I have been working at Gen-Probe full-time (Less than a year)
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.
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!
I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Gen-Probe (San Diego, CA).
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.
It was a temporary position and I was offered a considerable pay raise so I did not negotiate.