Genomic Health
4.0 of 5 23 reviews
www.genomichealth.com Redwood City, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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Genomic Health President & CEO Kim Popovits

Kim Popovits

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77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place to work,but perhaps some problems in IT

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat corporate culture that is mostly the result of great leadership and vision by the top management (CFO CMO and especially the CEO).

    ConsI am not in the IT group, but its generally known that it's dysfunctional, inefficient, highly political and that it has low QA standards. Also, with the recent re-org it seems to be getting more and more top heavy (with upper management).

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work! And hold on to the CEO Kim P! Her style really works wonders for morale. I look forward to all hands meetings

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    They don't seem to know that they are a service group. Their budget is ballooning and they need to be given less political power so they will be more responsive to the needs of their internal customers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

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    Redwood City, CA

    ProsWorking in a cutting edge industry. Financial compensation is excellent. Laid back work environment with excellent work/life balance. Great location and interesting projects. You are given autonomy over your projects for the most part.

    ConsSomewhat of a nerdy atmosphere. The cafeteria needs a MAJOR revamp. New hire training is too general and doesn't focus on the actual work that will be done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere seem to be many layers of management here with more emphasis on delegation and less emphasis on teamwork. It would be nice if everyone didn't focus so much on their title.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company. People are very helpful and friendly.

    IT Quality Engineer (Current Employee)
    Redwood City, CA

    ProsGood learning environment, friendly coworker, good salary.

    ConsNo comments. They are good at what they doing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great culture, team, and enviroment!

    Corporate Employee (Current Employee)
    Redwood City, CA

    ProsMy team is positive, works hard, and interacts well with each other. We all come from different backgrounds and experiences, but we allow each other to have diverse opinions and work together to make decisions. I feel appreciated for my thoughts and I am heard.

    I also influence change and process improvements easiliy here. When I worked for bigger companies, process change would get slowed down and there was so much red tape for approvals. Here you can make a difference seamlessly.

    It is a relaxed atmosphere...you can wear jeans everyday. The executives are approachable and engaging.

    Several fun employee events; better than some big company events.

    Good Employee Stock Purchase Program.

    ConsI would advise increasing the 401K matching. Expand office building since we are growing so much.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep reinvesting back in the company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Find a real community, do good, learn & work really hard!

    Corporate (Current Employee)
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    Prosculture, leadership, truth-seeking, ahead of the curve, giving back to society. Great development programs & healthy work/life balance (work hard, and feel good about what your doing!).

    ConsCafe food (its gotten a bit better)

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the open-door policy and keep listening to employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Company culture

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Redwood City, CA

    ProsRespects employees, great culture, open communication, good benefits and raises

    ConsFuture response to pending regulations is unknown

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue with the current company values system

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Discover and work with your strengths.

    Program Manager (Current Employee)
    Redwood City, CA

    ProsMany external collaborators, auditors and vendors have basically summed it up, "Everyone here is so cheerful!"

    As corny as it sounds, it's true. The workplace is comprised of friendly, hard-working, intelligent individuals who cooperate and innovate to contribute to a product we stand by: providing personalized medicine to patients with cancer. At every quarterly all-hands meeting we get to meet and learn the story behind an actual patient whose life was changed as a result of using Genomic Health's ODX Breast product.

    By all other standard performance metrics, Genomic Health does just as well. Career advancement and development opportunities are encouraged. Clear, honest communication and a surprising amount of corporate visibility is the example set by upper management that serves as a template for interpersonal exchanges. Compensation is seriously deliberated upon, with emphasis on remaining competitive within the industry and equitable inside the organization. Along these lines, recognition, feedback and bonuses are linked to applaud the commitment employees have to meeting challenges with enthusiasm.

    ConsAs Genomic Health continues to grow, typical business growing pains surface: new organizational structures, increased documentation requirements, and a dilution of communication. Given these challenges, Genomic Health is taking a proactive approach by maintaining a culture of truth seeking and honest feedback and a willingness to be flexible in how the organization grows while continuing to progress toward clear, short- and long-term goals.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe new employee breakfast with Randy was a great experience. I appreciated the opportunity to learn first-hand about his vision and motivations behind starting the company. Maintaining the connection between upper management and task-based employees is a challenge as companies grow, but I'd encourage Randy and the executive team to keep in touch with everyone. There's a lot to be said about feeling visible (and accountable) in an organization.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company to work for!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTerrific working environment to work in

    ConsNeeds clearer growth paths for employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    This company has an excellent culture and great work/life balance!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOn your first day you are handed a book called "Strengths Finder" and you are encouraged to learn about what you truly can bring to the table. The management invests in each employee and empowers them. I feel inspired everyday that I work here and I'm highly motivated. There is no focus on "face time". As long as you contribute and do your part, you are free to have a flexible schedule.

    ConsSome full time employees can be almost too focused on their work and don't take the time to go for lunch/socialize with the new hires and help them integrate more with the group.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the gummy bears and chocolate, I'm gaining weight!! ;)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people make the company and the people at Genomic are the best. All of us care for patient needs and strive for the same values. Co-workers work together to brainstorm and come up with innovative ideas. Support and development from management has been at an all time high. Good leaders make happier staff.

    Genomic Health has one of the better referral pay outs.

    ConsMore communication and visibility from senior leaders are needed. Better cafe food choices.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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