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Great company to work

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Former Employee - Help Desk Analyst  in  San Diego, CA (US)
Former Employee - Help Desk Analyst in San Diego, CA (US)

I worked at Gen-Probe as a contractor for more than a year

Pros

stability, good local company, excellent location

Cons

sometimes not easy to move up

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company plagued by bad politics

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    Current Employee - R&D  in  San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - R&D in San Diego, CA (US)

    I have been working at Gen-Probe as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Wonderful location, beautiful campus. Average Cafeteria. Good talent, generally top notch talent throughout the organization. Great work / life balance.

    Cons

    Terrible politics from mid level management to VP level. There's a tight knit "gold ole boys club" here and if you're not in, you never will be. A few too many managers that should never have been promoted, excellent engineer, terrible manager. There are some great managers as well, but far too few and those that are good typically carry no weight with the political players in the organization. Pay scale is great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treating employees more like people and less like parts of the assembly line goes a long way. Not sure any advice will be taken seriously though, too many directors and VP's are so entrenched in their ways it will be difficult to see improvement. Ditch the attitude and arrogance and start running the company like a youthful, progressive company it can be.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Waukesha, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waukesha, WI (US)

    I worked at Gen-Probe as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    excellent product lines--company is ethical and feel-good
    outstanding scientists
    Good benefits
    managers hit and miss
    outstanding quality systems

    Cons

    reliance on temps and contractors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    who was promoted and who was laid off during mergers was puzzling...i was insanely happy here and loved my work

    sale to hologics was heartbreaking

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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