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Quidel Reviews

Updated February 17, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "No work life balance"

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

    I worked at Quidel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, and stabile (market wise) company to work for.

    Cons

    NO work/life balance. They are okay with people traveling and working over 60+ hours per week, each week, until you are too burned out and need to take a vacation to get days off. Also, difficult to move up or around unless you are "part of the club" If you aren't "in" with the Abbott team, you aren't in.

    As for their products, with the emergence of easy sample right on to machine assays out there, their complex pipetting for Solana and AmpliVue are not going to go very far. Savannah will help with that.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees' ideas. They are in the field and have much to share.


  2. "Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Energetic and forward thinking. Lots of innovation focused on the diagnostics space. Lots of unique products and some me-toos as well.

    Cons

    Small company feel so it was a little disorganized. Not really sure of the overall strategic direction and would have liked more communication in that regard.

    Advice to Management

    more communication about company direction, successes, needs and failures to help rally the troops on a more regular basis.


  3. "Research First"

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours and smaller company.

    Cons

    Lack of good leadership. Promise to make changes but never do. Lack of communication.


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  5. "Growing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Quidel full-time

    Pros

    Great people who are passionate and hard working

    Cons

    Growing pains, Leadership works in silos

    Advice to Management

    Focus on good people


  6. Helpful (4)

    "NA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Quidel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not good. Not bad. Ok if you are just looking for a job. Consider if you are will to work at a place that is in San Diego. That's not a bad thing. It has that going for it. San Diego has a diverse economy.

    Cons

    NO real issues here. It's a job, not a career. So deal with it or look for something else that might be a whole lot more fulfilling. Have they finished anything and really delivered on revenue. Not really.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Industry experience."

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are intelligent and pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    Company does not care about their employees or value them; knows they pay below the average for the area and still don't give raises.

    Advice to Management

    Too many managers on a single project...


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good middle management, questionable upper management"

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    Former Contractor - R&D Temp in San Diego, CA
    Former Contractor - R&D Temp in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Quidel as a contractor

    Pros

    Middle management is very knowledgeable, passionate, and helpful. Culture is fast-paced but casual so it still feels relaxed. Company is trying to innovate.

    Cons

    Bloated upper management and questionable hiring decisions.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Overall good company, but they need to hire better managers ....."

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    Former Employee - Lab Associate in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Associate in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Quidel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    helpful co-workers, and salary was good...

    Cons

    Training methods needs work, promotions are few...

    Advice to Management

    Be non-biased, and listen to your employees....


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Internal struggle of New vs Old"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Quidel full-time

    Pros

    About 98% of the individual contributors are open to new things, competent, dedicated, and stable. The company is coming into the 21st century with its technology and experiencing some exciting growing pains. I'm holding onto its stock. Salary and benefits are decent.

    Cons

    The site has expanded and now the "grunts" are in the old building and the "favorites" are in a nice new one. The lack of collaboration is only going to get worse with the distance. There's a tendency for veteran employees (>10 years) to prevent the integration of new employees (<5 years) and their ideas for improvement/change. There is a marked incentive for keeping things the same as they were in the 90s. Luckily, the CEO is relatively new to the company so there's hope for evolution.

    Advice to Management

    Consider how the internal politics affects the larger picture of the direction the CEO is trying to take the company.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Quidel needs to "re-structure" the finance and accounting departments."

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

    Pros

    A little hard to think of pros. I guess that some of the people that work at Quidel are nice.

    Cons

    As a temp, you will be treated completely second class. You won't be included in anything. The accounting and finance departments have horrible management and everyone knows it, but nothing is done about it. High turnover. It's more of a "cover yourself and help no one else" type environment.

    Advice to Management

    Bring on new management.



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