Rumor is that Perkin Elmer has something coming out in 1Q/2Q of 2011 that will change the way science is done. Any ideas? If it is anything like Alphascreen I can wait.
Actually, "to be honest", you sound like a jackass.
Perhaps you were "rightfully terminated", and deserved it.
-I was a Onesource/Multivendor engineer at PE for over 12 years-
Over 12 years? Lemme guess. You're a member of the over 45 club. They wanted to replace you with a younger and lower paid tech. And its perfectly legal in a right to work state. Welcome to the STEM education shell game.
So you feel I was wrongfully terminated? To be honest, so do I. I just need to focus on getting another job at this point. Once I get one, then I might contact an attorney to see if I have a case.
You were wrongfully terminated.
That is a legal term.
Many people, especially field sales and service have been wrongfully terminated.
You have a very good case against the company.
Contact a good employment attorney.
Take the company to task
I was a Onesource/Multivendor engineer at PE for over 12 years and then all of a sudden, I was put on probation. I completed everything set forth in my probation documentation and then about a month after my probation ended, they terminated me. They don't care about their employees at all. They claimed they had customer complaints about me from one particular customer but yet I hadn't been on that customer site for almost three months???? When I asked to see the complaints filed against me, they would not let me see them at all. I received no documentation as to the reason I was let go. There business practices are questionable....I was asked to do things that was against the law which I did not do. Avoid this company!!!!!
I worked for PerkinElmer (bio-discovery) for many years and this company never was an innovative one. They didn't allow scientists to work on interesting ideas. All so-called R&D project had to go through a ton of internal reviews and meetings and by then the competition had already come up with something better. Innovation strictly came from acquisition and most of the time PerkinElmer managed to destroy what was good in those acquired companies.
Alphascreen came with the Packard acquisition and did great, unfortunately it is under threat by the new clowns from Caliper who were named to run the life sciences division. RF should at least offer his resignation to the board for the sorry mess he created
still waiting. It's probably so earth shattering they cannot bear to share it. I mean, Perkin ELmer is going to change how science is done !! (is science 'done' ? that's news in itself...) I'm not sure they're cooking the books, but definitely a low-value place in the scientific food chain.
Maybe it's a new pipette ?
That's how ground breaking it was. No one new. Pathetic.
You missed this? Label free from Corning, time to wake up.
still waiting on this major announcement....
I am shocked PerkinElmer stock is still being bought. They are really cooking the books. When was the last time they has an original idea? Just buy firms. On hand materials to revenue ratio is bad.
Agilent has won the asset- management, lucrative contract for Amgen in Thousand Oaks, Ca. Perkin Elmer had it for a few years, but lost the business.
PerkinElmer is about to go on another Blacklist as well.
Our company has placed PE on the black list... We cannot purchase any products or services from PE. This stems form a service contract we had with PE One Source service a few years back, our company was being billed for services we never received. Recommendations - avoid this company like the plague.
“Not the company for intelligent, hard-working individuals. Good for suck-ups, people that can talk their way to the top”
Current Employee – Reviewed Jun 6, 2012
Pros – None
Cons – Managers appear to have poor people skills. Few opportunities for advancement unless you are buddy-buddy with management. Crappy insurance that's expensive. Talentless BSers will get promoted over intelligent, hard working people. No profit sharing. Poor yearly raises. Little recognition for a job well-done.
Advice to Senior Management – Stop viewing your employees as "headcount", and start viewing them as an asset. Layoffs and shipping product overseas is not the answer to making more money. Be first to the market with something once in awhile instead of constantly playing catch-up. Build a knowledgeable marketing group and a competent sales staff that want to build the company instead of party, drink and point fingers of blame at operations and engineering.
Agilent GC's are the best!
The older model GC's were fairly good and reliable. The problems began with the newer Clarus model GC's.
They are constantly in need of parts, vial pickup tower does not hold its alignment, causing crashes at every run. The Clarus has wasted hundreds and hundreds of hours, as well as tens of thousands of UN-earned dollars.
Multiple this by the other labs that made the same mistake.
It's a very sad scenario.
We will now only buy Agilent GC's, and GCMS
I am not surprised. The off shoring to Singapore was handled poorly at best. Logisitcs were winged. People who were being let go were training their replacements. Get used to it.
