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"Used to be a great place to work, now faltering"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Sequenom full-time

Pros

Gym at the office, very exciting products to work on, good benefits

Cons

Overly conservative management, risk averse, structural instability (regularly moving offices and cubes), low employee morale, no 301k match, regular layoffs, weak corporate identity and culture

Advice to Management

Allude to the possibility of layoffs before making drastic cuts, i.e. 13% of the company without notice, work to get acquired or partner with a larger company

Other Employee Reviews for Sequenom

  1. "Good R&D...stay away from the CLIA lab"

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    Former Employee - Cls in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Cls in La Jolla, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sequenom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pros: Company spends lots of money in unnecessary stuff...but TGIFs were great for those who remember the good old days.

    Cons

    Cons: unexperienced management

    Sequenom is a good place for R&D if you are scientist. Specially great are the TGIFs...they cut back on those now.

    However, if you are a CLS CAUTION and stay away from it. It was cited numerous times by CLIA and dont know why they are still open. You are much better off with working in Quest/Labcorp.

    Advice to Management

    Their CLIA management sucks and still under training. Not a good place for a CLS


  2. "Good place to start"

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    Current Employee - Laboratory Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Laboratory Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sequenom full-time

    Pros

    I feel like they care about employees and results. Harry wants to keep people informed and he makes and effort to talk to everyone from all levels. I feel like no one is afraid when he shows up. At my previous work place everyone would get nervous when the CEO popped by. It is a very friendly community that supports one another.

    Cons

    I get a little worried about its past but they are still trying.

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