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  1. "was great until Bayer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    nothing to complain about, everything is great until bayer

    Cons

    commute is pretty hectic. the spell of the 237 grid lock is hard to break


  2. "Regional Business Manager"

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    Former Employee - Southeast Regional Business Director in Roswell, GA
    Former Employee - Southeast Regional Business Director in Roswell, GA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Conceptus full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Exciting start-up culture in growth mode. Even as economy faltered, impacting elective procedures, management did their best to invest in the sales force.

    Cons

    Purchased by Bayer in 2013, significantly changing leadership and culture. Prior to that, political power structure was shifting to more cut-throat survival mode with inside executives.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing applicable after company was purchased. This is not a device company as much as a pharmaceutical company in scope and execution.


  3. "Territory Manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The compensation was excellent and timely.

    Cons

    Micro management, hostile, inflammatory managers, high turnover, increased quota monthly instead of yearly.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to identify and respect talent.


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  5. "Really good people"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Conceptus full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very nice people to work with.Very good family-work life balance.
    Best IT team I have worked so far.
    Cutting edge technology.
    Very committed and sincere company and people.

    Cons

    Lack of a streamlined process.
    Needs more focus
    Marketing sucks, needs more exposure.

    Advice to Management

    Promote Essure as a standard.
    Introduce in developing countries for cheap, they need it more.
    More accountability from department heads especially Marketing.


  6. "Going nowhere"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Conceptus full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Unique Birth Control device. Close to Sunnyvale and train station

    Cons

    Where do I start.
    1. No new product in 10 years. VP of R&D has never delivered a product in his career.
    2. Low pay. Will watch what time you come and go. No Flex hours.
    3. Ore time spent in cover up than work
    4. Lot of Drama in engineering
    5. Lack of respect for outside the box thinking
    Over all company with no future. The worst of the worst people FO and PK managing R&D.
    I hate every day at work

    Advice to Management

    Need more project. Your CR project is going to fail. Pay us more


  7. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people and willingness to go the extra mile. Always a can do attitude. The new facility was a great building, top of the line.

    Cons

    Being sold to Bayer changed the culture and made it difficult to get things done. Many of the really good people moved on. The future is uncertain at best. Good team being broken up.

    Advice to Management

    Put the band back together at the next place. Great people that can do great things. Keep moving forward with the ideas to change the world.


  8. "Conceptus"

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

    I worked at Conceptus full-time

    Pros

    There were some great field people.

    Cons

    Management was too top heavy.


  9. "It was OK"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility - great product with 100% market share

    Cons

    Terrible management -looking to increase value to sell

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your team! Loyalty is not underrated.


  10. "Great and supportive team members"

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

    Pros

    Conceptus had great engineers and all were supportive in pushing each other to be the best engineer.

    Cons

    I worked at this company under the old management. The Senior management was mostly focused on marketing and sales. Very little financial and management support were provided to the engineering department. Then in 2012, the company has hired a new CEO. I hope that the engineering team, receives more support.

    All rating is based on the older senior management.


  11. "conceptus is ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexible schedule and nice co workers

    Cons

    No room for growth. No employee morale

    Advice to Management

    appreciate the lower end workers


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