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Quidel Reviews

Updated November 27, 2017
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Quidel President, CEO, and Director Doug Bryant
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Pros
  • Company values work life balance and provides a supportive work environment (in 3 reviews)

  • Strong R&D and new product launch (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • It seems (depending on what area you work) upper management/mid level management not interested on feedback from low level personnel (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Marketing intern"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture - work hard, play hard. Opportunity to learn and network is immense!

    Cons

    You need to take the initiative to go learn more and interact with people.


  2. "Hostile work environment and lots of incompetence at management level. Poor leadership"

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    Current Employee - Director in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Quidel full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some good people that care and want to grow and make a difference. Some people are Very friendly and collaborative. Good work life balance. Hardly worked weekends. If you are part of the management clique or are in good terms with them then you may be handed down a promotion.

    Cons

    Pay is below industry standard and not competitive with alere or Illumina. Many good people are lost to other companies that offer better pay and growth opportunities. Career growth is practically non existant. You have to fight tooth and nail for a promotion and even then the raise may be a meager 5 percent. Lots of gossiping and bad blood. Favoritism, poor leadership. Lots of incompetence at the management and leadership level. Managers and are not transparent. They don't give proper feedback or try to develop their employees. A very complacent culture with low energy and resistance to change.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people well. Discipline those that are bad or unprofessional and reward your high performers. A good company is build on good people focus on retaining talent and compensating them fairly. A five dollar Starbucks gift card is not the best way to show your appreciation.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Working at Quidel (in Athens, Ohio)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Quidel full-time

    Pros

    The people. Overall work culture (good work/life balance). Good all-inclusive team building activities. All skill levels needed in many different aspects of the company.

    Cons

    Being owned by a company located in San Diego, California. Very little feeling of being considered a valuable asset to the overall company goals.

    Advice to Management

    The R&D environment in Athens is somewhat disconnected from everything else and could use better integration with the operations in Athens as well as globally.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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

    I have been working at Quidel full-time

    Pros

    Strong R&D and new product launch

    Cons

    Salary and benefits for employees are about average in the industry

    Advice to Management

    Good job


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Quidel Corporation is not a very good place to work at all! I recommend finding a better employer."

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Only thing good about Quidel are my fellow employees. It feels like a family in my department. In the other departments, not so much.

    Cons

    Departments with higher position look down on the production staff. They will just walk by and not even acknowledge them. Benefits and pay aren't very competitive at all! Very easy to find better paying employment.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge the hard work of the lower positioned employees. They are the real money makers, you guys are just making the money for yourselves, not for the company like they are!!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Worst most hostile environment"

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    Current Employee - Packaging in Athens, OH
    Current Employee - Packaging in Athens, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Quidel full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Vulgarity, crudeness, bullying, and back stabbing were the norm and encouraged by the supervisors

    Cons

    I was called vulgar names, lied to while training, degraded, and humiliated on a daily basis. I was told to watch out because the supervisor was looking for a way to fire me. It was the most hostile work environment I have ever experienced

    Advice to Management

    Your production will continue to suffer as long as you tolerate the dehumanizing way your employees are treated


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Hostile Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The newer corporate office is very nice, great portfolio of products, VP of Sales seems very dedicated to her team and down to earth.

    Cons

    Work with a lot of untrustworthy and unqualified individuals. Leader of commercial sales organization is out of touch with what it takes to motivate people and create a healthy sales org. Does not hire the right people to lead, many very unqualified individuals on a power high are leading the organization straight into the ground. Much talent is going down the drain because people continue to leave when they realize their managers do not know what they are doing. The way the company is being run in not sustainable long term. Recruiting will forever have jobs because of constant turnover. Much time in all departments is spent getting new people up to speed, only to do the same thing again in a few months when they leave. Definitely a boys club mentality and highly political. Be prepared to work 10x as hard if you are not a white male and do not expect anything in return.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps have teams review their managers every once in a while-- not with HR, try an outside source that employees can trust. Even better, Doug Bryant should oversee this so the truth isn't twisted when given to him, may be a wake up call about what goes on in his company. Treat "the little people" with more respect, try to pretend they exist and pay a livable wage for San Diego living. Create career growth opportunities for all, find HR representatives with more experience besides a life term at Quidel.

  8. Helpful (10)

    "Worst Culture/Talent of Any Company I've Worked"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Operations Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Operations Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The finance team is organized. Salary is competitive in the San Diego market.

    Cons

    The culture at Quidel is toxic. Managers/Directors were vocal "Make America Great Again" supporters, making everyone uncomfortable on the team with no impact from HR when issues raised. I had been on conference calls where managers cursed out and insulted sales managers. Turnover is extremely high, causing data to be extremely disorganized and lots of knowledge transfer lost. Files coming from my manager/team were often hardcoded excel files with no assumptions provided. The IT infrastructure and data warehouse is broken to the point where reports cannot be trusted on a first pass. There was no sense of urgency of current problems and support was nonexistent from management to drive initiatives that would result in process and system improvements.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO needs to establish company goals and communicate them. Not one time in my 8 months at Quidel had there been any internal communication from the CEO of how the company was performing or what the overall goals were of the company. Please look at middle management and ensure competency at those levels, specifically within Sales Operations and IT.


  9. "Hardworking people with quality products."

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of their products are best in class; incentive pay is average; company has many support assets and departments; large product portfolio

    Cons

    Large product portfolio and territories of responsibility create a feeling of being "stretched too thin"; priorities are inconsistent without always being ranked for importance; merit increases are nonexistent; work/life demands are unbalanced; lofty uncalibrated goals also accompany excessive demand for after hours time consuming reports and tracking; growth products are behind the current technological curve and do not translate well into customer needs or a competitive edge.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people, decrease territory size, redistribute/ divide product focus among representatives


  10. "Not the worst place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very stable company. Reasonable work expectations and demands.

    Cons

    Can be a frustrating place to work. Company is change averse, can be too political...

    Advice to Management

    Embrace change


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