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Synthetic Genomics Overview

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La Jolla, CA
51 to 200 employees
2007
Company - Private
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
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SGI provides solutions in genomics research, bioproduction, and applied products. Our research segment is focused on genomics solutions for academic and commercial R&D organizations. The commercial products and services include instrumentation, reagents, DNA ... Read more

Mission: Advancing genomics for better life.

Translating scientific breakthroughs into breakthrough products

Synthetic Genomics, Inc. (SGI) is a global leader in the fields of synthetic biology and synthetic genomics utilizing our foundational ... Read more

Synthetic Genomics Reviews

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Oliver Fetzer, Ph.D
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  • "Positive experience, but management afraid to share problems"

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    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, very collaborative, cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Middle management didn't share realistic view of projects with upper management. They promised things that weren't close to being ready

    Advice to Management

    Be more realistic with outlook of projects and promises

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Synthetic Genomics Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Synthetic Genomics.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview with the hiring manager. It went really well. Then I found out that someone in senior management had "vetoed" my candidacy. No explanations. I was totally qualified for the job. I called the hiring manager and was told I was the top candidate on his list until I was vetoed. He also was given no explanation. I called HR. I called the CEO. I called everyone I could think of. Most would not take my calls. Something smells bad here.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked about my management style as it was a role managing others.   Answer Question
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