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Sequenom Reviews

Updated May 31, 2019

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Found 54 reviews

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  • "Bought out by LabCorp due to poor leadership team(in 4 reviews)

  • "Timelines are extremely tight, then get pushed out when upper management realizes that the timeline was never acheivable in the first place(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "BDM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sequenom full-time

    Pros

    Science - top in the industry

    Cons

    Sold out to Big Lab

    Sequenom2017-08-01
  2. "Good entry level job for new grad"

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    Former Employee - Lab Associate in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sequenom full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good CLIA/CAP industry experience. Training on Illumina equipment. In house CLS program.

    Cons

    Poor culture, very high school esque. You're either part of one click or another... Some older/legacy employees seem like they don't care, just there for a paycheck. Bought out by LabCorp due to poor leadership team.

    Sequenom2019-05-31
  3. "good place"

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    Current Employee - Healthcare Billing Specialist 

    I have been working at Sequenom full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    flexible schedule is nice to have

    Cons

    commute is tough from La Jolla

    Advice to Management

    none at this time now

    Sequenom2019-04-29
  4. "Senior Scientist"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good training, cutting edge technology, and helpful colleagues

    Cons

    inefficient communication between marketing and R&D

    Sequenom2018-05-08
  5. "Overall positive experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Sequenom full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule is allowed

    Cons

    Management can be indecisive at times

    Advice to Management

    Act quickly

    Sequenom2017-10-06
  6. "Good company to work for."

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

    I worked at Sequenom full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Enjoyed the occasional happy-hour.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of right now.

    Sequenom2017-10-05
  7. "Research Associate"

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

    I have been working at Sequenom full-time

    Pros

    Lots of hands-on learning opportunity for those in a research/lab career path.

    Cons

    Little mobility within organization. Lack of company stability and low morale.

    Sequenom2017-08-01
  8. "It all passed anyways"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Sequenom full-time

    Pros

    Nice people and team to work with

    Cons

    Not sure C level people really have the vision

    Sequenom2017-07-10
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Programmer Analyst"

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

    I worked at Sequenom full-time

    Pros

    It was fun while it lasted. Had a great manager and enjoyed working with my team. Benefits were awesome. I enjoyed their small, steady paced culture.

    Cons

    More layoffs after LabCorp acquisition. LabCorp's benefits is astronomically expensive. Pay is no longer competitive and we lost our bonus.

    Advice to Management

    You killed our Sequenom spirit.

    Sequenom2017-02-08
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Sr Team Member"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sequenom for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good science and people to work with

    Cons

    Changes due to acquisition by LabCorp

    Sequenom2016-11-16
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