Cepheid

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Cepheid...a growing experience

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at Cepheid full-time

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 ManagementAdvice

Put in place training programs to train middle managers - they need it!

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Field Technical Support Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cepheid full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Bad Managements

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cepheid

    Pros

    Exciting products
    Work and life balance
    Flexible hours
    Shutdown over Christmas

    Cons

    I worked at Cepheid for six years and was not given an opportunities to growth. No career progression at all. The management plays favorite and don't put proper people in the proper place. I was better than many MEs they have but was forced to move to a bad group that eventually led to my dismissal. The HR is incompetent and has poor review system that led managers put bogus review goals. They have weak quality system and product quality is often compromised when a product is rushed to the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not cut corner on the quality of the products. Your middle managers are horrible because they are incompetent and lack of experience. Believe it or not the grown-up at Cepheid guys are the ones who lack experience in medical device and are resistant for changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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