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Helpful (7)

Worst place I have ever worked. Stay far, far away.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD

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

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

Pros

Nice coworkers who are all searching for positions at other companies. Commute to Germantown is better than having to go farther south on 270. Good restuarants for lunch nearby.

Cons

Horrible work environment. No direction, priorities change every day. Directors/VPs have no clue about science and even less about gene therapy. Maybe some of them should read the primary literature from 20 years ago so Intrexon would not continue to repeat past mistakes and waste unbelievable amounts of money. Layoffs happen every several months, at the same time new employees are being hired. There is such high turnover that no one there knows what studies have been done in the last year, let alone from company inception. Employees are running scared and the inept management has no clue why the morale is so bad. Worst place I have ever worked and I have been in biotech for over 25 years!

Advice to Management

Shut down and cut your losses. There is no way to fix the horrible mess you have caused.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Some director was very good at technician's job instead of the management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blacksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blacksburg, VA

    I worked at Intrexon full-time

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

    Pros

    This is a very good place for politician. Some people on director level can get high salary by working on the technician's job.

    Cons

    Some director loved to work on technician's job to make easy money. It was weird that the director competed with technician.

    Advice to Management

    The director skilled on technician's job is not a manager, but a senior technician. Hire a senior technician is much cheaper than hire a so called "director" with high salary.


  2. Helpful (7)

    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

    I have been working at Intrexon full-time

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

    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 Management

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


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