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Genapsys Reviews

Updated August 22, 2017
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  1. "Really awesome place to work, great mission"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the team are super smart, and really dedicated.
    the management have listened to the employees feedback and made great improvements on multiple fronts
    flexible work hours, good food, really awesome mission
    great comp and perks

    Cons

    more processes as we're growing from a start-up to larger organization
    software team needs more people, it lacks supervision and direction

    Advice to Management

    get more alignment between different teams and projects
    add more resource specially in software and informatics
    coach or change the head of informatics to take supervision responsibility


  2. "Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Genapsys full-time

    Pros

    It is a startup environment, I got to do and learn many things.

    Cons

    The work was stressful and hours varied.

  3. Helpful (9)

    "Believe the bad reviews"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The view. That's about it.

    Cons

    Hands down the worst working environment ever. Cloud of fear and dysfunction because of upper management's abuse and is felt by the whole company.

    Advice to Management

    People do not respond to being treated badly. Even though you do not care, you should learn how to lead so that they want to follow.


  4. "Senior Staff Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super talented people, as it's called Team Genius. I've never worked anywhere with this caliber of people. Interesting and challenging problems motivate people to work hard (complex engineering, biochemistry, SW, Informatics).
    Very nice and motivated people, who want to change the world. Great environment and great perks.

    Cons

    Extremely fast paced environment with lot of quick changes, fun and challenging -- not for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, improve as you learn and add more awesome people to the team.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "A company with passion to cure cancer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Scientist in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Scientist in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people & the culture are amazing, really smart and dedicated crew. Working at genapsys I feel like you're really doing something with your life. It's an upbeat culture where people go the extra mile because we are building something to fight cancer and change the world.

    Cons

    The work requires a lot of discipline to not look the right track. The standards are pretty high, specially with all smart and hard working scientists. The work load can be high. We are a start up so we have our growing pains.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO is personable and wants to know all of his employees. The passion is very inspiring and infectious.
    I can see clear improvements of the management and CEO over the past two years. Keep refining and improving


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Towards next generation of genome sequencers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working on a novel technology with a lot of potential, highly interdisciplinary work environment, flexible work hours, collaborative team of scientists

    Cons

    As with most startups, you'll have to get your hands dirty and understand various aspects of the process to fit in well with the group.

    Advice to Management

    To delegate responsibilities to groups without worrying about all the details. Hiring competent group leaders that can plan, manage, and deliver results on time.


  7. Helpful (12)

    "Worst management ever"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Genapsys (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The office is in a good location and free lunch.......................that's all I can think about pros.(. Like everyone else said)

    Cons

    The company has a ok idea but unfortunately the upper management is amateur, dishonest and rude. The company is going nowhere and no one seems happy working here. The pay is under market as well.

  8. Helpful (10)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If we get to market, it will change the world. Flexible time requirements fits in well with lifestyle. Benefits are in line with other Bay area companies.

    Cons

    The company is characterized by sloppy science, untested theories, unexplained phenomena, disengaged management and unrealistic goals. In short the amateurism of this company is based on the weaknesses of the founder who treats staff like graduate students and not colleagues.

    Compensation is on the low side of bay area especially when considering stock options and potentials for bonuses.

    There is not senior management--there is only the key founder.

    Task oriented with little chance for useful collaboration since the founder does not listen.

    Advice to Management

    Change or the company will become extinct. Listening and then hearing is a key missing skill. Trust your people or replace them.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Scientist in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Scientist in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been working here with some of the most Genius people you'll find anywhere, all working together to solve some really important and challenging engineering, biology, and computational problems.

    Cons

    gym access hours are limited.

    Advice to Management

    hire more resources


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Absoultely recommended; great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist II/Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Scientist II/Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - great project
    - big impact
    - awesome founder and management team
    - really nice people
    - no non-sense environment

    Cons

    - complicated project
    - fast pace
    - can be intense

    Advice to Management

    hire more people
    keep standard high, some people don't like it, but we can't let mediocre stay or grow in our company
    fire the non-competent ones
    I love your vision


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