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HDL Reviews

Updated September 12, 2016
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Pros
  • Great place to work with great benefits and friendly environment (in 12 reviews)

  • They had Good benefits and salary (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Communication from upper management is seriously lacking (in 7 reviews)

  • Poor management and lack of business sense (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "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


  3. 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.


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  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "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


  8. "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


  9. "na"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HDL (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible, willing to work with schedule

    Cons

    Bought out by a smaller company

    Advice to Management

    na


  10. "No Longer Exists"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    Paid well. Got bonuses. Free parking.

    Cons

    Filed Chapter 11. Purchased by True Health Diagnostics.

    Advice to Management

    None. The company HDL no longer exists. It is now know as True Health Diagnostics.


  11. "Life-Changer"

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

    I worked at HDL full-time

    Pros

    -innovative, forward thinking, and pushing-the-boundaries culture
    -explosive growth and constant change unto new and better, from 12 employees in 2008 to over 800 in 2014
    -expanded into the corporate wellness sector
    -passion-driven executive team committed to changing lives and improving the health care system above numbers and the status-quo
    -extremely empowering managers always ready to develop and help employees grow
    -settlement with DOJ claiming innocence (public knowledge)
    -impressive Richmond philanthropy

    Cons

    -chapter 11 bankruptcy unto acquisition by True Health Diagnostics (public knowledge)
    -HDL, Inc. and all associated branding has been discontinued

    Advice to Management

    Never give up on your passion to change the way health care is practiced and delivered in the US. Your dedication to disease prevention is inspiring. The way you prioritize patient-care above all else is unprecedented. You've ruined me for the ordinary. My career standard for the future has been set extremely high.



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