Phenomenex, Inc.

Phenomenex, Inc.

Phenomenex is a global technology leader committed to developing novel analytical chemistry solutions that solve the separation and purification challenges of researchers in industrial, clinical, government and academic laboratories. From drug discovery and pharmaceutical development to disease diagnosis, food safety to environmental analysis, Phenomenex chromatography products, technical services and chemical reference standards accelerate science and help researchers improve global health and well-being.

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411 Madrid Avenue , Torrance , CA 90501-1430 USA
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Industry Type:
Laboratory Equipment
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
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The very existence of Phenomenex depends directly on the complete satisfaction of our customers. Therefore, it is our duty to acknowledge the contributions made by our customers and our staff toward the progress of the company. Further, it is our responsibility and foremost mission to promote the growth, prosperity, and well-being of those we serve — our customers, our employees, and humanity.

At Phenomenex we strive to promote the growth and prosperity of those we serve: our customers, our employees and humanity. We continually look for ways to contribute to global well-being and support for those in need. Below are a few examples of our humanitarian efforts.

  • 4 the World
  • American Red Cross
  • Bone Marrow Drive
  • Charity Down Under
  • Cheer for Children
  • Covenant House New Orleans
  • Feed My Starving Children (FMSC)
  • Full-Circle Learning
  • Haiti Relief Campaign
  • Helen's Trust
  • L'Aquila Italy Earthquake Relief
  • Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
  • Pediatric Cancer Research Fund
  • PhenomeKnights
  • Phenomenex Crane of Hope Event for Japan
  • Rainbow Shelter
  • Rebuilding Together
  • Red Nose Day Celebration

Our additional philanthropic activities include:

  • Continuous sponsorship of science fairs throughout the community
  • Contributions to the Neuromuscular Disease Foundation and UNICEF
  • Participation in the Fern-Tanaka Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program

It’s no surprise that Phenomenex was named an “Exceptional Workplace” by the Wall Street Journal. We are well aware that happy employees make for happy customers, and it’s our intention to provide a work environment that sustains the heart, mind, body, and spirit.

Joining Phenomenex is becoming part of an extended family with relatives all around the world. It is a place that is defined by its passionate people, dynamic culture, and distinctive ingenuity. Our team members are loyal and dedicated to the Phenomenex vision. We embody a spirit of adventure, a resolve to make the world a better place, and an endless thirst for technological advancement.

Whether you are in R&D, marketing, sales, manufacturing, shipping, accounting, purchasing, operations, training, or the IT department, we believe that every ounce of effort on behalf of our employees contributes to a single inspired mission – “to promote the growth, prosperity and well-being of those we serve - our customers, our employees and humanity.”

Phenomenex has revolutionized the world of chromatography. We constantly strive to expand our research and development efforts to support a wide range of applications in a vast number of industries from pharmaceuticals to alternative fuels. Our team of scientists is committed to producing relevant and innovative technologies that will continue to shape the future of scientific analysis and investigation.

Phenomenex attracts generous employees who donate time, energy, and resources whenever and wherever we see a need in our workplace, our community, and our world. We go out of our way to serve humanity and preserve our earth. We send teams out to re-build after disasters, run and cycle thousands of kilometers to raise money for charities, give blood and bone marrow, volunteer at local food banks and children’s home’s, and so much more.

We work hard at Phenomenex and thrive on competition and accomplishment, but you can bet that we always find time for recreation and merriment. Whether it’s playing on one of our intramural sports teams, dressing up in costumes for themed days at the office, going on company sponsored weekend adventure trips, or telling jokes over the intercom, you can always find us energized and in good spirits.

We are more than a big bunch of colleagues.We are a close-knit and spirited family. It’s rare to find a group of people that work hard together and play hard together. You will find that here. Nothing is accomplished alone. We stand unified as a team, and are given the opportunity to learn, grow, and succeed in any realm our passions push us towards. The sky is the limit at Phenomenex!


Breaking with Tradition

People say we're different. We love that.

Just like Italy is famous for its pasta, India for its spices, Australia for its kangaroos and Japan for its Sushi, Phenomenex is famous for its extraordinarily brave and vibrant team with the ‘never say never' attitude.

We work hard and we play hard together

May it be traveling around the world presenting training seminars for our customers or fighting hard on the football field to score a goal, we give it our all. We take great care to balance hard work with humor in everything we do, including celebrating a successful new product release by launching a surprise water balloon attack on our president!

We want our employees to flourish. That's our culture. That's our way.

In today's world, it is rare to find a company who puts their employees first, and sees each individual as an integral part of the whole. Phenomenex takes time to ensure that every employee finds fulfillment and stimulation on a daily basis, and puts health and happiness at the top of the priorities list as it continues to grow and expand into the world market.

We Embrace Diversity

We believe that the “world is one”. Within these walls there exists no prejudice. We share the same spirit, energy and dedication in all our offices around the globe. Over 700 employees representing 45 different nationalities contribute to the rich and colorful culture of our company. This is what makes Phenomenex different. No doubt our celebrated culture can be attributed to the guidance and inspiration that comes trickling down from our unwavering and animated leadership. From our beginnings in 1982, our president has instilled precedents of working hard, sustaining a positive attitude, pushing forward with passion and urgency, and leading a balanced and rewarding life both in and out of the office.

Life is meant to be celebrated

As you walk down the warm, colorful hallways in any one of our offices you will be greeted by smiling faces in every department. Laughter can be heard echoing through the buildings, on the loudspeaker, out on the field, in the break rooms, the game room, and outside of the office in the evenings and on weekends. Needless to say, we take every opportunity and find every excuse we can to celebrate life, success, and the simple daily joys around us.

Giving back. It's part of who we are.

We are constantly finding ways to create hope and better our world. We look beyond our own front doors to see who, where, and when we can help, and truly understand how incredible it is to extend a helping hand and make a real difference. When it comes to giving back to the community and supporting numerous humanitarian causes, our PhenomeKnights are the first in line with the utmost humility.

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There is no place like Phenomenex. All you need is to walk through the front doors to understand.