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Vela Diagnostics Reviews

Updated Jun 17, 2019

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Samir Dajani
7 Ratings
  1. Helpful (58)

    "Clueless Management bought bankrupt Toxic Asset"

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

    I have been working at Vela Diagnostics full-time

    Pros

    - Good starting pay - Flexible arrangement to work from home - Young startup that emerged from Chapter 11 - Operations are extremely messy

    Cons

    - Toxic portfolio acquired from the bankrupt Great Basin, does not have freedom to operate even with FDA approval - Instruments have lots of problems and are being thrown out by customers - Products costing more than sales to manufacture and management takes little accountability - Management acted on wrong information, or simply did not do proper due diligence.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and stop making rash decision because of ego

    Vela Diagnostics2018-10-08
  2. Helpful (59)

    "Over reliance on licensed technology"

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    Current Employee - R&D in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities to participate in some interesting projects internationally.

    Cons

    All products are developed based on technology licensed from competitors. Need to pay royalties and come with restriction. Not optimistic on the Great Basin buyout either as the system requires licensed technology from Quidel.

    Advice to Management

    Develop own novel technology

    Vela Diagnostics2018-09-27
  3. Helpful (98)

    "Company has become a mess."

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

    I worked at Vela Diagnostics full-time

    Pros

    Moving up in the company is a breeze. Just pretend like you know what you are doing and suck up to people. Small company so you can take over other roles and become a more well rounded employee. Some lower end employees are very talented and a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    The management does not listen to anyone but themselves. The management spends an absurd amount of investor money on unnecessary things. Mangement lies about revenue and business. Management has pipe dreams of stock market but have no 5 year plan on innovation. All the technology is dependant upon other companies instrumentation whos licenses will expire soon. At that point, it will be extremely hard to...

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    Advice to Management

    -You are not always right. -Listen to your employees and your customers. They actually know whats going on! -Innovation and acquisition of new technology is paramount to the companies future existence. -No one wants to invest in a company dependant upon 10 year old equipment with no product pipeline. -Stop lying to each other about revenue.

    Vela Diagnostics2017-10-21
  4. Helpful (99)

    "No so good"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Fair Lawn, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vela Diagnostics for less than a year

    Pros

    Salary base was good at time I left, But....

    Cons

    Did not pay OT... broke a lot of labor laws,,,!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Get real

    Vela Diagnostics2017-07-31
  5. Helpful (99)

    "Not a fair company..... !!!!!! Asks to have people do unethical things to customers.. Systems do not work."

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Fairfield, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vela Diagnostics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    None .. Now ..!! Had good benefits but not any more........ Stat up that is failing......!!!!!!!! No respect for employees.....!!!! Has been know to use strong arm tactics against its people...

    Cons

    Management is a bit Crazy....... One e-mailed pic of toilet to all personal complaining on cleanliness. South African view of people........ Sad...

    Advice to Management

    Get a real feel for your people...... Stop misjudging people...... Moral is always low.... People are scared and not happy... Performance suffers.... Also management should not spy on its people.....!!!!!!!! There is not any trust in this company.....

    Vela Diagnostics2014-07-21
  6. Helpful (29)

    "Getting better each day"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vela Diagnostics full-time

    Pros

    The new management has really made so much improvement within such a short time. Very thankful for that. Please keep up the good work! The staffs here, myself included, will always stand behind a strong management team such as this. Kudos to Sam the new CEO for such a remarkable change! Those who left because of the disaster from the previous management, now might be the time to come back and rejoin. You'll be pleasantly...

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    Cons

    Most of the previous posts from before Nov 2018 are very true. That was a very terrible time before new team took over. Even after being ousted, the ex-CEO and ex-CFO still linger around and bad mouth the company. Please stop doing that. It's so disrespectful of the hard work employees put in to keep the company afloat, despite the previous management almost broke the company, spending as if money grows on tree.

    Advice to Management

    Please block access of ex-employees entering the office causing disturbance, even if they are ex-CEO or ex-CFO. They don't bring value or joy to the company. Not good for morale.

    Vela Diagnostics2019-05-06
  7. Helpful (20)

    "New management new hope"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vela Diagnostics full-time

    Pros

    Things are getting in controlled and moving in a positive way. Very impressive of the achievement of our new CEO , Sam within such a short period of time. Collaboration between departments have achieved a new high. Bad apples are gone. Could genuinely feel that everyone is working as a team and going towards a same goal.

    Cons

    Ex top management still lingering around. Please dont ever come back!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    Vela Diagnostics2019-05-11
  8. Helpful (10)

    "Honest Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vela Diagnostics full-time

    Pros

    1. Employee welfare is above industry standard 2. Some of the smartest people on the ground and in the management team 3. Tremendous learning experience working with Sam's leadership in turning around the company that was wreaked by the previous management. Highly recommended esp. those with MBA and want a masterclass on rescuing distressed company.

    Cons

    Ex-management that got fired last year is hell bent on destroying the company and disrupting recovery. Fortunately the new Vela team stays united throughout. The turnaround is going strong. It is actually a good opportunity to learn from previous management's mistakes.

    Advice to Management

    Smile once in a while and pat yourself in the back once in a while for the great work you have done. The New Vela team will prevail. Go Sam!

    Vela Diagnostics2019-05-29
  9. Helpful (16)

    "Good momentum"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vela Diagnostics full-time

    Pros

    Really enjoy the energy here. Very motivating environment. Treated with respect. Very good opportunities to move from scientific background to commercial side. Exposure to the best of both worlds! Rapport among colleagues is unparalleled.

    Cons

    Occasional stress over deadline aside, really nothing much to complain. One major drawback is that some ex-management are out sabotaging the company. Quite disappointing to witness these ex-management attacking the company out of personal spite and ego. Oh well...that explains why the board wanted them out.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you Thank you Thank you Sam for creating the environment to thrive. Almost all employees here love this new unassuming CEO. Thank you for steering the team through the new water. Please please please stay onboard for us, least the old management come back to haunt us...

    Vela Diagnostics2019-05-19
  10. Helpful (6)

    "Enjoyable place. Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vela Diagnostics full-time

    Pros

    - global learning opportunities - exposure to projects across different departments - motivating environment - great benefits and perks - colleagues and management treat each other like family

    Cons

    ex-management needs to learn to let go and not harassing the company due to personal vengeance

    Advice to Management

    Well done Sam! two thumbs up.

    Vela Diagnostics2019-06-10
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