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Greenest of All Grasses, So Far.
Field Service Engineer (Current Employee) –  RemoteApril 20, 2017
Cepheid seems to incorporate large company policy/performance/professionalism with a small business personable relationship feeling. Your ideas are heard and passed along for changes to happen.

Management is there to help, but lets you manage your own territory. Having worked in the same position in other companies, I find it difficult that anywhere else could compare to the work/family balance.
Pros
Healthcare, Autonomy, Trust, No Long Troubeshooting Days
Cons
Larger territories, no overtime pay, career growth ceiling
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Fast paced environment, must be steady and eager
Fill and Pack Assembler (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAApril 10, 2017
The job is easy to learn because you get to do this task every day except you have to work extremely fast. You must have good sleep and good working attitude to perform a fast pace work. This jobs alllows you to work in five stages of working environment from staging, labeling, packaging reviewing and shipping of product materials to customers.
Pros
Every quarter there is a free lunch for every employee
Cons
No health, medical benefits
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Territory Sales Executive (Current Employee) –  FloridaMarch 27, 2017
Sales calls to hospital. Enter information in salesforce. Call on labs, IP, ED, doctors and various call points. Most enjoyable part is capturing a sale
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Fun place to work
Fixed Asset Accountant (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAMarch 23, 2017
Management and accounting team were very cooperative and team players. Management had an open door policy and was willing to help employees to rise to their comfort level in their position.
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Great place to work
Product Development Associate (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAMarch 19, 2017
I like working here. They develop really great products to work on.
The location is also great. People are friendly.
Good work life balance.
Summer internship program is the best here.
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Good Company, with lots of room for improvement
Consumables Engineer (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAMarch 16, 2017
Good company in terms of an innovative product, team dynamics, and collaboration. Communication can be very lacking at times, and management does not do much to address the issue.
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This job is great experience and can lead to many growing opportunities in the company and out
Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Lodi, CAFebruary 8, 2017
Working here is tough only because your job can be lost at any time because you start as a temp. There is little job security and you are not allowed to call in. Healthcare is very affordable. I don't get weekends off which I'd like only twice every month and half. I receive no vacation time. All in all not a horrible place to work
Pros
Affordable healthcare
Cons
Inadequate pay
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Order Management Specialist (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAJanuary 25, 2017
The culture is something you have to get use too. Most people there are friendly. the pay is good and the hours are decent. Most people there are very hard workers,but some times don't get the kudos they deserve.Most of Management is very nice and allow you to grow and help create projects for he team.
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Cepheid
Day Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Lodi, CAJanuary 25, 2017
Very nice people there but the work and life balance is not very good. Lots of office drama and raises are not very good. My direct manager was very good.
Pros
Good benifits
Cons
Office Drama
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productive company
Service Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAJanuary 12, 2017
good company but management needed a lot of work, i was happy there if it was not for all the stress the environment caused i would still be there. work load for me was too much i feel like the took advantage that i would not say no and would keep putting more load on my plate
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Great company with a really good product.
Senior Order Management Specialist (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAJanuary 11, 2017
Good culture with really good co-workers.
The commardery with co-workers and the team environment were very good.
Order Management is a very busy department. There was a lot of overtime and the work to life balance was scewed towards work. Although, management was good about granting PTO requests.
Pros
Good work environment
Cons
Very busy with lots of overtime
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an exciting innovative company
Global event and Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CADecember 10, 2016
Cepheid has a leading edge product in the world of diagnostics. It doesnt have a good work/life balance. You will work a lot of hours. The people is what holds the company together . My enjoyment was going to trade shows and hearing the difference our medical equipment made in hospitals and for people.
Pros
none
Cons
long work hours
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Fast paced company with great innovation and people
Sr. Manager (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CADecember 8, 2016
People work really hard at Cepheid. The company builds its product with strong emphasis on easy of use to customers. Therefore, the level of product quality and reliability requirement is exceptionally high.
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Unprofessional
In Process Quality Inspector (Current Employee) –  Lodi, CANovember 29, 2016
people are mostly on their own, no strong leadership and poor benefits.Leaders not leading by example and trainer doesn't know what she's t\doing.
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Company with great work ethics
Product Inspector/Assembler II (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CANovember 29, 2016
Cepheid is a great place to work at. Management is always working up close and checking-in with employees. Employees are always willing to help one another. The 6-day work week is the only downside, which only leaves employees one day off of leisure time.
Pros
Healthcare
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Productive and enjoying to work
Assembler II/inspection/ machine operator (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAOctober 14, 2016
If heard something about to your co worker.don't believe rightaway ask the boss.
Work friendly.
Go with the flow.
Follow the rules.
Pros
Don't matter
Cons
Health binifits
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Good Company
Assistant (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CASeptember 27, 2016
Cepheid is an interesting company in a specialized niche. There are lots of employees from all walks of life. I think there is a lack of training for new employees.
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Productive
QC CHEMIST (Current Employee) –  Hayward, CASeptember 19, 2016
It is a very good place and very close to my home.
it has a good culture and friendly co-workers.
I learn lots of things and it has a lots of opportunities.
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good benefits
Mid-Atlantic Field Service Engineer (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CASeptember 2, 2016
Benefits are good but they under staff their employees causing very long work hours without compensation. Upper management is unwilling to look at fact nor will they listen to employee about needs in the field. Hr department is also clueless when it comes to employees in the field.
Pros
family benefits
Cons
long hours with no compensation and upper management is not in touch with field employee needs.
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Growing company
HR Representative (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAAugust 24, 2016
A lot of change is happening within the company. Growing company and small company. All the policies and process are not clearly written and given to the employees. A lot of work is there.
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