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Great technology, good people, cutting edge science

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Complete Genomics full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

The people come from various backgrounds and the science is top-notch. The free food, snacks, vending machines, and drinks were great too.

Cons

Too many managers and not enough workers to do the real work. It has grown by mainly hiring managers externally instead of promoting internally.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Create a career growth path that promotes the folks internally instead of constantly hiring managers externally who don't understand what we do. Hire more workers and less executives and look at profit sharing for all instead of bonuses only for the top executives/managers.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Misaligned management team

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Complete Genomics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Scientifically very exciting, great technology.

    Cons

    Upper management is mostly from the software industry, low connection level in biotech sector, mediocre understanding of the biotech industry, which add up to poor management decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    (Impossible but...) upper management needs complete reform.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work for, however executives were very opaque regarding the health of the company

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    Former Employee - Operations in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Operations in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Complete Genomics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    the company is helping to cure cancer and other severe, genetic deases; the jobs are mostly fairly exciting, crossing the realms of software engineer, molecular biologist, genomics / genetics, and manufacturing

    Cons

    it appears Complete Genomics is trying to create a market before it exists, and has insufficient capital to make that happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Install better controls to capture, earlier in the process, when genome analyses will fail and what causes the failures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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