Synthetic Genomics

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2 people found this helpful  

science needs focus

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

Pros

large budget allows for top-notch equipment acquisition

Cons

Science is not emphasized. Key positions in management were incompetent and were better at paperwork than critical analysis of the science. Lots of positions were filled due to timelines rather than because candidates were good fits. Company spins off multiple entities rather than focusing on one or two key products.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reassess middle management employees

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Anything is possible with new technology and access to new technologies

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
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    Algal-Intern

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

    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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