Intrexon

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Intrexon Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
24 Reviews
2.4
24 Reviews
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    Prepare to Work Hard, Work Smarter and Learn a lot about your abilities

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intrexon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great technology to work with, close team members, variety of projects/programs to keep busy with, strong place to really work with high level professionals, and when you hit or exceed goals, often are recognized and rewarded by management. Promotions, pay increases reflect one's ability to perform.

    Cons

    Many moving parts, deadlines, project shifts sometimes affect performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should consider a yearly call to update employees on how the whole company is operating; it would an effective way of helping us understand our part in making the machine run

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Poor management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - R&D
    Former Employee - R&D

    I worked at Intrexon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Has great potential for development of cutting edge technologies and being a leader in synthetic biology

    Cons

    Leadership is unfocused; lacks long term vision; poor communication with employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cash rich company, but not good to employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at Intrexon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I thought they would expand

    Cons

    You never know what is upper managers thinking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice to employee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    A rewardiing place to work

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

    I have been working at Intrexon full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work on cutting edge stuff
    Senior managers really care about their people and constantly evaluate how to make this a better place
    Lots of opportunities to get involved in different areas and make a difference in a fast paced company

    Cons

    Lots of new people so lots of people learning the ropes
    Multiple locations make cross coordinating with other groups difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company should be more open to employee training and promoting from within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    poor management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blacksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blacksburg, VA

    I worked at Intrexon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Poor management with terrible work environment. Treat employee unfairly. Lay offs happened frequently. Boring work everyday. Don't waste your time.

    Cons

    No any help for carrier development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employee fairly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exciting work, chaotic organization

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Intrexon full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work on many projects, some of them among the hottest and most cutting edge in biotech. Good scientists and research associates. Very strong leader of Health Sector.

    Cons

    Projects change very rapidly. Top heavy at East Coast locations--VPs and Senior Directors involved in minutia. Lots of pressure from many directions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Chill out a little, the work will get done on schedule.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Intrexon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Not sure if there is anything I can comment on

    Cons

    Frequent lay offs, no proper leadership, train the employees to lose their confidence, favoritism, never treat employees well. Opportunities for career advancement were very political.

    Hiring and firing occurs in the same month if you are really lucky!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    High time to realize that they are still holding talents and consider restructuring senior management.
    Try to treat employees as individuals.

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    It is a company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Intrexon full-time

    Pros

    You will gain experience in your field of choice in a corporate environment that you should use in your search for another position elsewhere.

    Cons

    In the past there were constant seemingly random firings/layoffs that create a political and social enviroment that is dominated by fear ,secrecy and internal competition that does not create value for the company. As a human this is not a psychologically advantageous environment to spend much of your time in .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great environment to work in

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Intrexon

    Pros

    Good people, interesting work, great culture, very supportive

    Cons

    After releasing it's IPO, Intrexon decided to be all "hush hush" about its operations

    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Worst place I have ever worked. Stay far, far away.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, MD

    I worked at Intrexon full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice coworkers who are all searching for positions at other companies. Commute to Germantown is better than having to go farther south on 270. Good restuarants for lunch nearby.

    Cons

    Horrible work environment. No direction, priorities change every day. Directors/VPs have no clue about science and even less about gene therapy. Maybe some of them should read the primary literature from 20 years ago so Intrexon would not continue to repeat past mistakes and waste unbelievable amounts of money. Layoffs happen every several months, at the same time new employees are being hired. There is such high turnover that no one there knows what studies have been done in the last year, let alone from company inception. Employees are running scared and the inept management has no clue why the morale is so bad. Worst place I have ever worked and I have been in biotech for over 25 years!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shut down and cut your losses. There is no way to fix the horrible mess you have caused.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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