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Helpful (6)

"Cepheid...a growing experience"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Cepheid full-time

Pros

-Benefits are 'OK' for the valley: 3 weeks off, healthcare is good and cost to employees is cheap, employee stock options are provided.

Cons

-Middle mangers at the company are poorly trained. They don't know how to manage people and can be very political.
-They don't promote / develop from within; they would rather hire someone off the street.
-Pay less than other comparable companies.
-People aren't very social. Everyone goes to work and then goes home. Most people have families that work here.
-CEO is extremely cheap hence why the pay is less than comparable companies.

Advice to Management

Put in place training programs to train middle managers - they need it!

Other Employee Reviews for Cepheid

  1. Helpful (3)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Software Testing Technician in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Contractor - Software Testing Technician in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    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


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Ruthless leadership"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good product. Good customer service.

    Cons

    Executive management leads by fear. Quick to hire and quick to fire. Promote people senior mgmt. likes even though performance is poor.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair. Promote top performers and not just friends and individuals that fit the mold.

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