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Sequenom Laboratories Reviews

Updated Oct 30, 2018

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  1. "Clinical Laboratory Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Laboratory Scientist in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Sequenom Laboratories full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Learned a great deal about NGS, great people to work with

    Cons

    High turnover rate and not a lot of opportunity for lateral movement or advancement

    Sequenom Laboratories2018-08-24
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    "Director- Laboratory and Scientific"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sequenom Laboratories full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Well, it was a job.

    Cons

    Worse than the Army. Smart employees are treated like poop. Middle management sucks up and manages up, and forgets the people doing the work. Management lies constantly and is not accountable. On my grave I regret the time I spent here.

    Sequenom Laboratories2018-10-31
  3. "Business Develompment Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Sequenom Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    good tests; decent benefits; strong science;

    Cons

    lack of transparency; being purchased; huge turnover; slow to make changes in a fast-changing market

    Advice to Management

    time to move on...to LabCorp, apparently

    Sequenom Laboratories2016-08-19
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    "Working at Sequenom"

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    Former Employee - Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sequenom Laboratories full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Innovative technology, their genetic tests provide great value to patients, payers and physicians. First to market with a non invasive pre-natal test.

    Cons

    Poor commercial operations leadership, new CEO is a scientist by training and he has never been a CEO previously. Loss of protracted intellectual property lawsuit has damaged the company's prospects.

    Advice to Management

    Sell to Labcorp.....(which they did) !

    Sequenom Laboratories2016-08-09
  5. "Awesome!"

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    Accounts Payable Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sequenom Laboratories for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company, leader in their field with great benefits. There is great potential for advancement!

    Cons

    Needs better process management in some of the departments.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize your staff the their full potential

    Sequenom Laboratories2016-06-14
  6. "Good company with great benefits"

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    Clinical Lab Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sequenom Laboratories for more than a year

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology in molecular testing

    Cons

    poor management, low employee morale, high employee turn-over rate

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees feedback and their concerns and issues with their managers and supervisors.

    Sequenom Laboratories2016-03-28
  7. "Team lead"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Apex, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sequenom Laboratories full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fair pay, Great health insurance, great people to work with, huge team effort to get work done. Generous with food & lab activities

    Cons

    Micro management, headquarter manages poorly. Decision making done without thinking about consequence. Behind n most deadlines, Sell the whole company

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with your team

    Sequenom Laboratories2016-01-30
  8. "Good starting place"

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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Sequenom Laboratories

    Pros

    Flexible with schedules and departments of interest

    Cons

    Communication is not always as clear as it should be

    Sequenom Laboratories2016-01-04
  9. "Sequenom (CLIA)"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sequenom Laboratories

    Pros

    Lunch break, and two 10-15 minute breaks required by law.

    Cons

    CLIA. Laboratory (middle) management, nepotism, many CLSs have no understanding or background of molecular biology.

    Sequenom Laboratories2016-01-14
  10. Helpful (1)

    "No wonder!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Sequenom Laboratories full-time

    Pros

    The rate of pay is nice

    Cons

    Management needs training on how not to haze their employess, problem-solving is an absolute joke and no support or trust in their employees whatsoever.

    Advice to Management

    None! They won't listen anyway.

    Sequenom Laboratories2016-01-09
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