Pharmacyclics
2.6 of 5 28 reviews
www.pharmacyclics.com Sunnyvale, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Jul 1, 2014

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Pharmacyclics Chairman and Interim CEO Robert W. Duggan

Robert W. Duggan

(22 ratings)

43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Challenging, but not for everyone

    Anonymous (Current Employee)

    ProsThere are mixed feelings with working at PCYC. My experience overall has been great. I knew coming in that it would be high pace and challenging. It has a start-up feel which means growing pains but also rewarding. For the people that want status quo or are not able to think outside the box and be flexible this is not the place for you. For people that can handle high stress, fast pace and strive in an environment of making things better and more efficient that comes then this would be a good place. I like my team and feel that we are collaborative.

    ConsThere are some areas that need to be addressed in the company such as management style and work/life balance and rewards. However I think that's recognized by senior management and there's been steps towards that. The 401k match could be improved. There's a 3 year vesting and that's not competitive in our industry. The match is also on the low side.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees. Investigate matters and take action when it's something that's been heard before. Be present and visible to the entire company so you can see what's going on instead of just being in the office or behind closed doors.

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    Exciting place to work

    Research Associate (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsFirst NDA approved, so people still have adrenalin for their jobs

    ConsToo much work, salaries, benefit package not as good as other employers. Not enough information sharing. Promotions unbalanced. Too much turnover.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove benefits. Hire more people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great opportunity, a great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsThe company has a fantastic lead drug candidate that should be a blockbuster. The organization is still pretty small (a little over 100 people) so you can make a big impact, great for career development. Most people are very friendly and easy to work with. Generally a great place to work.

    ConsManagement seems to be very into status symbols and making sure staff knows its place. A lot of effort has gone into making executive offices nicer than others with special glass and chairs that others can't have. This creates a have vs. have-not mentality that is not good for morale. A real shame since this takes away from so many positives the company has.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember you are successful due to the hard work of all the people that work for you. When you lavish yourselves with lots of extras, it damages morale in ways that are very hard to repair. The more you can provide the same benefits to everyone, the better it will be.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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