Fluidigm Employee Reviews

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Potential employees beware
Supervisor (Current Employee) –  South San Francisco, CA20 January 2019
Don't judge this book by the glossy cover, get a second & cultural opinions!

Execs (CEO, Legal, CFO,...) main goal is share price so they can cash out big when a buyer finally bites. marketing communications and sales staff think they are the center of the universe, are arrogant and not half as smart as they think. it is all about what they can pitch and spin

financials are very weak and are paying for sales with near zero focus on staff. more layoffs (2019 too), cost axes and horrible department silos that won't work together

employees have to use vacation days when they tell you, like a 2wk shutdown at end of yr so they don't have to pay suppliers (one of the cash games)

best and brightest leaders are leaving in droves like head of strategy, founders in Toronto

open the book on this one
Pros
Company builds instruments that diagnose cancer and treatment performance
Cons
Very poor leadership, they dictate when you take vacation time
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On your own but rewarding
Corporate Buyer, Buyer II (Former Employee) –  South10 September 2018
Top executives have a vision for fluidigm that sometimes gets lost in its directors. Otherwise a very welcoming place to work with flexible hours. When you first start there is little direction but as you continune to work you find your place in the company.
Pros
Happy hour fridays
Cons
Too many directors
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3.0
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A lot of communication issues
Logistician (Current Employee) –  South San Francisco, CA19 July 2018
Executive management team has great ideas. However I found the ideas are hard to pass down. My upper management took credit from my job and presented to his management team. I don't feel I am valuable in this company.
Pros
Employees are pretty friendly
Cons
Communication issues
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5.0
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Dynamic, positive, quick moving
Service (Current Employee) –  South San Francisco, CA28 June 2017
I like working at Fluidigm and so do most of my colleagues. Freedom exists to complete your work. Employees have positive attitudes and do not shy away from collaboration or offering help.
Pros
The employees, Positive attitudes, No micromanagement, Helpful and friendly colleagues
Cons
Hard to work towards larger projects and goals with a high level of day-to-day activities
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Deceiving company and management
Field Marketing Manager (Former Employee) –  South San Francisco, CA1 April 2017
Stay away, run. The turnover at this company is the worst in Bay Area. In the past 2-3 years it went through about 4 waves of layoffs and only about 2 waves minimal hiring.
Pros
None.
Cons
Everything.
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good happy-hours and free yoga
Product Manager (Current Employee) –  South San Francisco, CA7 February 2017
Nice people, technology has potential, needs to focus & not let process be substitute for empowering individual, process tends to get in way of execution and timely decision-making
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all good
scientist biology (Current Employee) –  South San Francisco, CA16 November 2015
Great projects and work/life balance. Great company!
Free parking and yoga class. Pay is pretty good as are benefits.
Great products and science.
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