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"ok"

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Current Employee - Consultant in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Consultant in Cambridge, MA

Pros

It's a good company to work for.

Cons

management, leadership, time, flexibility, etc

Advice to Management

ok

Other Employee Reviews for Ion Torrent Systems

  1. "Hectic"

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    Current Employee - Middle Management
    Current Employee - Middle Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Ion Torrent Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The staff are generally a great group of people. Very healthy bonus program if you're willing to work long hours. Free lunches Mon-Thurs.

    Cons

    Long hours are pretty much expected. Very little bonus opportunity if you can't work long hours due to family commitments. Senior management is totally unrealistic about progress goals and essentially ignores feedback from staff and middle management. Company founder, while brilliant, has only an email presence and contributes nothing but inflammatory propaganda.

    Advice to Management

    Listen! Substitute great products for ridiculous timelines.


  2. "Overall Thumbs-up"

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    Former Contractor - Lab Technician in Guilford, CT
    Former Contractor - Lab Technician in Guilford, CT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ion Torrent Systems as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good bonus'
    Well informed upper management
    Employees treated well
    Lunch provided every day
    Management has good understanding of the "Big Picture"
    Great location
    Can be a fun place to work
    Supportive co-workers
    Extremely nice people
    Everyone is dedicated and works hard
    Easy to fit in

    Cons

    Employees over-worked.
    Mid-Management struggles with day-to-day research activities.
    Extremely redundant work (R&D), except for mechanical engineers.
    You are expected to know everything as soon as you walk in the door.
    Constantly looked down upon by managers if you aren't at least a Scientist II.
    Training is sub-par.
    Their technology will NEVER catch up to Illumina's technology, Ion Torrent is going to lose value more and more over time and eventually become extinct.
    If you haven't been an employee there for at least two years, job security is extremely unstable, don't count on keeping your job.
    The founder of Ion Torrent is an extreme nut-case who walks in and starts screaming demands at everybody and has irrational expectations that sometimes don't make sense either. He is VERY selfish and very money-driven. If you are a new employee, or not somebody important, be prepared to be looked down upon by him, he won't respond to you even if you say Hi.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on truckin'. Have a back-up career plan because your jobs will eventually vanish due to the lack of demand for Ion Torrent products.

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