Fluidigm - Heading in the right direction | Glassdoor
  1. "Heading in the right direction"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fluidigm full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I can attest there is a new direction and focus that we didn’t have in the past. The company finally has senior leaders in Ops, R&D and QA that have the experience needed to move the company forward to bring regulated product to market. There has been significant change in staff, particularly within R&D that brings additional scientific and regulated expertise. Some may view the loss of long time staff as a negative,...

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    Cons

    The organization needs to become more efficient. There are meetings abound, and the sheer number of meetings cause a decrease in productivity. Though the vision for the future has been communicated at a very high level, the details of how we get to where we want to be are unclear. Communication from the top needs to continue to improve, as it has in recent months with the addition of the new leadership. Benefits are...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep the channels of communication open. Be engaged and involved with staff outside of senior leadership, which will show you value the employee base. Hold more company events that bring staff from multiple groups together. In addition to focusing on the results of employee engagement surveys, HR should work on an improvement to the 401(k) benefit. Show employees you value them by helping them invest in their financial...

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    Fluidigm2018-08-03

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Fun and Dynamic Workplace"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compensation Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fluidigm full-time

    Pros

    Lots of great people around. Managers empower and challenge you to be at your best with an understanding of what is realistic vs what is not. It is a very team orientated place of business but allows for personal growth. Professional growth and career goals are important to managers who want to help you succeed. A very overall positive workspace that allows the employee freedom and a challenge without being over-bearing....

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    Cons

    Nothing significant enough to make note of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to employees, it is appreciated when you ask them "How are you doing" and inspires them to keep working hard.

    Fluidigm2018-10-12
  2. Helpful (2)

    "good tech bad marketing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RnD in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fluidigm full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fluidigm has unique technology and can do many things. scientists are nice and work hard.

    Cons

    Marketing doesn't understand their products. marketing made bad decisions among projects. there is no vision for right projects. the commercial team members have no knowledge on their own platform. They often offer users what fluidigm platform can't do. The senior managers thought they knew the situation but actually not. Many strategies were made after things have happened; marketing flipped decisions to please...

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    Advice to Management

    train your marketing and commercial teams to learn the science. it is a small company, don't waste resources on huge HR team. respect the science, don't assume things.

    Fluidigm2019-04-26

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