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

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    Former Employee - Software Testing Technician in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Testing Technician in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Cepheid as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Cepheid 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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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