Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)

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Updated March 12, 2015
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Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) President and Research Director Jeffrey M. Trent
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  1. Intern

    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience working here. Management took care of us.

    Cons

    No complaints. Nothing I can think of

    Advice to Management

    None. Keep it up!

  2. Personalized medicine is the way to fight cancer and other genetic disorders/conditions.

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    Current Employee - Research Associate II in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Research Associate II in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    TGen is committed to help those with rare genetic disorders/conditions and those with aggressive cancer. "We" all here at TGen, either you are a scientist or in the admin dept, are dedicated to help using NextGen Sequencing to fight cancer and/or genetic disorders with personalized medicine.

    Cons

    On the research side, this is not a 9-5 hour job. Some protocols and equipment require to work longer days and even weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an "Open Door" office policy. Sometimes when working in the lab, planning to set a meeting is not always possible. Research is fluid and constant so dropping in for a quick chat is sometimes all that is needed to keep moving forward at the bench.

  3. Great place to learn!

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    Current Employee - Research Associate II in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Research Associate II in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    benefits, high quality of training and opportunity of working in cutting-edge technologies and translational aspects related to diseases like Cancer.

    Cons

    professional progression can be determine by funding.

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  5. Excellent work environment!

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Co-operative colleagues, good resources. People working on interesting Biomedical problems.

    Cons

    Non-profit institution and therefore more challenging to acquire funding.

  6. TGen

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent place to work on cutting edge technology

    Cons

    None I can think of

  7. Its been good

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    Current Employee - Rsereach Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Rsereach Associate in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Occupies a niche position in genomics.

    Cons

    AZ is not a great [place for biotech and there's little room for growth unless you're moving elsewhere

    Advice to Management

    Letting go of labs that cannot bring in money makes other employees wary

  8. One of the best places to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Grant Program Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Grant Program Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Culture is very family friendly. Promotion of work/life balance is extraordinary.Compensation is very competitive.

    Cons

    Company is small so not very much room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  9. Very nimble and dynamic research institute focusing on translational research

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is very dynamic and nimble place but very focused on bringing in transitional benefits to patients. All communication is dynamic and well received in most cases. Tons of talents under its roof.

    Cons

    Relatively small place completing with many larger and very competitive research institutes like Broad and Scripps.

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve career path for post doctoral fellows.

  10. Amazing company

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    Current Employee - Research Associate I in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Research Associate I in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) full-time

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, great atmosphere, up-to-date equipment, and adequate compensation, plus lots of opportunities for career advancement and additional education. What more could you want?

    Cons

    No covered parking; otherwise no complaints

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