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Sequenom Reviews

Updated October 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Great industry, fast paced, professional employees and a great sales team (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • More layoffs after LabCorp acquisition (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "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.

  3. "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!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Tough to overcome resource constraints"

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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...


  5. 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Was great"

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    Current Employee - Medical Technologist in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Medical Technologist in Morrisville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers (mostly), Positive outlook (mostly), excellent management (mostly)

    Cons

    Bad eggs and the home branch in San Diego ran the company into the ground through poor decisions and a lack of retention focus.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company to one with business sense


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Horrible place to work"

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

    I worked at Sequenom full-time

    Pros

    None. Work there if you want to quit in less than a couple months or get laid off.

    Cons

    Horrible upper management. The new CEO Dirk van den Boom does not care about anyone but himself. Mass company layoff. The environment is so dry they hire dry people. The recruiter has a horrible attitude.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Employer Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good working environment as long as you have a good manager.

    Cons

    High turnover rate. Compensation is not competitive for below Manager level.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees, give promotions and raises to those who are deserving.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "great product but losing market share quickly"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    excellent product; management is receptive to ideas and changes; very transparent company from the top down;

    Cons

    product has been seen as a commodity; people buy on price now instead of on science/data. slow to make changes in a rapidly changing, competitive market

    Advice to Management

    need to keep up with our competitors from an online presence, patient portal, etc.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "BDM review"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Norfolk, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible, good team, great products, good base salary.

    Cons

    Everyone works in a silo. Customer service team is is a very sad state. Losing customers because of people not being accountable, not completing very simple tasks. Bonuses are pretty terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Double the customer service team. Assign CS reps to high volume territories, not to entire regions. No one is accountable right now. No one is closing SMIRF cases. TAT is abysmal. Never seen it this bad for this long.


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