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BioFire Diagnostics Software Engineer Reviews

Updated Oct 30, 2019

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BioFire Diagnostics   Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Randy Rasmussen
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Fabulous"

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    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BioFire Diagnostics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Treated incredibly well. Competitive pay. Friendly employees. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Behind on technology practices. A lot of managerial layers.

    BioFire Diagnostics2019-10-31
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Typical workplace"

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    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer 
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are great and it is nice to work in a casual environment where people trust you to get work done without breathing down your neck.

    Cons

    Management will ignore issues you have with co-workers until the issue gets out of hand, instead of dealing with the problem early on. There is a lot of favoritism.

    BioFire Diagnostics2019-08-30
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BioFire Diagnostics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Amazing benefits - Somewhat competitive salary, since it's a large company - Management Tries hard to keep employees happy, as long as it's in their power/budget - Interesting work

    Cons

    - Organizations and management styles vary a lot from department to department - Because of large company bureaucracy, very slow promotion path for Entry level engineers, compared to other tech companies - No Work From home/Remote work whatsoever, needs to change to stay competitive - Cool projects that are new and cutting edge are often very scattered, disorganized, and stressful

    Advice to Management

    Stay current with new tech/best practices, get competitive with recruiting silicon slopes' tech talent, get more visible. Reward people that are kicking butt and crack down on slackers.

    BioFire Diagnostics2019-02-27
  4. "Great Place to Work"

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    Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BioFire Diagnostics for less than a year

    Pros

    Coworkers, intellectual culture, awesome building, and cafeteria .

    Cons

    No big complaints on my part. Pretty happy at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    My managers are great!

    BioFire Diagnostics2018-10-31
  5. "Awesome place to work."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people, free food, work life balance, benefits, independence

    Cons

    Pay could be better, loud office makes it hard to focus

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    BioFire Diagnostics2017-08-31
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Old views in a new software world."

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    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer III in Stansbury park, Tooele, UT
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BioFire Diagnostics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work week hours. You get every other Friday off. Plenty of vacation time. Very good 401k. Decent medical benefits. Coworkers are the best to work with. Excellent talent and ingenuity. The developers are top notch, project managers are awesome to work with to a degree.

    Cons

    If you are a test engineer, you will have every project manager, associate director, director and senior director know better than you how to test software. They conform to the factory based test method. They wont let you deviate so don't try. Even with their extremely educated management, they seem to know little to nothing about Tacit and Explicit knowledge or ignore it outright because it doesn't fit into their... outdated method. But aren't above informing you how a test case is to be written so that anyone can run it. (A terrible model that makes lazy testers, expensive test case documents, and crappy software)

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    Advice to Management

    If your software department is to grow to the next level, your management team must learn better how to approach a multitude of projects. It is still acting like a small shop and they must be seeing the big picture or they will become completely overwhelmed. They must pull back and stop micromanaging. They have too large a role in the nuts and bolts of development. They may have to start using real scrum and Agile... processes to keep up. Separating software teams is a standard in the industry now as well as using targeted embedded teams. Your method of lumping your testers into one department because it seems to make sense... doesn't. You're innovation suffers and eventually you will not continue to maintain the projects.

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    BioFire Diagnostics2016-09-25
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing company"

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    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BioFire Diagnostics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits value at about a third of my salary. Work 9 days in ten. Get every other Friday off! 120 hours pto immediate on hire. 9% match 401k. Very good environment with great people.

    Cons

    Other employees get away with some real crap that becomes a burden upon hard workers around them. Management is amazing and flexible, but they trust employees to a fault.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let employees take advantage of you. Talk to them on an individual basis and threaten the privileges they take advantage of.

    BioFire Diagnostics2016-08-28
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company Going Places"

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    Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BioFire Diagnostics

    Pros

    Extremely exciting products Software practices The people

    Cons

    FDA Releases can freeze software for long periods

    BioFire Diagnostics2016-03-20
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