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Updated May 31, 2022

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Found 129 of over 143 reviews

2.4
32%
Recommend to a Friend
28%
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Intrexon Chairman and CEO  Randal J. Kirk
Randal J. Kirk
58 Ratings

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  • "bad management and they just like to hear what they want to hear.(in 24 reviews)
  • "layoffs on 'Bring Your Child to Work Day', when people have had to take time off for personal or family matters, a month after relocation from another part of the country, etc.).(in 9 reviews)
  • "Chaotic no leadership and lack of direction(in 6 reviews)
  • "turnover is very high and morale is low.(in 5 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Back on the right track

    Jan 5, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    We're back on the right track; the focus is now on what's important: meeting company milestones. Goals are commercial oriented, research and science in IPD are both great, and projects are well-funded.

    Cons

    Growing pains but the situation is improving.

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Meh

    May 31, 2022 - Research Associate 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great people work here and your time is flexible

    Cons

    Compensation is very low with Bay Area.

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  3. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Would not recommend

    Apr 15, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Seemingly unlimited budget for lab supplies and equipment. Free snacks and drinks

    Cons

    Very poorly managed an. Team members get away with lack of contribution because of blatant favoritism

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good company

    Oct 7, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good technology for business opportunities

    Cons

    Management changing focus all the time

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  5. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Cool science but tough management

    Oct 5, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits and fair salary

    Cons

    Poor management with egomaniac at the helm

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good people

    Apr 27, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The people were great and the perksade things better

    Cons

    There was a lack of communication from the higher ups

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Good culture

    Apr 17, 2021 - Engineer in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great colleagues to work with

    Cons

    Work politics invades substantial progress

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  8. 2.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Good people but somewhat difficult company.

    Jun 30, 2021 - Engineer in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great coworkers and lots and lots of resources.

    Cons

    Contract to hire that kept being delayed.

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  9. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    How could something so good go so bad so fast?

    Oct 15, 2020 - Senior Manager in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Brilliant people. Great science. Mostly collegial.

    Cons

    Some pitting of groups against each other. Disheartening inability to get funding for pilot plant, mostly the fault of "the Mothership", i.e. Intrexon corporate which was run by at least 1 complete boob. Things really hit the fan when they made a surprise hire over summer. In retrospect is it clear this hire was made to dismantle the company. It's a shame. If they had hired someone competent they might have been able to sell the division and stay alive.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  10. 3.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    good people, bad management

    Feb 19, 2020 - Data Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The people are great. They are excited about their job and getting it done efficiently and providing the best scientific results possible.

    Cons

    Management has made some really bad decisions about the people and what they do. 1) Announce new CEO and very large budget. 2 months later, CEO has no money and is not CEO anymore. 2) talk about what a good position the company is in. Followed by massive layoff a few weeks later. 3) lay off people suddenly, with no means of knowledge transfer. There is no way to make people feel good about their work if you let them go without even letting them discuss the ongoing work with colleagues. 4) lay off 30% of the company, and give them 10 minutes to leave under the watch of a security guard.

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    3 people found this review helpful
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Intrexon Reviews FAQs

Intrexon has an overall rating of 2.4 out of 5, based on over 143 reviews left anonymously by employees. 32% of employees would recommend working at Intrexon to a friend and 17% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Intrexon employees rate their compensation and benefits as 2.6 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Intrexon. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

32% of Intrexon employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Intrexon 3.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.4 for culture and values and 2.5 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Intrexon to be workplace, coworkers and the cons to be benefits, senior leadership, career development.

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