Sequenom Reviews

Updated June 8, 2015
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  1. Great place to work in R&D

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology and very intelligent and forward thinking group of scientists.

    Cons

    Timelines are extremely tight, then get pushed out when upper management realizes that the timeline was never acheivable in the first place.


  2. Ok place to work

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    great science, ethical work place, fast paced

    Cons

    upper management, communication, resources, unorganized


  3. Untapped potential is left to rot by the wayside.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Laboratory Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Laboratory Scientist in San Diego, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Hours are good if you set boundaries and stick to them-other wise they will take advantage of your time. Lots of free food.

    Cons

    Management is severely lacking interpersonal relationship skills. Employees are not recognized for their accomplishments within the company. The overall moral is grim and fading.

    Advice to Management

    Send your managers to management classes that teach them how to positively encourage their employees to succeed.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Poor leadership

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great mid level managers and directors, great product

    Cons

    Poor executive leadership. New CEO doesn't listen or pay attention to what's being said or never understands the topics presented. Too many VPs.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back Harry Hixons culture of work hard but have fun.


  6. The assay they run is great, but not the workplace for me.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Intelligent group of skilled co-workers in the technical departments of the laboratory. Love the work I do, but can't do it for this company anymore.

    Cons

    Management very out-of-touch with laboratory operations and promotions are difficult to come by. Lots of empty promises made upon start up of the company and start of employment. Difficult to advance and cross-train (unless you want to learn the work you're over-qualified to be doing). If you're very dedicated to your team, you'll be let down when other team members aren't as dedicated to getting the work done.

    Advice to Management

    Promote within.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great turnaround company.

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

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

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

    Pros

    It's great to see the fruits of you labors turn the company around.

    Cons

    Cronyism at its finest in my department.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your employees....all of your employees not just a few.


  8. Great small company with terrific benefits

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sequenom

    Pros

    - Great benefits
    - Great team support

    Cons

    - No 401K matching
    - Stock has been stagnant, company is still financially struggling with proving to be leader in diagnostic testing (our competitor is catching up)
    - No more Friday happy hours. Not much employee recognition anymore


  9. Cutting-edge Company Out of Touch with its Talent

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

    I have been working at Sequenom full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company employs vanguard molecular technology to offer crucial maternity assay. As one of the few providers, it's likely to enjoy substantial prosperity in the future. Technologists assigned to work in post-amplification modules, with next-generation sequencers, benefit from critical professional experience and stimulating workflow.

    Cons

    Workload in pre-amplification modules is overwhelming. Staffing and equipment resources are lacking and with no clear signs of improvement. Executive projects are quixotic and pretentious, rather than utilitarian or motivating.

    Advice to Management

    Listening to your employees is only half of the battle.


  10. Good technology,

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good location, competitive salary, and fast-paced culture developing cutting edge technology make this company a solid place to work.

    Cons

    Shifting vision, challenges with finances and inability to execute on developing a pipeline beyond the core prenatal franchise make job security suspect.

    Advice to Management

    Visibility on rate of collections was very poor


  11. A rollercoaster ride

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

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

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get to work with new technologies and some very smart people. The tests offered by the company are innovative.

    Cons

    High demands with limited resources. Have had a couple major layoffs in the last 5 years, mixed with periods of fast growth.



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