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Cepheid Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2019

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3.1
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Cepheid CEO Warren Kocmond
Warren Kocmond
23 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great product that has a lot of room to grow(in 7 reviews)

  • "Great people, good pay, good benefits, if you like science this is a great place, and good parking especially for the Seattle area(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Cepheid is a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cepheid full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Cepheid is a solid company with lots of chances for growth

    Cons

    I see no cons in working with Cepheid

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the good work

    Cepheid2019-04-16
  2. "okay"

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist 

    I have been working at Cepheid full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    pays well supportive group/co-workers gives avenues to explore new ideas, process improvement, etc.

    Cons

    poor IT infrastructure: slow, dated computers, constant AV issues in meeting and conferences space issues: more employees than the space they have is comfortable housing lacking transparency in decision-making

    Advice to Management

    look at diversity in upper management

    Cepheid2019-07-14
  3. "Ok place to work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Cepheid full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Open to improving work culture

      Cons

      HR could use some improvements

      Cepheid2019-04-27
    • "Good company to work for"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Cepheid full-time

      Pros

      Good business vision and mission. Fast growing, a lot of opportunities.

      Cons

      company culture could be more dynamic

      Cepheid2019-04-24
    • "Great tech, but that’s it?"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Cepheid full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      You work with amazing people who all believe in the product. Management has put effort into listening and taking their associates ideas and opinions and including them more than just their normal job.

      Cons

      Pay is still an issue, especially in Manufacturing. Turn around rate is crazy because similar companies just pay more. This is the Bay Area and the pay doesn’t match the cost of living.

      Cepheid2019-04-06
    • "Needs improvement"

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      Current Employee - Clinical in Sunnyvale, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Cepheid full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Nice people to work with

      Cons

      Needs to keep up with Silicon Valley

      Advice to Management

      Need to consider quarterly bonus to your devoded employees.

      Cepheid2019-04-01
    • "Disruptive Technology"

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      Former Employee - Sales 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Cepheid full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Competitive salary and above average commission. Amazing colleges in field sales. Tenured staff who are extremely knowledgeable, eager to help and generally want Cepheid to be a great place to work. Customers come first.

      Cons

      Just like any large company there can be a disconnect from top management to the field.

      Cepheid2019-03-15
    • "Atypical in many ways"

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      Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Cepheid full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The co-workers are generally good and helpful.

      Cons

      Silos!, very poor IT resources/structure, PTO is quite poor, bonuses aren't great. Peers still refer to this company as a start-up even though it is well past that. Issue is the lack of investment in infrastructure to grow the company. Many times different departments are on different software. Data integrity is very poor.

      Advice to Management

      There is too much to write here.

      Cepheid2019-03-19
    • Helpful (1)

      "Toxic! Worst job environment ever experienced"

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      Current Employee - Manager 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Cepheid full-time

      Pros

      good coffee...quite frankly cant think of anything else

      Cons

      Toxic work environment. Back-stabbers, politics, say one thing - do another

      Advice to Management

      Overhaul senior mgmt

      Cepheid2019-04-07
    • "Great People"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Cepheid full-time

        Pros

        Everyone is professional and friendly Coworkers have great teamwork and ethics

        Cons

        Haven't seen any cons so far.

        Cepheid2019-03-12
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