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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

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

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    Toxic Environment

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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

    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
  2.  

    Great Place To Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Genocea Biosciences full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I think this is a terrific company. This is my 4th biotech company and it is far superior to the others. The employees are all very driven, bright and dedicated. Communication is very open, comfortable and easy and the culture is professional, hardworking and fun all at the same time.

    Cons

    Growing pains. We have had a big year and we are transitioning to a larger company so it can be a little crazy. But headed in the right direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the culture throughout the growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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