Genomic Health Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    Mission Driven from Product to Personnel

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Genomic Health as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The fact I know everyone is working very hard to improve our patients lives in tandem with the approachable upper management keeps me coming back day after day with a smile.

    Cons

    You wont find kitchens full of goodies like Google or Facebook, but if that is what gets you to work - you probably are not challenging yourself.


  2. Fun, Challenging yet rewarding

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Genomic Health full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I've been at Genomic Health for a few years and have seen the ups and downs. I've continue to have more good experiences than the downs. They have a good company culture that makes you feel inclusive. Collaboration is key here so working in a team environment will be a must. They have great products helping those with cancer which gives me a sense of fulfillment. The Happy Hours, bring your kids to work day, celebrating diversity is also good to be part of. It's also an environment where you work closely with key leaders who can make quick and sensible decisions.

    Cons

    401K can use some focus. Additionally, bringing more perks such as those provided by our neighbors, Facebook and Google.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing; continue bringing patient ambassadors as it truly inspires us to put a face to those our work is impacting


  3. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Genomic Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working in a cutting edge industry. Financial compensation is excellent. Laid back work environment with excellent work/life balance. Great location and interesting projects. You are given autonomy over your projects for the most part.

    Cons

    Somewhat of a nerdy atmosphere. The cafeteria needs a MAJOR revamp. New hire training is too general and doesn't focus on the actual work that will be done.

    Advice to Management

    There seem to be many layers of management here with more emphasis on delegation and less emphasis on teamwork. It would be nice if everyone didn't focus so much on their title.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work,but perhaps some problems in IT

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Genomic Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great corporate culture that is mostly the result of great leadership and vision by the top management (CFO CMO and especially the CEO).

    Cons

    I am not in the IT group, but its generally known that it's dysfunctional, inefficient, highly political and that it has low QA standards. Also, with the recent re-org it seems to be getting more and more top heavy (with upper management).

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! And hold on to the CEO Kim P! Her style really works wonders for morale. I look forward to all hands meetings

    IT
    They don't seem to know that they are a service group. Their budget is ballooning and they need to be given less political power so they will be more responsive to the needs of their internal customers.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good company. People are very helpful and friendly.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - IT Quality Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Intern - IT Quality Engineer in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Genomic Health as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good learning environment, friendly coworker, good salary.

    Cons

    No comments. They are good at what they doing.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Great culture, team, and enviroment!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Genomic Health full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My team is positive, works hard, and interacts well with each other. We all come from different backgrounds and experiences, but we allow each other to have diverse opinions and work together to make decisions. I feel appreciated for my thoughts and I am heard.

    I also influence change and process improvements easiliy here. When I worked for bigger companies, process change would get slowed down and there was so much red tape for approvals. Here you can make a difference seamlessly.

    It is a relaxed atmosphere...you can wear jeans everyday. The executives are approachable and engaging.

    Several fun employee events; better than some big company events.

    Good Employee Stock Purchase Program.

    Cons

    I would advise increasing the 401K matching. Expand office building since we are growing so much.

    Advice to Management

    Keep reinvesting back in the company


  8. Find a real community, do good, learn & work really hard!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Corporate in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Genomic Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    culture, leadership, truth-seeking, ahead of the curve, giving back to society. Great development programs & healthy work/life balance (work hard, and feel good about what your doing!).

    Cons

    Cafe food (its gotten a bit better)

    Advice to Management

    Keep the open-door policy and keep listening to employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Company culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Genomic Health

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Respects employees, great culture, open communication, good benefits and raises

    Cons

    Future response to pending regulations is unknown

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the current company values system


  10. Helpful (2)

    Discover and work with your strengths.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Genomic Health

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many external collaborators, auditors and vendors have basically summed it up, "Everyone here is so cheerful!"

    As corny as it sounds, it's true. The workplace is comprised of friendly, hard-working, intelligent individuals who cooperate and innovate to contribute to a product we stand by: providing personalized medicine to patients with cancer. At every quarterly all-hands meeting we get to meet and learn the story behind an actual patient whose life was changed as a result of using Genomic Health's ODX Breast product.

    By all other standard performance metrics, Genomic Health does just as well. Career advancement and development opportunities are encouraged. Clear, honest communication and a surprising amount of corporate visibility is the example set by upper management that serves as a template for interpersonal exchanges. Compensation is seriously deliberated upon, with emphasis on remaining competitive within the industry and equitable inside the organization. Along these lines, recognition, feedback and bonuses are linked to applaud the commitment employees have to meeting challenges with enthusiasm.

    Cons

    As Genomic Health continues to grow, typical business growing pains surface: new organizational structures, increased documentation requirements, and a dilution of communication. Given these challenges, Genomic Health is taking a proactive approach by maintaining a culture of truth seeking and honest feedback and a willingness to be flexible in how the organization grows while continuing to progress toward clear, short- and long-term goals.

    Advice to Management

    The new employee breakfast with Randy was a great experience. I appreciated the opportunity to learn first-hand about his vision and motivations behind starting the company. Maintaining the connection between upper management and task-based employees is a challenge as companies grow, but I'd encourage Randy and the executive team to keep in touch with everyone. There's a lot to be said about feeling visible (and accountable) in an organization.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great Company to work for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Genomic Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Terrific working environment to work in

    Cons

    Needs clearer growth paths for employees



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