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Cepheid Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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  • Upper management doesn't listen (in 4 reviews)

  • Company grow fast then it take time to complete human ressources and when they arrive it's already too late (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cepheid full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I've been with Cepheid less than a year, but thus far I love it. The work that's being done at this company truly makes a difference in healthcare around the world. I am surrounded by really brilliant people and that's inspiring. They are committed far more to continual innovation than to lining people's pockets. Even though the company has been around for a long time, there's a lot of new changes happening and so it sort of has a start-up feel as we're trying to catch up to everything. The work is challenging and rewarding. I am given a runway to do what I feel is best for my role without having someone look over my shoulder - they trust their employees to succeed.

    Cons

    The combination of quick growth and integrating with a parent company can make it hard for a company to find and develop it's "culture" or it's rhythm. There are a lot of things we're all figuring out as we go, but I think once we get there it will be great!

    Advice to Management

    Interact with your teams all the way down to the entry-level. That will help keep everyone on board!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "QC analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cepheid full-time

    Pros

    Pretty flexible schedule. decent benefit. Not much of work life balance. Not much of company events

    Cons

    Low salary. Not much of resources. Low turn over rate.
    No down level communication.

  3. "Operations"

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

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

    Pros

    Company is growing at a great rate

    Cons

    Processes are just horrible. Long work hours, with no systems and lengthy paper work for manufacturing.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in improving processes and systems.


  4. "Solid company, collaborative culture with a focus on innovation"

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    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cepheid full-time

    Pros

    I have been with Cepheid for a short while and so far my experience has surpassed my expectations. Employees are knowledgeable, friendly and willing to help. The company is focused on developing their employees. There are several opportunities to network with employees from other Danahar operating companies. Solid company with good infrastructure, on-site IT, monthly orientation programs, and best-in-class systems and tools. President is well thought of and liked by employees.

    Cons

    No formal flex work policy

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in hiring the best and brightest at all levels including graduates and interns


  5. "5 Years in QA"

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

    I have been working at Cepheid full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, innovative products that will make a positive impact in the world.

    Cons

    Corporate culture reducing individuals to metrics.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to listen to your employees and make them a part of decision making process.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Solutions Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great instruments and assays far better than any competitors.

    Cons

    recently acquired by Danaher. Lots of changes to compensation and company car, benefits, etc. which is making it very difficult to appreciate


  7. "Very good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people and interesting projects

    Cons

    necessary overtime to complete all work

  8. "Great company, just acquired, very attractive to millennials. Top of the line pay, great technology."

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love my Boss, he listens encourages compliments and is honestly one of my favorite things about cepheid. Love not being in a cubicle as an engineer... field work is amazing!

    Cons

    The customer clientele are middle aged women, sometimes hard to deal with, but if you listen to them they'll listen to you!!!

    Advice to Management

    2/3 Management positions in my department (Field service engineering) have been hired in the last 6 months from other companies... not promising to me as an internal worker. Discourages me from staying honestly. Promote from within, every time!


  9. "Overall good company"

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    Current Employee - SQA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - SQA Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very helpful and nice people

    Cons

    Very conservative. Everything moves very slow.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Logistics"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cepheid full-time

    Pros

    Hours are good. 8 hr work days and you can pick what shift you want to work. OT is available.

    Cons

    Minimum pay. Management doesn't care about you. All they want is money. They are rude

    Advice to Management

    Have more team building events. Be nice. Take care of your people and in return they will take care of you.


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