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Genelex Corp Reviews

Updated Mar 3, 2016

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Howard C. Coleman
9 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Coming up in the world."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genelex Corp full-time

    Pros

    I have had the most pleasant experience. The Executives have been up front and honest on the status of the company. Pleasant folks to work with and for. Each team member seems to have a heart dedicated to the company that allows the work to flow as best it can in the position the company has found itself in.

    Cons

    Uncertain on the outcome for this company, yet there is positive all around with great hopes as Genelex provides a great life saving service that has been beneficial to me and to others. I expect to see the company grow and blossom.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing as you are. Every company has some pitfalls yet the positive atmosphere that you provide allows to see who the true die hard GENELEX LIFETIMERS are. Support the company, the team and always be vocal on the status of the company. You will find truly dedicated staff to watch the wonders happen with.

    Genelex Corp2016-01-05
  2. Helpful (1)

    "When everything was going well, it was great."

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

    I worked at Genelex Corp

    Pros

    Wonderful coworkers and satisfying company mission.

    Cons

    Poor management, both top and middle.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify the offerings to customers to strengthen the overall health of the company.

    Genelex Corp2016-03-04
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great for experience, but needs to get their stuff together"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Genelex Corp full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Like a few other reviews stated, it's a great place to work to gain experience. It's an excellent atmosphere for recent grads or those looking to get their foot in the door of the industry. The company fosters a very friendly and open culture - you can expect to make friends easily. There is the opportunity to wear many hats, so you can be introduced to a variety of work. People are passionate about what they do and make...

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    Cons

    Unfortunately, Genelex suffers from an inconsistent business plan. While management attempts to hear from everyone for input, in the end the company suffers from a lack of clear direction. Previous rapid company growth has made them ill-prepared to handle tougher times with a bigger company. Wiser, more conservative individuals are ignored in favor of "pie in the sky" and "get rich quick" ideals. It causes a lot of hassle...

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    Advice to Management

    I hope that they can get back on their feet so that they can readjust some of their methods and begin growing again. The work they do is important, they just need to mature as a company.

    Genelex Corp2015-11-24
  4. Helpful (2)

    "True colors revealed during tough times"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Genelex Corp full-time

    Pros

    Used to be very positive and rewarding place to work. Never a place to work for good salary or benefits, which was okay when things were good. The upper management has always seemed to care about their employees, but a careful look at their treatment during difficult times reveals their true nature.

    Cons

    Company is unstable and upper management is misleading about the future of the company. They have promised employees incentives for sticking it out in tough times to the point that people have made personal sacrifices only to be laid off for those sacrifices. A look at some of the competitors in the industry reveals that Genelex milked the cash cow, will full knowledge that the milk was drying up, but did not have the...

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    Genelex Corp2015-11-23
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Career Start"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Genelex Corp full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Day-to-day coworkers are some truly fantastic people who take a lot of pride in doing great work, and all the non-executive managers really go out of their way to get to know their staff and make sure everyone's happy. Staff at all levels are encouraged to suggest improvements as well as further their own skills. Great location, and the transportation benefits made for easy commuting.

    Cons

    Things get quite hectic at times, and there was a constant sense that most projects were not well planned and had to be assigned reactively rather than proactively. As others have mentioned, there are a lot of communication issues between departments that sometimes caused work to be duplicated or finding out deadline changes/updates second-hand.

    Advice to Management

    Work out a long-term business plan and be honest with your employees on the state of the company. There is a fine line between keeping morale up and keeping everyone informed, and I think updates have trended a bit too far on the keep-morale-up side lately.

    Genelex Corp2015-10-27
  6. "Entry Level - Great People, Satisfying Experience"

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    Former Employee - Entry Level in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genelex Corp

    Pros

    Genuinely great people. This is a company that believes in work-life balance. I worked there for over a year, full-time, and never once did I feel like my work was intruding on my life. Challenging work, but not overly demanding. A very satisfying experience overall. Fair pay and benefits, and a lot was invested in creating a positive work environment (snacks, options for standing desks, etc). Beautiful view of Elliott...

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    Cons

    It definitely seemed like communication was an issue. Internal communication for each department was very tight, but there definitely seemed like there might be some communication breakdown at the top (maybe just due to how busy the executives and managers always seemed to be). Interacting with other departments often became confusing, and more than once I discovered I was working on a project that someone in another...

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    Advice to Management

    I felt like a lot of time and money got wasted due to the communications difficulties. I remember there was only one executive assistant at most when I was there; they could probably use at least two. The company grew very fast for a while, and it seemed like maybe its size outgrew its structure, in an organizational (and occasionally technical) sense. I did feel like the executives were aware of the difficulties, and...

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    Genelex Corp2015-10-04
  7. "Hard to Stay Positive"

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      Current Employee - Content and Marketing Manager in Seattle, WA

      I have been working at Genelex Corp for more than a year

      Pros

      Supportive team and bosses that are always available to talk.

      Cons

      Lack of leadership and vision that has seemingly lead into a financially unstable position.

      Genelex Corp2015-10-07
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great job to gain experience"

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      Former Employee - Laboratory Support Specialist in Seattle, WA
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Genelex Corp full-time

      Pros

      Company cares about employees. Lots of room to learn and move laterally within the company. Decent benefits and good work/life balance.

      Cons

      Some favoritism, not enough emphasis was placed on actual performance. There were also a lot of promises of things picking up and getting better but it never came to be. Pay was average.

      Genelex Corp2015-08-20
    • "Good first job out of college."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Genelex Corp full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Excellent group of employees, I really enjoyed being part of the Genelex team. One of the most positive work environments I've been a part of. The executive and employees are passionate about their product and it shows. They promote a healthy work life balance and seem to genuinely care about their employees.

      Cons

      Not a lot of room for growth for younger professionals. Its a small company, so you get the benefit of knowing a lot of your fellow workers in many departments but not a lot of room for growth from some starting positions. The future of the company is a little uncertain right now due to changing economic conditions.

      Advice to Management

      Keep up transparency and pay attention to the potential of your younger work force.

      Genelex Corp2015-07-31
    • Helpful (4)

      "Good to build experience, bad for the experienced worker."

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      Former Employee - Project Coordinator 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Genelex Corp full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      You can wear many hats and learn a variety of skills in a startup-feeling environment. Very action packed and eventful.

      Cons

      Pay is 25-50% off market. Good for recent grads but not good for an adult with responsibilities. Massive disorganization as is common to the industry, honestly. You will get worked like a dray horse for below-non-profit level pay. But again, college grads will learn a lot.

      Advice to Management

      Learning salary pricing in accordance with what you need will guarantee low turnover in roles which require more than entry-level skills. That would certainly be an improvement.

      Genelex Corp2015-05-21
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