Celera Group
2.4 of 5 7 reviews
www.celera.com Alameda, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Mar 28, 2014

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Kathy P. Ordoñez

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    OK place to work for a paycheck

    Director Level (Former Employee)
    Alameda, CA

    ProsGood pay, some good people, some good products.

    ConsReally bad senior leadership. Poor business prospects. Toxic culture - playing the blame game is very common.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone - they should be replaced.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A very bad company and you should avoid

    N/A (Current Employee)
    Alameda, CA

    ProsNothing I can think out of my mind.

    Cons1. Very weak upper management, but lots of political issues.
    2. Most of talented people are gone.
    3. Quest keeps trying to sell the company.
    4. Not competitive salary.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing can be changed to be better, but close it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Celera is Quest Diagnostics, really it is.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Alameda, CA

    ProsThere are some genuinely nice people working at Celera who were once part of Berkeley Heart Labs. There are also some nice Quest Diagnostics folks who work across the country.

    ConsWhen I worked there, it was blatant sexism and salary jealousy with a newly hired middle manager. I should have complained right away to HR, but I didn't in time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCheck out the competencies on some of the middle management Bozos you hire before hiring them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great group of people to work with

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat group of people to work with. Small company feel exposing you to many areas of the business.

    ConsBeing part of Quest Diagnostics has put a lot of constraints on how things are done. There are many more layers of red tape and inefficiencies of a big company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Cutting edge of science

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Alameda, CA

    ProsSmart, passionate people. Great team work. Women in leadership.

    ConsNo cons that I remember.

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    If you like politics and mediocrity this is the place to go.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    South San Francisco, CA

    Prospay and benefits are pretty good. You can have a 9 to 5 job if you want.

    ConsLots of politics, middle management in general display no leadership, no strategic plan can be perceived.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop a better strategy, also improve the middle management layer. Too many truly mediocre people are in charge

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    working in Products unit was not very fulfilling

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosstable environment, slow to moderately paced

    Consorganizational silos; short-sighted business-management practices; employee development, operational performance were not top priorities

    Advice to Senior Managementcontinuously develop employees and motivate units around strategic, visionary goals

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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