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"Genocea Speed = Chaos Mode"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

The scientific platform that Genocea is based on is a novel concept that can do very well in the vaccine world.

Cons

I would agree with 95% of the previous review with the exception of being penalized for having a life outside of work.
There are far too many chiefs at Genocea. Each manager is in charge of one or two people.
If you are not a manager your opinion or ideas matter very little. It is more of a ruling class and working class environment.
Managers very rarely work in the lab.
They like to say they work at "Genocea Speed" yet it is really chaos mode.
Deadlines are unrealistic.
Employees are severely micromanaged.
Managers have very little to no proper managerial training and lack skills needed to motivate employees.
I would not recommend working at Genocea.

Advice to Management

Understanding how to properly motivate employees and developing people skills is the one area where management can greatly improve to. Valuing the ideas and opinions of each and every employee would make employees feel like more a part of the company rather than a cog in a wheel.

Other Employee Reviews for Genocea Biosciences

  1. Helpful (7)

    "Toxic Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Fast paced
    Ability to know every person in company, from CEO to interns
    Option to learn as many new skills as you feel comfortable with

    Cons

    Expectations unclear for job titles
    Unreasonable work expectations
    Penalized for having life outside of work
    Promotions are given on unknown scale
    Micromanaging is rampant and wastes time
    Company in general sets unattainable goals

    Advice to Management

    The fast paced work environment, while productive, leads to an unhappy workforce who dreads coming to work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Ignore bitter ex employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genocea Biosciences full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Genocea management from lower to higher truly cares about their employees. Major restructuring last year resulted in no job losses, an impressive feat for a small focused company. True excitement in the organization about the potential for the future. So many opportunities to grow within individuals roles and the company as a whole.

    Cons

    Leaving employees lack professionalism and air too many grievances, most of which are the result of lack of experience and maturity about the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to voice enthusiasm and build an effective and cohesive team. Make sure voices are heard, new employees bring a wealth of industry experience which will ensure we succeed !

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