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Theranos Overview

Palo Alto, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Unknown / Non-Applicable
At Theranos, we're working to shape the future of laboratory testing.

Now for the first time, our high-complexity CLIA-certified laboratory and patented technology can perform and analyze tests quickly and accurately on samples as small as a ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to make actionable information accessible to everyone at the time it matters. By making actionable information accessible to everyone in the world at the time it matters most, we are working to facilitate the early detection and prevention of disease, and empower ... Read more

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  • Our team includes employees with more than 80 PhDs/MDs. Learn more about Theranos here:

    Company Facts: An Infographic - Theranos Newsroom

    Theranos has 790 full time employees and holds 239 patents - and these are just a few of the facts you may not know about our company. This fact sheet will help you learn more about Theranos.

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Theranos – Why Work For Us?

Do work that will change the world. 

At Theranos, we’re motivated by what we can accomplish together. Whether that means building innovative solutions from scratch, creating the perfect guest experience, or unleashing disruptive technology to save lives. Your work at Theranos comes with a guarantee: You will make a direct impact on the world at large.

“We believe access to actionable health informationis a basic human right.” 

Elizabeth Holmes, CEO and Founder

Our people are our company. 

We are idea makers and problem solvers, scientists and inventors, technologists and engineers. Every member of our team is dedicated to changing the world. And your work at Theranos never goes unnoticed. We reward our team with highly competitive compensation, great benefits, catered meals and, most importantly, the opportunity to do incredible things.

Find your place on our team.

We are seeking individuals who share our mission. If that sounds like you, please send us your resume, whether we have an open position posted that seems relevant to you or not.

Our Founder & CEO.

Elizabeth Holmes

Elizabeth left Stanford University's School of Engineering in 2003 to build Theranos around her belief that access to health information is a basic human right. For more than a decade, she has led the company from concept to reality. Theranos' technological innovations have made it possible to quickly process a range of laboratory tests from smaller samples. Theranos publishes all its prices and offers its tests at at least 50% below Medicare reimbursement rates. Since opening its Wellness Centers in late 2013, Theranos has processed over 6.1 million tests, worked with over 9,000 physicians and receives near perfect guest satisfaction ratings. In 2015, Elizabeth worked with leaders in Arizona to pass the first law that expressly recognizes individuals’ right to directly access laboratory tests without first obtaining an order, which often requires relying on insurance eligibility. Elizabeth is a named inventor on 31 U.S. and 134 foreign patents, and is a member of the Harvard Medical School Board of Fellows and the CSIS Board of Trustees.

Making a dramatic impact.

At Theranos, you will work on something that will directly impact and improve peoples’ lives. You will take part in building breakthrough technology, which will allow individuals globally to obtain more health information, take control of their health, and prevent and detect disease.

Innovation and cutting-edge technology.

We are innovating across all disciplines within the company and working with the most cutting-edge technology and equipment. We are always striving to push the boundaries in every area, solve increasingly complex problems, and achieve excellence in everything we do.

Top credentials, talent, and expertise.

Theranos hires incredibly accomplished, talented, intelligent, passionate, hard-working, and driven individuals to join our organization. Our employees excel in their respected fields and truly exemplify the Theranos vision.

Career growth opportunities.

Theranos is a rapidly growing company. As a result, employees have the ability to assume additional responsibilities, take on new challenges, grow professionally, advance within the company, and reach their full potential.

Exposure to senior leadership. 

Our leaders work closely with all teams. They provide insightful and motivational leadership while allowing employees to innovate, do hands on work, and contribute in various capacities.

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    Great team to work with. Good leadership in HR and Recruiting.


    Slow company process, flat org

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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Theranos.


    Standard data structure and algorithm questions. All the interviewers were really nice to talk to. Interviewers helped out too when i was stuck building my solutions. 3 interviewers , one focused on designing a system, one on coding/algorithm and the last on designing apis

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Theranos Awards & Accolades

  • Best Health Startup, Crunchies Awards, 2015
  • Top 10 Medical Innovations, Cleveland Clinic Medical Innovation Summit, 2015
  • Edison Award - Gold, Lab Diagnostics Category, 2014
  • The Bay Area’s 10 Most InDemand Startups of 2014, LinkedIn, 2014
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