Had to wait six weeks for delivery of a GC column adapter. The part was stuck in customs, as a result my GC was down for over a month. Our company took PE of approved vendor list. PE service engineer not trained properly, our last service person forgot to reconnect the gas to the after replacing a flow regulator. He can' even answer basic GC question without a phone call.
funny comment John hasn't been at Merck in 4 years
I worked at Merck for a little while, for PE's onesource there.
It was a conflagration of mass confusion. Spare parts room was very disorganized, spare parts not available, wrong part numbers and more.
Very incompetent. Unbelievable that Merck had agreed to a multimillion dollar onesource deal back in 2006. I'm sure Merck regrets having done that, and lost millions to PE's sheer incompetence. Merck should bring a lawsuit against PE to recoup their millions
PerkinElmer acquired Signature Genomic Laboratories of Spokane, WA, and its genetic testing technology Customer feedback for finding chromosomal abnormalities behind unexplained developmental disabilities, in a $90 million buyout deal.
Here’s an excerpt from my interview with Friel about how his company plans to grow through acquisitions and organically, as well as how talented workers and internal innovation play an important part at PerkinElmer. Also, read further Оплатить Скайп for his expectation for the role of software and IT systems in advancing the firm’s offerings for human health and environmental safety customers
for instance, in seasonal jobs that don't require a lot of experience. But in many cases, desperation on the employer's part is a danger sign Royal Habanos.
Merck will not renew the PE onsite service contract. There was falsification of service work done onsite and many of the service calls were never responded to. Problems acquiring OEM parts and keeping cost incurred by other mfg. is out of control. Dealing with John Lavachek PE service manager is clueless.
There is a reason our lab has NO PE equipment, it sucks and there engineers don't know shit.
The PE Way
1. Communication with you is unprofessional or disrespectful.
Your treatment during the hiring process is a clue as to how you’ll be treated as an employee. Once you've started a dialogue with a hiring manager or recruiter, you should expect to be treated with courtesy and respect. For example, your questions about the hiring timeline and your application status should be answered forthrightly. If that isn't the case -- if emails and phone calls consistently go unreturned, or if interviews are canceled at the last minute without apology -- you may want to take your business elsewhere.
2. The recruiters and hiring managers actively distrust you.
Just as you don't want to make a bad career move, employers don't want to make a bad hire -- so expect a background check and reference check. And if your job will involve working with sensitive information or company finances, expect a bit more scrutiny. But these checks should all be carried out in a nonaccusatory manner. Companies that don't trust candidates probably don't trust employees either -- and an environment of distrust is no place to spend nearly eight hours a day.
3. The workplace seems unhappy.
You shouldn't take a job without paying a visit to where you'll be working. Note the attitudes and interactions of the workers there as well as the overall environment -- including employee common areas. Warning signs include unclean or unsafe-looking workspaces, angry-looking posters (such as "ALL EMPLOYEES MUST WEAR BADGES!") and disgruntled faces on employees. If a visit to the office is depressing, you won't want to work there for several hours a day.
4. The company has a bad reputation.
The Internet makes it easy to find out what former and current employees have to say about a company. Doing your research into this aspect of an employer -- as well as into its financial situation -- should be part of how you prepare for a job interview. Several Web sites provide forums where employees can rate companies, but also reach out to networking contacts to get their insights into any prospective employer.
5. You don't think you'll get along with your boss or colleagues.
Having a boss you click with can really make a difference in your on-the-job happiness. Be sure to discuss work styles and communication styles with the hiring manager to make sure they're at least compatible with yours. But trust your instincts. If you actively dislike the manager after the first interview or two, you might not want to take the job.
6. The job's duties are unclear, or your interviewers can't define what success in the role will look like.
After you've interviewed with one or two people, you should have a clear idea of how your job performance will be measured and what your key objectives will be in your first few months on the job. Walking into a situation where different people give you different answers about job duties, or where there are no clear goals for you to work toward, can lead to a confusing and ultimately disastrous job situation.
7. They want to hire you right away, without any interviewing or reference checks.
This happens for good reason sometimes -- for instance, in seasonal jobs that don't require a lot of experience. But in many cases, desperation on the employer's part is a danger sign.
Note to customers stay away from PE, there are too many choices out there to buy from such a disfunctional company.
