Nektar Therapeutics

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Nektar Therapeutics Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
26 Reviews
3.3
26 Reviews
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Nektar Therapeutics President, CEO, and Director Howard W. Robin
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  1.  

    GREAT EXPERIENCE

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Nektar Therapeutics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    For a small/mid company good benefits and nice environment to work in. Good processes and systems in place. Company which already has a number of licensed products ensuring is not going belly up any time soon.

    Cons

    Benefits could be a bit better. They could do a better job with 401K. Salaries nothing to write home about it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A bit of too much micro management internally and with outsourcing vendors

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rock solid pay, innovative environment, knowledgeable colleagues

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Biochemist ( Senior Process Development Engineer) in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Biochemist ( Senior Process Development Engineer) in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at Nektar Therapeutics full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Rock solid pay, innovative environment, knowledgeable colleagues

    Cons

    Business is uncertain due to market conditions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Everyone was really nice, I thought it was a great environment to work in

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Nektar Therapeutics part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and very supportive

    Cons

    I only worked there while the original admin was on maternity leave. I did not see any cons in my time there.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging and rewarding

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nektar Therapeutics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to move around within the company matrix

    Cons

    Short on real time job training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek to provide on the job training to help employees succeed and thrive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place, but lots of competitions

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - A Scientist in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - A Scientist in Huntsville, AL

    I have been working at Nektar Therapeutics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    NKTR is a great up and comping company, with great benefits, and lots of learning opportunites for new techniques .
    This company will let you get lots accomplished--the sky is the limit.

    Cons

    Did not get to move up to new position title. Very much competitions between people.
    High expectations with large workloads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listin to your employees when they ask for help with project.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid Company

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

    I have been working at Nektar Therapeutics

    Pros

    Good product platform and great growth opportunities. Small company feel, but global presence. Company has moved from single product, to much more diverse projects and products. Good scientists and exciting new projects. Some managers are very solid. Generally, the Company is not afraid to discipline employees who are not performing well, including terminating them as appropriate. Company pays well, even for the SF Bay Area.

    Cons

    Senior Mgmt can be elitist, and doesn't always demonstrate that lower level employees are valued as highly as senior level employees. Like many smaller companies, employees sometimes have to wear many hats, and provide coverage for each other frequently - this can be positive (new experiences) or challenging (take away from your progress).

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It's a different Nektar

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Carlos, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Carlos, CA

    I have been working at Nektar Therapeutics

    Pros

    The Nektar of the last few years has made great advances in providing the systems and support that employees need to get their jobs done. Management now diversifies the company so we're not dependent on a single drug anymore. The atmosphere is friendly, and the backstabbing is at a minimum.

    Cons

    Some of the employees who are long-term sometimes act like they're privileged or something, even though it's a fundamentally different company now.

    What you did for Exubera means nothing anymore. Move forward!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. People might not agree with every single move the company makes, but the overall direction is looking great.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company with an excellent track record

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Vice President in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Company has novel ideas and excellent group of people with freedom to operate

    Cons

    Too frequent changes in the top management resulted in good people leaving the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management must keep in mind those strengths of the company that brought laurels to the company and stop weakening those strengths!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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