Rigel Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated June 9, 2015
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  1. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rigel Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    family like environment, interesting science, nice people

    Cons

    family like environment, department dependant advancement opportunities


  2. Great for learning!

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rigel Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    *Great training and education, especially if you're fresh off college *Competitive pay and healthcare benefits *Friendly colleagues *Inspiring CSO *High standards from managers, which is a good thing if you truly want to improve and learn

    Cons

    *Many clinical trial failures, which can take a toll on your psychology *Expect to work long hours if you have project deadlines

    Advice to Management

    They try to keep you if they can (i.e. if they have money). Very inspiring and scientifically savvy people here. But a lot of times the drug industry relies on luck.


  3. Nice place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice lab and friendly environment

    Cons

    Just needed to finish work on time

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


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  5. Low turnover, hard working people focused on good science

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rigel Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    This company cares about their employees by providing good benefits, weekly socials, and a semi-friendly working environment. In return the employees often work long hours and take pride in their work. They have retained the "small company" feel and many employees have been there for 10+ years so it feels a little like a family- that, to me, is a sign of a good work environment.

    Cons

    They do not support career development - such as funding conference attendance and they do not provide training - it's sink or swim and that is entirely up to you. The higher ranking employees have an exclusivity air about them - as in they stick with their own kind - but that's probably true for most executive level people.

    Advice to Management

    Provide team building exercises, encourage and fund career development activities such as conferences (for the "lower employees" not talking about the executive.)


  6. A reasonable biotech-turned biopharmaceutical company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Early on, the company had a reputation of honoring good science and treating scientist well Management maintained a relative transparent governance policy Decision making is relatively less bureaucratic

    Cons

    Over the years, the company has lost a focus on good science Favoritism has been played in key groups The company, though young, seems to lost its vigor of innovation and discovery

    Advice to Management

    Maintain focus on science and productivity



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