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Genomic Health Reviews

Updated December 13, 2017
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Genomic Health President & CEO Kim Popovits
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Pros
  • Great culture, decent pay and benefits, good work/life balance, stable revenues (in 10 reviews)

  • Genomic Health has a great culture that values making decisions that will help patients (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Disconnect between "upper management" and CS management - CS management seems to rarely get what they ask for (in 5 reviews)

  • Sales (lack of leadership, no cohesion) (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Great Culture with One Common Goal"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genomic Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities at Genomic Health are endless, as long as you have the right support from the right people. The leaders here invest a lot of time into their employees and help foster growth and development. The environment is not that of a typical corporate business, which is what attracted me the most. The culture is definitely the company's trademark, and is what keeps people around. I truly believe that everyone who works at Genomic Health cares about what they do, the people they work alongside with, and the patients they help.

    Cons

    Constant changes that aren't communicated efficiently and in a timely manner; not allowing for enough preparation or support.


  2. "Great Culture!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love the environment and the culture GHI brings. Everyone is very friendly and we all have a common goal to accomplish.

    Cons

    Commute could be very time consuming

  3. "Great culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genomic Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Genomic Health has a great culture that values making decisions that will help patients. The people are dedicated, hard working and fun to be around.

    Cons

    Very few internal promotions. They like to bring in people from the outside for management positions. Have a habit of taking their employees for granted and not recognizing accomplishments.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on making OncoType relevant in the future of liquid biopsy.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible leaders and bad decisions. Watch Out!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Genomic Health full-time

    Pros

    Mission and product helping cancer patients
    Engaging company events
    Recognition program is rewarding

    Cons

    Leaders across functions are not experts but get involved and delays decisions
    There isn’t ownership and accountability as it was before
    Leaders micromanage and jump to conclusions without hearing all perspectives
    Favoritism for promotions and discrimination towards employees. Management and HR doesn’t take action. The compliant was ignored so you don’t feel supported or heard.
    Negative culture depending on which teams you work for
    Slow innovation and scientific technology

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate your managers and how to handle employee issues
    Be fair with your recruiting and hiring decisions. Give equal chances to all people
    Invest in employees and improve the culture


  5. Helpful (3)

    "More Team work needed"

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    Former Employee - Regional Urogenomic Liaision in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Regional Urogenomic Liaision in Little Rock, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Genomic Health (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company has a lot of Great Data, some is overkill but I would rather have more than not enough. I sold the test based on it's uniqueness and very few clinicians wanted clinical data, they just want to know what the test does.

    Cons

    Sales materials are outdated and too many, they need to show the offices how the test is used to make decisions and what it means to patient care.

    Advice to Management

    Get better marketing pieces and listen to reps more about what works and resonates with the offices instead of beating them up with clinical data, 80% of it is never used in the offices. Overall the offices loved the test but need to know more about how to utilize with patient care. Why does the test matter to the office and to the patient. I was there 3+ years and always felt I was on a learning curve, the confidence level of the salesforce is low and most feel the company doesn't listen or are open to feedback on improvement. Instead of chasing people away and taking another 3+ years to properly train someone work as a partner with your salesforce instead of atmosphere of discarding and starting over again. Value your people instead of treating like they are indispensible.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Human Resources"

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    Current Employee - Senior Benefits Analyst in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Benefits Analyst in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genomic Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employees are connected and invigorated by mission that is changing lives of many cancer patients and their families. Impressive CEO.

    Cons

    Not large enough yet to have best in class systems throughout company.


  7. "okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    benefits, paid time off, 401k retirement, stock options

    Cons

    promotion (hard to move up)
    repetitive

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Corporate Function"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genomic Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have been at this place for close to 7 years and it is one of the best places to work for. The culture here has a community feel where everyone is friendly and respectful. Growth and development are encouraged and opportunities are given if you want to stretch your self. Also commute wise this is not too bad both from the peninsula or East Bay.

    Cons

    It would be beneficial to add benefits like education reimbursement, reimbursement of medical benefits if you don't sign up for them.

    Genomic Health Response

    Aug 29, 2017 – Sr. Director Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for taking the time to do a review.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Not the same company it once was"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Genomic Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary and most benefits are competitive to industry standards, ability to work on exciting projects, breast test clear market leader

    Cons

    Any semblance of company structure, processes, procedures has gone out the window. Senior leadership is either too involved (not delegating) or completely absent. Questionable pipeline. Lots of good people left or are leaving after last bonus pay out.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to feedback from the culture surveys. Trust good employees to do their jobs, and support them.

    Genomic Health Response

    Sep 5, 2017 – Sr. Director Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for taking the time to complete a review. Please feel free to reach out to me directly if there is anything I can do to help you here at GHI. We also take the culture surveys very seriously... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Working at GHI"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genomic Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company culture, impactful products, and lots of perks and benefits like ESPP!

    Cons

    Commute to Redwood City and Traffic .

    Genomic Health Response

    Jun 13, 2017 – Sr. Director Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for your review. We do provide some nice incentives to make it easier to commute including a free shuttle that runs to and from Caltrain throughout the day.


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