Fluidigm Reviews

Updated November 2, 2014
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Fluidigm President, CEO, and Director Gajus V. Worthington
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Good company values when management buys in

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    Current Employee - Research Associate II in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate II in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Fluidigm full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Growing company with promising technology for single cell biology.

    Cons

    kudos given more to mid to upper-management. slow upward mobility

    Advice to Management

    take more time to develop your junior employees. groom employees who have already exhibited the company culture and values, instead of bringing in "hired guns"

  2. Great learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You have exposure to a variety of techniques, and experiences. Its not really redundant work.

    Cons

    As a RA you get overlooked unless you mess up...then you definitely get the blame. You're not taken too seriously

  3. Great Learning Opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fluidigm

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting new products, great location, great colleagues and the opporunity to learn a new skill.

    Cons

    Tendency to feel unappreciated because managers/employees are so busy.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your team

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

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    people & culture are awesome. people at the company are passionate and lives up to the core values of the company. fast growing company. challenges everyday. benefits are highly competitive compared to other companies. hr team is the best! flexible work hours. international company that employees get to travel.

    Cons

    need to have processes in place. too many red-tape, signature approval. there is not a true IT department.

  6. Lots of possibilities for this company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great location, people are really smart, great products

    Cons

    tedious processes, too many managers without training

  7. The cure for the common big bio job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fluidigm is still small enough that everyone wears multiple hats and thus offers employees the opportunities to move across different parts of the company. Fluidigm leadership is great at recognizing the potential of their employees and encourages them to move in a new direction. This is a great place to explore your abilities and get the chance to try something new.

    Cons

    Multiple hats means many of us seem/are overburdened. This is a place for those seeking a dynamic environment not for those who enjoy being a cog in the company wheel.

    Advice to Management

    Anonymous feedback for managers and other employees means you'll better understand everyone.

  8. no fun, unnecessary pressure, and unfriendly employees in across the company

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Fluidigm

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    nice view of the bay, access to company credit card and personal storage areas.

    Cons

    non-stop work...Fluidigm instruments need constant maintenance due to cheap parts, software issues, and rushed unskilled Asian development.

    Advice to Management

    leadership, leadership, leadership...

  9. Ok to work, not enjoyable though

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Scientist in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Fluidigm

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    new technology, interesting place to work, learn new things if you want to

    Cons

    poor marketing strategy, poor communications between employees and managers, not fair for hard working employees

    Advice to Management

    stop wasting resources on failed marketing decisions.
    treat people based on their work, not their talk.

  10. Excellent place to grow

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Fluidigm full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity for both personal and career growth.

    Cons

    Working with tight timelines may sometimes be stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Better project planning would be good.

  11. The worst career experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Fluidigm full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I can't think of any

    Cons

    No personal life. Need to be a sycophant.

    Advice to Management

    Be a professional organization.

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