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"Senior Management lacking in Industry Experience -> Bad Decisions"

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Former Employee - Customer Support Scientist (Biologist)
Former Employee - Customer Support Scientist (Biologist)
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Complete Genomics full-time

Pros

Some of the brightest people I've met who've take 30-read technology farther than most thought it could go. Most people operate in an environment of mutual respect and without letting egos interfere with the work at hand.

Cons

Senior leadership needs representation from the industry they're in. High tech guys are bright, but they don't speak the same language as biotech customers. Also, an Affy-dominated commercial team that suffers as a result of the singular perspective.

Advice to Management

Hire straight shooters from within industry.

Other Employee Reviews for Complete Genomics

  1. "Great work environment but shaky job securities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company atmosphere and friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    High turnover, fragile job securities.


  2. "What the hell went wrong here?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great technology that's well-regarded in the industry
    Some super people working in several departments
    Well-stocked free kitchens

    Cons

    Commoditizing the service results in a race-to-the-bottom, which leads to declining revenues., so there needs to be a huge jump in production volume to compensate for the lower prices. That jump ain't coming!
    No bonus program for individual contributors.
    HR management seems to have veto power on hires, no matter how much a manager may want to hire a particular person.
    Can be very cliquish, and some real prima donnas exist, especially in Commercial.

    Advice to Management

    Now that you've cut 20% of the staff it's time to find a way to generate more revenue. You're still a long way from a clinical offering, so what are you going to do in the meantime? Get your production problems solved so you can work through the backlog.

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