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Genapsys Reviews

Updated May 26, 2019

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Genapsys CEO Hesaam Esfandyarpour
Hesaam Esfandyarpour
27 Ratings
  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "New player in the field of NGS"

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

    I have been working at Genapsys full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great mission to enable low cost Gene sequencing - Multi-disciplinary projects with a lot of potentials for innovation - Very smart and friendly colleagues in different fields - Flexible time - Startup envirement with great career growth potential - Excellent office location with a waterfront view - Daily lunch, weekly tea time, happy hours and many other social events

    Cons

    - Limited time to explore different solutions for each problem

    Advice to Management

    - Hire more qualified candidates to speed the progress up

    Genapsys2018-11-08

    Genapsys Response

    December 5, 2018Director, People, Culture & HR

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We appreciate your input and are happy to hear you’re enjoying your experience here. Indeed, working in a startup with an ambitious vision is like building a car while we are driving it! We are definitely committed to hiring great ...

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genapsys full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I love my job here. It is a fast-paced startup, where you get to work on something groundbreaking with a highly talented, multi-disciplinary team. Friendly and helpful colleagues that are motivated to advance the mission. Your contribution, especially if you work hard, is appreciated and valued, regardless of your title or level in the organization. The new HR team has brought about some much-needed enhancements to...

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    Cons

    Make the compensation more in line with the market Offer a 401k match

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on the mission and building a great company: Hire people faster so that we can continue to make progress. Offer the option to work from home on a periodic basis Prioritize employee development and internal promotions

    Genapsys2019-01-11

    Genapsys Response

    January 23, 2019Director, People, Culture & HR

    Thanks so much for your review; we appreciate your feedback. We upgraded our benefits recently and are in the process of reviewing the total compensation, and some of the other issues that you highlight. Thanks for your service to GenapSys and if you have additional feedback, please ...

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company & interesting technology"

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

    I have been working at Genapsys full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I have been working at Genapsys for less than a year, but I give it high marks. A lot of the reviews on here seem more negative than they should be in my opinion. Yes, things change quickly and there is a lot of work to do... but it's a startup! My manager is excellent, I am challenged with the work I am doing, and I am learning more and more every day.

    Cons

    The work hours can be long and the direction can change drastically and frequently, but again, it's a startup! I think that's part of the package.

    Advice to Management

    Growth is difficult. Err on the side of growing in a sustainable and manageable fashion.

    Genapsys2019-05-23

    Genapsys Response

    May 30, 2019Director, People, Culture & HR

    Thanks so much for your review and feedback, and for the contributions you and your colleagues are making to GenapSys. Happy to hear that your overall experience has been positive. Your feedback is well taken and if we can do anything to make this a five-star experience for you, please ...

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  4. "Great job"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Genapsys full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great management and work environment

    Cons

    Tough to move ahead at this company

    Genapsys2019-05-26
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Toxic culture! Terrible CEO! Misleading facade!"

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    Former Employee - Bioinformatician 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Genapsys full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There is no clear direction, so you can spend time learning whatever you like as the CEO wouldn't even understand if it's in line with company direction.

    Cons

    Awfully rude CEO who is a narcissist and a liar. They hire foreign workers with the promise of sponsorship and they abuse these poor workers without sponsoring them for years! Everyone is angry and doubtful of their colleagues! Modern day slavery true to the word.

    Advice to Management

    Change the CEO

    Genapsys2019-04-01

    Genapsys Response

    April 8, 2019Director, People, Culture & HR

    Thank you for taking time to leave a review; we value hearing what's going well and what we can improve upon. I'm genuinely sorry to hear about your experience at GenapSys. What I do know is that our team is deeply committed to achieving our mission/making impact in the world. ...

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "Fast-Paced startup full of challenges and new ideas to explore"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Scientist in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Genapsys full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Stimulating research with many new and unexplored ideas to investigate. You are given the opportunity to explore your ideas and contribute to the progress of the company, good culture and friendly and smart people. Extremely multi-disciplinary research

    Cons

    Fats-paced, No time to sit around. Get the idea, try it, make it work or throw it away kind of environment which can be discouraging for some people.

    Genapsys2018-09-04

    Genapsys Response

    December 5, 2018Director, People, Culture & HR

    Thanks so much for your review. We appreciate your feedback and the contributions you and your colleagues are making at GenapSys.

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Genapsys full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing Mission Great people to work with Lunch provided daily Excellent water front view from office Water front walking path Train Shuttle to/from Caltrain

    Cons

    Small company with limited career growth

    Genapsys2018-07-16
  8. "Great environment fantastic people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genapsys full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are very kind and helpful. Fast paced and engaging.

    Cons

    Wish Genapsys was closer to downtown Redwood City with its numerous cafes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Genapsys2018-05-03
  9. Helpful (12)

    "Not a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Genapsys full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good product and nice co-workers,

    Cons

    CEO is not a good person

    Advice to Management

    Make your CEO accountable

    Genapsys2018-05-14

    Genapsys Response

    June 4, 2018Director, People, Culture & HR

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. While difficult to hear, we appreciate your candor.

  10. Helpful (18)

    "Nightmare on Cardinal Way"

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

    I worked at Genapsys full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lunches 5 days a week......all pretty unhealthy options.

    Cons

    They tell you there's a gym, but I never saw one and when I asked about it people said it was crowded and for the entire complex...not worth anyone's time. No transparency. No leadership. They do not set people up for success. Constant turnover because no one is happy with the volatile leadership. The only reason I put 2 stars for Career Opportunities is because so many people leave and there is no direction so you can...

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    Genapsys2018-01-26

    Genapsys Response

    February 23, 2018Recruiter

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are sorry to hear that yours was not a good experience. We are all learning together how to continuously transform GenapSys into the great place to work that we all aspire to. We have started implementing key changes to ...

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