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T2 Biosystems Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2019

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3.3
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T2 Biosystems CEO John McDonough (no image)
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34 Ratings
Pros
  • "Groundbreaking technology to be introducing to market, emphasis on saving lives(in 6 reviews)

  • "Great to work with smart, hard-working people who want to do things the right way(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "The good people leave and upper management does nothing to learn from their mistakes(in 3 reviews)

  • "With rapid growth come growing pains in structural hierarchy(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "A company that truly takes care of its employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at T2 Biosystems full-time

    Pros

    Pay/benefits: T2 truly takes care of its people and is not all about "increasing shareholder value" at any cost. While financially disciplined, T2 provides very generous financial compensation, and considering the relatively small size of the company, provides great benefits (vacation, sick time, 401K, etc). Employees are regularly awarded equity in the company, which makes people truly care about how well the... company does. T2's management team understands that if you take care of your employees, they will take of your customers and shareholders (something that many companies say, but don't actually do). Nature of work: Besides the good pay/benefits, working in the company is very rewarding if you like wearing multiple hats. With a ton of opportunities to work on various projects in a high tech, high growth environment, one does not get bored at T2. The work is definitely challenging, but extremely rewarding, and provides a great learning opportunity. People: Most of all, T2 hires individuals that possess a rare combination of a go-getters type of attitude while maintaining an extremely collaborative approach with others. T2 is about getting things done while having fun doing it. Unlike many companies out there who talk about having a "positive culture", this company lives and breathes it, cascading from the CEO down to all levels of employees. Every potential hire is carefully evaluated for ability to fit into this culture to ensure that the culture does not deteriorate. Company cookouts/get-togethers/team events are frequent to allow personnel to relax and enjoy themselves.

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    Cons

    This is a small, young company producing a very high tech set of products, which comes with the expected hiccups. If you want to work in an environment where things have more of less been figured out, T2 is not for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    T2 Biosystems2019-04-10
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Good technology, poor management"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at T2 Biosystems

    Pros

    Some dedicated and smart people.

    Cons

    Lots of turnover due to poor management. The good people leave and upper management does nothing to learn from their mistakes.

    T2 Biosystems2019-07-27
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Becarefull, HR posts a lot on here...."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at T2 Biosystems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people with good intentions

    Cons

    HR posts a lot on here....

    T2 Biosystems2019-04-12
  4. Helpful (5)

    "A lot of turn over"

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

    I worked at T2 Biosystems full-time

    Pros

    Interesting technology. Inconsistent performance. Unrealistic expectations.

    Cons

    Not Loyal to their employees

    T2 Biosystems2018-11-02
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Ambitious company with promising times ahead"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at T2 Biosystems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    T2 Bio maintains ambitious internal timelines that are challenge to meet but the teams have done well to stay on track and meet milestones. There is improved communication between science teams that allows for a connection to the science and rapid project advancement. Approval of T2Bacteria Panel by the FDA was a big step and morale boost across the company. Strong pipeline of projects provides... optimistic outlook on company that provides good career opportunities and advancement for many in the company.

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    Cons

    The company is still on the small side though definitely through the "start-up" phase and feels the cyclic nature of projects and the increased work that is necessary during "sprints" to meet milestones. Overall these periods are just sprints now but they do test the mettle of employees and require a certain type of person to enjoy the pace. Ambitious project pipeline for the company size does mean people where... a number of hats to keep projects moving on all fronts. Can be seen as a positive or negative depending on the employees mindset.

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    T2 Biosystems2018-10-08
  6. "Nice People"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at T2 Biosystems

    Pros

    Everyone is super friendly, such a good vibe compared to my other jobs. Been given the opportunity to learn new things!

    Cons

    Need to work on there quality department

    T2 Biosystems2018-09-11
  7. "A lot of promise."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at T2 Biosystems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent team work and support. Management at all levels are open to input and give support and direction. A crucial test for testing sepsis.

    Cons

    Quality could be better, both with instruments and reagents .

    Advice to Management

    Invest in a quality system that provides excellent products. As a young company, we have to put our best foot forward.

    T2 Biosystems2018-08-29
  8. Helpful (4)

    "General review"

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

    I worked at T2 Biosystems full-time

    Pros

    Hardworkig individuals who give it their all. Exciting new technology to be a part of that helps people. A good stepping stone, and will learn a lot. Its a company in transition from R&D to manufacturing and therefore still learning and able to make improvements.

    Cons

    Wear multiple hats and not compensated for it. A lot of hidden politics, high turnover rate, manufacturing not acknowledged for their work, no one cares about quality or doing it the right way the first time around, the goal is to get the product out no matter the cost. Departments are cycloned, and therefore difficult to work cross-functionally.

    Advice to Management

    Give acknowledgement where its due. Actually incorporate quality, be honest with the teams about where the company is headed, and let people share their thoughts and concerns as well as open communication between departments.

    T2 Biosystems2018-08-14
  9. Helpful (7)

    "Senior Quality Assurance Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in Lexington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at T2 Biosystems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment especially the folks there. I enjoyed working them; friendly and very helpful.

    Cons

    When money gets tight they go after headcount no matter what level. Their lay process sucks; you get notified and you have 15 or so minutes to pack your personal items( if you get that much time) and out the door. Mgmt not committed to a quality manufacturing environment.

    Advice to Management

    Treat professionals like professionals; let them complete assignments when adverse employment situations are going to occur. Give them the respect they deserve. Commit that you are a manufacturing company; not R&D.

    T2 Biosystems2018-08-07
  10. Helpful (6)

    "Exciting times ahead!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at T2 Biosystems full-time

    Pros

    Amazing technology, great team and tons of opportunity for those that work hard and deliver results. Company is growing and it appears that there are more internal transfers and promotions as people leave or new positions are created. Summer hours was a nice benefit added this year.

    Cons

    Sometimes overly ambitious - and with everything going on it can be difficult at times to keep everyone on the same page. Being in multiple buildings adds to the challenge.

    T2 Biosystems2018-07-17
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