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
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.
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
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
Medical Technologist (Former Employee) – Morrisville – December 4, 2013
I had high hopes for this company as I left another full time job for this position thinking that a start up comapany would offer room for advancement and a more personable culture however, that is not what happened. My co-workers were wonderful, I enjoyed the effort that everyone put in to make the day go by smoothly. I was stuck doing a high repetitive job and my success was at the hands of a misquided and clique like management team. I really tried to do my best for this company but they do not appreciate the talent they have there and instead to get ahead, you need to be best friends with your superiors. The lab workers were always blamed for things going wrong and there is no incentive to excel. I would highly suggest you take your skill set elsewhere.
CLS (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – August 29, 2013
If you want to have easier working conditions, this company is definitely for you. This is my first molecular job and it was very impressive to see cutting-edge technology, compared to where I came from (LabCorp, INC.). Unfortunately, it is run by management that does not know how to do the test. This accounts for lots of confusion and mishandled progression. There seems to be a lot of meetings without real solutions, and a lot of wasted approved overtime. It was so bad when I first came here, that the norm was to work 6-7 days a week. Things have mellowed out a bit now. There was a recent lay-off, which didn't affect Laboratory Employees too much, but I feel that this may not be the last of it. There are waaaay too many supervisors, and too many CLS's employed by this company. I can easily see more people being let go. So consider this as you apply.
CLS applicant (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – August 25, 2013
I applied to a CLS position. I received an email requesting a telephone screening interview with an HR representative almost immediately. My contact with this HR rep was extremely challenging as she was not knowledgeable and was very defensive. Most of my contact was spend "walking on eggshells" so as not to offend her but she seemed to be offended by everything. It was very disturbing. I was left with the impression that this is a very poorly managed company to allow this person to screen technical staff and provide a "first impression" to potential employees.
Sr. Director, Diagnostics Operations (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – August 12, 2013
Sequenom designs, develops, manufactures and markets innovative technology, instrumentation and tests that target and serve discovery and clinical research, and clinical molecular diagnostics markets. Applications include translational research, oncology, agricultural genomics and in vitro diagnostics for prenatal and retinal disorders.
Scientist (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – August 6, 2013
Sequenom seemed much more open and flexible when I was first hired. As the company has expanded from just under 200 to just under 600 employees things have gotten a bit more corporate and some of the old culture of Friday happy hours where you could sit and chat about projects in a relaxed atmosphere has gone away.
I still enjoy working here, I'd recommend it to anyone looking, but it's definitely not a small company environment any more :)