Exelixis
3.2 of 5 30 reviews
www.exelixis.com South San Francisco, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Exelixis President, CEO, and Director Michael M. Morrissey

Michael M. Morrissey

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Only incompetent people are left!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
South San Francisco, CA

I worked at Exelixis

ProsYou can get away with extreme incompetence and not being unprodutive. Work hours are mostly flexible. If you don't want to do anything, try to get a job at Exelixis.

ConsIf you are somewhat productive, you will be stuck with all the workload while other people may be just sitting around and taking long lunches.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease try to recognise the competent / productive employees, not the loyal ones.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Saying yes is more important than knowledge

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
South San Francisco, CA

I worked at Exelixis

ProsFast decision making
Deep pipeline
Good people

ConsLack of big pharma experience in the senior management team
Right now compounds are more important than the right compounds
Meeting deadlines is much more important doing good science
Clinical development has too many people with discovery experience and no development knowledge
Pay is much lower than industry average unless in very senior management
Advancement for non Ph.D scientists is not very good

Advice to Senior ManagementRefocus on doing good science
Reward people for their knowledge and abilities, not because they blindly do what you tell them
Put experienced people into clinical development
Treat staff with respect, look after them as well as you look after your own self interests

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Exelixis

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
South San Francisco, CA

I worked at Exelixis

ProsMany knowledgeable people to work with. Small company, so great opportunity to learn a lot and do many different things. Good medical benefits. Company shuts down between Xmas and New Year so you get an extra week off.

ConsSalaries are lower than industry standard. Annual and spot "bonuses" are extremely small. Company gives stock option grants, but the price per share has been dropping steadily for many years, so there is little hope that anyone will ever be able to exercise options. There is never any money for training of any kind, and rarely any for travel to conferences (unless you are in Development). Career ladder for bachelors/masters-level scientists is somewhat limited. Some managers are apparently poorly (or not) trained and are unable to solve personnel problems.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove the career ladder for the bachelors and masters-level scientists. Adequately train people who are in charge of managing personnel so that they can deal with problems in an effective, impartial way.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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bad management

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South San Francisco, CA

I worked at Exelixis

Proswork for paycheck and good pay

Consbad management and no respect from manager's level

Advice to Senior Managementshould talk to their employees on regular basis for improvement

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Intellectually and professionally fantastic, financially a disaster

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Exelixis

ProsTeamwork with peers, very efficient research system.

ConsExecutive team with high opinion of their abilities but with no experience to back it up.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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