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Iogen Corporation Reviews

Updated July 31, 2017
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  1. "Senior Research associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Intelligent people to work with.

    Cons

    Bad economic times for a reaseach company.


  2. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Iogen Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits, good lab facilities, career advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Technology still isn't commercialized (company depends on grants and external funding)

  3. "Will learn a lot, but ultimately be stiffled"

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

    I have been working at Iogen Corporation full-time

    Pros

    A great high energy environment for chemical engineers, chemists, and biochemists just graduating from a BSc or MSc. You will be exposed to a wide diversity of projects, and have many opportunities for growth early in your career.

    Cons

    Opportunities for long term growth are limited. The company is small, and has a core team of very long term employees at the senior level. The CEO and VP's are micro managers. Ultimately, this leads many staff to leave after 5-7 years..

    Advice to Management

    Learn to trust your staff, and realize the talents you actually have in house; the talent outside the company is not better. Find a balance between control and assigning responsibility and control.


  4. "Pros and cons"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Iogen Corporation (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology development, nice people

    Cons

    Company depends on external funding


  5. "Review"

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

    Pros

    Knowledgeable, hard working staff and interesting cutting-edge technology. Rare opportunity to work in Ottawa for a company devoted to R and D in the field of chemical engineering.

    Cons

    Lack of respect for employees, lack of talent in EMT, lack of any strategic direction from EMT, favourtism to a certain individual who is clearly a mediocre performer yet loyal to EMT, creativity actively discouraged. EMT is immune to criticism and if mistakes are made, those in lower ranks in the organization are blamed. Poor management results in high turn over of staff, while those that remain are despondent and disengaged.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  6. "Interesting tech; poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Iogen Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Competitive wages and benefits including base salaries, RRSP company match; opportunities for training nationally and internationally; opportunities for honing laboratory and engineering skills

    Cons

    Middle managers without people skills - rude, disrespectful, vindictive, micromanagers; Reluctance of upper management and HR to tackle the status quo by making assessments objective and comprehensive.

    Advice to Management

    Do you now actively court and implement suggestions from your technicians and operators now that the company is much smaller? Are you now more open with the company's direction and future prospects?


  7. "Fascinating technology but poor management"

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

    I worked at Iogen Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work and technology; well educated and friendly co-workers; can learn a lot

    Cons

    Constant project churn and unrealistic expectations
    Family run company

    Advice to Management

    Share information and empower your people

  8. "Daily experience"

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    Current Employee - Manager Technology Demonstration in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager Technology Demonstration in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Iogen Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic cutting edge daily work. Educated co workers. Good work life balance. Good attention to safety.

    Cons

    Extreme micro management. Daily interference from the EMT. Unknown direction in terms of corporate governance. Still run as a family business. SMT unable to make decisions. Unknown opportunities for advancement - appears to favor those which have worked in the company for long irrespective of capabilities.

    Advice to Management

    Trust those that you hire.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to work from home, good coworkers, senior management cares about the health and safety of their employees, nice facilities.

    Cons

    If you are a new employee you have bettger chances of recieving a more competitive package. There is no real growth for existing employees. The salaries are not competitive.competitive salaries

    Advice to Management

    Learn to appreciate your employees more by showing them that they are a value to the company and an asset to be on the team.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "I was glad to work there but happy to leave at the same time"

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    Former Employee - Plant Operator in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Plant Operator in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1.) The Pay is OKAY for what you have to do and the skill required to get the job in the first place
    2.) You can learn a lot and it's a great introduction to the field

    Cons

    1.) Operators are looked down at by lab staff, management, and everybody else in the company.
    2.) A lot of operators coming in have zero experience in a process setting and are working around chemicals, steam and process equipment for the first time. I'm suprised there isn't more accidents there.
    3. ) Nobody forgets your mistakes but at the same time, nobody is really punished for their mistakes either.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice. They run their company like they want to and enough operators stay around that they don't need to change....


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