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Quidel Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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  1. "Good people but company lacks direction"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Quidel full-time

    Pros

    People are friendly and care about producing high quality products for physicians and hospitals. The work is interesting and those who raise their hand to do more are given opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Many of the leaders seem to be retired on the job or doing their own thing. There is a disconnect between what the organization could be and what it is. Lots of potential that is going unrealized.

    Advice to Management

    Reconnect and communicate with your employees on a regular basis. It is difficult to be inspired and to innovate when you don't know where the company is going or why you are being asked to do what you do.


  2. 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.


  3. "Middle size medical company"

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

    I have been working at Quidel full-time

    Pros

    Good balance between work and family
    Involved human resources department
    Stock option
    Solid company growth
    Great community involvement
    Nice working envrionment

    Cons

    Poor communication from the top down
    Compensation
    High turnover - little loyalty for most workers
    Little innovation
    Communication between divisions is poor


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  5. "Interested work place with great people."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Athens, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are the best. Great to work with. The diversity of the company is also a plus. This gives many people several avenues of discipline to work in.

    Cons

    Once you get past the slow progression of promotions and pay it can be a great place to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a better promotion plan in order to retain those employees that work hard.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Salt Mine would welcome new college grads, but you wouldn't stay too long"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Quidel (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best if you are fresh out of college with a science degree (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Life Sciences, etc.) and want to work in Chemistry Manufacturing, R & D, or QC. This would be a good place to start. It's always busy and you will always have work to do with a fairly decent income.

    Cons

    There is no good training system. Poor leadership and management from the lowest level and up to middle management, e.g. Chemistry Lab 3, QC, and R &D and throughout the company. Too much politics, in-fighting between groups and individuals, favoritism, inappropriate behaviors among bosses and employees and co-workers. Management and leaderships don't seem to care about their employees, and it's all about the bottom line. My first year there were total of 11 people left, two got laid off while there were still a lot of work, and 2 were fired.

    Advice to Management

    Take care your employees. Train your first line supervisors and managers leadership and management to be fair, respectful, and effective. Do not be too stingy( e.g., 2009, huge profit from that major Flu season in millions, a bonus for a regular employee? $100 from CEO, that was sad) You make more profit and share more with your employees.


  7. "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.


  8. "Great people to work with"

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    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.


  9. "Finance and Accounting"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  10. "Research First"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Quality Control Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice people, laid back environment

    Cons

    Can be disorganized, lack of communication

    Advice to Management

    Establish more reliable channels of communication between management and employess



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