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  • "They seem to be transitioning all the work to the teams in China" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There weren't any negative aspects

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  2. "QA Assistant"

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

    I worked at Complete Genomics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    nice people, good break room foods for employees

    Cons

    let go, no notice and after hours

    Advice to Management

    Be real

  3. "Cares about its employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, but mission is unsure"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.

    Advice to Management

    You have an amazing amount of talent in Mountain View that you are not utilizing well. The China teams are still very junior and inexperienced, and not capable of innovating. US team is floundering because of poorly communicated vision. I suspect your plan is the shut down the US company at the end of this year and that would be a grave mistake.


  5. "Individual Contributer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with.

    Cons

    Company spends alot of money.


  6. "Nice place to work if you are in IT!!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Complete Genomics (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of freedom to work on different technologies.

    Cons

    No specific direction in terms of long term strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Time to market is very slow.. Please make it fast.


  7. "Good People to Work with but very top heavy"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Complete Genomics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone at Complete Genomics are so nice to work with. I met great people while I was at Complete Genomics. Benefits and pay are industrial standard.

    Cons

    Constantly changing directions and come out with all the ideas from the top without knowing whether it can be achieved or not. Constant reorganizations also hurt productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Promise what you can do. Over promise to BGI and under deliver that promise hurt everyone in the compnay.

  8. "Great people to work with. BGI is screwing the culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Complete Genomics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Smart colleagues
    Great attiture and lots of new technology to learn
    Worklife balance
    Free kitchen so lunch snacks is free

    Cons

    BGI. Killed the omega sequencer project. And laid off majority workforce. They changed the direction completely so the company is in disarray


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good work culture
    Great work life balance

    Cons

    Not much to do in Mountain view


  10. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Complete Genomics full-time

    Pros

    Strong management team provided clear direction. Culture was collaborative and made up of intelligent people. Pay and benefits were very competitive.

    Cons

    Technology development was exceedingly expensive. Culture encouraged spending sometimes to excess. Hired too quickly and then had layoffs. Now culture has changed but direction is less clear.


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