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Toxic Environment

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

I have been working at Genocea Biosciences

Pros

Fast paced
Ability to know every person in company, from CEO to interns
Option to learn as many new skills as you feel comfortable with

Cons

Expectations unclear for job titles
Unreasonable work expectations
Penalized for having life outside of work
Promotions are given on unknown scale
Micromanaging is rampant and wastes time
Company in general sets unattainable goals

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The fast paced work environment, while productive, leads to an unhappy workforce who dreads coming to work.

Doesn't Recommend

3 Other Employee Reviews for Genocea Biosciences (View Most Recent)

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    Exciting, young company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Genocea Biosciences as a contractor

    Pros

    Very innovative and exciting pipeline. Collaborative environment, populated by smart, creative people without giant egos -- most people there are very approachable. Great location, space, and work/life balance.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are ambiguities or miscommunications, though this can happen anywhere, and I wouldn't consider it to be an intrinsic quality of this comany

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Genocea Speed = Chaos Mode

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Genocea Biosciences

    Pros

    The scientific platform that Genocea is based on is a novel concept that can do very well in the vaccine world.

    Cons

    I would agree with 95% of the previous review with the exception of being penalized for having a life outside of work.
    There are far too many chiefs at Genocea. Each manager is in charge of one or two people.
    If you are not a manager your opinion or ideas matter very little. It is more of a ruling class and working class environment.
    Managers very rarely work in the lab.
    They like to say they work at "Genocea Speed" yet it is really chaos mode.
    Deadlines are unrealistic.
    Employees are severely micromanaged.
    Managers have very little to no proper managerial training and lack skills needed to motivate employees.
    I would not recommend working at Genocea.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understanding how to properly motivate employees and developing people skills is the one area where management can greatly improve to. Valuing the ideas and opinions of each and every employee would make employees feel like more a part of the company rather than a cog in a wheel.

    Doesn't Recommend
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