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LifeScan Reviews

Updated 22 Dec 2019

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3.3
60%
Recommend to a Friend
94%
Approve of CEO
LifeScan CEO Alex Gorsky
Alex Gorsky
8 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. "Meets metrics, works hard to retain good employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees, culture, work life balance, growth opportunities

    Cons

    New technology, deploying new ideas, red tape, salary expectation

    Advice to Management

    Hire the correct people, train them well and they will help your customers well.

    LifeScan2019-12-22
  2. "Boring and backwards"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Zug
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at LifeScan full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance as you will have more life than work if working for LifeScan. People even travel to the seaside and say they will be „working“ from there. Never seen this in any other company. Also, working from home is not an issue. Many people hardly show up in the office. A very good (JnJ) canteen in Zug office.

    Cons

    The most boring job I ever had. Zero innovation and most likely no future. Unless somebody buys them and starts investing. Pay is very average. The competition is much more advanced. In terms of culture it is like back in the 90ies. No real leadership, the managers don’t take any decisions or use their brain, they just communicate decisions from the top or other departments. People are not empowered. Also, the communication is very poor and not transparent. One can learn more news in the coffee corner than from the management or official communication channels. The Zug office is shrinking. Every other week somebody is leaving. People are highly not motivated. I’ve not seen any inspiring leader here so far.

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    Advice to Management

    New CEO?

    LifeScan2019-10-17
  3. "LifeScan"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Wayne, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at LifeScan full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    None worth mentioning at this time

    LifeScan2019-09-04
  4. "Diabetes"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Sales Representative in Johannesburg
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Adding value to patients, credo based, International opportunities.

    Cons

    Small team, large customer base.

    LifeScan2019-08-21
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Gone downhill rapidly"

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    • Senior Management
    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
  6. Helpful (1)

    "manufacturing Maintenance engineer at lifescan"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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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

    LifeScan2019-07-26
  7. "good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    cared for their employees, good work ethic.

    Cons

    closed the milpitas branch, wanted to consolidate the company.

    LifeScan2019-06-12
  8. 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
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company, with good people"

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great People -Phenomenal Middle Management -Fair Compensation

    Cons

    -Challenging Market -Lack of upward mobility

    LifeScan2019-03-05
  10. "Review"

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    I worked at LifeScan

    Pros

    Friendly work environment and good company values.

    Cons

    Lacking room for growth with opportunities.

    LifeScan2018-08-10
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