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Theranos Reviews

Updated September 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Pay, environment, free food, phones and computers (in 19 reviews)

  • They provide breakfast, lunch and dinner but you are expected to work very late (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours, there is not much work life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • work/life balance very skewed towards work (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Get in, get out"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Theranos full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, smart colleagues, free catered meals and food, great space to work, great mid-management

    Cons

    Impossible to move up in position, upper management is out of touch with employees

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees with equal respect


  2. "Great tech company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Theranos full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The ability to work on cutting edge tech

    Cons

    Sometimes the management is too distant from employees

    Advice to Management

    Focus, clarity

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Phlebotomist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful place to work.
    Free food.
    Great people.

    Cons

    Too many things hidden from employees. Company was struggling to figure out their many accusations and avoiding lawsuits.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Theranos full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free food, flexibility, nice people and enviroment

    Cons

    Unstable leadership, long hours, and uncertain future


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Good colleagues, but not a legitimate business"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Theranos full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, free meals, decent benefits

    Cons

    Read WSJ, that says it all


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Not a happy experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Theranos full-time

    Pros

    The goal is exciting.... not sure whether it can be achieved....

    Cons

    Bad management.
    Bad HR
    Arrogant co-workers with questionable science training.
    Tribalism

    Advice to Management

    Start over, use some real scientists, do not


  7. "Lab"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Theranos full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, environment, free food, phones and computers. Room to advance

    Cons

    Lots of hours and flexibility is a must

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Freelance"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great parking close to home so short commute great lunch most of the time. Good health care program. Good dental program

    Cons

    Manager did not bother to listen. No chance of promotion. The work could have been done more professionally. Great staff. Lower level managers were great

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Recruiter"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Theranos full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team to work with. Good leadership in HR and Recruiting.

    Cons

    Slow company process, flat org


  10. "company culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Theranos full-time

    Pros

    Free food, great colleagues, great location

    Cons

    Management and communication issues. Long hours


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