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Genapsys Reviews

Updated May 14, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    "Great company, wonderful mission, reveloutionary product"

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

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

    Pros

    Company mission to enable genomic testing for all and decentralize sequencing to improve human health is fulfilling. Really smart people and dedicated teams push you to do your best

    Cons

    Very direct work environment. Company growth is not always well managed. Open office style can cause distraction.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Not a good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Genapsys full-time (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

    Genapsys Response

    Jun 4, 2018 – Director, People, Culture & HR

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us; we appreciate it.

  3. Helpful (13)

    "Nightmare on Cardinal Way"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Genapsys full-time (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 pretty much do whatever you want. Lastly, the pay is extremely under market rate. Proceed with caution.

    Genapsys Response

    Feb 23, 2018 – Recruiter

    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... More


  4. "great team"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genapsys full-time

    Pros

    teams member are very supportive

    Cons

    the work load is heavy


  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Really awesome place to work, great mission"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  7. Helpful (18)

    "Believe the bad reviews"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

  8. "Senior Staff Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "A company with passion to cure cancer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Towards next generation of genome sequencers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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