Arena Pharmaceuticals

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Arena Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
7 Reviews
3.4
7 Reviews
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Arena Pharmaceuticals Chairman, President, and CEO Jackie Lief
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  1.  

    Good work place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Arena Pharmaceuticals full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Benefits, Laid-back work culture, Good location,

    Cons

    Salary aren't good. A little to Laid-back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    An enjoyable experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Associate II in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Research Associate II in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Arena Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, great location, interesting work

    Cons

    A little pressure to develop monetizable products.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to work for but a lot of corporate politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Arena Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Flexible company. You are able to balance family and work well. Benefits are good. Stock options are ok. Since it is a smaller company you get to know and interact with many people including the CEO. You are not pigeonholed into one job function and are able try new things. This will greatly expand your resume. There IT department is Fantastic!

    Cons

    Corporate Politics. There is just too much of it. Check out this book "Games at your work". Upper management does what they want and do not take your opinion into account (they try to make it look like your opinion counts but it doesn't). Project prioritization is poor, constantly shifting.
    Low salary. Raises are poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are all trying to achieve the same goal. Don't compete to see who can do it better or faster. Rather, work together and communicate information it will avoid duplicated work.

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