Gene Codes Corporation
2.0 of 5 3 reviews
genecodes.com Ann Arbor, MI 6 to 15 Employees

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Updated Feb 27, 2014

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Howard Cash

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great product, but no one at the helm

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Ann Arbor, MI

    ProsGC makes a truly useful product, and was the pioneer in DNA analysis. Work environment is very friendly and customers are almost always very satisfied.

    ConsSenior management has checked out, leaving the company in the hands of an inconsistent and sometimes incompetent manager. It's a fun, low-stress place to work, but It's a ship without a rudder.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Dysfunctional and paranoid - like working in a prison

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Ann Arbor, MI

    ProsAnn Arbor is a nice town, and genetics is an interesting field.

    ConsHoward, the owner and CEO of Gene Codes, runs the company as his personal vanity project. He is a capricious, hyper-emotional micromanager and the staff live in fear of his abusive tantrums. Managers aren't allowed to manage and staff are randomized - this is covered up as much as possible by a paranoid and secretive corporate culture.

    This is a very dysfunctional and stressful environment - opportunities for professional development are extremely rare. The few long-time employees stay because they have no choice, the rest leave when they get the chance. Howard has been known to sue ex-employees, and tries to make everyone sign a gag agreement when they leave.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome of the middle managers are good, others not so much - but in any case nobody is allowed to exercise control except Howard

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    On the cusp of greatness, but asleep at the wheel...

    QA (Former Employee)
    Ann Arbor, MI

    ProsLocation location location location and location.

    ConsShoot from the hip management style.
    No plan, no purpose, just cruising along on rep and past achievements.
    Medieval management style and procedures.
    middle management very uneven, some brilliant, some incredibly stupid. But it doesn't really matter as the owner makes all decisions anyway.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFish or cut bait! Either turn this company into a world class organization, or sell it to someone who has the vision and guts to help this company move into the 21 century of the Biotechnology field. Start making software to handle the new generation of sequencing machines that are coming on the market. If you sit and wait until they INVITE you, and the market sorts out the winners from the losers, it will be too late and you will be one of the "losers."

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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