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HTG Molecular Reviews

Updated Jan 11, 2020

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2.5
28%
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52%
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HTG Molecular President & CEO Tim (TJ) Johnson (no image)
Tim (TJ) Johnson
10 Ratings
  1. "Diverse collection of incredibly bright people"

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    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HTG Molecular full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Smart, competent co-workers Company culture and values are spot-on Technology is solid and very exciting Customer first mentality--as it should be! Employees are valued

    Cons

    Non-Bio-hub location makes it difficult to attract new talent.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your people.

    HTG Molecular2019-10-23
  2. "Encourages employees to post positive reviews to boost rating"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HTG Molecular

    Pros

    Um, nope, can't think of any.

    Cons

    Deceitful, slimy bunch of ding dongs.

    Advice to Management

    Try being sincere

    HTG Molecular2020-01-11
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Kind of a Mess"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HTG Molecular full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    there are some really great people in this company and I feel that as individuals they are ethical and have good intentions.

    Cons

    Sometimes they just make bad business decisions, operate in an unfair manner and there is a "save yourself" mentality that disrupts trust throughout the company.

    Advice to Management

    You have a snake in your den. You need to be very careful of who you hire and to what degree you will trust them. If you are losing long term employees based on one commonality, you should investigate. It is easier to believe the snake, so be smart and don't believe everything you hear. Poison is poison no matter how you dress it up.

    HTG Molecular2019-09-12
  4. "Dynamic and Vibrant Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Development Scientist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HTG Molecular full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great assay product and amazing team. Bright future for the product with many projects to work on. Very few biotech companies in the area.

    Cons

    At times, the timeline can feel little bit too aggressive.

    Advice to Management

    Prioritize and align projects better.

    HTG Molecular2019-06-18
  5. "Worst Job I've Ever Had"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at HTG Molecular full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    None. Nada. Zero. Zilp. Zich.

    Cons

    Management, quality of products, employees, all of it. Serious lack of culture. Don't work there!

    HTG Molecular2019-07-21
  6. Helpful (1)

    "still a startup trying to grow agressively"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at HTG Molecular full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good team dynamic, fast-paced, challenging. nice career progression.

    Cons

    too much politics and persons trying to run the show. don’t always provide teams with tools necessary to meet aggressive timelines

    Advice to Management

    slow down

    HTG Molecular2019-04-24
  7. "BEWARE! Terrible, unstable company"

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

    I have been working at HTG Molecular full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    None. Unethical Executive Team

    Cons

    The Executive Team is a disaster, changing strategy every 3-4 months. The science behind the product is weak and you cannot trust the data coming out of their Service lab. They had laid off their sales team 5X's in the past 4 years.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all your executives, start over and hire an actual R&D department to develop your assays

    HTG Molecular2019-04-25
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Terrible place to work. Waste of time."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at HTG Molecular full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    One of very few Biotech companies in Tucson.

    Cons

    There are too many to list, here are a few... the problems start all the way at the top with the chiefs and leadership. To say that leadership doesn’t listen would be an understatement. Employees are literally verbally attacked and humiliated in meetings. Company has been mismanaged for many years. Short sighted and reactive. Requirements for new products are always whittled down, against all recommendations, so much so rendering them useless in the market, all to meet some ridiculous timeline for a press release to try and raise stock prices. The only instrument the company manufacturers has many, many issues - the few assays offered by the company are poorly designed and minimally “validated”. The same employees who’s recommendations are dismissed during design & development are later blamed for the products poor performance and sales. A lot of turnover good people join and quickly leave.

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    Advice to Management

    Giving management advise would be a waste of time. To the board and investors: If you want to turn this company around, remove all current chiefs, SVPs and VPs - starts fresh, with new leadership

    HTG Molecular2019-03-01
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Run the opposite way"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at HTG Molecular for less than a year

    Pros

    Great technology but not worth the headache

    Cons

    Mismanaged straight from the top, no investment in people, no investment in training, no investment period. I bet by now they have changed all personnel again but issues still remain. Need to remove the common denominators. No discernible path!!

    Advice to Management

    Mgmt needs to leave and allow the company to prosper.

    HTG Molecular2018-11-10
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Professional environment"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I worked at HTG Molecular

    Pros

    Positive, experienced team. Interesting work.

    Cons

    Disorganized. Frequent changes. Extremely high expectations for staff.

    HTG Molecular2017-10-18
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