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NewLink Genetics Ames Reviews

Updated April 7, 2017
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Ames, IA

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Dr. Charles J. Link
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  1. "Growing BioTech"

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    Current Employee - Current Employee in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Current Employee in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NewLink Genetics full-time

    Pros

    HR (Maggi, Ronee, etc) is amazing, great co-workers, and great benefits.

    It is a fast paced environment with amazing, caring, and passionate management. I saw some comments about upper management not being available, but they are traveling on behalf of the company (investor meetings, healthcare conferences, etc etc etc) a majority of the time. When they are in the office they always have an open door policy.

    My coworkers are all wonderful, kind, and talented. Everyone pushes themselves to be the best they can be for a company who gives so much back. This company has never lost sight of its main goal: helping people.

    WE ARE RELENTLESS!

    Cons

    I have been a part of the NewLink team for several years now and I still don't have anything negative to say.


  2. "Great place but in transition"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ames, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ames, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Work Life Balance, Some truly great people who work there, Company is dedicated to its cause, good benefits.

    Cons

    Company is in flux and all that goes with it.

  3. "Good company in general"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Ames, IA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at NewLink Genetics (More than a year)

    Pros

    treat the employees well in general, good working environment, decent salary.

    Cons

    No equal opportunities in career advancement, poor management


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great Cause, Poorly Managed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ames, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ames, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NewLink Genetics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This company is truly devoted to curing cancer. There are lots of company-wide activities. There are wonderful people who work here. It's a good place to get started if you want to get into the industry and gain work experience.

    Cons

    Employees are not appreciated unless you have an "in" with a higher-up. HR is not careful with personal information--which is either circulated in the gossip chain or reported to managers without your consent. Middle managers don't truly manage, instead they do the bidding of the higher-ups with no interest in how decision making will effect their employees. Most who work here will leave quickly or stick around for the stock options.


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