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  1. "Shipping & Receiving Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shipping & Receiving Manager in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Shipping & Receiving Manager in Alameda, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fast growing startup. Very inviting, but challenging atmosphere. Yearly raises, and bonuses. Company functions (i.e Lunches
    Banquets). Full benefits, profit sharing

    Cons

    The only cons was by being a start up, the company was twice in over a 3 year period, and the culture changed, and eventually was closed down

    Advice to Management

    I was in management for nearly 13 wonderful years. As fast as we grew during those years, the culture stayed the same, until we were bought out by Corporations. No advice, as company has been closed down


  2. "Great place to work, but shut down (alas)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alameda, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with and close sense of teamwork and shared responsibility.

    Cons

    Value of the company was not appreciated by new (large) corporate owners -- as is too often the case with acquisitions.


  3. "The bet company I ever work for."

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    Former Employee - Facilities Maintenance in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Facilities Maintenance in Alameda, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    all the people I been in contact there are very worm and helpful.

    Cons

    The only down side was wend the company decide to relocate the Lab to different location.


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  5. "Customer Support Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Alameda, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    When I started this company was number one

    Cons

    This company lost money once the market crashed

    Advice to Management

    Treat people fair and dont show favoritism


  6. Helpful (1)

    "It was nice working at BHL"

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    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Alameda, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere , good benefits, Good job schedules.

    Cons

    Lab was closed due to restructuring of the company.


  7. "Good bio science company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect in Alameda, CA
    Current Employee - Architect in Alameda, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Berkeley Heartlab full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very innovative place to work.Friendly environment.

    Cons

    Very soon going out of business

    Advice to Management

    no advice


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Production Associate in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Alameda, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, Good people, good atmosphere to work

    Cons

    Once Quest Diagnostics took over the Berkeley Heartlab the company decreased in the volume of receiving blood patients samples . Eventually the company will close definitely its laboratory in Alameda Lab ( Atlantic Avenue).

    Advice to Management

    No advise , all the management will be laid off by the end of June 2013.


  9. "Hard working and dedicated field staff but high turnover of executive level"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Berkeley Heartlab full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is some serious dedication at BHL with only a handful of fellow colleagues that have left in the past several years. Those that have left were either 1.) laid off or 2.) were executive level and looking to grow career.

    Cons

    Executive level management has had high turn-over so corporate direction is not always clear to those in other levels of management or in the field.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain communication with employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not recommended"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alameda, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Was ok before Celera purchase. Everything went down hill afterwards.

    Cons

    Incompetent upper management after purchase.

    Advice to Management

    Time to hire competent upper management.


  11. "Work work work"

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    Former Employee - Lab Consultant in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Consultant in Alameda, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good salary, great potential for very high commission, good benefits, and a lot of autonomy to get the job done. One of the highest potential sales compensation numbers in the industry. Great people below management at this company. No one cares how much you work as long as your numbers are good.

    Cons

    The company changes direction every six months which upsets customers immensely. This causes the blame to fall on you and the office often will not want to deal with you again. Only two reps have worked here more than four years so there is a lot of turnover. More pressure here than anywhere on a DAILY basis to get your numbers up. When you leave to go to another sales job forget about going back into those offices you offended. No work/life balance. Just laid 15% of company off and more to come.

    Advice to Management

    Don't fight the insurance companies to force them to pay exorbitant patient reimbursement. Instead contract with them.


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