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www.celera.com
Alameda, CA
201 to 500 employees
1998
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Celera spent years mapping the human genome, and now it is ready to do something with all that it has learned. Formerly a researcher, the firm is now focused on developing diagnostics and providing clinical services. The company's Berkeley HeartLab (BHL) and ... Read more

Celera Group Reviews

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    Former Employee - Specialist, Quality Control Analyst in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Specialist, Quality Control Analyst in Alameda, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The schedules were very flexible for the most part. Colleagues are very bright and helpful. The size of the company created a very close knit environment where interdepartmental communication were frequent.

    Cons

    Since the acquisition by Quest Diagnostic, Celera has slowly deteriorated. As benefits slowly aligned with corporate Quest Diagnostic, it became very clear that Celera was no longer an appealing place to work. Medical benefits offered is the bare minimum. Quest Diagnostic only observes 5 holidays per year.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop appeasing to the all the wishes and demands of corporate Quest Diagnostic. The future of the company was set once Quest Diagnostic became involved.

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    Senior Quality Control Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Alameda, CA
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Celera Group (Alameda, CA) in June 2012.

    Interview

    The interview process consists of multiple panels. I met with individuals from four different departments: Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing, Development. The day began with a meeting that included all the QC analysts, followed by a one on one with the QC manager. Then I met with the Director of QC, Director of QA, Manufacturing Chemists and Manager. The day ended with an interview with Development scientists.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you had to work with someone you did not get along with or when you experienced a difficult team situation.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    I decided to persue another job opportunity.

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