Integrated DNA Technologies Reviews

Updated January 18, 2015
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  1. Happy Employee

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Integrated DNA Technologies as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    A pro for working at IDT would be the people that I work with. The culture is just wonderful!!

    Cons

    I can't really think of any cons. I love what I do and IDT lets me do that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. A place that's always changing and growing.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Integrated DNA Technologies

    Pros

    Flexible manager, generous amount of PTO, challenging and engaging work once PSII status was achieved. Co-workers are fun but professional. Department is growing which has opened up opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Communication between other departments is minimal which causes mistakes and wasted resources. Start projects before we have a set plan or the resources which causes things to be done differently many times. Manufacturing is left in the dark as far as the uses for the products we make and why our customers order them, which leaves manufacturing labs disconnected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to connect the labs with sales. Have more intradepartmental meetings to discuss processes and ways to improve. Keep growing!

  3. Great company

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    Current Contractor - Consultant in Iowa City, IA
    Current Contractor - Consultant in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at Integrated DNA Technologies as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    They are always trying to stay at the forefront of the field. Reinvestment in new instrumentation or development of in-house technologies is always a priority. Also the work environment is very friendly. Attention was focused at the time in improving the efficiency of the know technology as well as the need for vertical integration. The margins for their products had been diminishing due to competition, and the only way to increase profits was by producing some of the chemicals they needed in house (those that were not patented, of course!)

    Cons

    Located in a small town with not many other important towns around

    Recommends
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  5. Easy going, laid back company

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    Current Intern - Support Specialist in Coralville, IA
    Current Intern - Support Specialist in Coralville, IA

    I have been working at Integrated DNA Technologies as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I've worked at IDT for about a year, I've enjoyed my time there. The workday is very relaxed in my department (IT), and also fairly organized. If you need a day off, you take a day off, generally no questions asked. Lots of perks and community activities, as well. IDT also has very comfortable facilities - they will spend to make their workers comfortable. Young workers, lots of energy.

    Cons

    The pay is slightly below what you would see for the same job with a different company. Jobs are sometimes awarded based on who you know, rather than your skills. It's competitive for jobs there. I was hoping to get a permanent job there, but it doesn't look like I'm going to get on full time. (intern)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At least for the IT side, needs a more structured training program, pay rates in IS need to be raised - considerably behind the market.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Company only cares about growing, forgetting about employees

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Iowa City, IA
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Iowa City, IA

    I have been working at Integrated DNA Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Laid back work environment, can wear jeans to work.

    Cons

    Horrible pay, it is all who you know if you get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees, all of them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. good for entry level

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Integrated DNA Technologies full-time

    Pros

    laid back and relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    low base pay, long shifts

  8. Employee focused company that is quickly expanding with many opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Integrated DNA Technologies full-time

    Pros

    I was able to work with a diverse group of scientist working on a myriad of applications. My coworkers are welcoming and very knowledgeable about their fields.

    Cons

    You will have to work a little to find all the new projects that are coming up because it's a busy place. But with a little bit of work you can be in the loop and coworkers are eager to talk to you about their work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. Above average business culture, some growing pains.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Integrated DNA Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It's a friendly environment where employees from all levels regularly interact with one another.

    Management generally gives employees enough breathing room to develop or fail on their own terms.

    It's the most unique company I've ever worked for.

    Cons

    IDT is still growing fairly quickly, so it’s exhibiting some growing pains. Some areas where one would want a lot of standardization and control have little of it, and other areas are overly controlled, which stifles ingenuity, and makes it an ordeal to accomplish what should be straight-forward tasks.

    Compensation is slightly below average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that flexibility and creativity got IDT to where it is today. Don't forget that when you're pursuing much-needed control improvements in some areas.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Amazing company to work for with great community and opportunities!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Integrated DNA Technologies

    Pros

    Company does a lot for the community. Benefits are outstanding. Friendly environment. Management is easy to speak with and they listen to their employees.

    Cons

    Career advancement is available, but will take time to achieve. Communication between senior management and employees could be increased.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. I have learned a great deal of molecular biology knowledge working at IDT.

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant II in Coralville, IA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant II in Coralville, IA

    I have been working at Integrated DNA Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, boss is great, and the hours are flexible.

    Cons

    The pay could be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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