Onyx Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated June 23, 2015
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  1. A fantastic place to work while it lasted

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Development in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Development in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Onyx Pharmaceuticals

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Collaborative work culture, strong study teams, and meaningful work. Pharmaceuticals get a bad rep, but with a place like Onyx, while decisions are business-driven, as employees we get the sense that it is equally patient-driven as well. The only variability is in your manager, but when you get a good one, they can be effective in managing your workload, seeking out additional opportunities, etc. Reasonable work life balance, good benefits, and great food in the cafeteria. Truly an example of "it's not where you work, it's who you work with."

    Cons

    Amgen full acquisition, despite promises of remaining as an independent subsidiary. As things transition, there is less and less autonomy in decision making and more focus on big-pharma thinking.


  2. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Onyx Pharmaceuticals

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Collaborative, supportive, competitive compensation, great team; great cafeteria

    Cons

    No pension plan, got bought by Amgen


  3. Corp Dev

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Onyx Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work with wonderful culture

    Cons

    Limited portfolio. Company got acquired


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  5. Onyx pre-aquisition

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Onyx Pharmaceuticals

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

    Pros

    Great place to work, great management team

    Cons

    Unfortunately Onyx could not stay independent!


  6. Helpful (2)

    One of the most positive cultures I have ever worked for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Onyx Pharmaceuticals

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

    Pros

    Collaboration free from rigors of seniority. The company lives its values everyday. The new parent company, Amgen has prioritized the Onyx culture and continues to support it's innovative and patient centered spirit.

    Cons

    Some confusion caused by changing faces in leadership roles


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great place

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Product Strategy Intern in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Global Product Strategy Intern in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Onyx Pharmaceuticals full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, good management

    Cons

    No Cons, had no bad experience


  8. Helpful (1)

    got to work with dedicated employees and had an overall great experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Onyx Pharmaceuticals

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    i worked at the company for only a short period of time, but had a wonderful experience and enjoyed the collaborative work environment. co-workers were supportive and fun to work with.

    Cons

    now that the company is owned by amgen the culture may have changed


  9. Onyx Pharmaceuticals

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Onyx Pharmaceuticals full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work with visionary management.

    Cons

    Post sale to Amgen most of the top management left Onyx.


  10. Great Intern Experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Onyx Pharmaceuticals as an intern

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

    Pros

    The people there were wonderful. Everyone was very willing to help mentor, meet up, and teach you. Interns had some benefits. Plenty of great people to work with.

    Cons

    At times the internship program did appear a little unorganized, but overall the experience was a great one to have.


  11. Phenomenal experience at Onyx

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

    I have been working at Onyx Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely respectful, friendly, down to earth employees. Entrepreneurial culture. Incredible opportunity. Great values, great culture, great leadership. The building here is uber modern and gorgeous. Cafeteria is among the best I've seen.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the company is getting sold so the future of this company is just unknown.



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