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GENEWIZ Reviews

Updated May 15, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A happy place with low pay."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Somerset, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GENEWIZ full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly people to work with, some nice health benefits and programs.
    The company is made up of a lot of scientists so the work environment is not too intense or high pressure in the business corporate sense.

    Cons

    The pay for entry level is way below industry standards, the company invests in a lot of new technologies but does't invest enough in their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Put more efforts into retaining your good people.


  2. "Ok place to work for people just out of school"

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GENEWIZ full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent atmosphere, pretty good team

    Cons

    pay is really low and job has low growth potential


  3. Helpful (7)

    "Pay is not worth the headache of working here."

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in South Plainfield, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist in South Plainfield, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GENEWIZ full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good group of people working there, very friendly but young. Some perks like treats for Valentine's day. Pretty flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Low pay, poor organization, poor management, no recognition. Most employees are hired right out of college because they know they need worker bees and can pay a low salary. Management is hired based on time at the company and not skill. Most managers I have encountered have no management skill. No sick or personal days. No extra holidays off. No new ideas from bottom of the totem pole workers are ever listened to. They keep changing the buildings around so we move our desks every couple of months, very disruptive to work flow.


  4. "Good stepping stone job, but probably not for the long haul"

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    Former Employee - Associate Scientist I in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist I in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are friendly, generally a young vibrant team.
    You'll get a lot of laboratory experience

    Cons

    Main shift is night shift
    There is always someone new to train so experienced workers train and lesser ones do the work
    No management present during night shift, so when issues arise it can be complicated
    Low pay
    Job can get very tedious
    Can only move to day shift if someone leaves or gets promoted
    Most people only stay for a year or so before moving on to something with higher pay

    Advice to Management

    Create more incentives to make night shift employees stay longer.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to gain experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist I in South Plainfield, NJ
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist I in South Plainfield, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people with good working attitudes. Teach the positions well and care about your progress. Work day goes by fast certain times of year.

    Cons

    Forgotten about in some parts of the company. Management is young and inexperienced. Can have extremely long days. Can be very stressful.


  6. "Fast-paced, Fast-growing"

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    Current Employee - Associate Manager in South Plainfield, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in South Plainfield, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GENEWIZ full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exposure, ability to learn new techniques, and ability for your voice to be heard. State of the art facility, services, and culture.

    Cons

    Some teams do not have a clear promotional structure. Pay is lower than that of comparable positions in other companies.


  7. "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in South Plainfield, NJ
    Current Employee - Lab Assistant in South Plainfield, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great staff. They really try to work with you. I didn't get the initial position I applied for, but they found something else for me because they liked me.

    Cons

    The pay could be better. If overtime were offered, it'd make things better. HR is really slow getting back to you.

    Advice to Management

    Up the pay rate or offer employees overtime to compensate for the below average pay. Besides that, keep doing what you're doing.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Associate Scientist I"

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    Current Employee - Associate Scientist I in Piscataway, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Scientist I in Piscataway, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing Co-workers, great team support and very friendly work environment.

    Cons

    So many things to do, too little time. Pay can be better, although I do not have complaints about that right now.


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Be careful... you can do better"

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in South Plainfield, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in South Plainfield, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is expanding in to new areas offering increased revenue streams
    Interesting employee perks (food trucks, great Christmas party)
    Could be the right place to start a career and pick up a resume point

    Cons

    Questionable business morals (Google Genewiz vs. GenScript trade secrets)
    Low pay rate
    High turnover (>30% for bench scientists) results in good scientists constantly training and less experienced scientists doing the work
    Not candid with customers regarding why results may be poor (a lot of CYA)

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to squeeze every last dollar out of your reagents, it is affecting the data produced


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Courier"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Courier in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Courier in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GENEWIZ (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy enough position. Friendly management. I've been here six years. Wish there's more openings available.

    Cons

    Too short of shifts for full time. A lot of pressure at times, but that could be a pro if you want that in a shift.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more availability. Also a courier manager would be great. Not just having the office manager doing all of it.


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