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    1. 1.0
      8 Sept 2023
      Animal Care Technician
      Former Employee, more than 1 year
      Dixon, CA
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      offices are very nice, well kept locker rooms and showers, lunch often provided


      Contracted employees routed through Apex Systems and offered terrible benefits. Extremely expensive for little to no coverage. Overworked lab staff and refusal to hire adequate number of technicians. Micromanage your time and being casually social with coworkers in the office is discouraged. Allowed other employees to bully and use less experienced technicians to do their work. Little opportunity for advancement within the labs, pay not adequately adjusted to keep up with cost of living.

      1. 2.0
        5 Aug 2023
        Principal Research Software Engineer
        Current Employee, more than 5 years
        South San Francisco, CA
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        Business Outlook


        It is enjoyable to work at the cutting edge of science and innovation. I still have a job and have not been laid off.


        The past 3 years with WFH has been transformative to the organization, but for some reason, they are attempting to drag the company back into the 1980s like the internet doesn't exist. C-level and VP-level executives are obsessed with RTO at the SSF site, even for people that work in globally distributed teams. They have begun to count badge swipes to punish employees that don't comply to set an example. Yearly cost of living raises are not keeping up with inflation and most employees have lost somewhere in the range of 10-15% in spending power over the past 3 years. HR will claim that yearly cost of living raises are given to keep up with the cost of labor, but words like these don't pay for rent, food, or energy costs that are spiraling in the Bay Area. The lab scientists have seen massive budget cuts this year and are forced to scrounge and negotiate with all of their suppliers to have reagents, materials, and basic lab supplies to perform their experiments or risk missing their goals. DEI efforts are talked about like things are going great, but the newly formed gCS department leadership team was just filled entirely with middle-aged white men.

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