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Fluidigm Scientist Reviews

Updated May 20, 2019

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Chris Linthwaite
3 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "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
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Seeds for a turnaround are being planted."

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I learned a heck of a lot working at Fluidigm. By no means do I regret my time there. The R&D team was and still is filled with very talented scientists. I had the privilege of working on a diverse set of projects spanning the entire product line while working there. The seeds for a company turnaround are being planted and I just hope they are not too late in arriving because the company has an AMAZING technology portfolio.

    Cons

    The work environment has stagnated in the office and there has been very high turnover / layoffs to stem financial difficulties because the company was working on too many (very cutting-edge) projects simultaneously and burned cash way to fast. Because of that the cross-functional input for company direction has nearly been eliminated for only the Marketing department’s view of where the company should head. For me it...

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    Advice to Management

    The steps to be more transparent to the rank and file are appreciated. It’s very hard to rebuild that trust after driving the company so close to the cliff. Remember to reward your employees and above all else have good people managers in place to lead your teams.

    Fluidigm2018-02-08
  3. Helpful (12)

    "The Walking Dead."

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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

    I'm trying to think of some, but nothing comes to mind.....

    Cons

    Lots of walkers walking around opening and closing doors, mumbling incoherent things, and basically going nowhere and doing nothing. Don't be alarmed, they are Fluidigm Executive and Mid Level Management. No one takes ownership or responsibility. The SOP is to point the finger at the 'other guy'. Manual processes abound throughout and are perceived as 'Job Security'. Move on and don't waste your time with this...

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    Advice to Management

    Hire some real talent. Don't hirer 'Walkers'. Many of those in VP and Director level roles shouldn't be in charge of Girl Scout Cookie sell.

    Fluidigm2016-01-06
  4. "Ok to work, not enjoyable though"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fluidigm

    Pros

    new technology, interesting place to work, learn new things if you want to

    Cons

    poor marketing strategy, poor communications between employees and managers, not fair for hard working employees

    Advice to Management

    stop wasting resources on failed marketing decisions. treat people based on their work, not their talk.

    Fluidigm2011-09-05
  5. "molecular biology and medical oncology"

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    Current Employee - Scientist II in Markham, ON
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fluidigm full-time

    Pros

    The working environment is good

    Cons

    not really applied to the situation

    Fluidigm2019-05-20
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