Theranos Reviews

Updated 18 Oct 2020

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3.0
52%
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45%
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Theranos Chief Executive Officer David Taylor
David Taylor
6 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free food, great colleagues, great location(in 19 reviews)

  • "Great colleagues, free meals, decent benefits(in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great pay"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Phlebotomist in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Theranos full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Pay great hours great benefits

    Cons

    Lied a lot about patients results

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  2. ". Theranos Inc. Palo Alto, CA"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Theranos full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Everyone was making good money

    Cons

    The companies out of business

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  3. "It was a great experience"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Customer Service Operations 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Theranos full-time

    Pros

    benefits, lunch, dinner, management, growth opportunity

    Cons

    drive, i dont see any con

  4. "Revolutionary concept; failed execution"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Bio-mathematician 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Theranos full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The company could have changed the world of healthcare testing.

    Cons

    Management was better at sales, fundraising, and promises than the execution of a game plan.

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  5. "Great learning experience"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Materials Manager in Newark, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Theranos full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Set up processes, train staff and grow a team

    Cons

    No life/work balance; Work weekends; Stressful

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not good"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Chemist 

    I worked at Theranos part-time

    Pros

    Free food modern office good colleague

    Cons

    the company shut down because of fraud

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Security"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Theranos full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great job Best company ever Definitely recommend

    Cons

    Went out of business

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Theranos full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I have no pros. Working here was awful.

    Cons

    Horrible CEO No transparency. Long hours No work life balance

  9. Helpful (7)

    "Senior reseach associate"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Theranos full-time

    Pros

    Great teams and flexible hours

    Cons

    Company is running with a lot of unhappy stress leaders.

  10. Helpful (166)

    "False Promises..."

    1.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Theranos full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It was an ambitious and noble goal; true challenges but good freedom to learn and deliver sub-systems...good coworkers, culture and compensation.

    Cons

    The number one rule was keep your head down and do what you're told - don't talk to anyone else nor try to learn how the product is performing; little did we know this is because they didn't want anybody to know the challenges or failures that the product as a system was experiencing... Marketing and upper management was overly optimistic about the state of the system, but had no sense of the reality of the product; Town halls touted the greatness of our data, and how the world is out to get us. Little did we know we were just drinking the cool-aid. This is what you get when you load management with yes-men and product management is run by a fraternity. Despite doing some of our best work, many of us are doomed to be associated with this con-job for the rest of our careers...

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