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  1. Excellent place to work.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director, Manufacturing and Outsourcing in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Director, Manufacturing and Outsourcing in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Exelixis full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They really respect their employees and encourage work-life balance in addition to good pay and all of the major holidays off. They also encourage teamwork and collaboration.

    Cons

    There is a fairly high level of stress due to their status a s start up company which will continue until they start turning a profit from their one commercial product.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Love this company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Associate Research Scientist I in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Research Scientist I in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Exelixis full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place for personal development. Company culture was fantastic. Many opportunities to grow and expand.

    Cons

    New management is only concerned with their ego, not employee welfare. Company is struggling to maintain any morale. People are seen as head count, not personally.

    Advice to Management

    People don't care about how much you know, until they know about how much you care. Please make a conscious effort to show caring, not just bottom lines.


  3. Love Exelixis don't love the pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Exelixis

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, great managers, great experience. I have learned a lot while at Exelixis.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive, revolving door. I truly feel if Exelixis paid a bit better people would stay longer.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice or complaints about the management.


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    Exelixis

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Exelixis

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A fast paced Bio-Pharma company that has excellent R&D capabilities and a proven track record for developing novel compounds to treat cancer and metabolic diseases. Challenging work environment and challenging work.

    Cons

    Because the company does not have any products out on the market it must rely on raising capital by licensing out it's technology, selling stock or borrowing. In these economic times, these are three difficult things to do which can create job uncertainty and instability. The company recently laid off 40% of it's work force.

    Advice to Management

    The management needs to work on outlicensing it's technology and raising employee moral after the recent RIF which devastated the company.


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    Love it.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Exelixis

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work is fast-paced and very interesting. My colleagues treat me and each other with respect. Competence rules, with little or no deadwood. Senior management has my full trust and respect. I believe they are doing a great job of moving the company forward and that we will ultimately be successful with multiple compounds. Benefits are excellent, with lots of support for work/life balance. Just a great place.

    Cons

    The company is still pre-commercial; there is no revenue stream other than that from partners. Despite the relatively large pipeline, the company could still fail if multiple trials go badly or much too slowly.

    Advice to Management

    Go faster! I know its not realistic given how fast we move already, but everyone wants to see our compounds move through the clinic as quickly as possible.



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