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Anything is possible with new technology and access to new technologies

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I have been working at Synthetic Genomics full-time

Pros

Budget to purchase state-of-the art instruments and information; mostly competent people with strong technical expertise; founder is famous and is truly interested in science; exposure to new ideas; located near Torrey Pines state park which is great for jogging, biking and surfing

Cons

Dysfunctional inexperienced executive management; lack of focus and guidance; inconsistent feedback on programs and progress; ideas outside of the "inner group" are not welcome; unrealistic expectations; high turnover in key positions

Advice to Management

Focus on realistic outcomes for the technology to deliver and value them realistically; management should spend more time with the people actually working on the projects, listen to them and value their input

Other Employee Reviews for Synthetic Genomics

  1. Very interesting products and a friendly working environment make Synthetic Genomics a fantastic place to build a career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synthetic Genomics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The projects and application areas such as xenotransplantation and algae biofuels biology are extremely interesting. Everyone at the company is professional, friendly, and generally great to work with. The compensation is good and the offered benefits are outstanding.

    Cons

    We are short on office space and need to expand.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be that they listen very closely to their team. There is quite a bit of experience at Synthetic Genomics and to not take advantage of that expertise would be a mistake.


  2. Some great poeple but the company as a whole lacks of focus

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    . People are generally innovative . Out-of-the-box thinkings are encourraged . Good location

    Cons

    . Senior executives were generally preoccupied with broadcasting the company's long-term visions and missions, but struggled to address immediate and short-term needs of their lower level associates. Midle-level management was somewhat disorganized. . The company as a whole displayed a serious lack of focus. Mid-level and low-level associates were constantly pulled into short-term projects (and often reassigned after a short time)


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