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21 people found this helpful  

One of the best companies I have been in

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Current Employee - S Mechanical Engineer  in  Palo Alto, CA
Current Employee - S Mechanical Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

I have been working at Theranos full-time for more than a year

Pros

What i love most about my job is the cutting edge research. I feel challenged, like the people i work with ... They are the best in the business. The fantastic compensation and perks and the free food are the cherry on the cake.

Cons

Can't really think of anything. I am almost completing a year here and so far the going has been good.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 28 people found this helpful  

    Disorganized and unreasonable management

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    Former Employee - Scientist  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Scientist in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Theranos full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The salaries are above market, and some of the work is directed toward interesting areas.
    The location is extremely convenient if you live in or around Palo Alto.

    Cons

    The work environment is characterized by a culture of fear, and management seems to actively foster this. Management is unfocused and there is no clearly articulated strategy. Demands are frequently unreasonable and expectations are often difficult to discern.

    The management is paranoid about disclosures and external discussions -- read the other reviews posted on this site carefully because many appear to be written by management and posted within a span of days and recycling the same points.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on a strategy and then get out of the way. Also, fear and discomfort do not motivate quality people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 16 people found this helpful  

    Face-paced and Highly Disorganized

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Theranos for less than a year

    Pros

    Seems to be a cutting-edge technology that will benefit a lot of people.

    Cons

    Employees and contractors are not given much information about the product(s), because the CEO & COO are paranoid about losing a competitive advantage. You are told only what you need for your job and often times less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for the potential in people instead of looking for reasons NOT to hire talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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