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Theranos Overview

Headquarters Palo Alto, CA
Size 501 to 1000 Employees
Founded 2003
Type Company - Private
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
one tiny drop changes everything.

At Theranos, we're working to shape the future of lab testing. Now, for the first time, our high-complexity CLIA-certified laboratory can perform your tests quickly and accurately on samples as small as a single ... More

Mission: Our mission is to make actionable health information accessible to people everywhere in the world at the time it matters, enabling early detection and intervention of disease, and empowering individuals with information to live the lives they want to live.

Theranos – Why Work For Us?


​​​​Our Company

​At Theranos, we are on a life-changing mission.​

We’re a team of technologists, scientists and inventors, led and backed by some of the greatest entrepreneurs, investors, creative minds, and global leaders.

Our people are our company. ​We reward their dedication with highly competitive compensation, great healthcare benefits, catered meals, and more, with the opportunity to take part in changing the world.


Our Beliefs

We believe that access to accurate, affordable, and real-time diagnostic information is a basic human right.


Elizabeth Holmes

Elizabeth Holmes is CEO of Theranos, which she founded in 2003. Elizabeth left Stanford University's School of Engineering to build Theranos around her patents and vision for healthcare.



​​​Competitive Compensation Packages

Comprehensive Medical, Dental, & Vision Coverage

4 Weeks of Paid Time Off Per Year

10 Paid Company Holidays Per Year

Commuter Benefits Program

401(k) Program

Employee Discount Program

Flexible Spending Account



​​Making a Dramatic Impact

At Theranos, you will work on something that will directly impact peoples’ lives. You will be able to look back on your work and be deeply proud of it. 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 Leaders

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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    Work that transcends the day-to-day

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
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    I have been working at Theranos full-time (More than 3 years)


    Having been an employee at Theranos for nearly four years, I can attest that my experience has enabled me the opportunity to connect my life's work to an idea and set of values which transcend the day-to-day that consumed previous jobs. I'm fortunate to be surrounded by colleagues who equally reflect purpose in what they're doing. Theranos is an extremely cross-collaborative environment that consistently hires people who have the drive to push the boundaries of the status quo to discover, create, and impose positive change in the world.


    Theranos maintains a fast-paced culture, so one must be prepared to iterate, pivot and remain flexible at all times, without losing site of short and long-term goals.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the pedal to the metal!

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    Security Officer Interview Interview

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Theranos.


    Was contacted by recruiter who brought me in to meet with the security team without a phone screen. Interviewed with security management for 30 mins or so. The questions were pretty standard however I didn't like the smug attitude one of the interviewers gave me. This person runs the program. He kept misinterpreting and twisting my answers around and by then I knew I was out. It wasn't a good fit for me or them. You could tell by the way they run the place as if they are protecting the President of the United States. The interviewers had no enthusiasm and didn't seem like they wanted to talk to me. Getting the job really depends on the interviewer liking you.

Theranos Awards & Accolades

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  • 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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