Fluidigm - good tech bad marketing | Glassdoor
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    "good tech bad marketing"

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    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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  1. "Fun and Dynamic Workplace"

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    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
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    "Soul crushing"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fluidigm full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Used to focus on innovation. Currently, I don't see any pros for working in Research and Development at Fluidigm.

    Cons

    In the last couple years, R&D has changed significantly at Fluidigm. For example, currently, there more directors and executives (n=10-12) than bench scientists (n=4-6). Thus, the bulk of the labor is piled on too few resources. Decision makers seem insecure and dysfunctional. Scientists are given little to no access to career development and/or the ability to collaborate and share research with the scientific community....

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    Advice to Management

    A clever and productive scientist is a resource to nurture. The diminution of project ownership, career development, and allowance for intellectual growth of your scientists will drive away any source of ingenuity and intelligence. The result will be a team of "yes-monkeys". Ego boosting, yes. Good for a high tech product development effort, absolutely not.

    Fluidigm2019-05-04

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