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Cepheid

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Updated Nov 21, 2022

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Found 535 of over 644 reviews
3.6
61% Recommend to a Friend
Cepheid President Melissa Aquino
63% Approve of CEO

Found 519 of over 644 reviews

3.6
61%
Recommend to a Friend
63%
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Cepheid President Melissa Aquino
Melissa Aquino
80 Ratings

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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Great people and projects s(in 41 reviews)
  • "Collaboration between cross functional teams Good benefits(in 27 reviews)
  • "Diverse workforce Good Pay Respected company(in 24 reviews)
  • "Coworkers friendly and helpful to each other.(in 14 reviews)
  • "great team to work with.(in 14 reviews)
Cons
  • "Which concurs with this review and the bad management described in critiques given below.(in 33 reviews)
  • "I had 4 Managers in 4 years.(in 16 reviews)
  • "No work life balance less benefits(in 14 reviews)
  • "Bad Culture: Prior to the Danaher acquisition, although Cepheid had its cultural and operational problems, it was still a fun place to work.(in 12 reviews)
  • "Upper management is clueless.(in 11 reviews)
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  1. 4.0
    Current Employee
    Featured Review

    Growth Potential

    Feb 1, 2022 - Quality Assurance in Fremont, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great growth potential. Challenging environment. Great team of people.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be improved.

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    very good

    Nov 8, 2022 - Data Solutions Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The company lets you learn on your own pace and lets you contribute on your own level

    Cons

    I have encountered, none of problems.

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good place to work

    Nov 21, 2022 - Senior Process Engineer in Newark, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Collaboration between cross functional teams Good benefits

    Cons

    working on holidays as a salary employee without a good compensation i.e., not double pay just one day comp

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to work

    Nov 15, 2022 - Product Support Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are spectacular Remote work Health/vision/401k/PPO/office relocation

    Cons

    Moving targets, difficult to keep up to constant change Challenging product and growth patterns

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    1 person found this review helpful
  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    It's possible to make a good career at Cepheid

    Sep 29, 2022 - Supervisor in Newark, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay, bonuses, 401K match, and decent other benefits.

    Cons

    Seems if you know someone in the company higher up or get in good with management, you can advance in your career. On the other hand, you may have a lot of previous experience and a degree which goes unlooked and you may end up reporting to someone who moved up within the company with much less experience and no degree. Diversity needs some work. The company is probably 90% Filipino. They should consider hiring other ethnic groups to help diversify the workforce.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  7. 4.0
    Current Employee

    grew too fast

    Nov 21, 2022 - Senior TSE in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    great money and supportive local team

    Cons

    lay offs and leadership is disconnected

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  8. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Manufacturing Material Handler

    Nov 16, 2022 - Manufacturing 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The company have good benefits

    Cons

    My department's management doesn't have much progress

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  9. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Short term planning, no long term goals. Constant chaos.

    Aug 17, 2022 - Commercial Sales 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Pay can be strong when your sakes buckets match the compensation plan. Solid products Career development focus. But promotions come with a lack of security

    Cons

    Frequent comp plan changes throughout the year. Ongoing product shortages. Short sighted, no long term strategy. (Tremendous growth based on pandemic sales, only to surprise everyone with unexpected layoffs 9 months later) Poor business strategies, focused on quick cash grab rather than supporting long term business & long term customers Leadership prioritized allocations of product, impacting your earnings & rankings when “favored” geographies are chosen to receive the products. You are paid on what invoices, not what is ordered. Poor internal operations & support. You are constantly working to fix operation’s errors with no support. No transparency from leadership. Zero accountability Huge corporate politics. You can be let go even when you are a top performer if you are not “in” with the right people. Constant territory changes. Poor internal communication. Frequent chaos. Operates in a reactive manner. Poor planning with frequent fire drills requiring often frivolous reports to be provided to leadership with less than a 24 he turn around time. Lack of consideration for downstream impact of decisions.

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    14 people found this review helpful
  10. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Intern

    Nov 13, 2022 - Intern 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Big Intern Class and community

    Cons

    tough to network between teams

    1 person found this review helpful
  11. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    A good place to work

    Nov 12, 2022 - Director 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Salary, incentive pay, remote work , benefits

    Cons

    Culture, speed of change, lack of diversity

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Cepheid has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 644 reviews left anonymously by employees. 61% of employees would recommend working at Cepheid to a friend and 57% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -12% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Cepheid employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Cepheid. This rating has decreased by -8% over the last 12 months.

61% of Cepheid employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Cepheid 3.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.4 for culture and values and 3.5 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Cepheid to be culture, benefits, career development and the cons to be workplace, senior leadership, management.

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