Fluidigm Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Fluidigm President, CEO, and Director Gajus V. Worthington
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  1. Helpful (1)

    A place to be if you want to go places

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super innovative, aspirational, visionary science and technology. Great people and fast growing.

    Cons

    No convenient nearby dining options. Cafeteria would be appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to employees and customers.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Company seems promising during interview but it's downhill after day 1

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - N/A in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - N/A in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Fluidigm (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good location, easy commute from SF or peninsula.

    Cons

    Fluidigm needs to move from a start-up to the next level but there's been no investment in the necessary infrastructure to get them there. Management has a silo mentality which has resulted in a lack of buy-in to the cross-functional solutions that will facilitate efficiency across departments. Because the processes are manual and inefficient, employees are struggling to perform core duties with little breathing room for learning, improvements, and growth. This results in a high level of frustration, resentment, and cynicism in the rank and file which is evident in the extremely high rate of employee turnover. The CEO needs to take responsibility for the high turnover because he's losing good people.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO is surrounded by his executive team, isolated from the company as a whole. He needs to do a reality check to see what's really going on.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Good company, bad managment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Fluidigm full-time

    Pros

    Growing company with promising technology. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up. Promotions are not based on merit, but favoritism. Some people have it easy, some are overworked.

    Advice to Management

    Promote good employees. If you continue to give only promotions after promotions to certain employees you will cause irreparable damage to this company. Stop driving away people who are driving Fluidigm's success.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    concerns

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fluidigm full-time

    Pros

    interesting technology, company seems to be growing

    Cons

    people are not open minded and confrontational.


  6. Helpful (6)

    Taking a turn for the worse?

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fluidigm full-time

    Pros

    Cool technology and a good corporate culture. History of persevering through rough patches. Most roles have the opportunity to acquire new skills.

    Cons

    This company is definitely on the edge of another rough patch. They are either poised for greatness or mediocrity. I don't think this company will fail but real profit in this business seems to be just out of reach...The great culture of Fluidigm is being threatened and may not survive due to recent management changes.

    Advice to Management

    Are you in touch with the foot soldiers? Do you really know how the business is run? Listen to your front line employees, not just managers. Verify that what your middle managers are telling you is reflective of the front line through engagement with those foot soldiers.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Scientist

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

    Pros

    Excellent views of the Bay.

    Cons

    Worst experience, Not a place for creative Scientists.


  8. 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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"


  9. Great learning experience

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    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


  10. Helpful (2)

    Fluidigm Review

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

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

    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.


  11. Great Learning Opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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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