Complete Genomics Reviews

Updated Sep 2, 2019

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3.2
35%
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Complete Genomics (President and CEO) Cliff Reid
Cliff Reid
14 Ratings
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  • "Multiple abrupt strategic direction changes were imposed by parent company(in 7 reviews)

  • "Killed the omega sequencer project(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

    5.0
     

    I have been working at Complete Genomics

    Pros

    Great company culture as everyone is open and willing to help out

    Cons

    There weren't any negative aspects

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  2. "Interesting Projects, but extremely poor management"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working here gives you the opportunity to deep your feet into latest in NGS technology, and opportunity to work on some interesting projects.

    Cons

    Company is very top-heavy with lots of experience in sequencing technology, but its management lacks the ability to communicate with their workers in a way that makes them feel integral in their own projects. While projects may be interesting, the lack of organization (e.g. multiple people working on the same thing without knowing it) and erratic switching in projects without knowing why or how was very common and frustrating.


  3. "Think it over before joinning the company"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Engineer 

    I worked at Complete Genomics full-time

    Pros

    Research the new generation of NGS sequencer

    Cons

    Management is not professional to operate a company.

  4. "Spun wheels with no real direction"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Complete Genomics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Cool people, free lunch. Loved my team!

    Cons

    Seemed like we were just doing busy work with no real insight as to what it's purpose was. Alos seemed odd to see reverse engineering in action.

  5. "Nice place to work"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people with high skills

    Cons

    organization was not good and need to be improved

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good company to work with, but totally depend on which group you are in"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    descent benefits, free snacks/drinks/food, company activities, work is interesting, coworker mostly very nice

    Cons

    higher management is chaotic and confusing

  7. Helpful (1)

    "QA Assistant"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Specialist in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Complete Genomics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    nice people, good break room foods for employees

    Cons

    let go, no notice and after hours

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  8. "Cares about its employees"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Complete Genomics full-time

    Pros

    Interesting projects; positive work environment; good benefits; management proactively takes care of employees

    Cons

    There is not much negative to say.

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, but mission is unsure"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Complete Genomics full-time

    Pros

    Awesome people there, very bright and dedicated. Fun, collaborative atmosphere.

    Cons

    They seem to be transitioning all the work to the teams in China. New management not giving clear vision to US employees.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Individual Contributer"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Company spends alot of money.

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