work. However limited growth opportunities."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
PerkinElmer Employee
in Shelton, CT

"It is an "Old Boys Club", where opportunity is more based on who you know than the work you do. Management seems to have no long term vision."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.7
PerkinElmer (31)

4.6 Highest Rated in this Industry is Intersil (11)
2.2 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Katecho (5)
3.8 Average of All Companies in this Industry (18,179)
Enterprise Sales Specialist
in Waltham, MA

"I liked working for PerkinElmer. However, I felt that the product development, marketing and support was lacking at best. That made it difficult to succeed at PerkinElmer. The company policy of growing the revenue by acquisitions and mergers means that everyone is at risk for lay-off every quarter. That is a brutal work environment. The management should not be allowed to wreak havoc in the lives of so many employees."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Sales Account Manager
in Hopkinton, MA
Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5

Average PerkinElmer Ratings in the Past 3 Years

Year Salary
2011 $4
2012 $3
2013 $2
Service Director
in Shelton, CT

"Stay away from this company. Thermo or Agilent have much better work environment. The pay is poor, the upper management team are a bunch of megalomaniacs. My budget for training on others manufactures equipment was $0 (stay away from OneSource program) 95% of my engineers are bumbling idiots. Basic parts are never in stock and must be imported from PE's foreign facilities."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Staff Software Engineer
in Shelton, CT

What do you like about working at PerkinElmer?

"Great culture, great goal which is improving the life of people and the environment."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"not sure overall it's a great company to work for."

What don't you like about working at PerkinElmer?

"not performance driven system at least for the software R&D side of it."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Try to make it performance based environment, although I know they tried but were not successful"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Senior Software Integration Engineer
in Akron, OH

"Challenging, very busy, wear many different hats throughout a work week."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be prepared to be pulled in many different directions and also be willing to ignore distractions."

What don't you like about working at PerkinElmer?

"I wish I had more flexibility of where I choose to do my work."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would suggest that we hire another engineer or two as we have more work than our team can handle."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Senior Systems Integration Engineer
in Downers Grove, IL

What do you like about working at PerkinElmer?

"Great products designed and built by great people. Can feel like making a difference."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Customer focused results orientated. Wanting to make a difference and help society."

What don't you like about working at PerkinElmer?

"At times management decisions are not easily understood. Not always thinking about long term."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Worry less about the quarterly stock price and more about the longer term goals."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Technical Support Engineer
in San Jose, CA

What do you like about working at PerkinElmer?

"Was able to make your own schedule an take care of the customers in the region."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Need to be mature because in most cases you will be making decisions on your own."

What don't you like about working at PerkinElmer?

"Felt alone most of the time not much contact with other coworkers."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"More team building within the region and provide growth within the company."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Senior Software Engineer
in Fairfield, CT

What do you like about working at PerkinElmer?

"I am very much left to my own to develop my projects in the way I see fit"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Make sure to understand the products PerkinElmer manufacturers before interviewing."

What don't you like about working at PerkinElmer?

"The department is small. There is going to be a lot a sustaining and maintenance work for several years."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"The embedded software team does not work as a team. Each worker is a loner. Creating a team is hard, but pays off in the end."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Mechanical Designer
in Wilton, CT
People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3.9 / 5 Support You Get 3 / 5
Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.1 / 5 Company Culture 3 / 5
Way You Work 4 / 5
Senior Process Engineer
People You Work With 4.3 / 5 Work Setting 3.9 / 5 Support You Get 4.3 / 5
Rewards You Receive 4.4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.6 / 5 Company Culture 4.3 / 5
Way You Work 4.4 / 5
Process Engineer
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Manufacturing Engineer
in Phelps, NY
Person You Work For 4.9 / 5 People You Work With 3.9 / 5 Work Setting 4.9 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.8 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.9 / 5
Company Culture 4.8 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Scientist
in Boston, MA
Person You Work For 4.3 / 5 People You Work With 4.4 / 5 Work Setting 4.3 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.1 / 5
Company Culture 4.2 / 5 Way You Work 4.1 / 5
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