BioInformatics Reviews

Updated 25 Feb 2020

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3.5
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BioInformatics Chief Executive Officer Craig Overpeck (no image)
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10 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Previous Employee"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BioInformatics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Management needs some improving. However, under new CEO, company is headed towards right direction.

    BioInformatics2018-01-17
  2. "BioInformatics LLC Review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at BioInformatics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and very flexible in terms of work hours, working from home, and taking time off.

    Cons

    Most of the staff is under paid, especially the the junior staff. The company also lacks clear focus and future strategic direction.

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    BioInformatics2016-12-15
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Disconnected / Shady"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BioInformatics full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, some folks are nice to work with, nice location near the metro and generally a solid commute for most people.

    Cons

    Extremely underpaid. Benefits are mediocre. The management are self-important blowhards with very limited ability to lead, create any kind of actual revenue, or even connect to the industry as a whole. Data gathering and dissemination is borderline laughable and put together clumsily by a young staff that really does not have a clue and can't learn since management are so incompetent. New CEO is a joke and has poisoned the company culture. It is a wonder this company hasn't gone under yet. Do NOT work here.

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    BioInformatics2017-01-08
  4. "Not horrible, but not great"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    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.

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    BioInformatics2016-09-29
  5. Helpful (3)

    "TOXIC work environment and borderline scam company"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     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, and sell the company to any firm dumb enough to believe the hype. They have zero innovation. Business model is a scam: BioInformatics gets approached by lab equipment co's to perform market research. BioInformatics sends surveys (spams) to an online community of 'scientists' to get their input and pays them for their time. The problem is that there are tons of frauds participating and they game the system. BioInformatics can't do anything to stop this issue and they are, of course, not upfront with their clients. AND, BioInformatics has lied about donating some of the deferred $ to charities for YEARS. They just pocket it, and I guess understandably, because their projects are lucky to break-even. They are not profitable. No transparency: A bunch of liars at the top. Board meetings are secretive and employees are set up to fail with the lack of information. Zero guidance. DO NOT WORK HERE

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

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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

    3.0
     

    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
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Interesting product, but off putting ethics."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     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.

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

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     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 said, the analysts seem to have the best retention. Working with the web site and associated in-house technologies is a frustrating experience. Pay was subpar.

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    BioInformatics2009-03-28
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