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HDL Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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Pros
  • There were some really great people (in 5 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunities to learn and grow (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • There are also many people in high level positions without the experience and credentials to be there (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Innovative Company"

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Technologist in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technologist in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Superb organization with unrivaled biomarker technology.

    Cons

    DOJ investigation ultimately leading to transfer of company as result of Chapter 11 filings.


  2. "has it's ups and downs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HDL full-time

    Pros

    culture, coworkers and the old PTO

    Cons

    management, room for growth etc.

  3. "Health Professional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HDL full-time

    Pros

    Many great people worked there.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from senior leadership.


  4. "Former Employee of HDL"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at HDL (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities for growth when the company started, opportunities to learn multiple assays and how to use various laboratory instrumentation.

    Cons

    Became under investigation of the Department of Justice, filed for bankruptcy, laid off a large amount of people without offering any severance, was not transparent with employees at all. Also, many departments were run based purely on favoritism resulting in many deserving people being overlooked for promotions.

    Advice to Management

    People who are in management positions who were placed there because of favoritism need to be removed, and people from the outside with the appropriate amount of experience need to be hired to replace them. This will solve a majority of the issues.


  5. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great benefits package at HDL

    Cons

    Sad to see the company go under


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great product; Needed infrastructure"

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Glen Allen, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Glen Allen, VA

    I worked at HDL (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent product and passion for changing healthcare.

    Cons

    Poor leadership infrastructure and financial management.


  7. "General"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    They had Good benefits and salary

    Cons

    Poor management and lack of business sense

  8. "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at HDL full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people, good culture, needed a CFO to control spending. Lawyers fees were killing the company. Sad to see the company sold.

    Cons

    Wasteful with money, upper management was not qualified to run a large company. They had good intentions but trusted the wrong people.

    Advice to Management

    Hire an experienced CEO and CFO, let Joe run the lab. Stop using expensive consultants and letting the lawyers run the company.


  9. "Lab Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work with great benefits and friendly environment.

    Cons

    Monotony in the work and management seems like they are always angry.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  10. "bias lab"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work culture was good. Until the feds caught up to them.

    Cons

    if you're not in with the right people, you're nothing.

    Advice to Management

    stop being bias


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