Genocea Biosciences

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Genocea Biosciences Reviews

Updated Jun 5, 2014

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2.3 3 reviews

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    Exciting, young company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery innovative and exciting pipeline. Collaborative environment, populated by smart, creative people without giant egos -- most people there are very approachable. Great location, space, and work/life balance.

    ConsSometimes there are ambiguities or miscommunications, though this can happen anywhere, and I wouldn't consider it to be an intrinsic quality of this comany

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Genocea Speed = Chaos Mode

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Cambridge, MA

    ProsThe scientific platform that Genocea is based on is a novel concept that can do very well in the vaccine world.

    ConsI would agree with 95% of the previous review with the exception of being penalized for having a life outside of work.
    There are far too many chiefs at Genocea. Each manager is in charge of one or two people.
    If you are not a manager your opinion or ideas matter very little. It is more of a ruling class and working class environment.
    Managers very rarely work in the lab.
    They like to say they work at "Genocea Speed" yet it is really chaos mode.
    Deadlines are unrealistic.
    Employees are severely micromanaged.
    Managers have very little to no proper managerial training and lack skills needed to motivate employees.
    I would not recommend working at Genocea.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstanding how to properly motivate employees and developing people skills is the one area where management can greatly improve to. Valuing the ideas and opinions of each and every employee would make employees feel like more a part of the company rather than a cog in a wheel.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Toxic Environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Cambridge, MA

    ProsFast paced
    Ability to know every person in company, from CEO to interns
    Option to learn as many new skills as you feel comfortable with

    ConsExpectations unclear for job titles
    Unreasonable work expectations
    Penalized for having life outside of work
    Promotions are given on unknown scale
    Micromanaging is rampant and wastes time
    Company in general sets unattainable goals

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe fast paced work environment, while productive, leads to an unhappy workforce who dreads coming to work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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