GENEWIZ Reviews

Updated June 10, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Technical Support Associate Scientist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Associate (Associate Scientist I in South Plainfield, NJ
    Former Employee - Technical Support Associate (Associate Scientist I in South Plainfield, NJ

    I worked at GENEWIZ full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment, sense of community, opportunity to gain resume points right out of school. This position is a great stepping stone to the real world of working. Being in the TS department helps you develop impeccable customer service skills, professional interaction, troubleshooting, critical thinking, all while solidifying your knowledge of molecular biology.

    Cons

    Not much room for upward mobility. The person above you pretty much needs to be promoted or die. Promotions will come when they are supposed to- at the year mark- even if you exceed all expectations and earn it earlier. They expect lower level (associate scientist I) personnel to be expensable so you won't get paid well.

    Advice to Management

    If you want high quality work and want to stop spending so much effort training in departments like GA and TS, dish out some incentive compensation.


  2. Engineer I

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GENEWIZ

    Pros

    friendly, family-like environment. there are small day-brightening events like ice cream socials.

    Cons

    high turnover rate, employees (especially bench scientists) over worked


  3. Helpful (1)

    Very people focused company with growth opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Manager, South in South Plainfield, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Manager, South in South Plainfield, NJ

    I have been working at GENEWIZ full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company's environment is very friendly, people in upper management are very approachable, and the company always keeps looking for ways to improve

    Cons

    Salaries are not as competitive as other bigger companies, and low performing staff is not always handled appropriately.

    Advice to Management

    Look for structured ways to improve performance of low performing employees. Improve the way staffing level changes impact the company


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Not bad comparing to other biotech company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GENEWIZ

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to be trained for multi-tasking skills. Benefit is not bad as a company at this size.

    Cons

    It could be quite stressful when it gets busy. No proper training process is implemented when new hires came onboard. Not a good place for career development.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GENEWIZ

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture, strong work/life balance including flextime and generous PTO, consistent growth, high potential for those who put in the effort, perks throughout the year include annual holiday party and seasonal food trucks, a few recent positive changes in management.

    Cons

    Open office concept - it's difficult to concentrate when near other departments who are constantly on the phone. Speaking languages other than English in common areas is disrespectful. Pay could be a little more competitive, but that may come with more growth.

    Advice to Management

    Management could be a little more receptive to new ideas, however a lot has changed with the rapid growth of the company. Keep the perks coming!


  7. wonderful people, learned alot

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Independent Contractor in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Independent Contractor in Boston, MA

    I worked at GENEWIZ part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    you gain a scientific perspective about yourself as a carrier.

    Cons

    gas was not included...traveled far distances


  8. a neutral to terrible experience out of college

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist II in South Plainfield, NJ
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist II in South Plainfield, NJ

    I worked at GENEWIZ full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The bench scientists are the best group of hardworking supportive people to work and interact with. They are in the trenches day in and day out keeping the ship afloat.

    Cons

    Very stressful, little to no break time, unpleasant people to deal with, the exception of the bench scientist. Pay is on the bottom level if not the worst against comparable positions with other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Illumina is the way to go.


  9. great experience out of college

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    wonderful opportunity out of college, they give you responsibilities and trust you to take care of them, no micromanagement,

    Cons

    training can go slower than necessary because of new people turnover


  10. Helpful (1)

    Stressful, monotonous, not challenging

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in South Plainfield, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in South Plainfield, NJ

    I have been working at GENEWIZ full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The only reason I stay at this job is because of my coworkers. They are supportive and fun. They keep the mood light even when we're under pressure.

    Cons

    Very stressful, little to no break time, unpleasant people to deal with both *internal and external. *Sales representatives are rude and downright mean to the "little people" of the company. They make ridiculous demands and expect immediate compliance. Obviously they only care about money and not about the impression they make on their coworkers. Luckily, I'm not the one who works on commission.

    Advice to Management

    Better organization of the group and tasks will help the day run more smoothly. Training should be streamlined, as there is high turnaround and people that are not trained properly disrupt the flow.


  11. Good, but with many frustrations.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GENEWIZ full-time

    Pros

    Good coworkers and easy PTO system.

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance due to long hours.



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