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Synthetic Genomics Overview

La Jolla, CA
201 to 500 employees
2005
Company - Private
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
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Synthetic Genomics is a San Diego biotechnology company harnessing the power of living cells — nature’s most efficient machines — to create transformative medicines and bio-based products. Our teams of data and biological engineers have developed ... Read more

Mission: Advancing genomics to better life.

Harnessing the power of DNA to answer the world’s greatest health challenges.

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Oliver Fetzer, Ph.D
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  • "New management at SGI-DNA welcomed change!"

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    I have been working at Synthetic Genomics full-time

    Pros

    The new management team at SGI-DNA is finally making decisions that will position the company for growth and is fixing poor decisions of the past. Its a welcomed change by MOST of the employees who have been there the longest.

    Cons

    Some of the old culture needs to evolve or die.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making the difficult decisions and keep leading. We all appreciate it.

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Synthetic Genomics Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Synthetic Genomics.

    Interview

    I was contacted by HR about an MBA intern position I applied to. A phone interview was scheduled for the following week; however, nobody called. When I reached out to the secretary, she apologized and rescheduled my phone interview with the hiring manager. The day before the phone interview, I emailed HR to confirm the time of my phone interview for the next day. HR replied that it had been postponed. How was I supposed to know that? SG is by far the most disorganized company I have ever dealt with.

    After I was eventually interviewed, the hiring manager said he would be in touch with me in one week. Two weeks later I received an email stating that the entire position had been removed and they were no longer going to fill it. I am not optimistic about the outlook of this company. I would be surprised if they remain in business.

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