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Complete Genomics CEO Cliff Reid
Cliff Reid
13 Ratings
Pros
  • "Terrific Culture, wonderful work environment(in 6 reviews)

  • "(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "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"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      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

      Advice to Management

      n/a

      Complete Genomics2017-10-16
    • "Think it over before joinning the company"

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        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.

        Complete Genomics2019-05-10
      • "Spun wheels with no real direction"

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

        I worked at Complete Genomics full-time for more 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.

        Complete Genomics2019-04-14
      • "Nice place to work"

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        Current Employee - Research Associate 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Nice people with high skills

        Cons

        organization was not good and need to be improved

        Complete Genomics2019-01-31
      • Helpful (1)

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

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Negative Outlook

        I have been working at Complete Genomics full-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

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

        Cons

        higher management is chaotic and confusing

        Complete Genomics2018-10-10
      • Helpful (1)

        "QA Assistant"

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

        I worked at Complete Genomics full-time for more 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

        Complete Genomics2017-09-20
      • "Cares about its employees"

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        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.

        Complete Genomics2017-08-19
      • Helpful (2)

        "Great people, but mission is unsure"

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        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.

        Complete Genomics2017-03-09
      • Helpful (1)

        "Individual Contributer"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

        I have been working at Complete Genomics full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Great group of people to work with.

        Cons

        Company spends alot of money.

        Complete Genomics2016-12-01
      • "Nice place to work if you are in IT!!!"

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

        I have been working at Complete Genomics for more than 4 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.

        Complete Genomics2016-11-28
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