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Crescendo Bioscience Reviews

Updated April 5, 2017
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  1. "Great place to start"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crescendo Bioscience part-time

    Pros

    Really chill work environment
    Awesome employees
    By the water, so a nice view

    Cons

    Unorganized
    Lack of flow and communication from management

    Advice to Management

    Hire quality people


  2. "Live Through This..."

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    Former Employee - Reimbursement Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Reimbursement Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Crescendo Bioscience full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits were great, the pay was okay.

    Cons

    Terrible low-mid management and HR department. I have never, ever worked for less competent, mean-spirited people in my life. If you miss your middle school days, then this place might be right for you. The billing group is "managed" by Myriad and are so far removed from what went on in our little corner (on a different floor, different building) that they should be grateful lawsuits were not brought on. I would hate to see an outside audit of claims...

    Advice to Management

    Audit peoples' work, listen to phone calls from everyone in the group, including the leaders, and, most importantly, pay attention to trends from people leaving over the toxic culture. I know multiple people voiced the same problems perpetrated by the same people as they left, yet nothing changed -- remove and replace low-mid management, they are incompetent and cruel. Require the leaders to acquire and maintain a certification for Reimbursement or Revenue Cycle, so they have a good understanding of the functions of the teams they are managing.

  3. "Good management and fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, good management, good company culture, free food.

    Cons

    I don't really have much to say. I guess the only thing missing is more food options around there.


  4. "Great People - Great Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people. Great mission. Leadership is responsive to employee concerns. Good training for people in leadership positions. Note that reviews prior to Jan 2015 reflect another management regime and style.

    Cons

    It's not perfect - some departments are more happy than others but I think the new leadership is doing the right things to rectify all the challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Bernie Tobin is the best example of an accountable, compassionate, and effective leadership I have experienced. Glass Door needs to update the CEO information.


  5. "Poor Management"

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    Current Employee - ACCOUNT MANAGER/Customer Service Representative in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - ACCOUNT MANAGER/Customer Service Representative in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Crescendo Bioscience part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Clean and centrally located office

    Cons

    Terrible office culture. Customer Service department is a complete mess.

    Advice to Management

    Start promoting from within and try to listen to employee concerns


  6. "Business Relations Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, TX

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

    Pros

    Great work from home job. Great support and leadership without the micromanaging.

    Cons

    No base pay, health insurance or retirement

    Advice to Management

    Grow the business into more markets. Offer base pay and benefits.


  7. "Terrible management"

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

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

    Pros

    zip - there's not much to say

    Cons

    Management is terrible - makes rash decisions based on no direct knowledge of what's going on

    Advice to Management

    Work harder to understand what your employees are doing

  8. "Working at Crescendo"

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    Current Employee - Operations in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Operations in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    now a part of Myriad Genetics so the company has deeper pockets, people are good to work with, fantastic product

    Cons

    could use a little more internal organization, but that is changing quickly with the acquisition


  9. "Not what you think it is"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Generous compensation overall. If you are lucky enough to be in one of the few groups with a good leader you will probably thrive. Sales will be pleased by the relative freedom, lack of reporting, and opportunity to contribute to future direction.

    Cons

    Poor leadership and decision making process. Many unhappy employees throughout, many of whom are looking for new jobs now that Myriad acquisition has gone through. Expect a lot of turnover in the next 6 - 12 months. Seemingly low accountability for under performing people in several senior level positions.


  10. "Unprofessional Lab Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many very gifted and kind individuals at this company.

    Cons

    In the lab you will find unstable and unprofessional behaviors such as throwing tantrums when they can't have their way. Ignorance about statistics and how to create a Quality Assurance System. Hiding behind hording all the knowledge of the QC system in order to keep others from finding their mistakes. Is threatened by anyone who has better ideas. Shockingly gets away with back stabbing polarizing behaviors. Clueless about laboratory regulations and has the company at a liability risk due to it. Manipulating upper management to allow liabilities due to their lack of understanding of laboratory regulations. Will steal your ideas and claim them as if they were their own. Revolving door of Laboratory Supervisors due to the unstable behaviors.

    Advice to Management

    Is it really worth the risk?


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