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SomaLogic Reviews

Updated Sep 19, 2019

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SomaLogic full-time

    Pros

    Smart, helpful and happy people!

    Cons

    I have none to list. I enjoy working here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring great people

    SomaLogic2018-09-24
  2. "Too much change"

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    Former Employee - IT Support in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great health benefits; unheard of, really. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Have changed direction as a company and there are many growing pains with that. It takes forever to make any decisions about IT related items and it quite cumbersome and needlessly bureaucratic. Almost no training whatsoever. Everything is trial by fire and you learn on your own.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget the promise you make to your employees about career development. You can't promote someone only to lay them off 11 months later because you didn't do anything to train them in the new role.

    SomaLogic2019-09-19
  3. "PhDs make terrible managers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SomaLogic full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits Great coworkers

    Cons

    Terrible upper management Mixed bag middle management Zero career development Low appreciation Low recognition

    Advice to Management

    Value and develop your employees Get rid of ineffective management Hold the right people accountable, every poor decision and failure is a failure of leadership. You will continue to lose your best employees if they weren’t already laid off . Stop rewarding underperformance

    SomaLogic2019-08-24
  4. "Ran by Egotistical Consultants"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SomaLogic full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Best benefits I’ve ever seen and they are available from day one of employment No cost for medical coverage for both employee and defendants. 3 weeks of pto and more for those who have been employed for a while. 401k matching.

    Cons

    Some departments are operated by a consulting firm who’s owners and operators are some of the most egotistical guys you will ever meet. This is a conflict of interest as the consultants are pretty set on getting rid of full time employees in order to replace them with more consultants from the same firm. This is definitely not in the company’s best interest as consultants often cost as much as 3 times as much as a... regular employee. The work environment also takes a big hit from this practice as consultants don’t go through the normal hiring process meaning relevant employee have no say in who is chosen for open positions. The people that were rejected by other departments for promotions end up becoming managers of short staffed departments they know nothing about (example: scientist in charge of project management or project management in charge of software applications). Several employees with agendas that don’t aligned with that of the organization

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    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring consultants especially for executive level roles. Doing so, jeopardizes the culture, creates conflict of interest and adds unnecessary expenses. People without management experience should have to attend/complete management coaching before being promoted.

    SomaLogic2019-07-15
  5. "Good company with"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SomaLogic full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Extremely friendly and talented edemployees

    Cons

    Management communication could be improved.

    SomaLogic2019-06-12
  6. "Wonderful Work/Life Balance"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Operations Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Some of the best people I've ever worked with - good work/life balance - amazing technology - excellent benefits (healthcare, PTO)

    Cons

    - not much emphasis on professional development - difficult to get promoted if you aren't already at the top

    Advice to Management

    Give junior team members more opportunities

    SomaLogic2019-06-01
  7. "Pessimistic outlook"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are wonderful to work with and some of the best and brightest in the industry.

    Cons

    This company has the worst management of any company, ever. Management is a bunch of PhDs who have no experience and interest in managing, as stated in the previous reviews. The lowest level employees aren't valued and don't matter to the current CEO, as he takes zero interest in getting to know any of them, whereas previous CEOs have made an effort to get to know everyone by name. It's hard to move up when you... don't have a master's degree or higher, so therefore everyone else is unimportant. The company just went through layoffs for the first time in it's history in order to commercialize and that severely impacted a lot of people who have been there from the start to build the company to what it is today. It's sad to see a company who was built on research and development, with people who gave their lives to the company become so money greedy and no longer value them in the same way. Also, steer clear of Assay Services. They have a high turnaround rate, extremely poor management, and get little recognition for being the work horses of the company.

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    Advice to Management

    Start over. Listen to the "little guys" and treat everyone else the same as you would if they all had PhDs. Promote people who actually deserve it and give everyone an equal shot at advancing instead of playing favorites.

    SomaLogic2019-03-15
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Inadequate Leadership & Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SomaLogic full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Most people are great co-workers, who are supportive and kind. Salaries vary across positions, but are generally a little above average for the industry.

    Cons

    SomaLogic is severely hampered by a few key factors. 1) Having started as a research company, they simply converted scientists and PhDs into managers. Limited by little work experience and no management or supervisory experience, they have no idea how to manage or lead employees. Furthermore, they would readily admit to not having any interest in people they manage. 2) There are no discernible criteria for... promotion or discussions about professional growth. Advancement is generally reserved for the higher positions and without a PhD, 20+ years of work experience is required for advancement if you have a Bachelor's degree. 3) Very poor financial decisions. The company just laid off a significant number of quality people, but had no issue spending substantial amounts of money on a new document control system and inventory management system, with neither being required as the current systems worked effectively. 4) The company is on their 4th CEO within the last 7 years. Larry Gold isn't the CEO, he's the company founder. In the absence of any consistent leadership, nearly every aspect of the organization suffers, most importantly, the people doing the actual work suffer at the hands of management who have no interest or skill in management. 5) The Assay Services and HR departments. These departments suffer from the worst management most people will ever experience in their lives, but both are vital to company success and the company atmosphere.

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    Advice to Management

    As one reviewer already stated, start over. Replace scientists and researchers with qualified people who actually have management experience and know how manage and lead people. Replace most, if not all of your executive leadership team. You want to be a commercial company, but you don't retain people best suited to get there. Listen to your employees. Numerous employee surveys and HR investigations have all... indicated the systemic issues within management, yet in the last 7 years, nothing has been done. You just laid off people who weren't the problem, people who worked hard and contributed in meaningful ways, while retaining all the people who create most of the problems and have no concern with anything other than collecting their paycheck.

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    SomaLogic2019-03-09
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the people that work there are great, hard-working and dedicated.

    Cons

    Horrible leadership. Many should be replaced with people that have a clue. Many only have their position because of who they know, not due to their knowledge. There is so much minutia in getting anything done or when it comes to making a decision. Everyone and everyone's boss, and then their boss, needs to be in on all decisions so nothing gets done. They have done several employee surveys on morale and... it is pitiful. I think the only reason people stay is that they really like the other people they work with but everyone complains about management.

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    Advice to Management

    Start over... replace some of the leadership with people who know what they are doing. Do more than ice cream socials to try and improve employee morale.

    SomaLogic2018-08-13
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Work Environment and Coworkers"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SomaLogic

    Pros

    Great working environment. A lot of collaboration and support from the team.

    Cons

    Not a product-driven software group.

    SomaLogic2018-07-16
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