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Quidel Reviews

Updated September 26, 2017
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Pros
  • 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)

  • Quidel is a mid size company run as a small company with many people performing multiple functions (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "I would go back if I could, definitely the benchmark company that I compare others to now"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, understanding middle managers, great products, excellent outlook.

    Cons

    Not much growth unless you are one of the "favorites".

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive with rewarding top talent.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Quidel, Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Group Chemistry in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Process Group Chemistry in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, with a great team working there. The work atmosphere were great.

    Cons

    Sometimes the job could be monotonous and not very challenging.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Finance and Accounting"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Accountant in Del Mar, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Accountant in Del Mar, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent training, management strives to diversify your experiences, never a dull moment, great location, publicly traded, not a subsidiary, professional but laid back

    Cons

    Traffic / commute if you don't live nearby, not much upward growth, lots of favoritism, can be high pressure from the top down, micro-managing, very difficult to take vacation, overpaid sales and marketing with no accountability for lack of sales

    Advice to Management

    Need to address the PTO issue, more career building awareness, promote more inclusiveness


  4. "Great people to work with"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Development Associate II in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Development Associate II in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I started working in R&D 6 months ago and so far the people have been great. Everyone helps each other and is committed to the project. Middle and upper management is very open and friendly and they make you feel like you are important to the team.

    Cons

    It's a smaller company than I'm used to so not all the benefits are the same or apply once you are hired. They are still pretty competitive though.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Fun place to work"

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    Current Employee - Process Group Chemist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Process Group Chemist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are the best asset the company has. Very easy to work with most other employees. Plenty of opportunities to grow as long as you apply yourself and work hard; don't expect advancement to be handed to you. Pay is comparable to other biotechs.

    Cons

    Some empoloyees are very difficult to work with: sacrificing practicality for pride/ego, ignoring/deflecting responsibilities, being disruptive with petty problems, etc.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Great place to build your career"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Quidel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent training. Pleasant colleagues and extremely professional. The company was very efficient with manufacturing, customer service and technical support.

    Cons

    Quidel has burned some bridges with distributors. They no longer have all of the contracts and positive relationships that they used to have. They have had high employee turnover in the last five years.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Quidel full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment, co-workers are friendly and supportive. Company values work life balance and provides a supportive work environment. Emphasis on new products which gives the company a healthy pipeline of new products to market. Established company with good growth rate.

    Cons

    Projects could be managed better. Sometimes important tasks are missed and slow down overall progress. Stress team environment. Don't work in silos.

    Advice to Management

    Value the employees. They add to the bottom line.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "There were many good things to working there."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Quidel (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The technology was good. Many people there were good to work with.

    Cons

    Only job option in that field in Athens, OH. Some managers/supervisors were not good at working with other people.

    Advice to Management

    It is not always easy to do the right thing.


  9. "Sr. Manufacturing Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Valley Center, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Engineer in Valley Center, CA

    I have been working at Quidel (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Overall job package is good.

    Cons

    Resource lean in some areas.


  10. "Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and employees. Good culture.

    Cons

    Travel of large territory. Constant change.

    Advice to Management

    None


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