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Ascend Clinical Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "QA"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ascend Clinical (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits such as 401(K) plan.

    Cons

    Formal dressing which needs to be changed.


  2. "The worst place to work for! Better to be unemployed than work there."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ascend Clinical (More than a year)

    Pros

    They have a clean work environment.

    Cons

    executives have management style from 1930's. They regularly make poor and unsubstantiated decisions. Culture is demeaning and often disregard and devalue employees.

    Advice to Management

    Retire or leave the company.


  3. "Ascend Genomics: Great People"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I work at Ascend Genomics and the team there is really fantastic. Everyone work's together and the lab manager creates an environment for individual growth.

    Cons

    I dont have much to say

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "MLA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mlt in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Mlt in Redwood City, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ascend Clinical full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere to work there

    Cons

    Poor benefits not enought for the work


  6. "Pulse Check"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ascend Clinical full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Overall, they offer flexibility and good benefits

    Cons

    Can do a better job with defining departments direction and goals


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Paranoid leadership"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It was interesting work while it lasted.

    Cons

    I am a very strong .NET developer with SQL Server skills. They were watching me like a hawk when I started. I lasted two weeks before they fired me.


  8. "Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ascend Clinical (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice Work environment. Good benefits. Manager is very nice. He is not doing micro management. Very helpful and understanding. Nice place to work.

    Cons

    There is a dress code.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Careless management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Services Representative
    Current Employee - Client Services Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ascend Clinical full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, including matching 401 K contributions, vision and dental coverage. They tend to hire very nice people.

    Cons

    No bonuses (which is understandable, their business is shrinking). There is a lot of upper and middle management turnover. Some redundancy and lack of clear protocols makes it very confusing. Management tends to ignore employees. Changes are implemented without clear communication across departments. The company has wasted time and money in fruitless ventures and ideas. They are very upfront about the long hours and unusual schedule, but some people might find it difficult to fulfill their expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and your clients. Do not make make protocol changes without first getting their input and understanding consequences for patients and clients.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Positive Learning Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ascend Clinical full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was able to learn a lot of various technologies that moved my career quickly.

    Cons

    Some of the employees are incredibly hard to work with and pull rank to do things that are incredibly destructive to the company.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Hostile, Toxic Work Environment and Low Employee Morale."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial
    Former Employee - Financial
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ascend Clinical full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The best thing would be the compensation and benefits. Management also provided snacks and meals on occasion. The office itself was nice.

    Cons

    The company culture of Ascend is very demoralizing. The training and ongoing training is extremely poor, considering the amount of knowledge needed to perform the job correctly. Management is very demanding and highly critical of employees. I also found management frequently lies and cannot be trusted. There is a lot of unethical business practices happening that could be potentially bad for employees. All in all a very depressing and unhappy work environment where you constantly have to watch your back and worry.

    Advice to Management

    Management really needs to invest in a proper training program for new employees. Make an effort to change the company culture to one that is positive. Stop allowing toxic employees (Jerks) the freedom to rein!



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