Synthetic Genomics

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Anything is possible with new technology and access to new technologies

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

5 Other Employee Reviews for Synthetic Genomics (View Most Recent)

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    Good environment. Lacks consistent focus.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA

    I worked at Synthetic Genomics full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with, enough budget to get equipment, interesting work.

    Cons

    Lack of company focus. Too many directions, projects and initiatives to excel. Infrastructure functions (finance/accounting, IT, marketing) have had recent turnover and/or are recent additions to the core science teams. Burnout is an issue in some areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify the vision.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Algal-Intern

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    Former Employee - Algal in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Algal in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Synthetic Genomics as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    People are friendly, cooperative and professional. There are regular group meetings, and at the end of the internship, intern will have to present in front of whole SGI team

    Cons

    Its better to make sure everything with your PI, to be on same page for the tasks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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