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Inovio Biomedical Reviews

Updated Dec 3, 2019

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3.2
29%
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Inovio Biomedical CEO J. Joseph Kim (no image)
J. Joseph Kim
8 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I worked at Inovio Biomedical

    Pros

    Great work environment. Everyone is really friendly

    Cons

    Hard to integrate at first, but after that no issue

    Inovio Biomedical2018-09-04
  2. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Quality Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and the work place has snacks

    Cons

    Not sure if itll survive

    Inovio Biomedical2019-12-03
  3. "Great Science with Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - R&D in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Inovio Biomedical full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Technology is beneficial for patient care; Some employees make the environment tolerable to work in; easy work; chill environment

    Cons

    Poor upper management that may keep the company from reaching commercialization; no standardization in promotions resulting poor work performers being rewarded while hard workers barely get acknowledged and see no reward; upper management has their favorites and don't hide it; upper management are constantly on different planets and are indecisive.

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    Inovio Biomedical2019-11-07
  4. "Very nice experience"

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    Former Employee - Intern 

    I worked at Inovio Biomedical full-time

    Pros

    Nice environment, culture, and people. Very accepting.

    Cons

    Hard to integrate at first.

    Inovio Biomedical2019-10-23
  5. "Nice People"

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    Current Employee - Receptionist 
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people and a place to get you started

    Cons

    downsizing. company did a big downsizing when i was there

    Inovio Biomedical2019-10-18
  6. "Great science but poor management!"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Inovio Biomedical full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great platform with strong foundation

    Cons

    - Terrible management: upper managers don't care about those below them. They don't listen and refuse to address issues. They are NOT open with constructive criticisms. Anyone who express their concerns to the uppermangers are automatically considered as a trouble-makers and get punished. - Favorism: There are alot of favorism at work place that only kiss-a**ers tend to get promoted while people who actually care about the company get ignored or bullied. - Low salary (at least less than 20k compared to other companies in San Diego). - Promotion is for those who are sweet talkers. People who actually work hard for many years barely get promotions. - Mismanagement of resources: spend tons of money on company parties and holidays that results a huge layoff for those below while C-levels/VPs still keep their jobs safely!!! - HRs just sit there and do NOTHING!

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    Inovio Biomedical2019-11-12
  7. "Terrible management!"

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    Former Employee - Former R&D Researcher in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Inovio Biomedical full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - great science, strong publication, and great health benefit

    Cons

    - Upper Management (especially those are at VP or director levels) can be petty and clique style attitude. Allows other people to be rude and disrespectful to others when they feel like it. Even when you complain they do nothing or put you in a postition where you have to be subjected to the bias treatment. They keep people who know how to sweet talk and create a toxic environment over people who bring a positive vibe to the work place. - The CEO is a great person but has the the wrong people working underneath him. - No upward mobility for career growth - Projects change often with no clear direction. - Gosship environment and office politics/dramas. - Salary is not great at all.

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    Inovio Biomedical2019-11-12
  8. "Internship Software Engineer"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I have been working at Inovio Biomedical

    Pros

    Have a good intern experience here, learned a lot.

    Cons

    Hard to set up, lots of tool.

    Inovio Biomedical2019-02-28
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Nothing special"

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

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

    Pros

    Health insurance, snacks, work is pretty straight forward

    Cons

    No upward mobility, depressing atmosphere, minimal bonuses, salary significantly below market (20k less typically), office drama

    Inovio Biomedical2019-02-17
  10. "Party Company"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 

    I worked at Inovio Biomedical

    Pros

    Good employee feelings, free snacks, monthly "Happy Hour"

    Cons

    Monthly Happy Hour......until somebody gets in an alcohol related accident after attending one of these. Major Liability issue.

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    Inovio Biomedical2017-06-01
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