Affymax Reviews

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9 Reviews
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Affymax CEO and Director John Orwin
John Orwin
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    Great people to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Affymax full-time (less than a year)


    People have great communication and collaborative minds. there are no barriers between departments and everyone sincerely wants to have a great quality product.


    There is nothing really to say. this has been one of the best places I have worked at. I wish it was the same at every company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management has been great at supporting personal growth and communication. My director is flexible and reasonable.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Affymax Interviews

Updated Dec 10, 2014
Updated Dec 10, 2014

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Director, IT Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Affymax in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Initially the process was well organized with a structured schedule for the interview and the folks I spoke on the phone were articulate, interesting and reasonable.

    On the interview day, met the Exec Director, followed by the Finance directors, Project Management and the current Manager of IT. Here's the deal - the place is in a need for a major overhaul. They've recently implemented a software package that has more issues than you can count on all your fingers and toes, many times over. The job wasn't' looking too appetizing at that point, but I kept my interest alive through the process.

    What I found most unprofessional was that I never heard from the company after the interview. No calls, no emails indicating what they had decided etc.. So watch out for this.

    Interview Questions
    • The IT manager I interviewed me, asked why I wanted this job and that perhaps I should look for a VP job at another company..huh !   Answer Question
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    Easy Interview

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Headquarters Palo Alto, CA
Size 16 to 50 Employees
Founded 2001
Type Company - Public
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $1 to $5 million (USD) per year
Competitors Amgen, Janssen Biotech, Roche

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