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Theranos Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Apr 21, 2019

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2.8
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Theranos CEO David Taylor
David Taylor
2 Ratings
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  • "Pay, environment, free food, phones and computers(in 18 reviews)

  • "Great colleagues, free meals, decent benefits(in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "on a mission"

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    Senior Scientist in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Theranos for more than 10 years

    Pros

    opportunity to change the world

    Cons

    work/life balance very skewed towards work

    Advice to Management

    increase level of communication with each other. be honest with executive leadership about ability to accomplish goals within specified timeframes. if serious about career advancement, develop personnel, teach them, help them grow.

    Theranos2015-10-14
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I have no pros. Working here was awful.

    Cons

    Horrible CEO No transparency. Long hours No work life balance

    Theranos2019-04-21
  3. "Life At Theranos"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Theranos full-time

    Pros

    Innovative technology; Contribute immensely; Learn from smart co workers;

    Cons

    No Work Life Balance; Intense work environment;

    Advice to Management

    Provide better communication to all;

    Theranos2017-02-03
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor 

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits

    Cons

    long hours, there is not much work life balance

    Theranos2016-09-28
  5. Helpful (88)

    "Paranoia, Toxic Work Environment and misguided corporate hype"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Theranos full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Paycheck Co-workers (unless they drink the Kool-Aid and become competitive drones) Well-funded (see paycheck) Free food (careful or you snack too much) Career Opportunities - higher title and if you suck-up to the right person (Sunny Balwani, COO) and spend 100hrs a week in the office looking busy, the sky is the limit)

    Cons

    Leadership Team believes it's own hype but not the Science Paranoia (constant employee monitoring email/career websites, no interaction with other groups, insular thinking) Nepotism Sample Preparation Assays are not special or unique No future on the marketplace, LabCorp and Quest will have them for lunch... Work/Life Balance - forget it. Unless single or you hate your family, not the place to be. Corporate... Culture - Toxic Bad Reputation from numerous former employees (this one included) that couldn't take the craziness anymore Top University Alumni recruiting sounds good on paper and in a press release but mismatched egomaniacs and unbalanced managers running groups causes low employee retention

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    Advice to Management

    They don't take advice so it's pointless to waste any breath. I am just amazed your Board and VC leadership let's you run wild. There's a current Tech Bubble with VCs drowning start-ups and unproven technologies in $millions...and you are one of them. Best of luck.

    Theranos2015-05-01
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