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Helpful (4)

Terrible Work Environment, Even Worse Management

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Employee in Blacksburg, VA
Former Employee - Employee in Blacksburg, VA

I worked at Intrexon full-time (More than 3 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

Pros

Benefits... that is really about it. Unfortunately those are going away too!

Cons

As mentioned, the benefits were good, but are dwindling away. The management is just terrible.The work environment is terrible too as you have to defend your job every time you talk to your manager. The management treats employees with no dignity or respect at all. There were many occasions where employees are berated in the middle of the lab simply because the manager was in a bad mood. There is no direction to the company as their goals change on a daily basis. Skilled and knowledgeable employees are looked down upon... actually, they are fired. There is no room for advancement within the company. They have told employees on many occasions that they do not want people there more than two years. There are also no raises whatsoever.

Advice to Management

Learn to treat employees as if they are human! Avoid this company at all costs!

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Disorganized, no insight into future directions

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD

    I worked at Intrexon

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Uses unique ideas and approaches. Good location for commuting. It is 1 min from freeway. Surrounded by nice scenery (near state park).

    Cons

    Rapid and frequent turnover of employee messes up information transfer. Their unique approaches may or may not work. People were too busy focusing on their tasks. No clear overall goals. There was desparate atmosphere. Felt no time to discuss anything other than immediate needs.

    Advice to Management

    Have clearer future directions and better-organized practical plans. Tell the employee what the directions and plans are. Plan better before hiring people.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Tedious, Frustrating, Boring, Unimaginative, Dead-end work environment coupled with neurotic and clueless management.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Laboratory Associate I in Blacksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Laboratory Associate I in Blacksburg, VA

    I have been working at Intrexon

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    This job offers decent benefits, most of which are being redacted and changed. It is simply a job in the region for life science majors looking to go elsewhere, but need a job for the meantime.

    Cons

    The management will feed you words and "future plans" with no compensation, in order to save face and get the work done. They have little to no direction in their decisions, lack foresight, treat their employees unfairly and rarely have anything encouraging to say. There is a GIANT disconnect between upper management and the people who actually do the work. They do not care about fixing any of these problems, because they see their employees as expendable labor. The work environment is dull and uninviting, yet most of the colleagues are nice.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees more justly, offer long due compensation for their efforts, do not feed them words of future plans without actually acting upon them and get in touch with the low morale all of the employees are currently feeling.


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