Affymetrix

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Affymetrix Reviews

58 Reviews
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58 Reviews
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Affymetrix President & CEO Frank Whitney
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Affy provides good work life balance and the people are great to work with (in 6 reviews)

  • I get to work with a lot of smart people, they provide good benefits and the salary is competitive (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Bad and ineffective Senior Management (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management needed a refresh (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Outdated technology

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager
    Former Employee - Product Manager

    I worked at Affymetrix full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Need to find out if there is any I am sure it will take years to find out

    Cons

    Outdated product lines with zero or no investment on new products and R&D. Management is not smart enough to draw vision and roadmap for company. More on experimental mode, trying to survive in market. Growth numbers are created by cutting the resources and layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Introduce new products and don't just dependent on old technology.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Affymetrix full-time

    Pros

    Close to home and OK working schedule

    Cons

    Manager depent on employees too much, they have no scientific knowledges

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change management level from manager to Senior Director

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Hinders personal and professional growth - USB

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Affymetrix full-time

    Pros

    Health benefits are free for those that are single. Good vacation time as well.

    Cons

    Management is the definition of unprofessional and underqualified. Lack understanding that our generation doesn't just take hand outs, we want to work for promotions and have a sense of accomplishment. Transparent management, high turnover rate, little resources for training, zero follow through on commission and bonus payouts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Marketing department has no idea what they are doing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Affymetrix

    Pros

    The market is great, too bad internally everyone knows there are serious problems and for some reason they don't address it, scary

    Cons

    Marketing leadership is obsessed with details that have no relavance.
    Internal employees know they have serious problems and the attitude is, not my job, weird.
    Marketing Management should be reviewed and possibly replaced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of Marketing leadership and fix your products and prove your place in the market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Like working on the Titanic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Affymetrix

    Pros

    They have interesting technology, pay fairly well and have good benefits

    Cons

    Technology is rapidly becoming outdated. Management has no real long term plan or goals (other than to make more money). Management is extremely short-sighted and too narrow-minded. I've never had more meetings at any other company I've worked for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to decide what they want to be when they grow up and implement a plan to get there. There is no point in a company of about 1000 employees having 40+ VP's. Teams are too large to be effective.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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