HR (Current Employee) – Sunnyvale, CA – October 31, 2018
I joined Cepheid because I wanted to be part of a company that was doing some good in the world and that's definitely what I've found here. My days are consistently busy and I love that. My work is challenging in the best way and if/when I feel like taking on more, all I have to do is ask. Not all employees may have this, but I enjoy that Cepheid gives me leeway to do what I feel is necessary to be successful in my role. Overall, a really enjoyable company to be a part of.
great mission, challenging work, advancement opportunities, continued innovation
no structured work-from-home options; general growing pains
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Sunnyvale, CA – October 26, 2018
First job that gave me the graveyard shift, I could get everything I needed to get done during the day and go to work after hours, With traditions such as Secret Santa, all of the employees got along and taught each other about the machines and guidelines to maintain safety and little errors.
Sr Logistics Analyst Manager (Former Employee) – Sunnyvale, CA – September 23, 2018
Since Danaher purchased Cepheid 2 years ago, the company has changed drastically. Instead of customer focused its now about the bottom line. Instead of understanding the company, product and customer they came in and started enforcing the Danaher Business model. At a high level, its good. But it needs to be streamlined to fit the Cepheid. The Danaher executives are not flexible, they have no regard for the employees of the company they purchased and customer service needs are not a priority.
None except the product is exception
Danaher purchased the company and instead of understanding the business, bulldozed it with changes
Manager (Current Employee) – Sunnyvale, CA – September 7, 2018
Decent company. Need a culture shift and organizational change for there to be progression. Too many silo's and they are not actively broken down by executive management. Too many important initiatives for the business are drive bottom-up which does not facilitate success.
Management needs to be more driven; Culture shift necessary for company-wide success;
Machine Operator/ Lead Assist (Former Employee) – Stockton, CA – July 10, 2018
I learned a lot of things how to work at fast and to do my job on time and how much they have your back. The responsible that I had was to motivated person and be good nature to be able to coordinated and complete assignment on time and very flexible give assist to the Lead and help train the new machine operators.
Facilities Services Assistant (Current Employee) – Bothell, WA – June 30, 2018
I love my job, but after over 4 years of working here, there appears to be no way for me to advance. I've learned so much here, I've grown a lot, and I can say that its one of my most valuable experiences to date. Management is good, but communication could be better at times. It is improving steadily.
Technical Services Coordinator (Current Employee) – Sunnyvale, CA – May 3, 2018
Start up Company Mentality but been in business 20+ years. Great product. Good people. Management is working on process and procedures. If you are interested in working in a medical company this is a good place to start out.
Production Analyst (Current Employee) – Sunnyvale, CA – April 20, 2018
My two largest frustrations with working here are management and work place culture.
At this time my shift is seeing a heavy workload while being understaffed compared to other shifts. Our weekend staff is suffering particularly as there has been an ongoing expectation for someone to assist through overtime but when there is no one available to put in extra work the scheduled employees are left overworked.
The workplace culture is difficult to navigate through as every individual works differently. Some do the bare minimum and move on while others have to work much harder to accomplish all the small tasks that pile up throughout the day. Pass downs between shifts can sometimes feel like pulling teeth as some are neglectful or reluctant to pass along information near the end of their shift.
However, there is some level of flexibility with scheduling and the compensation is decent for a entry level contract.
Product Technician II (Former Employee) – Sunnyvale, CA – February 26, 2018
it's a good company to start with and also ok for those who are about to retire who wants routine jobs. there can be variance depending on work orders or work requests but pretty much the work is the same every day. benefits are good, 401k, dental, medical and vision. 70% of it is covered by the company, 30% employee. night differential is in the talks before i left. career advancement quite slow, unless you know someone from a different department.
Head quarter top management was too micro-managing causing difficulty in executing work
QC/Analytical chemistry manager (Former Employee) – Bothell, WA – February 18, 2018
The work and life is relatively balance, the site management was good in providing top-of-line equipment for work. However the top management in Head Quarter was too micro managing; implement changing in Bothell site organization which caused disruption within departments.. Site management was not efficient in dealing with strong personality conflict.