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Current Employee - Courier in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Courier in Cambridge, MA
Recommends

Pros

not alot of interaction with people. hours are short...paid well....friendly staff.

Cons

no benefits or insurance....no coverage for damage to car, not my ideal job.

Advice to Management

we should each get separate key passes....and there should be some compensation for car damages or we should have a company car.

Other Employee Reviews for GENEWIZ

  1. "Company Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GENEWIZ full-time

    Pros

    A great company with really good employees

    Cons

    Normal, just like others... but minimal


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Unfocused, unorganized, unsuccessful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They're willing to give fresh grads or those looking for a fresh start a chance. Most of the employees are smart, hard working, and positive.

    Cons

    The pay compared to competitive markets.

    Satellite labs all pay the same, so competitive salaries in North Carolina put a peer in San Francisco a pretty severe disadvantage. They pay about 60% of what you can get elsewhere in the big biotech markets.

    The turnover is insane when it comes to lab workers. All of the pressure is laid on bench workers, so 90% are gone within two years, or at least transferred to other departments. So the truly important work at the company ends up being done by fresh hires thrown into the fire, while direct managers are left to train, assist in bench work, put out fires of customers angry that their data is unreliable, and actually manage all at the same time. The "experts" here are few and far between.

    Their days of Genewiz's core business, Sanger Sequencing, are numbered. For now, it's still the most economical, but it will fall away as NGS grows cheaper/more efficient.

    Finally, the leadership, or lack thereof.

    Most managers are just bench workers that for some reason stayed long enough to be repeatedly promoted, and lack much in the way of true management training.

    The people making the big decisions are all over the place. Constantly coming up with new ideas, shifting long term goals sometimes from month to month, and executing actions with too little thought. The CEO was recently replaced, so perhaps there's hope there.

    Advice to Management

    Get your priorities straight. Growth at the expense of your employee's sanity and your old customer's business isn't success. Stop trying to get your fingers in so many markets - pick a direction and focus.

    Realize your bench workers are literally the most important group at your company - they're the ones that are delivering the data, the DNA preps, doing the actual science. Empower them, make them feel valued, rather than diminishing job titles (positions that used to be titled "Associate Scientist" are now Lab Technicians), as well as allowing the sales and project management departments walk all over them.

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