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Poor leadership

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Sequenom full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Great mid level managers and directors, great product

Cons

Poor executive leadership. New CEO doesn't listen or pay attention to what's being said or never understands the topics presented. Too many VPs.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Bring back Harry Hixons culture of work hard but have fun.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
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  1. Talented workers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, compensation, good holiday schedule, pretty offices.

    Smart engineering/scientific types are abundant. People get to wear many hats making them even more proficient and productive.

    I learned a lot, mostly by teaching myself.

    Cons

    Management was inconsistent. Department heads do not listen to employees, push for an exponential amount of tasks to be completed with little lead time and a tighter, unrealistic deadline. Knee jerk reactions by upper mgmt would cause delays in meeting shipping orders.

    Micro-management was unhealthy and anti-productive. Some departments seem to have a nice vibe amongst the employees. I envied that since my department was dysfunctional, too much Type A delusion of grandeur.

    I didn't learn anything from mgmt related to my job. I only learned how not to treat people through observation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really take into account peer reviews of your upper management.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. The assay they run is great, but not the workplace for me.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC

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

    Pros

    Intelligent group of skilled co-workers in the technical departments of the laboratory. Love the work I do, but can't do it for this company anymore.

    Cons

    Management very out-of-touch with laboratory operations and promotions are difficult to come by. Lots of empty promises made upon start up of the company and start of employment. Difficult to advance and cross-train (unless you want to learn the work you're over-qualified to be doing). If you're very dedicated to your team, you'll be let down when other team members aren't as dedicated to getting the work done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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