GIVF Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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  1. Very nice staff with Horrible management

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Manager
    Former Employee - Lab Manager

    I worked at GIVF full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I worked with a smart bunch of group in my department. Really passionate about their work and will give you a lot of opporutnity to work

    Cons

    Management, management, management. Ugh.
    Pay is horrible. Some PHD's even with years of experience were making under 100k.

    Advice to Management

    Work on your employee turn around.


  2. Donor Coordinator

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

    I have been working at GIVF

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

    Pros

    Work environment is very nice. Coworkers are helpful all the time. The management team is good at listening to ideas and advice. Really great work place.

    Cons

    Cannot think one in this moment.


  3. 5 years worked at mid-management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mid-management in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Mid-management in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at GIVF full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    pert of being able to help people

    Cons

    bad management, no training, unnecessary stress, low pay everyone is disposable for GIVF. Management did not value devotion, experience or productivity

    Advice to Management

    training takes time and money, keep employees


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  5. Stay away... far away ... worst experience ever!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at GIVF full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    knowing that the company was able to assist couples with reproductive issues have a family.

    Cons

    EVERYTHING!! Double standards for all employees. If you don't KISS UP and make nice to supervisors your work day is straight torture. Required to be business dress when you never encounter anyone but your co-workers, IT department doesn't even know how to fix a printer. Constant changing of policy, procedures and schedules, what was correct today will get you a written warning tomorrow. NEVER file a complaint on a senior employee or think that the "open door policy & confidential information" applies, cause it does not you will be the discussion of every smoke break for the rest of your tenure. Benefits are 30% of your bi-monthly paycheck... worst place in Northern Virginia to even consider working

    Advice to Management

    DAVID WISE ----- FIRE EVERYONE in a supervisory position and start over to save the company!!!!


  6. If you want to just be a cog in a money-making machine, this is the place for YOU!

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GIVF full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    cutting-edge technology--you get to feel like you're part of something big

    Cons

    - I saw one reviewer say that this bunch is "cheap." That's like saying like saying professional basketball players are slightly above average in height. ALL, and I mean ALL efforts, procedures, policies...EVERYTHING...is geared towards making the doctors richer. That's it and that's all. If you have a Ph.D. or M.D., maybe this might be a good...no, great, place for you. Otherwise, forget it.

    Advice to Management

    The average employee does NOT want to see the CEO's vacation slides as part of the annual meetings!!!! It's like saying: "Look, everyone! Look where I can go, but you'll NEVER be able to afford to, since we take everything and leave you the scraps!"


  7. GIVF Cryobanks

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseville, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roseville, MN

    I worked at GIVF

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The Cryobank does interesting and meaningful work in a highly competitive industry.

    Cons

    Upward mobility is virtually nonexistent. It is expected that laboratory staff will only stick around for a couple of years before they either move on or are forced out to make room for less-experienced workers who command a smaller paycheck.

    Advice to Management

    It is impossible to have a productive, highly efficient workplace without respect, transparency, trust, and open communication.


  8. Progressed from my original position over 5 years to a senior position, great company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GIVF

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Ability to grow in leadership positions, amazing work being done to create families. Work with diverse staff with interesting backgrounds.

    Cons

    Challenge having sites in different cities, but there are opportunities to build professional skills sets in communication and leadership that help with managing remote sites.


  9. Helpful (1)

    It was a nightmare, poor management, idiot employees

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GIVF

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Working at a remote site where we were out of plain view helped and not having to dress up every day

    Cons

    There is no support from management during audits and inspections or when equipment fails. They are cheap and will not adequately train employees

    Advice to Management

    Listent o your employees, give praise where praise is due, inform your employees of what is happening in the company. In genereal, just show people the respect you would like to be shown in return.


  10. Bad

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GIVF

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Far from headquarters and not easily visible

    Cons

    Too many to name -- very poor support

    Advice to Management

    Provide support to your staff



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