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I have been working at Pharmacyclics full-time for more than a year
Pros – Stock price. Drug that works for the treatment of lymphomas and leukemia.
Cons – Incompetent middle managers. Persian senior management doing nothing but reenforcing negative stereotypes about Persians; haughty unreasonable snobby, petty, won't take yes for an answer it is not enough that they succeed but others must fail, hide their lack of management ability behind hostility and fostering fear. Loud or fast talking is a virtue content and context are secondary. Priority of people process and systems are relegated for the sake of fiefdoms politics and personal influence. Billionaire CEO doing nothing but reenforcing billionaire stereotypes; when not spouting clichés, uses Doublespeak straight out of Orwell (evidently everyone is a genius). becoming more and more isolated from regular employees other than yes men or women. Foolishness has trickled down to middle managers that feel threatened by high performers as opposed to utilizing their skills park them til they seek greener pastures. Many so called 'directors' are clearly in over their head. Toxic employees with obvious mental health issues continue to be employed who should be fired.
Advice to Senior Management – In the words of House MD 'people do not change.
2014-03-17 20:26 PDT
I have been working at Pharmacyclics
Pros – Are you an obsessed Demi god..... Then assume a leadership position at pcyc!
Cons – There is no con. Omniscient
2014-03-17 20:44 PDT
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I have been working at Pharmacyclics full-time
Pros – stock, good work location .
Cons – Poor management (the person on top listens to the louder lead from below and has no idea on the true reality of the work place or who really puts down the labor and to what extent), the loud ones go far and yet provides the least labor, poor work philosophy (it's not about working hard and long hours, it's about working smart-the CEO is wrong there), poor poor work-life balance (you become a slave to pharmacyclics, work long hours way after the normal work shifts and weekends). Believe in the other reviews for pharmacyclics (no work-life balance).
Advice to Senior Management – HR benefits and Payroll depts need a lot of improvement. They are not helpful and do the bare minimum, appear lazy. The higher ups are power driven and cocky, it doesn't hurt to smile sometimes at the ones downstair. CEO should make a presence during orientation to welcome (CEO doesn't care about his employees). It's very segregated between the higher ups and the rest of the employees. It's also very segregated among the departments and within internal departments as well. It's not a friendly environment here.
I wish I didn't feel this way. I really want to like this place.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
2014-01-23 20:33 PST
I worked at Pharmacyclics
Pros – Started with a soild staff who eventually left
Cons – Hire friends, so they end up wasting people's time
Advice to Senior Management – keep an open mind
2012-08-29 06:17 PDT
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