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GenoLogics Reviews

Updated Mar 14, 2018

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GenoLogics CEO Michael Ball
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "A great place to build software that matters"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I've worked at GenoLogics about 3 years now and there are several things that set GenoLogics apart from other software companies I've worked for. The first is the tremendous sense of team and mission. I love feeling like we're a group that's all in this together for the good of our customers. The second is transparency and honesty. I like knowing where the company is going and how the company is doing (in the good and...

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    Cons

    The company is growing and with that growth comes some growing pains, including putting in extra time when needed. In addition, the benefits package, while good, could be better when comparing with other companies in the Bay Area. It does have more vacation time than most, so perhaps that offsets some of the other aspects.

    GenoLogics2015-04-08

    GenoLogics Response

    May 12, 2015Administration, Talent & Culture and Marketing Specialist

    We periodically review our benefits packages, if something’s not up to the level, rest assured we’re fixing it!

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Only good in the West Coast"

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

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

    Pros

    The company has experienced good growth up until this year as a best in breed software management system for NGS. Having recently purchased by Illumina the company is transitioning over to the "Illumina" way of doing software. The team in Victoria is very nice and make a positive work atmosphere.

    Cons

    This product is in a niche market and is heading downhill as they have fallen behind in many areas. The entire middle management of the company runs on the "Peter Principle" and is governed by outdated processes, from on-boarding new hires, management practices, to their entire outlook. There is no way to advance in this company as many of the managers are keen on keeping people in their roles offering no viable way for...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen and retain your seasoned employees Replace the middle management completely

    GenoLogics2016-10-19
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Scaling Growth Organization"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at GenoLogics

    Pros

    The company is experiencing tremendous growth and success with their Clarity LIMS platform being the de facto standard in the NGS LIIMS market. Who doesn't want to be a part of a growing company? Which provides growth opportunities within the organization and the ability to be a part of a company that is having an impact on the future of modern medicine.

    Cons

    The onboarding process could be more efficient in getting new employees up to speed with improved internal process and overall implementation of bringing new employees on board.

    Advice to Management

    Continue on the path that you are moving. Open door policy, transparent communication with its employees as it relates to the health of the company today and in the future. Continue to challenge each employee to be the best that they can be. And to continue to offer upward mobility to employees as they grow within the company.

    GenoLogics2015-04-28
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great software and company location - beware of internal peers who want unchallenged control"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at GenoLogics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good opportunity to work leading edge technology focused software development

    Cons

    Outdated processes and internal control struggles preventing company from adopting newer, more efficient practices

    Advice to Management

    Look for internal control freaks and let them know you are the boss, not them

    GenoLogics2014-05-15

    GenoLogics Response

    May 12, 2015Administration, Talent & Culture and Marketing Specialist

    The culture at GenoLogics is focused on open communication and team input, instead of rank or seniority. This can make people who depend on strict hierarchy uncomfortable at times, but we believe our democratic atmosphere creates the best space for true innovation and product quality. ...

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  5. "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GenoLogics full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and people. Technology was pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    Bought out and then laid off the whole office.

    GenoLogics2018-03-14
  6. "Collaborative and creative environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Victoria, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at GenoLogics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Best team environment I’ve ever worked in. The group is collaborative, willing to share, develop or question ideas to help arrive at the best outcome.

    Cons

    Offices are located at the Victoria Technology Park, not much in the area and the tech community isn’t well connected out there.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to ideas from a variety of individuals in the company, they’ve certainly help steer the company in the right direction.

    GenoLogics2017-12-07
  7. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Victoria, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GenoLogics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great environment, very respectful towards employees, good pay, smart people.

    Cons

    Better if you enjoy their domain (Next-Gen sequencing).

    GenoLogics2017-09-15
  8. "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Victoria, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at GenoLogics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    * Culture that's been built over many years * An established Scrum process that is continually improved * Great team willing to learn and try new tech with the goal of improving the software process. Was working with Groovy, Grails, Javascript, Typescript, React, Redux * A keen focus on quality UX * Top of the line 15" Macbook Pros * Tech lunches providing team members to showcase new or interesting topics/tech including...

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    Cons

    * Limited training budget for conferences or formal training which included travel of which in Victoria was necessary in a lot of cases * Desk setup limited (full standing desks were not an option based on the setup) * Short staffed in some key areas such as DevOps

    GenoLogics2016-06-16
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Administration"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Victoria, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GenoLogics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interesting industry with a great base of employees. Extremely creative development with a lot of drive and energy.

    Cons

    Many mistakes made by management and the board early on that crippled the growth of the company. CEO played favorites too often and had a hard time getting along with other company executives.

    Advice to Management

    Did a great job to rally the company and move to a better software platform. The fact that the were acquired and now have a sustainable investment structure should enable the company's growth trajectory.

    GenoLogics2016-05-24
  10. "Fun, engaging, challenging, and rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GenoLogics full-time

    Pros

    The people are a huge pro of working with GenoLogics. The in-depth interview process creates an environment where I not only work with people I want to work with, but also ones that I love to work with. The are a good number of past employees who have returned, which speaks highly of their experience as well as those who hire them again. The customers and the science that we support is another big win for me. I know...

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    Cons

    The location is bitter sweet. For me there is some draw to being downtown; however, the scenery is pretty beautiful where the office currently is.

    GenoLogics2015-06-20
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