CLIA Lab (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – May 27, 2018
This company went through some hard times and changes since I left. I enjoyed the culture at Sequenom and the experience and knowledge I aquired was great. I had a great manager and coworkers but many did not so it was inconsistent. The pay was low, no annual pay increases, low bonuses, medical benefits were average at best, career develpment/advacement was not good. These were the only reasons I left.
Culture, Coworkers, Some Managers, Experience
Low Ppay, Not so good benefits, no career development
Marketing (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – October 29, 2018
Poor employee engagement, multiple budget cuts and downsizing prior to acquisition made the environment challenging prior to acquisition. Aside from most of executive team, associates were wonderful to work with! But that culture likely is irrelevant after LabCorp acquisition.
Account Manager (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – October 8, 2018
no money, no advancement, no supervision, no guidance, no mentor ship programs, no hope to move up/forward, no reason to stay, look anywhere else first, management is terrible, upper management is pure garbage
Quality Documentation Specialist II (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – January 31, 2018
When I was working at Sequenom they tried to make the atmosphere fun and lively, which they did with a ping pong table and parties at the company. However in many departments the management was terrible and there was a lack of communication within departments. Example- I would work with the Senior Director on a project for months. We'd have weekly meetings that sometimes involved other department heads. After three months the project was brought to the Vice President of the department, who then said "That's not at all what we were asking for." this should've been communicated much earlier. Many hours were wasted on something that was not approved by the Vice President.
Assistant (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – December 27, 2017
People are very nice and collaborative. The company is under new ownership but is recouping very nicely. The company is working hard and successful at bring up morale. Some great perks for working under Lab Corp.
Specimen Processing Technician (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – October 26, 2017
It's a quick paced environment in the lab, you learn a lot on the job. The hardest part of the job was not letting the enormous amounts of workplace drama negatively affect you. Although not perfect, this was a good company to work at, with good experience and many lessons to offer.
Specimen Processing/Data Entry (Former Employee) – San Diego California USA – May 1, 2017
The upper management was not very good about keeping their worries regarding the upwards mobility of the company quiet. A lot of people were afraid the company was going to go bankrupt which made motivating people to work hard within the company difficult
Senior Case Coordinator (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – February 10, 2016
I love working here and I am sad that I have to leave, but I need to be back in Colorado. Overall, a great company and I love the managment team and my coworkers. I also very much enjoy the independance to do my job.
Lab Assistant II (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – August 20, 2015
While working at Linens and Things I learned alot. This was a very big company. I learned about dishes, bediing, candles and alot more. I would deffinitly work here again, if the challenge was avalible. They management was nice and kind.
Sequenom, as a company, does great work. Small company doing wonderful work in prenatal and genetic testing. However..the accessioning lab is not so great. Management is horrible and inept. Very unorganized and employee moral is low. VERY HIGH TURNOVER RATE! In the first few weeks of my employment, 5 people quit. As far as the work, it was not difficult. It's mostly data entry, so having lab experience is not necessary. I don't know what the other departments are like at the RTP location, but I would caution those of you who apply for the SPT position. My opinion: don't do it!
Credentialing Specialist (Current Employee) – Grand Rapids MI – June 17, 2015
Very flexible work environment. I learned a lot about laboratory compliance and credentialing ancillary facility/organizations with Medicare, Medicaid and Commercial Payors Management team is excellent Coworkers great I cannot think of anything that I could deem "hard" about the job, I looked forward to working and never minded coming into the office I enjoyed everything about the job
Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – June 16, 2015
I've appreciated being employed at Sequenom since day one. Faced and conquered many new challenges, including piloting a department and being the entire department for the better part of 2 years. Have built strong relationships with co-workers and upper management and have solidified my career path in sales.
Material Handler II (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – May 1, 2015
Has a great CLIA lab work process, good work place to work for, I've learned allot about time management. The management team are too objective to picking on internal personnel on a micro managing circumstances. I had great co-workers there when I was working there. The hardest thing of part of the job is that I was appointed to do someone else job other than my own. The most enjoyable part of the job was when I over came the logistics of the job after the guy who left the company and that I had to take over his place.
Very creative company has a great outlook forward on company long term objectives.
Management concentrates too much on things does not base on your objective