Flagship Ventures Reviews
Pros – Super bright partners with a great reputation for success
Cons – Secretive culture w/in organization seems to discourage mentoring or iteration.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – The people within the firm are very sharp, and generally fun to interact with on a day-to-day basis. Interesting work; Flagship initiates and invests in companies working on the cutting edge of science, and takes an open-minded approach to new ideas.
Cons – Culture of extreme paranoia and secrecy. Poor communication. The firm treats those "on the outside" (entrepreneurs, interns, experts) very poorly, and generally tries to extract the most that they can from these people while giving little back in return (worse yet, a few people within the firm seem to take particular glee in such behavior). Top-down management; it seems that all decisions must originate from the CEO.
Advice to Senior Management – You have so many ingredients for success, but I don't think that they'll be realized over the long term unless you start treating employees and other stakeholders in a way that won't alienate them.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend