Proteus Digital Health Reviews

Updated Feb 9, 2020

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Proteus Digital Health Co-Founder and CEO Andrew M. Thompson
Andrew M. Thompson
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  1. "Innovative company making major impact in patient lives"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Proteus Digital Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Proteus has developed some of the most innovative technology to improve patient outcomes. Digital medicines work! Culturally diverse and collaborative team Great designers and product management Ability to experience digital placebo medicines and participate in research studies So much potential if the company can find the right collaborators.

    Cons

    Commute can be exhausting. Office park does not inspire team bonding outside of work. Company focused on a number of priorities.

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    Proteus Digital Health2019-07-12
  2. "Treated employees very well"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Proteus Digital Health full-time

    Pros

    After I left Proteus, I noticed we had a great health insurance and perks for a startup company

    Cons

    I wish the company leadership focused more on 1 or 2 products to work on instead of working on over 15 products

    Proteus Digital Health2020-02-09
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent employees but a lacking upper management."

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Proteus Digital Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent engineers and a very warm and welcoming culture are present. Great mentorship and very constructive conversations are had. Complex problems are solved collaboratively in development.

    Cons

    Executive leadership could be more transparent. Some questionable decisions were made about company direction and objectives.

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    Proteus Digital Health2019-12-16
  4. Helpful (5)

    "A shame. Incredible people, incredible technology, needs new management."

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Proteus Digital Health full-time

    Pros

    Technology is insane. Convert any prescription drug into a digital medicine by embedding an ingestible sensor. Everyone I describe this to is astounded. Incredible potential. HIPAA privacy baked in from the ground up. Patients who are at high risk of not recovering have consistently impressive outcomes. Coworkers are some of the best I've ever had. Zero toxicity. ICs are highly competent.

    Cons

    Several company-wide pivots recently, leaving us wondering each time what we're supposed to do next. New initiatives periodically announced as "in the works," then quietly disappear, never to be mentioned again. I get the impression that the Board is either misinformed by leadership, or is not doing their job and acting as a sounding board/check on bad direction. I get that robust clinical evidence is needed in a field as conservative as medical devices, but how are we 15 years in, and no real monetization? It's hard to run a business without income.

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    Proteus Digital Health2019-12-07
  5. "Managers from top companies toppled it down"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Proteus Digital Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Very innovative and a unique product - CEO tried a lot - Snacks - PTO

    Cons

    - Micro managing Managers. - Nightly calls with offshore. - Unnecessary meetings all the time. - People who work always end up working and people who are boss’s friend get away with doing nothing. - Managers who came from big companies brought so many from their connections and ruined it.

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    Proteus Digital Health2019-12-31
  6. "A LOT OF POLITICS UP TOP AND THEY CHOOSE PEOPLE BASED ON PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hayward, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Proteus Digital Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility Benefits Hands on workers are dedicated Great parties Snacks

    Cons

    Management Management Management Politics Waste a lot of cash.

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    Proteus Digital Health2020-01-16
  7. Helpful (13)

    "In major need of a management purge!"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Scientist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Proteus Digital Health full-time

    Pros

    - Cool product - Fun and friendly coworkers some of whom are also very intelligent and knowledgeable - Good work life balance

    Cons

    1. Management lacks vision Many senior managers and some junior managers don't understand the technological depth beyond the big picture and as a result don't know how to mobilize resources towards a collective vision. Worse yet, I'm not sure they have a vision! Company objectives change every season and projects are left incomplete. If a half-baked idea made its way to corporate goals, then the project gets done only to be undone and redone again and again and again! 2. Inability to manage company finances CFO and finance team has seen much turnover. Money is spent lavishly to appear on par with silicon valley software startups: Extravagant holiday parties, fully stocked snack bar and fancy company wide planning meetings hosted at hotels. This may seem great but not when hardworking employees are getting laid off because management forgot to raise money before they decided to spend beyond their means. 3. Too many managers and few individual contributors One thing that has constantly grown is the ratio of managers to individual contributors. They keep getting promoted from manager to Director to VP. And in order to justify the inflated titles, they also keep hiring more junior managers and adding layers. Some teams have 3 managers to 1 individual contributor. Too many "stakeholders" need to be pleased and nothing ends up getting done because too many voices need to make sure they have the last word.

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    Proteus Digital Health2019-12-04
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Startup with the technology to change health care"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Proteus Digital Health full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are some great engineers that have come into their own here. Also there is lots of opportunity to gain new skills as there seems to be no shortage of work.

    Cons

    Some where between the engineers and the executive committee there is something gone wrong. There is a myriad of politics and prioritization issues. Probably due to the rapid growth experienced the last couple of years. This is possibly due to people who do not have the technical background for the people and priorities they manage.

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    Proteus Digital Health2019-11-11
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great Company ! Great People ! Great Product !"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scrum Master in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Proteus Digital Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Small company with talented people. Good company culture and amazing people team. Unique product converging IT , Bio-Medical device and Pharma.

    Cons

    Standard benefits Very few users Slow company growth due to highly regulated setup and dependency on FDA

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    Proteus Digital Health2019-10-31
  10. Helpful (13)

    "Tragically Mismanaged"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Proteus Digital Health full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A core group of very skilled, diligent workers and a few great people leaders scattered throughout.

    Cons

    There's a heavy blanket of incapable leadership that suffocates the organization. This starts at the top with the CEO who is gifted in hollywood-style hype while lacking in day-to-day business discernment. His evangelical zeal is matched only by his hubris. He makes fantastical predictions about "every drug in the supply chain" being digitized over the next decade and chides profitable, stable, multi-billion dollar corporations for their shortcomings. At company meetings and parties he recites catchphrases and platitudes that've been recycled over and over and over again for the last 10 years. If not creating pretentious allusions between his company and one of the big name silicon valley giants, he's declaring his passion for the opportunity to 'save lives'. Meanwhile his own employees regularly suffer lay offs and furloughs, or are forced to escape from under of one of his many inept, micro-managing yes men with a leadership title. Each of the displaced has their own life experience of being thrown into the panic of scrambling for income and insurance. Sometimes they also have to move their families to a new city. But these are lost against the PR-friendly stories of random homeless people cured of hepatitis with some help from Proteus' pill-oversight technology. Expensive failures occur often at Proteus. And when they do, the CEO's go-to excuse is "Proteus is doing something that's never been done before." It's as though he's blind to the multitude of companies throughout the area that are doing "something that's never been done before" -- without the excuses or hype, and at responsible spend rate. It doesn't register that he himself, and his politically ambitious staff jumping from role to role, might have something to do with it. While the executives have continually fished for potential investors, they've never caught much except the original kojira. And it's finally escaping after the Proteus entanglement drained it of hundreds of millions of dollars. The Proteus ship is heading straight for the rocks while the CEO stands stubbornly at the helm--adjusting his tie and reciting his lines. His leadership team is going through the motions, wondering if the IPO will still happen someday so they can cash in their chips.

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    Proteus Digital Health2019-11-26
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