Cepheid
2.3 of 5 21 reviews
www.cepheid.com Sunnyvale, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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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

    I worked at Cepheid as a contractor for less than a year


    Pros: It has great benefits and everyone there is very welcoming.… 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… Advice to Senior Management: at the very least give a notice to temporary employees… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    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… Advice to Senior Management: Do not cut corner on the quality of the products. Your middle managers are horrible because they are incompetent and lack of experience.… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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