Geron Reviews

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  1.  

    many layers of management, lots VPs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Geron for more than 3 years

    Pros

    company has good drug development target

    Cons

    need to have strong science and technology

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Challenging and ultimately rewarding

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Geron for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very interesting, potentially revolutionary science

    Cons

    Challenging time with many layoffs in the recent past. Low morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Serious morale issues have developed recently

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Geron full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great science. Was a tight-knit team until fairly recently.

    Cons

    A group of individuals who all worked together before has been hired in, and has a very rigid view of the world and how it should operate. They are not open to alternate opinions and do not seek out or listen to (when offered unsolicited) the input of those who are not members of the "inner circle"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work hard to develop a culture that values input of all employees, and is willing to have more flexibility of thoughts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Business first, science second, employee satisfaction last.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Geron

    Pros

    100% 401K match, stock plan, stem cell program

    Cons

    Poor business decisions, low stock value, very little reward for hard work, and poor communication from the top down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Underpaid

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate

    I have been working at Geron

    Pros

    Pioneer Technology and nice labs

    Cons

    Working Environment and salary and benefits

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    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Science was awesome, management was poor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Geron full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Science kept coming up roses. People produced. Fun environment.

    Cons

    Management seemed to not handle the company well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Neutral Opinions

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Geron

    Pros

    Employees have ownership in projects. They are devoted to the success of the company.

    Cons

    Innovation is not encouraged. Employees are rarely appreciated for their work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear direction of projects is highly desired.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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