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Lynntech Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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  1. "Fast paced grant driven research environment"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flex time schedules, talented scientists, very flat company hierarchy, potential for upward mobility especially for those willing to write grants. There is a continuous cycle of projects that can provide an impressive learning experience while working with a multitude of techniques and approaches.

    Cons

    Grant driven private research culture can be very frustrating in terms of timelines and budgets. Not every good idea will get the chance to be explored fully. Projects that do not show positive results quickly wither in favor of newer research topics.


  2. "Brilliant People that will help you grow"

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

    I have been working at Lynntech full-time

    Pros

    Very bright and friendly employees with great ideas; lots of learning opportunities to expand your career; insurance is pretty good

    Cons

    There can be disconnects between different employees and project managers; largely a proposal mill

  3. "Research Technician"

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    Current Employee - Research Technician in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Research Technician in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lynntech part-time

    Pros

    Lynntech provides an environment which facilitates learning new skill and developing new technologies. Every day is different, one day you may be writing software and another you are running an experiment. The people are wonderful to work with and many are experts in their field.

    Cons

    Can get stressful when projects come to the due date if work falls behind.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "stay away!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lynntech full-time

    Pros

    Great experience learning what working on small private industry really is all about

    Cons

    Where to begin... Insurance rate through the roof with high deductible, too many chiefs for small number of indians, causing overhead on projects to be super excessive. Proponent of "novel" ideas to attract funding, using ridiculous or impossible solutions. Pressure falls on employee to figure out how to appease funding agency. In constant rush to find new funding opportunities. Very unstable and unsecured working environment, it all depends on current and/or future funding, hence the rush of finding new sources.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to new prospects and tell them the truth about Lynntech being a proposal making sweat shop.


  5. "Visitor's review"

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    Former Employee - Visiting Researcher
    Former Employee - Visiting Researcher
    Recommends

    Pros

    The atmosphere at Lynntech was very positive. Everyone seemed genuinely interested in their research projects and all teams were fairly interdisciplinary which made getting things done very easy.

    Cons

    Managing your time well is very important as it is difficult to work late or to work from home to finish a project as most of the work can not leave the building.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great Concept"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    creativity; open nature of communication between core technology divisions to promote cross-collaboration and unique concepts; informal environment; flex-time

    Cons

    Intense pressure (quota) for funding while continuing bench-top research - this translates to a lot of personal time; KSA reviews; inconsistent evaluation schedules - translates to inconsistent pay raise/promotions; inconsistent division leadership; communication

    Advice to Management

    Listen to frontline employees when they say they need communication and support. Be aware of morale issues and be proactive.


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    "A blackhole for careers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Station, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Station, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bright, creative people, many with advanced degrees

    Cons

    New management's absence of vision and preference for cronyism. You can get further by whom you know over what you have accomplished

    Advice to Management

    Sell it back to original founders.

  8. "Research Technician"

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    Current Employee - Research Technician in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Research Technician in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lynntech (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very casual setting, you can ask any one for help if you have any difficulties. It's a small company so it feels very tight knit. They're extremely helpful when you work part-time and adjusted very well to your schedule to make sure you had time to work on school or come into work.

    Cons

    No real cons from working there.


  9. "Love my job!"

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

    Pros

    Lynntech allows people to truly Nurture and Harvest Scientific Creativity, just as the mission statement indicates. The collaboration between all levels of employees is amazing and provides for learning opportunities every day. We get to do amazing projects!

    Cons

    Depends on government projects and the politicians sometimes have other motives than advancing technologies to serve people. Project starts and stops cause frustration but is outside of company control.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to look for new and innovative ways to engage employees and provide the best benefits which are affordable.


  10. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lynntech full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are nice and the climate in the organization is friendly and positive. There is a solid team atmosphere. (This view may be somewhat dependent on what your position is, I've heard personnel in the assistant type positions mention they feel replaceable and undervalued. If you are there though, there is opportunity for growth so it's worth it to stick it out and prove how awesome you are)

    Very busy and many opportunities to get involved in different areas that you may previously lack exposure.

    Nice facilities and there are many morale related activities, all hands meetings (with alcohol), company sponsored events, drawings for tickets, contests, pot lucks, etc. I think these are great fostering the culture of success recognition and employee appreciation and they go a long way and it wouldn't hurt to do more of these in the future.

    Lynntech is working very hard to find venues to get newly developed products to market, this is a key focus of the management group.

    There is another review mentioning "proposal milling" however, as a company that functions on SBIR funded research continued success years down the road means continuing to respond to solicitations as they are released to have new Phase I projects coming in the door with the opportunity to transition that research into commercialized products. Many proposal responses build off prior work in a similar area which gives researchers an advantage and opportunity to move the technology further along to get the project Phase II ready. I guess it depends how much you like writing proposals, however Lynntech has a very solid win rate uncommon with other organizations in this line of work and is growing at a very
    steady pace with their funded research efforts. I see job security and availability of work as a positive quality.

    Schedule is great, nine days on and every other Friday off. The company also values family and is very accommodating if there's an event for your child, unexpected illness, death etc.

    Cons

    It's easy for a minor issue to get spun off and hung up in meetings when really a logical analysis and decision could've easily solved the problem at hand.

    Benefits are very expensive, there is very little contributed per employee by the organization so total compensation package is much lower than expected, (generally there's a much larger portion of compensation resting in the value of the benefits you are getting but in this company you are footing nearly the whole premium ) While Lynntech is offering fair/slightly competitive compensation, this is negated without additional company subsidies on insurance premium costs. I can see how it'd be easy to lose personnel solely based on pay.

    Advice to Management

    invest in employees benefits and push more middle managers and supervisors to make their subordinates feel like a valued part of the organization.


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