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Helpful (1)

Great technology, good people, cutting edge science

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Complete Genomics

  1. Helpful (2)

    Misaligned management team

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Complete Genomics full-time (More than a 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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Operations in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Complete Genomics full-time (More than a 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 Management

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


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