Cepheid Reviews

Updated Aug 7, 2020

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3.3
61%
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72%
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Cepheid President and COO Warren Kocmond
Warren Kocmond
38 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great product, there are some real passionate people working there(in 9 reviews)

  • "The company is growing very fast, there are lots of process gaps and opportunities to shape your own career(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management, unrealistic goals, fire fighting weekly(in 7 reviews)

  • "The benefits packages for regular contributors as well as salaries are not competitive compared to other companies in the Bay Area(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Manufacturer of Cutting Edge Product"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Associate are friendly with a diverse workforce

    Cons

    Better individualized training for new associates

  2. Helpful (2)

    "DBS"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cepheid full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Danaher required management system helps improve productivity and profuts

    Cons

    DBS is treated like Scientology and metrics obsession often gets in the way of common sense and innovation


  3. "Good Benefits"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Cepheid full-time

    Pros

    Great Opportunities and a growing company

    Cons

    Things can get hectic and long work hours

  4. "Purchased By Large Corporation - Lots of changes in management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Order Administrator in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Liked it was a medical Co. who helped make a difference in peoples lives

    Cons

    Under going a lot of changes in management and changes to processes

  5. "Great company!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Inclusive, good internship program, good pay, free stuff

    Cons

    None yet. Just started position.

  6. "Very well run company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity and Inclusion. Company adheres to it values. Has good business poliices and follows them

    Cons

    Can tend to get overwhelming. So many things going on it hard to stay focused sometimes.

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  7. Helpful (4)

    "Fake HR Reviews"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I will not repeat my experience when I interview again.

    Cons

    I learned the hard way.

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  8. Helpful (3)

    "Rude culture and inadequate leadership"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Creating amazing technology that positivity helps improve health globally

    Cons

    Senior leaders don’t care about individuals and create a rude and confrontational culture. Customer Care leadership is very poor. Little opportunity for advancement and development.

  9. "Good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Always work to be done, interesting field

    Cons

    lots of red tape which slows productivity

  10. "So far so good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Specialist in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Cepheid full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture. Nice perks

    Cons

    Bay area commuting will always be a downside

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