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Comfortable and Reasonable Work Environment

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Cepheid

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Reasonable expectations of employees
You can have a life outside of work
Interesting technology
A chance to contribute to improving the world in a meaningful way
Nice, friendly co-workers

Cons

Sometimes a little bureaucratic
Some micro-management
Needs some stronger leadership and some people to take ownership of requirements

Advice to Management

Work on defining product requirements more.
Give employees more freedom on how things are done.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great products, did not like culture

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    Former Employee - Mpc in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Mpc in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Cepheid

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Sales, If you exceed plan; which is very difficult, you can make good money.

    Cons

    My sales increase in goal was 80% year over year. Sales Management pressures and threaten reps that cannot hit the an absurd goal. If you enjoy lots of pressure and having your job constantly threatened this is the job for you.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Innovative products but Amateur management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toulouse (France)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toulouse (France)

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

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

    Pros

    The great asset for Cepheid is its capacity to innovate. The GeneXpert, is a revolutionary product that gives the company a big step ahead of the competition.
    Customers are usually very happy with the products from Cepheid.
    Company is growing fast and lot of efforts are put into innovation, several new assays in the pipeline; then there are many career opportunities.
    I worked in European office of Cepheid, where the salary is decent but not exceptional, the working conditions are fair too.

    Cons

    Sometimes I had the feeling that there is no captain is the boat !
    Management is a big problem at Cepheid, the level of amateurism is just amazing and will put the company at risk someday.
    Most of managers just act like bosses and clearly are not competent in their roles
    Too much hesitation and lack of preparation in the projects I have been involved.
    Reaction is very slow when quality issues are popping up, problems are often minimized.

    Advice to Management

    Develop leadership among managers
    Too many changes in the top management, this is not good to have a clear vision for the company.
    A lot of rivalry between teams, people, need to create a team spirit and cheerful working atmosphere.
    Invest more in training employees!
    Listen to people who know how to do the job! Many competent people are in the company but they are not used appropriately and they end up frustrated and leave!


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