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"Cepheid is a great company with many qualified employees. Should treat temp employees better"

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Former Contractor - Software Testing Technician in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Contractor - Software Testing Technician in Sunnyvale, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Cepheid as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

It has great benefits and everyone there is very welcoming. Office environment with lots of room to move up.

Cons

Cepheid uses a lot of short term contracts for new employees. They contract out these temporary employees using a Recruiting company called Richmar Associates. These temporary contracts usually are for 6 months and though you are legally binded to the contract Cepheid has the ability to terminate the contract whenever they deem it is in their best interest without warning or notice. I was on the short end of this when I got a call from Richmar saying not to report to work the following day.

Advice to Management

at the very least give a notice to temporary employees when you are about to lay them off

Other Employee Reviews for Cepheid

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Field Technical Support Specialist"

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

    I have been working at Cepheid full-time

    Pros

    This is a growing company which is continously expanding and growing. There is lots of opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    This company is still going growing pains with more changes to come. Change is a constant factor.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing and putting the proper people in the proper place. Be open to suggestions from all employees and listen to what the customer is saying.


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    "Bad Managements"

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

    Pros

    Exciting products
    Work and life balance
    Flexible hours
    Shutdown over Christmas

    Cons

    I worked at Cepheid for six years and was not given an opportunities to growth. No career progression at all. The management plays favorite and don't put proper people in the proper place. I was better than many MEs they have but was forced to move to a bad group that eventually led to my dismissal. The HR is incompetent and has poor review system that led managers put bogus review goals. They have weak quality system and product quality is often compromised when a product is rushed to the market.

    Advice to Management

    Do not cut corner on the quality of the products. Your middle managers are horrible because they are incompetent and lack of experience. Believe it or not the grown-up at Cepheid guys are the ones who lack experience in medical device and are resistant for changes.

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