Synthetic Genomics

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Anything is possible with new technology and access to new technologies

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

ProsBudget 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

ConsDysfunctional 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 Senior ManagementFocus 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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Algal (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    I worked at Synthetic Genomics as an intern for less than a year


    Pros: People are friendly, cooperative and professional. There are regular group meetings, and at the… Cons: Its better to make sure everything with your PI, to… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    3 people found this helpful  

    Unprofessional at best

    Research Associate (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    I worked at Synthetic Genomics full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Some very talented, hardworking, and great people Cutting edge technology and… Cons: High propensity for unprofessional behavior Frequent instances of management torpedoing and badmouthing employees at lower levels and direct reports Infighting between groups and individuals leads to extremely poor… Advice to Senior Management: Focus on building a team around the hardworking people you have. Everyone… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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