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TearLab Reviews

Updated February 20, 2018
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TearLab Chairman & CEO Elias Vamvakas
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  1. "Amazing Culture and transparent Leadership!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -They care about the quality of the product and the end user.
    -Great and down to earth leadership!
    -Light at the end of the tunnel.

    Cons

    I have no cons to add.

    Advice to Management

    MANAGEMENT HAS COME AROUND 180 DEGREES FOR THE BETTER IN THE LAST 2 YEARS!


  2. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It was a small knit company and those who got along, got along like family.

    Cons

    The new CEO is terrible and is a glorified sales person who doesn't care about the well being of the company or the employees. Greed wins for this company.

  3. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great place to work :)

    Cons

    More innovation would be great going forward


  4. "Poor Decisions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at TearLab full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    In 2014 the company was great! They promoted from within and had great leadership at the top. The technology was cutting edge.

    Cons

    In 2015 the company culture took a turn for the worst when new upper management was put into place. We began to loose valuable people at all levels because of one person. I also believe that this person was responsible for the huge layoff that took place in 2016. This used to be a wonderful place to work but not anymore. I feel bad for those who are still left to carry the heavy burden now and have to continue working for someone who has an evil spirit.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck to you that are good people. I hope you can see who the Cancer is before its too late.


  5. "Do not work here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Casual dress code, free coffee

    Cons

    They promote values that they do not honor. They let tenured employees go and others are terminated for no reason and without documentation. HR is definitely there for the company and not the employee. Don't listen to the recruiter, they are in it to get you hired. Once hired treated poorly. Really bad sales department.

    Advice to Management

    Train management, including VPs and above how to have relationships with their employees.


  6. "Hoping for the best"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dynamic company with a groundbreaking and dynamic product

    Cons

    Dysfunctional sales organization. Good leadership could change the company

    Advice to Management

    Value the experience of the folks who understand the business. Stick to a strategy and see it through.


  7. "Eventually it had to change"

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

    I worked at TearLab full-time

    Pros

    Some of the original executives had best intentions - unfortunately they were often the reason things didn't get done.

    Cons

    There were some but nothing to intense. Some employees there should have never been hired.

  8. "Unclear Direction & subpar management"

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Midwest City, OK
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Midwest City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good technology, call points generally approachable

    Cons

    Mousy management, indirect with poor follow up. Just not there yet as a professional organization they are portraying to be.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to upper management: reevaluate your management team.


  9. "Heart in the right place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TearLab full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company Values, Office culture, Management are good. Some of the executives are great.

    Cons

    Salary lags in departments where compensations is not driven by sales


  10. "Trying to figure it out"

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

    I have been working at TearLab full-time

    Pros

    Some wonderful people and they are getting their act together regarding training, compensation, personnel development. Company values are positive although it is in word only, not deed.

    Cons

    People are in positions they should not be in due to limited experience. Too often decisions are made too quickly and emotionally. Mistakes are often made in the finance department; important when it involves your compensation. New president is making changes but not sure if it will be enough and if we can trust him. Compensation for sales is not on par with competition.

    Advice to Management

    Training is necessary for every department. Senior management is distrusted.


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