Hologic

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Hologic Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
94 Reviews
2.9
94 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of smart employees, reasonable work/life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Great people to work with, great overall company mission, a dedication to women's healthcare, Was (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Now that there was just a shake-up of upper management, I see little hope for the future (in 10 reviews)

  • Limited career advancement opportunity to move up (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great products and people; not sure about the changes

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    The people I worked with and products I worked on were great, I really enjoyed the passion and purpose.

    Cons

    In 2013 a number of lay-offs occurred, which were unexpected, and affected the division. The lay-offs were not based on performance, and a number of lower performing people remained at the company - political approach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be compassionate, and get feedback from everyone.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Was an Okay company, as long as you keep your focus to your own department

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I worked at Hologic

    Pros

    Lots of talented people within the organization. Great focus on women's health.
    They paid pretty good salaries, as long as you worked hard, and they also gave great bonuses.
    The work-life balance was good, but that was only a reflection of my direct supervisor.

    Cons

    For a company that was focused on women's health, there were no women working in any top management positions. The top management had no clue how to make the workers feel important or that they were making a difference. They basically gave the impression that the bottom line was the only important thing to consider.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Poor Management. Ever changing business objectives. No company directive to move forward in changing market.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Manager

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

    Pros

    Market leader in GYN. World Class products. Weak competitive field. Great product branding.

    Cons

    Poor product pipeline. Lack of new product launch. Lack to retain tenured employees. No directional to the future. Focus on stock price versus employee satisfaction and moral.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on retaining versus hiring. Provide a clear communication channel versus mixed messages from upper management to mid level management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great team of service personal

    Cons

    Can be long hours when problems arise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They have turned it around

  6.  

    Great company to develop technical skills in Systems Engineer and Software Test core groups

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hologic

    Pros

    Good people, between life and work balance, focus on life

    Cons

    Depending on which group, takes a LONG time to go from Contract to Full Time. This is especially true in Engineering groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tie down your talented workers, because other companies will reap the benefit of an already polished candidate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good opportunity if you like to work in bio medical industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Q&A in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Q&A in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Hologic as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very adjustable schedules.
    Good learning experience

    Cons

    Long time to be convert job in to full time from contractor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should be more fun activities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work location was a plus

    Cons

    Management doesn't have a clue

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A company in trouble

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    Former Employee - Director Level in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Director Level in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Hologic full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    A number of state-of-the-art products in both scanning and molecular diagnostics. Lots of exciting things happening in molecular diagnostics, particularly, that will lead to increased menu on their signature Panther platform and associated instruments.

    Cons

    The company is really in the weeds with respect to getting itself out of debt, initiating organic growth and transforming itself into a sustainable, long-term player. In San Diego, a switch in enterprise systems has resulted in a complete breakdown of financial tracking and management: the company cannot provide managers with reliable data on run rates on expense line items, so managing costs and developing budgets that support company goals is not possible--the outlook for a company that cannot manage its costs is not good. Good people continue to leave the company due to dissatisfaction with the chaos of day to day operations and the lack of career opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the financial tracking and reporting system to provide timely, accurate budget information to managers so they can control their costs. Fix the dysfunctional matrix reporting structures that pervade the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Concerned about future direction of company

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    Current Employee - Something in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Something in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Hologic full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Strong products, strong brand. Reliability.

    Cons

    Lots of change. Completely new leadership team. Losing lots of talented people. Uncertain about where company is heading.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reinvest in your human capital and ensure employees are happy. Don't drive away talent by trying to cut costs at every opportunity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Scientist in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Hologic full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Profitable company, Good quality products, work life balance, good compensation and benefits, good people

    Cons

    Constant change in leadership. Technology is getting outdated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to put both a product roadmap and technology road map in place to support future growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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