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Changing the world

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in South San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Counsyl full-time (more than a year)

Pros

- Ability to work on world-changing science
- Management is responsive to employee complaints
- Engineers are trusted to do the right thing
- Hard to get hired, so we get to work with incredible people
- Work with passionate people that love what they're doing
- Not a typical management structure
- Very few meetings and easy to start new projects

Cons

- Heavy workload
- Hairy code base from the early days when code quality didn't matter as much as launching

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep sales culture out of engineering

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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  1. Excel at cutting edge, exciting, and challenging field of genomics to revolutionize healthcare.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Counsyl full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Really smart people with a vast array of backgrounds
    -Very motivated to tackle next generation problems.
    -Tons of resources to conduct great work
    -Advanced robotics, genomics, computer science, ...
    -Making an impact in the health and well-being of real people every day and
    -Fun and relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    -Fast moving company so no time to lie down
    -Many offices under construction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on rockin' it!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 11 people found this helpful

    The purported atmosphere and culture of the company is a facade

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    Former Employee - Senior Management-Sales
    Former Employee - Senior Management-Sales

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

    Pros

    The mission of the company is commendable and the genetic counselors are very good at what they do. There is a lot of satisfaction in helping a family make informed decisions based on tests. Insurance is starting to cover genetic testing.

    Cons

    The turnover is incredibly high and the atmosphere is highly stressful. The measures for hiring talent is very narrow and all the positions are based on the same criteria so that the best performers may be overlooked and under perfomers may be hired. A collegue who has been successful all his life applied for a position simultaneously with me and was turned down because he "failed a test". He is with a different company now and adding incredible value to his company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a consultant that knows how to hire and retain happy employees. Look at consultants who drive "best companies to work for..."

    Doesn't Recommend
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