PsychoGenics Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    It was great but all turned to crap within one weekend.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You will learn a lot of technical skills depending on which group you belong to. Most people are very down to earth and friendly. They offer benefits and will match your 401K up to a certain amount.

    Cons

    This place does not value its employees. They will try to squeeze as much as they can from you and will let you go if they can. I know of several people who have been cheated out of bonuses or promotions. The pay isn't great, and even worse if you go through a temp agency. There also seems to be a tattle-tale culture. No real upward mobility unless an existing manager leaves. Learn what you can and leave.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better, they are the ones who will make you better and look better. Also, Internal R&D is much needed.


  2. Good company to start with, not to continue in

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at PsychoGenics full-time

    Pros

    Great company if you are just trying to get your foot in the door as a research associate. You will learn a lot in the beginning. Pretty good work/life balance, depending on the group you are in. Most people in the company are great to work with.

    Cons

    No upward mobility. Many get stiffed on promotions/bonuses. Be prepared to work many weekends when company is busy. No development of workers by management after trained on the basic skills. Lots of turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Keep developing your staff, it will keep employees interested and there will be less turnover.


  3. Place to learn

    Former Employee - Research Associate III in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Associate III in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PsychoGenics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots to learn. If you're willing to work hard, you can learn a range of techniques and become proficient.

    Cons

    Low pay, advancement difficult, under appreciated, no incentives.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees. Learn to manage, not micromanage. Look out for the team not just yourselves.


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  5. Research Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PsychoGenics full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedules to accommodate continuing education. Okay company for those just out of college looking to get a foothold in the industry, but look for something better in the meantime.

    Cons

    Terrible compensation, bad managers/management, toxic work environment. Stay away from this company unless you are desperate. Upper management overly compensated while lower tiered employees receive nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are not stupid, even though you think they are. Just because they don't call you out on your lies to your face does not mean they don't know you are lying. People talk.


  6. Helpful (1)

    at the time I was there it was an ok job.

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Tarrytown, NY
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Tarrytown, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PsychoGenics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Family like atmosphere. I learned a few things that were related to my degree which got my foot in the door in the industry.

    Cons

    Everyone is in a work relationship or having sex with one another.

    Advice to Management

    Keep people in the groups they signed up for. Stop shuffling around.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Excellent stepping stone if you are willing to make sacrifices

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Research Associate
    Former Employee - Research Associate
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PsychoGenics full-time

    Pros

    This company provides an excellent stepping stone to young people fresh out of college. You will get promoted if you work hard. Opportunity to develop technical skills. Some managers genuinely care about their people. I made the most of my time here because I cared about the work I was doing--if you care and you show it and you have a decent manager, your career will benefit from working here

    Cons

    Very low moral. Expectations at times unreasonable. Extremely stressful environment. The salary is very low for the industry. You will be expected to make sacrifices including long hours and weekend work. These things are simply non-negotiable. Experience entirely dependent upon manager you report to. Some people are selectively babied and others are taken advantage of. no way of knowing which one you will be. A few bad eggs near the top. I was fortunate in that I had a better working situation than many of my peers, however my freedoms were earned after years of proving myself a competent & trustworthy employee.

    Advice to Management

    Improve moral--try a little positive reinforcement. Some people worked so hard and received so little recognition for their efforts. Give people a resource to use when they have issues with management. The complete lack of any HR department is problematic. Be more aware of the unfair distribution of overtime and weekend work as it seemed to fall disproportionately on some people shoulders.


  8. Very positive, worked hard and gained a great deal of practical experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PsychoGenics full-time

    Pros

    Provided opportunities to develop bench skills as well as communication and data organization skills. They were supportive of allowing personal development which led to career advancements.

    Cons

    Can be a very fast paced environment in which a great deal is expected from you, which is not necessarily a con, but it can be a somewhat stressful environment.


  9. Has been an overall positive experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PsychoGenics full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to gain meaningful experience in the industry

    Cons

    The workload can be demanding


  10. Helpful (2)

    if you have another option....take it

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sci
    Former Employee - Sci
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Its a job if you really need one

    Cons

    Most of the time it was like a swetshop. Bullied into working many weekends. pay was poor, vacation was poor, HR was 1 person who was poor

    Advice to Management

    look after your staff better



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