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Dexcom Reviews

Updated November 8, 2017
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Pros
  • The Company is growing at a fast rate and this opens up many opportunities for advancement (in 19 reviews)

  • very fast-paced never boring, interesting work, fulfilling work as you know you are helping someone (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • The other negative is that you spend a lot of time here, so the work/life balance could be better (in 7 reviews)

  • The only con is our growing pains which sometimes get in the way of efficiency but other than that there are no cons (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (7)

    "You will be challenged"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dexcom full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You will know that your work helped a child with Type I Diabetes go to his first slumber party by himself. You will feel good about your influence on the world.

    You will learn. You will keep learning.

    The friction to make pretty dramatic changes to procedure is very low for a medical device company.

    Cons

    Due to rapid growth, many basic business processes are not well in place at Dexcom. Purchasing is a nightmare, for example. Good news: everything is flexible, everything changes. I've seen improvement every year.

    Secondly, some groups do not talk to each other that really should. I've seen some very bad relationships between Quality, Regulatory, Test, and Development. This is not the norm, but it can be very frustrating when it happens.

    Advice to Management

    We've got a great product. We've got great people. There's some serious traffic snarls in just Getting Things Done that need to be sorted out: identify basic business operations, make their performance visible, then reward change.

    Dexcom Response

    May 18, 2017 – Director Talent Acquisition

    Thank you very much for sharing your experiences and feedback on how to keep making Dexcom a better place to work. I liked your comment about us having low friction to dramatic change compared to... More


  2. "Very good company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice company to work for

    Cons

    Not a supportive administration in value

  3. "Dexcom is a great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Business Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Territory Business Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dexcom is a great company. Our growth is impressive and our management is fair and understanding with employees. They always do the right thing even when external factors out of our control impact our business. The culture at Dexcom is energetic and fun. It's also nice to know that we are making a difference in people's lives. I have been at Dexcom for four years and plan on staying for a long time. There's no other place I'd rather be.

    Cons

    The only con is our growing pains which sometimes get in the way of efficiency but other than that there are no cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  4. "Great, Fast-paced environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dexcom full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are genuinely enthusiastic about their work, and there is great career support

    Cons

    As anyone here would say.....Parking, but if you're here before 8:00 no problems

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing great work and supporting cross-functional teams


  5. "Review from an R&D Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have enjoyed working with a great group of people for several years at Dexcom. There is a real sense of commitment to helping those with diabetes. Our R&D budget as a percentage of our revenue is much higher than other companies I have worked at, and this gives us the backing to aggressively attack project challenges and schedules.

    Cons

    With aggressive schedules there is a lot of pressure to excel, but that is not always a bad thing. Communication up and down the organization could be improved so that all team members have the same goals and understanding.

    Advice to Management

    Minimize the amount of projects we are all working on. Kill some projects rather than leaving them on life support with people wondering why they should even work on the project.


  6. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Collections Specialist in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Collections Specialist in Mesa, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company culture, generous benefits, good pay.

    Cons

    No 401K match by employer.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  7. "Opportunity Knocks for the Ambitious!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dexcom full-time

    Pros

    Given Dexcom's maturity as a teenage company and it's fast paced environment, you will have the opportunity to learn and grow as the company does. You are likely to have more opportunities to work on meaningful projects that add real value in a few years versus at a stable, mature company in maintenance mode.

    Cons

    Depending on the function and area of the business, foundations are still being built, so those who need a high amount of structure and process may become frustrated. There's no doubt that it's fast paced and can sometimes be hectic, but that's what I expect when you are supporting the creation of cool technology that's improving life with diabetes.

    Advice to Management

    Better leverage data from the employee survey to drive action plans that will keep engagement high.

  8. "Principal Engineer"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dexcom full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Probably the best work experience I've had. The vast majority of people are very competent and the management encourages a spirit of cooperation and courtesy. The product is life changing for the patients, and very gratifying to work on.

    Cons

    In one word: the parking.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. There are some know areas of necessary improvement, but the management is well aware of them and works on them constantly.


  9. "I love this company!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech Support in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Tech Support in Mesa, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dexcom full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Change, Being treated like an adult, innovation, room for growth, great management

    Cons

    None, absolutely none, Everything is so great!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  10. "Great place, tons to learn."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dexcom full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing people and team to work with, constantly learning and experiencing new things. Very dynamic.

    Cons

    Not sure of any as of yet.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing to grow, both the company and employees.


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