Intrexon

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This biotech firm will fail faster than it lays off employees.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Blacksburg, VA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blacksburg, VA

Pros

Absolutely none. I can't think of one thing.

Cons

Where do I even begin? First off, this company has zero empathy for the people they employ. Intrexon used to have a very competitive benefits package. They basically eliminated that and no tuition reimbursement which was a plus for many of the employees here. So many layoffs, you feel like you're constantly playing Russian roulette when you walk through the doors. Mentally unstable upper level management with absolutely NO background in science or biotechnology, hence giving the scientists unrealistic expectations and unattainable goals. There's no possible way to move up unless you're one of management's favorites. New positions that open up within the company are immediately filled by people with no experience as demanded by the position, and no interviews were ever conducted to give anyone else a chance to even try and get the job. There is also no tangible employee handbook, just a series of "rules" made up by someone random when management finds something out that rubs them the wrong way. The way that this company is going now, I have little hope for the fate of this company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The people who "manage" the lab associates should learn something about science themselves and apply that to making more logical "operational decisions."

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

Other reviews for Intrexon

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Small company with opportunity for real impact, but lacking in business focus.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in South San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Endless supply of interesting projects, opportunity for real impact on project advancement.

    Cons

    Poor business plan; frequent random layoffs; Very limited investment in employee morale

    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible Work Environment, Even Worse Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Employee  in  Blacksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Employee in Blacksburg, VA

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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