Affymetrix
2.9 of 5 49 reviews
www.affymetrix.com Santa Clara, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Affymetrix Reviews in Santa Clara, CA

Updated May 5, 2014
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Affymetrix President & CEO Frank Whitney

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69% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good place

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsThe people and benefits are good.

    ConsThe company needs to consistently deliver on financial goals.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInnovate

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Making moves in the right direction

    Bioinformatics Engineer III (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsThere are many good people to work with at Affymetrix. I have seen very little in fighting/politics. This makes it a very pleasant place to work.

    ConsIt can be difficult to move up in the company. Lots of good talent isn't retained and has left because of lack of career growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe sure to grow your younger talent in the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A satisfying place to work where balancing personal and professional was easy.

    Software Test Engineer (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsGood compensation, benefits, and culture.

    ConsUpper management needed a refresh.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLots of talk about process at a high level, but not much in place to make sure processes are followed or understood at a low level.

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    Frantic Work Pace

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsGood products and interesting work environment. Very bright people. Great benefits and good salaries. Good sized company (1100 employees world-wide) and ability to make a difference.

    ConsVery much a "hurry up and wait" culture with tinges of bullying throughout the organization, especially in Human Resources.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease pay attention to employee surveys and follow-up on feedback immediately if inappropriate behavior and bullying is reported in any area.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place to work with great people however company is struggling to gain market share

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsPeople, benefits, flexiblity, managers, exciting work, lunch program, work from home option

    ConsStock price, lack of market share growth, pay could be a little better, too many opinions from mid-upper management can slow processes,

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on inovation rather than continue to market struggling products. Make sure products come to market after comprehensive quality control.

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    Good place to work, but needs improvement!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    Pros-Good benefits for a mid-size company.
    -Hard working and talented people, culturally diverse.
    -Fair spot bonus/ recognition program.
    -Great seminar program.
    -Provides a fair work-life balance.
    -Nice in house lunch program.

    Cons-Great technology that needs updating.
    -Aggressive time lines in product development.
    -Need rigorous in house product testing before introducing to customers.
    -Too many managers.

    Advice to Senior Management-Unbalanced structure- too many managers for the number of people who work hands on.
    -Insecurity about future is making many good people leave, management needs to be more honest about company's direction.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place to make a difference in a growing scientific field

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsGreat products and some very dedicated people

    ConsToo much emphasis on 'face time'

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    software developer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    Pros1. nice people
    2. good management
    3. vacation 4 weeks per yr

    Cons1. salary no increase for three yrs
    2. no 401k
    3. no sick day

    Advice to Senior Managementtoo many VP

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work and trying to be a great company.

    Staff Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsLeading edge technology and R&D projects. If you are a scientist or researcher, this is one of the places to be. Exciting and challenging projects. Great support on publishing papers in leading journals and in generating patents. Numerous internal seminars and presentations about new applications and technologies. Good compensation and benefits.

    ConsIf you are a scientist or researcher, this is one of the places to be - if you are not, you sometimes get treated like a second class employee. Company structure is top heavy. There are a few groups who have 90% VPs, Directors and Managers. There are people who think or act as though Affymetrix is an 'Ivory Tower'.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReduce the petty politics and kingdom building. Focus on the fact that Affymetrix is a 'for profit' corporation. Remember that scientists are great for generating new ideas but usually poor decision makers for management or business.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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