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GenMark Diagnostics Reviews

Updated 14 Aug 2019

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GenMark Diagnostics CEO Hany Massarany
Hany Massarany
52 Ratings
Pros
  • "Bagel Wednesday/Free soda/Free food at quarterly meeting(in 9 reviews)

  • "free soda but the machine is broken every other week, free bagels but only wednesday(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "High turnover rate as well so it's hard to get long-term goals accomplished when the people you coordinate with leave every 6-18 months(in 9 reviews)

  • "Small company and has its growing pains(in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Worst decision ever to except a position there."

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at GenMark Diagnostics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Met some good people, bagels

    Cons

    Management is the worst, if you are not in the inner circle you do not matter. HR has no respect for the employees only watching the associate directors back. Who is such a micro manager who looks for the worst in his people. Does not even care when an employee's child is sick, or injured. Only cares about his own butt. Keeps little notes to be little his own supervisors, unless you are the chosen one.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to respect the ones that matter and not just kiss butt.

    GenMark Diagnostics2019-08-15
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Favoritism"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -free soda -fres bagel every Wednesday

    Cons

    -1st shift lead have favoritism -lead doesn't train you if your not his favorite -lead play with the operators and chitchat by the time of work and doesn't care with hourly numbers -no team work -to much complain -taking long breaks -they don't see the operators who worked hard -lead doesn't know anything but takes the credit -making side comments -lazy operators are the one got promoted and acknowledged because their...

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    Advice to Management

    -they should talk to the operators too and find out what was going on inside the cleanroom not just the lead. Sometimes lead doesn't tell everything and the truth.

    GenMark Diagnostics2019-06-08

    GenMark Diagnostics Response

    June 12, 2019Sr. Operational HR Leader

    Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We take the claim of favoritism very seriously. Please reach out to your HR Business Partner or Manager. We would like to understand fully what is happening and resolve the situation immediately. We are striving for a ...

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  3. Helpful (5)

    "You’d be insane to join such a company run by incompetent management made of ex Ventanna employees"

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

    I have been working at GenMark Diagnostics

    Pros

    Cool technology that compared to competition is a years late and a dollar$ short.

    Cons

    Porsche driving management that’s clueless. Products that competition just smacks around bc they’re extremely late to the game. Most of management ex-Ventanna. 0 autonomy as reps to close a deal bc every deal is so complex and custom that only management can close. Not enough products to sell. Horrible commissions out side of probably 3 reps. Micro managers, micro managers, micro managers. Company is ran like a...

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    Advice to Management

    Get out of your own way. If the company is going to sell all of you should resign immediately!!! Some of you have No healthcare experience and is here because of who you are.

    GenMark Diagnostics2019-06-19

    GenMark Diagnostics Response

    July 9, 2019HR Manager

    We take every review seriously and highly encourage you to reach out to your Human Resources Business Partner to specifically discuss your feedback and ideas for improvement.

  4. "Exciting technologies platform"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GenMark Diagnostics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Can be trained as cross-functional. Very good company to start with. Very good health benefits.

    Cons

    Management style was quite sales driven. Salary can be lower than average.

    GenMark Diagnostics2019-03-21

    GenMark Diagnostics Response

    March 25, 2019HR Business Partner

    Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are working diligently to be an employer of choice. We welcome your feedback. Please reach out to your HR Business Partner to discuss any concerns. We will ensure to address them.

  5. Helpful (4)

    "They have favoritism on 1st shift"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    free soda but the machine is broken every other week, free bagels but only wednesday

    Cons

    they have favoritism on 1st shift they make a lot of promotion on manufacturing technician II on 1st shift while nothing on 2nd shift and 3rd shift and the employee that they promote only knows 2 manufacturing line and they're not so proficient and they even promote on 1st shift thats new employee that just get hired, while on the other shift employee has more lines that know how to operate and proficient and more reliable...

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    Advice to Management

    be fair on the qualifications on the employees, do not rely on the way employee speaks but doesnt work, theres more qualified to be promoted rather all talk without actions.

    GenMark Diagnostics2019-04-09

    GenMark Diagnostics Response

    April 29, 2019Sr. Operational HR Leader

    Thank you very much for taking the time to review your employment at GenMark. We are grateful for your feedback. The promotion process is determined by an employees demonstrated knowledge, not tenure at the company, and the business needs for other people at the next level. We are ...

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  6. "Disappointed"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at GenMark Diagnostics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You got bagels on Wed and free sodas

    Cons

    I worked at GenMark more than a year and at first I loved the atmosphere and the people. I can see that there's a lot of favoritism between leads and techs as well as supervisors and techs. I had the chance to work with 3rd shift and you got one supervisor who's got eyes on you while working, standing behind you pressuring you. Always trying to make higher numbers then other shifts . Then you got another one who doesn't...

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    Advice to Management

    Hire hardworking individuals, who like to work who show up every day even on OT every single week. Keep an eye on the ones who are lazy, don't help their them and who only want to take long breaks.

    GenMark Diagnostics2019-01-23

    GenMark Diagnostics Response

    January 28, 2019HR Business Partner

    Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are interested in your feedback and are always striving to improve our work environment. We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.

  7. "Not worth adding to your resume, look elsewhere..."

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

    I worked at GenMark Diagnostics full-time

    Pros

    Free weekly bagels, but not much other incentives.. worthless stock options that vest after a few year employment. Consider employment elsewhere if you're not desperate for work..

    Cons

    Bad managers that micromanage your work, too much politics for a smaller sized company, too many fires to fight, very disorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Implement production worker/engineer level skip level meetings directly with the CEO

    GenMark Diagnostics2019-01-07

    GenMark Diagnostics Response

    January 28, 2019HR Business Partner

    Thank you for your feedback. GenMark is striving to improve the engineering process and optimization of our products every day. We will take your advice of additional skip level meetings to the senior leadership team. Good luck to you in your future endeavors.

  8. "Manufacturing Technician"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GenMark Diagnostics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Usually we get nice free lunch at least once a months.

    Cons

    Poor Management No room for promotion No good benefits

    GenMark Diagnostics2018-11-29

    GenMark Diagnostics Response

    December 3, 2018Talent Acquisitions Coordinator

    Thank you for your message. We are pleased to share that our Manufacturing Technicians have a career path that was implemented in early 2018. I’m sorry this wasn’t communicated to you. It’s unfortunate you left before we could more completely disseminate the elements of your career ...

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  9. "ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at GenMark Diagnostics full-time

    Pros

    little perks like bagels and snacks

    Cons

    openness of ideas and promoting

    GenMark Diagnostics2018-10-31
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Love it! Good people and great technology. Way different than the reviews lead you to believe..."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Genmark has a lot of great new people mixed with great legacy people; many of the new people have under two years here. The technology is awesome. Strong focus on manufacturing with the ramp-up of ePlex. Lots to own and put your mark on. And obviously located in beautiful Carlsbad. Come join the fun!

    Cons

    Some scrambling with the switch to a manufacturing focus (but produces lots of opportunity). They only provide bagels on Wednesday and not every day. :)

    Advice to Management

    None yet. Just sell the heck out of ePlex!

    GenMark Diagnostics2018-07-13

    GenMark Diagnostics Response

    June 4, 2019Sr. Operational HR Leader

    Thank you for taking the time to share such nice words about working at GenMark. We are thrilled to have you as part of the team.

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