Geron
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www.geron.com Menlo Park, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Geron Director, President & CEO John A. Scarlett

John A. Scarlett

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Challenging and ultimately rewarding

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Geron for more than 8 years

ProsVery interesting, potentially revolutionary science

ConsChallenging time with many layoffs in the recent past. Low morale.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Science was awesome, management was poor

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Geron full-time for more than 5 years

ProsScience kept coming up roses. People produced. Fun environment.

ConsManagement seemed to not handle the company well.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Serious morale issues have developed recently

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Menlo Park, CA (US)

I worked at Geron full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat science. Was a tight-knit team until fairly recently.

ConsA group of individuals who all worked together before has been hired in, and has a very rigid view of the world and how it should operate. They are not open to alternate opinions and do not seek out or listen to (when offered unsolicited) the input of those who are not members of the "inner circle"

Advice to Senior ManagementWork hard to develop a culture that values input of all employees, and is willing to have more flexibility of thoughts.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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many layers of management, lots VPs

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Geron for more than 3 years

Proscompany has good drug development target

Consneed to have strong science and technology

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Business first, science second, employee satisfaction last.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Geron

Pros100% 401K match, stock plan, stem cell program

ConsPoor business decisions, low stock value, very little reward for hard work, and poor communication from the top down.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Underpaid

Senior Research Associate (Current Employee)

I have been working at Geron

ProsPioneer Technology and nice labs

ConsWorking Environment and salary and benefits

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Menlo Park, CA (US)

I have been working at Geron

ProsEmployees have ownership in projects. They are devoted to the success of the company.

ConsInnovation is not encouraged. Employees are rarely appreciated for their work.

Advice to Senior ManagementClear direction of projects is highly desired.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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