Natera

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3 people found this helpful  

Very disappointing.

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Former Employee - Sample Accessioning in San Carlos, CA
Former Employee - Sample Accessioning in San Carlos, CA

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

Pros

For such a great product, I would think they would be better run. Free lunch. Very laid back, "young" culture. Nice people.

Cons

No real leadership. Understaffed and badly staffed. No one I talked to in my department were there over a year signalling high turnover

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get some help. Get some real managers with real managerial experience. Try for a more professional environment. Laid back is nice, but there's a limit.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    Disorganized & poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Great science, interesting enough work, some really smart & fun coworkers, location close to 101.

    Cons

    I don't know where to start. Difficult to call it a tech company when all the important decisions are made by sales & marketing teams. At a given time, there are more random project managers in a room than people who actually do the work. I don't understand what qualifies more than half of the management team to be at their positions. Micromanagement of all sorts. Rude and unprofessional behavior common.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace half of the upper management, start hiring people who are actually qualified and have technical backgrounds (rather than random MBA's fresh out of school), have a clear direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 9 people found this helpful  

    Interesting work with startup environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Carlos, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Carlos, CA

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

    Pros

    Interesting company that's doing meaningful work. The biggest 'Pro' is the people that work here. Very smart, nice, and accepting. Nice office and central location. There are the standard perks (lunches, snacks, parking, parties, etc) established. The company is still 'small' and so there's a huge opportunity to make your mark.

    Cons

    Like most startups, it's a young company with young workforce. The result is that leadership is somewhat lacking but this is changing for the better as the company grows. You should be the type that wants to work hard towards a goal that actually matters. There is an *intense* need for more meeting rooms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Err on the side of keeping things positive whenever possible. You are so close to having the right balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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