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Genus plc Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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  1. "Great Company if you can stay"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Genus plc full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, wonderful environment and pay.

    Cons

    They can hire/fire in big waves - you may see 30 new hires one year, then 40 fired or let go the next.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent - utilize annual review process better and provide better ways to help with struggling supervisor-employee relationships


  2. "IT specialist"

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Hendersonville, TN
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Hendersonville, TN
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good environment, good people. Very far from micromanagement, as long as you bring results. Stable business as the company is #1 in industry.

    Cons

    The data and programs are extremely specific. It takes a lot of time to understand how it works.

  3. "Familial atmosphere, flexible hierarchy, but distant top management and Board of Directors"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Enjoyable folks to work with. Lots of opportunity to try new things. If you have a good idea, chances are management will let you try it out. Benefits more generous than most US companies. HR can be very flexible and try hard to move employees to where they feel they'll work best.

    Cons

    Somewhat distant top management (titles that begin with 'Chief'). IT dept can be very rigid and inflexible at times. Experiences vary vastly for farm employees, sales, office and science. Sometimes justifying small costs is more difficult than larger costs.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time with employees below mid management. Establish a way for us to recommend more streamlined paths to get work done better and faster. Give IT folks more room to be flexible to individual departmental needs.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Genus plc is a world class leader in developing porcine and bovine genetics and a geat employer."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior IS Technical Analyst in Hendersonville, TN
    Current Employee - Senior IS Technical Analyst in Hendersonville, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Genus plc is on the world leader in pork and dairy cattle production. I was proud to be an employee. The C level staff maintain a very lean business. In IT, the management understand the marriage of family and a productive employee. I was able to work from home 4 out of 5 days a week. I was on call 24 x 7 and when I worked outside of normal business hours I was able to take that time in the form of compensatory time off. One great benefit for working for the PIC arm of the business is the ability to purchase at 1/2 market cost 2 hogs per year.

    Cons

    The group as a whole likes to talk decisions to death. It is a painful and agonizing process to make a decision. To the tune of discussing the same solution 10 - 15 times after an initial decision was made. Some personnel decisions appeared to be "part of the ol' boy network".

    Advice to Management

    Don't make personnel decisions based upon emotion. Also, when letting a person go when due to "out sourcing" why not talk to that person before it is done and discuss potentially other areas where that person may be able to benefit the company.


  5. "Happy"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Hannover (Germany)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Hannover (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global player, high level of R&D, opportunities to Improve skills of staff. Financialy strong. Broad product portfolio. Able to meet regional markets.

    Cons

    Not always flexibel when it comes too implement regional market approch. Very much focused on own strategy which sometimes lead too miss oppertunities.

    Advice to Management

    Adept input from employees


  6. "We talk the talk"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Finance in Basingstoke, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Quiet office because senior management often WFH or on the road, business casual attire ok, no one frowns when you leave the office at 5.

    Cons

    Office is a little dull, with no diversity and same age group, social class folks on show here. They say they want innovation and change, but when it gets down to it, they really don't. It's like a waiting room for retirement. Awful pension provider and no choice offered to employees for pensions.

    Advice to Management

    Don't take yourself so seriously and learn to stop to smell the flowers along the way. Try rewarding all staff instead of just yourselves and stop bad-mouthing other offices within the group.


  7. "Ego driven mgmt"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Bio Technology is top notch
    Location

    Cons

    Snr mgmt dysfunctional
    system technology low

    Advice to Management

    consider the company, not your own ego