PERKIN ELMER TO ITS U.S. EMPLOYEES:
I worked for good old PE back in the good old days. I went back to the new PE in Shelton, Got laid off ! Thank God ! What a sweat shop !
TEA moving to Llantrissant UK. ATD moving from Llantrissant to Singapore where they currently make the GC garbage. Most remaining mfg in Shelton moving the Singapore. Those left in Shelton have to move to Boston area in next 1-2 years
I forgot to mention the layoffs before Thanksgiving, avg age was 53 from signed compensation agreement seen with my own eyes from a sales rep. Most of known layoffs were 65+ persons! Nice, I guess you are too old to work for PE past 60
77 more laid off on Jan 18, 2012. Closing plant in Shelton (likely to occur). Remaining mfg going to Llantrissant, UK and Singapore. Likely to move rest of offices to Boston area where corporate is located. 500+ more layoffs to come in Q1 Q2 of 2012.
I am a current CSE at PE
Inside PE Shelton CT there was just an announcement that production of several of their product lines (ICP and MS) will be moved to Singapore.
There will be huge personnel cuts by the end of this quarter.
No silly it's layoffs, they fired (excuse me laid-off) a pile of people just in time for the holidays. PerkinElmer is the sleaziest company around. They do not care about their workers, except for the world class x**&^%$% at the top. PE’s customers are fleeing in droves. Go Rob, you da man!
Perkin Elmer Layoffs/Incompetence
Perkin Elmer just layed-off 5% of it's USA field personnel.
Inside word has another ten percent slated before Q2 2012 to appease Wall St.
Probably talking about their recent purchase which included CRI and The Mirax Scanner. They are dreaming. Old technology and not a big seller.
No. He's not stupid (although he did work at pe for twenty years).
He went to Hamilton automation. They are putting capital expenditures into product development. pe hasn't spent didley squat on improving their liquid handling garbage in more than five years.
He essentially had nothing new to sell in years.
That's why he quit pe and went to a forward thinking (PRIVATELY HELD) smart company. He is taking his customers with him, as they have gotten tired of same old, same old product crap, year after year
For his sake, let's hope he didn't decide to go to Beckman Coulter...
PE has just lost its star life science salesman (liquid handling and automation) on the west coast. He was with them for twenty years and a fairly consistent performer. He bailed on PE and went to a competitor.
What does he know, that others do not know?
PERKIN ELMER HAS LAYED OFF MORE THAN 600 EMPLOYEES SINCE EARLY 2009, AND THAT NUMBER IS GROWING. THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE THE SALE OF THEIR IDS BUSINESS, AND THE 3,000 EMPLOYEES WHO ARE ALSO OUT OF WORK.
SOURCES SAY THE CURRENT GOAL FOR LAYOFF'S IS 1,800 EMPLOYEES BY MID 2012. (ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED)
(SEE 4TH PARAGRAPH IN BELOWS BUSINESS ARTICLE FROM 9/2010----
LIFE SCIENCES, ENERGY, HEALTH IT
PerkinElmer Expects to Make Acquisitions After $500M Business Sale: CEO Talks Boston-Area Talent and Growth in Software, Imaging
Ryan McBride 9/13/10
PerkinElmer has recently struck a deal that it hopes will fuel its growth in the human and environmental health markets, among other things. Rob Friel, the chairman and chief executive of the Waltham, MA-based maker of lab analytical tools, gave me his personal take on his firm’s (NYSE: PKI) sale of its illumination and detection solutions (IDS) business in an interview last week.
The company took in $482 million from the sale of IDS to the New York-based private equity firm Veritas Capital. The deal works well with its strategy to invest more money into growing its core businesses that serve customers in the diagnostics, biotech/pharma, and environmental health markets. (Read on for more on what Friel said to Xconomy about using some of the proceeds from the IDS sale to fund acquisitions.)
While shedding IDS, which made specialty lighting and sensor components, PerkinElmer has been buying up firms in the diagnostics market—where the company sees high growth potential as healthcare dollars move toward preventive measures, Friel says. In July, the firm bought VisEn Medical, a Bedford, MA-based maker of in vivo florescence imaging technology, for $29.8 million. (Friel talked to us about the potential of that technology both in lab experiments and potentially downstream for clinical use in patients.) And back in May, PerkinElmer acquired Signature Genomic Laboratories of Spokane, WA, and its genetic testing technology for finding chromosomal abnormalities behind unexplained developmental disabilities, in a $90 million buyout deal.
