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Growing pains

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Information Technology in Redwood City, CA
Current Employee - Information Technology in Redwood City, CA

I have been working at Genomic Health

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Dedicated employees
Executives have a long-term outlook/strategy
Growing like crazy

Cons

Not enough headcount to keep up with workload
401k plan isn't competitive with other companies

Advice to Management

Stick with the long term vision, but take a good look at departments that are suffering from lack of headcount or else employees will burn out or leave. Increase the matching funds for the 401k, too.

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    Company culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Genomic Health

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Future response to pending regulations is unknown

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the current company values system

  2. Helpful (2)

    Discover and work with your strengths.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Genomic Health

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many 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.

    Cons

    As 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 Management

    The 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.

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