Complete Genomics

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Senior Management lacking in Industry Experience -> Bad Decisions

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Former Employee - Customer Support Scientist (Biologist)
Former Employee - Customer Support Scientist (Biologist)

I worked at Complete Genomics full-time

Pros

Some of the brightest people I've met who've take 30-read technology farther than most thought it could go. Most people operate in an environment of mutual respect and without letting egos interfere with the work at hand.

Cons

Senior leadership needs representation from the industry they're in. High tech guys are bright, but they don't speak the same language as biotech customers. Also, an Affy-dominated commercial team that suffers as a result of the singular perspective.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire straight shooters from within industry.

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No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great boss, enjoyed the job, and really enjoyed working on the wonderful mission Complete Genomics serves

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

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

    Pros

    The technology is amazing
    The company is working to cure cancer and Alzheimer's!
    Generally the office culture seemed great, I really liked the CEO, and I liked my boss

    Cons

    The health biotech industry in general is a bit of a crapshoot, with all the insane patent fights, challenges in getting sufficient funding, etc.

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    Need some sort of "carrot & stick" to better reward the areas that function well and re-align those that keep missing targets. The "stick" should not be punishment, IMHO, but either more employees or different leaders in those areas.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    People are pretense

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

    I worked at Complete Genomics full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free breakfast and lunches, but you don't feel you can take outdoor breaks..locked-down

    Cons

    Hypocrite people who pretend to be your friend & then throw you under the bus, Unprofessional HR was responsible to gather my personal belongings and could not locate after 2-1/2 weeks

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    Communication is the key to success

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