In our interview, PerkinElmer’s chief also gave his take on where he sees the global economy heading. The poor economy has been cited for the company’s rounds of layoffs over the past two years. It has let go 452 workers through three layoff plans since early 2009. Also, there are 3,000 people in PerkinElmer’s IDS business that will no longer work for the company after its sale to Veritas. But Friel talked about his expectation that his company, which had 2009 sales of $1.8 billion and 8,200 employees at the end of last year, would get larger as it acquires new businesses and expands existing businesses.
Here’s an excerpt from my interview with Friel about how his company plans to grow through acquisitions and organically, as well as how talented workers and internal innovation play an important part at PerkinElmer. Also, read further for his expectation for the role of software and IT systems in advancing the firm’s offerings for human health and environmental safety customers.
"PerkinElmer Engaged in Two Instances of Bad Faith
The existence of conduct taken in bad faith is central to
any analysis of the implied covenant of good faith and fair
The above quote is from a past lawsuit against Perkin Elmer regarding the mal-intentions of Perkin Elmer, along with their gross management incompetence.
Read the lawsuit (link below). It is very worthwhile reading. Although summary judgement was found for Perkin Elmer, this lawsuit against them, very clearly spells out the intended harm Perkin Elmer does to people each and every day it does business. From the little person, to the large Corporate entities it deals with.
Read this lawsuit, it is 15 minutes of enlightenment as it pertains to Perkin Elmer's highly incompetent management, both upper and mid level.
Good question- in reply to the post of what happens to a FSE/CSE when PE loses a big-house one source account:
PE Just announced on August 11 that 72 employees are being laid off.
This is PERKIN ELMER LAYOFF ROUND ONE.
MORE ROUNDS TO COME VERY SOON.
ONE SOURCE ACCOUNTS OF THEIRS ARE COMPLAINING RIGHT AND LEFT IN NY AND NJ
Perkin Elmer is being sued for stealing another company's technology, and then selling products using that technology, calling it its own.
THIEVES, PLAIN AND SIMPLE.
COULD THIS BE WHY PERKIN ELMER ANNOUNCED ITS FIRST ROUND OF LAYOFFS ON AUGUST 11TH?
PERKIN ELMER IS GOING TO PAY MILLIONS OF PATENT INFRINGEMENT DAMAGES.
THOSE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ARE COMING FROM THOSE FORMER EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE BEEN TERMINATED UNDER THE GUISE OF "LAYOFFS".
PERKIN ELMER ANNOUNCES FIRST ROUND OF MASS LAYOFFS DUE TO PRODUCT DEFECTS, QUALITY ISSUES
PE JUST ANNOUNCED A FIRST ROUND OF LAYOFFS.----
72 EMPLOYEES CANNED.
WORD FROM WALTHAM MA, SHELTON CT, AND DOWNERS GROVE IL INDICATE MORE ROUNDS OF MASS LAYOFFS TO COME.
QUALITY ISSUES WITH NEW PRODUCTS ARE KILLING SALES.
CUSTOMERS ARE COMPLAINING THEIR JANUS LIQUID HANDLERS HAVE SOFTWARE BUGS THAT ADVERSELY AFFECTED THEIR ASSAYS FOR YEARS, OPENING THEM UP TO LAWSUITS FOR BAD DATA GENERATED.
CUSTOMERS ARE FLEEING IN DROVES.
Looks like someone is suing their ass on it?
and their customers!
PE sucks, aside from their AA and ICP's do you really see any PE products in any labs? People in the instrumentation mfg industry know what type of company PE is and will not work for them, just look at the age and number of job posting they have on their job board.
Again they go after very niche markets, marketing propaganda and their DDS specialists in the field scrambling to make those assays work. They will never penetrate academia. This is a desperate move to get some more business out of the pharma market after all ther mergers and shut downs in the NAmerican market ...
I can wait. I am sure they will come out saying it is good to go, tested everything and encourage labs to use it(almost if not giving it away free) and then after a year find out it was not tested good enough with major issues. Seen it from these guys once to many times. However, just shows how good their marketing team is so kudos there.
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