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Cepheid Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
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2.5 24 reviews

37% Approve of the CEO

Cepheid CEO and Director John L. Bishop

John L. Bishop

(19 ratings)

27% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Research Associate (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    Prosgreat culture, helpful, friendly co-workers. team unity. everybody here works hard. management is helpful and scheduling is flexible.

    Conshard to get a raise and promoted.

    Advice to Senior Managementmust be aggressive if one wants to discuss promotions and pay raises.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    For a short term it's fine!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNice colleagues and beautiful landscape.
    May give opportunities OUT OF the current department.
    It's an experience.

    ConsToo many admin tasks.
    Advices for job/tasks-improvement asked to employees, but not currently taking place.
    Zero carreer perspectives inside the department: the employee has to apply to other departments to have an increase in salary or be "upgraded".
    Good profiles covering the wrong positions.

    Advice to Senior Management--

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor Employment Ethics

    Manufacturing Automation Engineer (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsCompany has good benefits and offers stock options, if your good at negotiating it into your offer. Company stock is growing, so very beneficial for people granted stock options.

    ConsCompany probably facing an exit strategy of a possible take over. Also several court cases in Santa Clara, CA filed against company for wrongful termination. Which concurs with this review and the bad management described in critiques given below. Almost everyone in 2013 given 1%-2% bonus, thus why I left there for better opportunities elsewhere.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeave while its good.

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    Ruled by fear

    Anonymous (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsNice enough co workers, decent facilities

    ConsVery white male old school culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLighten up, you're already rich

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Unprofessional Sr Management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsPotential to be in a target for a take-over

    ConsSenior and middle managers are at best unprofessional and not supportive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWake up.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Production Supervisor (Current Employee) Lodi, CA

    ProsI have experienced a great team environment where my opinion matters. I have a great management team and look forward to my work day.

    ConsWe are adding a lot of people so just going through some growing pains. There is room for some improvement in communication between departments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis is the best job I have had in a long time. Just continue with the training programs for management but invest in the employees also.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Old boys club

    Middle Management (Former Employee)

    Prosgood benefits
    competitive compensation for men
    good product design

    Conscompany does not value women as employees

    Advice to Senior Managementcare about people

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Cepheid...a growing experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros-Benefits are 'OK' for the valley: 3 weeks off, healthcare is good and cost to employees is cheap, employee stock options are provided.

    Cons-Middle mangers at the company are poorly trained. They don't know how to manage people and can be very political.
    -They don't promote / develop from within; they would rather hire someone off the street.
    -Pay less than other comparable companies.
    -People aren't very social. Everyone goes to work and then goes home. Most people have families that work here.
    -CEO is extremely cheap hence why the pay is less than comparable companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut in place training programs to train middle managers - they need it!

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

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    Cepheid is a great company with many qualified employees. Should treat temp employees better

    Software Testing Technician (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsIt has great benefits and everyone there is very welcoming. Office environment with lots of room to move up.

    ConsCepheid uses a lot of short term contracts for new employees. They contract out these temporary employees using a Recruiting company called Richmar Associates. These temporary contracts usually are for 6 months and though you are legally binded to the contract Cepheid has the ability to terminate the contract whenever they deem it is in their best interest without warning or notice. I was on the short end of this when I got a call from Richmar saying not to report to work the following day.

    Advice to Senior Managementat the very least give a notice to temporary employees when you are about to lay them off

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThis is a growing company which is continously expanding and growing. There is lots of opportunity for growth.

    ConsThis company is still going growing pains with more changes to come. Change is a constant factor.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing and putting the proper people in the proper place. Be open to suggestions from all employees and listen to what the customer is saying.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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