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Sequenom Reviews

Updated February 8, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Programmer Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Sr Team Member"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sequenom (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good science and people to work with

    Cons

    Changes due to acquisition by LabCorp


  3. "Sequenom"

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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
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great industry, fast paced, professional employees and a great sales team

    Cons

    Bad executive leadership, not profitable, and stale culture


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  5. "Good in the beginning"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sequenom full-time

    Pros

    Gave you lots of stock options and RSU's

    Cons

    They amounted to nothing after I left


  6. "Good Mid-Level Company"

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

    I have been working at Sequenom full-time

    Pros

    Company is small enough that you have opportunity to be exposed to different aspects of the business. Company holds quarterly employee meetings and sponsors events with free food to celebrate company accomplishments.

    Cons

    There has been a lot of turn over in management staff which causes change in direction.


  7. "Specimen Processing Technician"

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    Former Employee - Specimen Processing Technician in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Specimen Processing Technician in La Jolla, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sequenom (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They hire just about anyone

    Cons

    Because they hire anyone they end up with a ton of people who are incompetent and vindictive. There are a lot of politics in this job. It does not matter what you know its who you brown nose to

    Advice to Management

    Get your head out of your rear ends. You never speak to anyone and you need to start listening to your workers. It will make you a happier person.


  8. "Friendly, helpful, supportive"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Lab Liaison/Genetic Counselor in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Lab Liaison/Genetic Counselor in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exceptional Learning opportunities, friendly people, generous compensation, nice location, great amenities like gym, coffee/tea, social and professional opportunities, career advancement.

    Cons

    So far I have no cons. The drive is a bit rough, but that's Southern California in general. Commuting adds 2+ hours to my day in total.


  9. "Feeling better this past month"

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    Current Employee - Billing in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Billing in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work environment when I was hired two months ago seemed very stoic. Maybe that was just how I see things being new. I will say in the past month everyone seems to have a bit more bounce in the step with smiles.

    Cons

    Starting salary was not competitive..but that is on me.

    Advice to Management

    I enjoy the smiles and a happy work environment. Keep it up!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Tough to overcome resource constraints"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Love my team, smart people, advancing the practice of medicine/patient experience.

    Cons

    Microscopic budget and understaffing lead to very high turnover and makes for a stressful work environment. Culture is one of NO ENTHUSIASM.

    Advice to Management

    Hire experts to help you figure out what to spend on what. Board, exec team have never run a company, so stop looking to them only for answers...


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    Good salary, challenging work environment

    Cons

    You have to be self motivated. NO ONE will hold your hand and tell you that you're doing a great job. If you need constant affirmations from management, this company isn't for you.


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