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Marlborough, MA
5001 to 10000 employees
Hologic
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Company - Public (HOLX)
Manufacturing
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Abbott Labs, BD, Roche
Hologic is a diverse, dedicated, creative team that develops, markets and supports some of the most innovative and breakthrough diagnostic imaging systems and surgical products on the planet.

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  • "Finally behaving like a "real" growth company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
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    I have been working at Gen-Probe full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The San Diego facility has some great employees. The work we do is impactful to people's lives. Hologic and the new leadership team has really turned the business around and it is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Because Genprobe operated like a mom and pop/family feel, the organizational culture is still acclimating to the "new" Hologic. (it's been over 4 years!)

    Advice to Management

    You will never please everyone. Sadly, no matter how much leadership tries to explain business logic and rationale for tough decisions, not everyone is willing to hear it. Keep focused on growth and creating a positive environment for the people. Those who appreciate it and understand it will stay. It's a great place to be!

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    Research Associate I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Gen-Probe (San Diego, CA).

    Interview

    They needed to fill an opening ASAP so the interview process was pretty quick. I applied directly through the Hologic website and got a call from their Staffing Agency (it apparently was a temporary position) and answered some basic screening questions that she had for me. Based on my interview with the Staffing Agency and my resume, I was called in for an in-person interview. I first interviewed with a group of the Scientists I would be working with and then the Research Associates I would be working with. In total, the interview lasted 1 hour and I was called a few hours later with an offer for the position.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me to outline the mechanism of Transcription-Mediated Amplification (the technology used in their nucleic acid amplification tests).   Answer Question
    • We went through my resume and I described my relevant experience.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    It was a temporary position and I was offered a considerable pay raise so I did not negotiate.

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Gen-Probe Awards & Accolades

  • Workplace Excellence Award (Mid-size), San Diego Society of Human Resources Mgmt, 2011
  • America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2009
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