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AutoGenomics Reviews

Updated July 30, 2017
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  1. "A struggling but wonderful little company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AutoGenomics full-time

    Pros

    freedom of action
    like a family

    Cons

    chronically short of cash
    a couple senior management should retire

    Advice to Management

    Don't give up, we will prevail


  2. "Excellent experience with great support and state of the art technologies."

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    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Cranston, RI
    Former Employee - Field Service Engineer in Cranston, RI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AutoGenomics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Learn new things with new products, great location, Carlsbad, CA company will be trying to get more investors and go public.

    Cons

    Startup having difficulties with Lab Insurance reimbursement on most of their assays,company now is in hard financial straits and is looking to be acquired. Currently company is going to a reduced work-week and layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Develop the ability to diversify, and not rely on one specific technology.

  3. "Ops"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AutoGenomics full-time

    Pros

    Small company provides ability to be exposed to a variety of functions. Good, genuine people work here.

    Cons

    Outdated processes with no interest to streamline.

    Advice to Management

    No common sense. Business strategy and forecasting prevents any real growth.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "bad experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible work time, nice co-workers.

    Cons

    instruments are outdated and lack of executive management.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "A History of Unhappy Employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AutoGenomics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    For the most part smart and dedicated people work there.

    Cons

    Upper management is full of nepotism and sexism. Promotions and raises are based on who is favorited and not by actual contributions or merit.

    Advice to Management

    Retire before you bankrupt the company!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Unstable"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Colleagues. This company hired great people.

    Cons

    Executive management. Instrument platform already outdated.
    This company fired great people.

    Advice to Management

    The market can see what you do. That's why you failed going public 3x.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Run away... far away."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co workers are great and the job flexibility are good.

    Cons

    Company is currently losing money due to the lack of a market for their outdated product. Missed its IPO for the 3rd time this past year. Company is struggling and upper management is blind to the fact they are abusing their staff by a lower than average salary, no raises in over 5 years, and lack of movement within the company except for out the door.

    Advice to Management

    Retire. Pay employees what they are worth, and provide yearly raises and yearly reviews to improve morale. Change the product and update it for a competitive edge against other products out there.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "So much Potential, so little leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really good people, promising science and technology, addresses a significant need in todays healthcare system, potential to be a game changer in their field

    Cons

    No leadership, very aged management, huge amounts of debt, very low morale of workforce, very poorly compensated employees, not a modern office, very much like a good old boys club.

    Advice to Management

    Time to ride off into the sunset, you are too old to try and keep running this company. It needs a new CEO that can turn things around and save the company.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Stay away!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Most people below senior staff level are easy to work with. The product concept is a good one and has the potential to change healthcare.

    Cons

    Senior staff runs the company on outdated practices and virtually sets up its employees to fail. They are constantly yelling either among themselves or at other employees which makes for a very hostile work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Retire and/or sell the company.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "So many missed opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AutoGenomics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company has a potentially game changing product in molecular diagnostic testing. There are a lot of good people there doing there best to make it work. .

    Cons

    The whole place is run like a bad family business. There is rampant nepotism, which wouldn't be a problem if the people hired were competent, but that's rarely the case. Only obedient people rewarded. Differing opinions are not welcomed by upper management. Unfortunately, upper management will never admit the mistakes they have made and continue to make. Their fatal flaw is running the company as an instrument company when it should be run as a chip company. They can't wrap their heads around this fact.

    Advice to Management

    Retire.


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