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Genomic Health Reviews in Redwood City, CA

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
26 Reviews
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  1.  

    Outstanding Customer Service Department

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Genomic Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly, hard-working, enthusiastic employees. Cohesive supportive team. Being a part of a cutting edge industry is amazing. It's really up to you how quickly and how far you can move up. You just have to look out for the right opportunity for you and go for it.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance can be a bit challenging. CS department is incredibly fast-paced. There is always something to do, which to an extent is a positive, but it can be very stressful too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    great

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    Current Employee - Sales Operation Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Operation Manager in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Genomic Health full-time

    Pros

    career development and start up environment

    Cons

    no work life balance or enough resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    profits

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    Working in a cutting edge industry. Financial compensation is excellent. Laid back work environment with excellent work/life balance. Great location and interesting projects. You are given autonomy over your projects for the most part.

    Cons

    Somewhat of a nerdy atmosphere. The cafeteria needs a MAJOR revamp. New hire training is too general and doesn't focus on the actual work that will be done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There seem to be many layers of management here with more emphasis on delegation and less emphasis on teamwork. It would be nice if everyone didn't focus so much on their title.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company. People are very helpful and friendly.

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    Current Employee - IT Quality Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - IT Quality Engineer in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Genomic Health as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good learning environment, friendly coworker, good salary.

    Cons

    No comments. They are good at what they doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great culture, team, and enviroment!

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    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Genomic Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    My team is positive, works hard, and interacts well with each other. We all come from different backgrounds and experiences, but we allow each other to have diverse opinions and work together to make decisions. I feel appreciated for my thoughts and I am heard.

    I also influence change and process improvements easiliy here. When I worked for bigger companies, process change would get slowed down and there was so much red tape for approvals. Here you can make a difference seamlessly.

    It is a relaxed atmosphere...you can wear jeans everyday. The executives are approachable and engaging.

    Several fun employee events; better than some big company events.

    Good Employee Stock Purchase Program.

    Cons

    I would advise increasing the 401K matching. Expand office building since we are growing so much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep reinvesting back in the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    TA Team Dysfunctional

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    Current Employee - Recruiter in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Genomic Health full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to work (if you're not a part of the TA Team)
    Friendly employees

    Cons

    Leaders react more than respond...they lead by their emotions. Have a "sink or swim" mentality, if you don't know their process (as they are too busy to even train you) they will get rid of you.

    Have too many lengthy meetings. 1 hour is more than enough...2 hours? Come on, are we in school? No wonder some employees can't get their work done!

    "Knives in one hand, candy in the other"...they like to attract top talent but are intimidated by ones who know more or are more experienced than they are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very dysfunctional company. QA dept needs new leadership and fast!!

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    Former Employee - Senior SQA Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior SQA Engineer in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Genomic Health as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly folks and good facilitates team. They do give a different fruit every week. Many Program /Project mangers in IT are very good at their job.

    Cons

    Very poor management on IT side. Totally driven by emotions, leaders are non-leaders. The Project managers are not allowed to do their job. Petty minded managers squelch any one who try to improve the process. Any new ideas for automation are not encouraged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shake up IT Allow people who really know what they are doing to do their job and encourage improvements.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Find a real community, do good, learn & work really hard!

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    Current Employee - Corporate in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Corporate in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    culture, leadership, truth-seeking, ahead of the curve, giving back to society. Great development programs & healthy work/life balance (work hard, and feel good about what your doing!).

    Cons

    Cafe food (its gotten a bit better)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the open-door policy and keep listening to employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good culture, great product

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Genomic Health

    Pros

    Great product makes employees feel proud to work here. Good culture, good pay, good benefits. Prospects and growth are pluses

    Cons

    Company culture can be a bit too nice and accountability sometimes lacking. Cross funcitonal unity could be improved. Commercial division acts like its own company and doesn't really seem to be integrated with rest of copany.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Growing pains

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    Current Employee - Information Technology in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Genomic Health

    Pros

    Dedicated employees
    Executives have a long-term outlook/strategy
    Growing like crazy

    Cons

    Not enough headcount to keep up with workload
    401k plan isn't competitive with other companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with the long term vision, but take a good look at departments that are suffering from lack of headcount or else employees will burn out or leave. Increase the matching funds for the 401k, too.

    Recommends
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