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Updated Sep 2, 2019

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Complete Genomics CEO Cliff Reid
Cliff Reid
14 Ratings
Pros
  • "Terrific Culture, wonderful work environment(in 6 reviews)

  • "(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Multiple abrupt strategic direction changes were imposed by parent company(in 7 reviews)

  • "Killed the omega sequencer project(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Unclear plan, conflict of management and decision makers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Complete Genomics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Its technology and the fact that could compete with big players in the market.

    Cons

    After all new changes and mergers, no body knows who makes decision about the strategy and the future of company. BGI says something, MGI resists and says something else, Complete Genomics that is technically belongs to MGI, goes to a different direction! Company instead of focusing in competing in the market by improving the technology, good customer service and supporting the employees, now concentrates on... fighting in the court against competitors hopes to win!

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    Advice to Management

    Clear the organizational flowchart, responsibilities, authority, and the most important thing, the proper business model for North American market, market in China is different with the rest of the world especially North American market.

    Complete Genomics2019-09-02
  2. "Interesting Projects, but extremely poor management"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Complete Genomics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working here gives you the opportunity to deep your feet into latest in NGS technology, and opportunity to work on some interesting projects.

    Cons

    Company is very top-heavy with lots of experience in sequencing technology, but its management lacks the ability to communicate with their workers in a way that makes them feel integral in their own projects. While projects may be interesting, the lack of organization (e.g. multiple people working on the same thing without knowing it) and erratic switching in projects without knowing why or how was very common and... frustrating.

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    Complete Genomics2019-05-30
  3. "Think it over before joinning the company"

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    Former Employee - Engineer 

    I worked at Complete Genomics full-time

    Pros

    Research the new generation of NGS sequencer

    Cons

    Management is not professional to operate a company.

    Complete Genomics2019-05-10
  4. "Spun wheels with no real direction"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Complete Genomics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Cool people, free lunch. Loved my team!

    Cons

    Seemed like we were just doing busy work with no real insight as to what it's purpose was. Alos seemed odd to see reverse engineering in action.

    Complete Genomics2019-04-14
  5. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Complete Genomics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice people with high skills

    Cons

    organization was not good and need to be improved

    Complete Genomics2019-01-31
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good company to work with, but totally depend on which group you are in"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Complete Genomics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    descent benefits, free snacks/drinks/food, company activities, work is interesting, coworker mostly very nice

    Cons

    higher management is chaotic and confusing

    Complete Genomics2018-10-10
  7. "Intern"

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    I have been working at Complete Genomics

    Pros

    Great company culture as everyone is open and willing to help out

    Cons

    There weren't any negative aspects

    Advice to Management

    n/a

    Complete Genomics2017-10-16
  8. Helpful (1)

    "QA Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Specialist in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Complete Genomics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    nice people, good break room foods for employees

    Cons

    let go, no notice and after hours

    Advice to Management

    Be real

    Complete Genomics2017-09-20
  9. "Cares about its employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Complete Genomics full-time

    Pros

    Interesting projects; positive work environment; good benefits; management proactively takes care of employees

    Cons

    There is not much negative to say.

    Complete Genomics2017-08-19
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, but mission is unsure"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Complete Genomics full-time

    Pros

    Awesome people there, very bright and dedicated. Fun, collaborative atmosphere.

    Cons

    They seem to be transitioning all the work to the teams in China. New management not giving clear vision to US employees.

    Advice to Management

    You have an amazing amount of talent in Mountain View that you are not utilizing well. The China teams are still very junior and inexperienced, and not capable of innovating. US team is floundering because of poorly communicated vision. I suspect your plan is the shut down the US company at the end of this year and that would be a grave mistake.

    Complete Genomics2017-03-09
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