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  1. "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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A company with passion to cure cancer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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

  3. Helpful (11)

    "Worst management ever"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to work"

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    • 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


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Absoultely recommended; great place to work"

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    • 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


  6. Helpful (4)

    "pretty amazing to work for this company"

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

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

    Pros

    the most amazing experience in my career as the project is really awesome. you feel you're on the rocket-ship that changes everything for human health. we're building the tricorder

    Cons

    driving from south bay in traffic

    Advice to Management

    keep the pedal on the metal; we have a real chance "to make a dent in the universe"


  7. Helpful (4)

    "i have enjoyed every moment at this company. I highly recommend it"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Since I joined 9 months ago, I very much enjoyed everything about this company. Everyone is super nice and awesome. My lab mates, managers, CEO, every body. I love my project and learn a lot. My background is in biology and I learn so much about instrumentation, microfludicis. I strongly recommend GenapSys.

    I saw some negative comments here, honestly I don't know where that is coming from, but those didn't make sense to me. I think the people in the company are busy developing our awesome product, and those who didn't get the chance to continue working here are bad-mouthing our company. Just my 2 cents. My first hand experience has been absolutely great. :-)

    Cons

    There are a lot of coordination required and when one piece doesn't move fast, it impacts all other projects.

    Advice to Management

    You guys are great. I love my job and appreciate for the opportunity. Keep hiring awesome people and concurring the world with our awesome GENIUS product.

  8. Helpful (10)

    "Director (joined as Senior Staff Scientist)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Great competitive salary and bonuses - Good office and perks (free good lunch, snake, ..) - Very flexible on face-time as far as you do your job, - Visionary strong CEO, - really world class Advisory Board, -very hard working smart team.
    Have been here just over a year and half and confident that there is no better place that I could have landed. Once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of bringing something that will fundamentally change people’s lives in such a impactful way. Very gratifying feeling at the end of the day to be able to reflect on this impact, regardless of how challenging it might have been that day.

    Cons

    Easy to get distracted as there are so many paths and opportunity to take. While we want and need to innovate in all fronts all the time, we have to be able to systematically manage further and further focus. I found top management defining very focused goals, but mid-managers leading R&D and loves to have multiple options. that can get very large and result to lack of focus and on-time delivery.

    Advice to Management

    More outdoor social activities would be great.
    Also more resources will be great too, specially for SP and Instrument man.
    Hire really strong program managers.


  9. Helpful (24)

    "Don't even think about it, good reviews are coming from HR and CEO"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Interesting field
    - Nice office

    Cons

    - Worst place to work for internationals, Don't even think about sponsorship
    - Some words that come to my mind when I think of CEO and management team : Abusive, immoral, inexperienced, rude.
    - There is no good engineer there anymore
    - No transparency in stocks
    - Salaries are not even comparable to other companies
    - All the good reviews are coming from HR and CEO

    Advice to Management

    You don't get anywhere by immorality and lies


  10. Helpful (16)

    "Awesome place for top engineers!"

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

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

    Pros

    Very interesting work
    Hot market and product
    Paid well, nice stock options
    Free access to gym, free lunches, office near the shore

    Cons

    Not a 9-5 job, but way better work life balance than other start ups

    Advice to Management

    Move forward and make us all wealthy 😄


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