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BioInformatics Reviews

Updated May 7, 2019

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Craig Overpeck
6 Ratings
  1. "Not horrible, but not great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at BioInformatics

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment, people are easy to get along with, sometimes interesting projects.

    Cons

    They underpay and overwork you. Not enough people are in the company to handle the work load but they can't really afford to hire more without going even more into the red.

    Advice to Management

    Cut some of the dead weight and hire for positions you really need more of.

    BioInformatics2016-09-29
  2. Helpful (3)

    "TOXIC work environment and borderline scam company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BioInformatics for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Main pro is that it's close to the metro. Work-life balance was decent.

    Cons

    Management is AWFUL: To sum them up: unethical and extremely unprofessional. One person in C-suite has shown up high on pain killers on numerous occasions. Management is cynical, unpleasant to work with, and constantly have a contagiously depressing attitude. They get in shouting matches all the time and it was just awkward for everyone. It was a toxic work environment. The management team just wants to fake-it-until-they-make-it,...

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    Advice to Management

    First, stop the constant bickering - it's killing your staff morale. Then, innovate. Your business is predicated on fraudulent methods. Be more transparent to staff. Give more incentive for your staff to stay.

    BioInformatics2016-08-21
  3. "Great place ot work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BioInformatics full-time

    Pros

    Fast track into the world of market research and consulting in the biotech industry.

    Cons

    Small company that always demands that the job get done even when under-staffed.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more analysts

    BioInformatics2015-09-17
  4. "BioInfo. Review"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at BioInformatics

      Pros

      Small company means you get exposure to lots of different stages of business development. Location is very metro assessable. Everyone is collaborative.

      Cons

      Office environment can be boring, although there are efforts being taken to revive this.

      BioInformatics2015-09-28
    • Helpful (3)

      "Interesting product, but off putting ethics."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at BioInformatics

      Pros

      The market research product is great and has a real impact on the life science tools industry. Also, the company is growing quickly now, so there is a lot of change going on.

      Cons

      The company's ethics, whether in how they treat their employees or how they treat their contributing scientists (paid survey takers), really affected company morale while I was there. There was also a huge disconnect between the executives and the rest of us.

      Advice to Management

      Make it clear that employees are not the lowest priority in the company, and if they are, change that.

      BioInformatics2015-04-02
    • "Challenging and fun work environment."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at BioInformatics full-time

      Pros

      Office is small. Very relaxed culture and flexible. Ability to grow and learn a lot. Expect a lot from employees and give a lot in return.

      Cons

      Not enough time to "think" critically about your work. Need to do more and more.

      Advice to Management

      Need to compensate employees more and provide more time to think about organization structure and business process.

      BioInformatics2014-10-03
    • "Comfortable, but constricted"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at BioInformatics

      Pros

      BioInformatics offers unusually generous benefits for such a small company and most have their own office. If you like Apple computers, most employees use those for their workstation. They have a convenient location off of the Clarendon metro. The environment is comfortable and the offices are nice.

      Cons

      Management can focus too heavily on whatever issue seems the most pressing, leading to neglecting other vital interests. This has lead to severe cases where a lack of accountability has been damaging to the company's interests and employee morale. Turnover is high, suggesting either a dissatisfaction with potential for job advancement (it's a small company, not their fault) or dissatisfaction with position/pay. That...

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      Advice to Management

      The benefits and office suggest a commitment to employees, which is commendable. Be more proactive in addressing any dissatisfaction they may feel. If something will be a problem, your dedicated staff is probably upset about it before you know it exists.

      BioInformatics2009-03-28
    • Helpful (1)

      "OK"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at BioInformatics

      Pros

      Great benefits, learn a lot.

      Cons

      Very focused industry, high turnover, Small company

      Advice to Management

      Decisions and changes are made quickly and unfairly

      BioInformatics2008-06-14
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