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Alexza Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and Director Thomas B. King
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    Current Employee - SRA in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - SRA in Mountain View, CA
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    Used to be a nice place to work

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    getting out of money soon

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    Research Associate in Pharmaceutical


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    Alexza Employee Interview

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    My total interview time last about 6-7 hours over one phone interview and two separate days. I talked to 8 different people total, almost half of them in senior management. That was probably the most intimidating part, interviewing with directors, VPs, and Sr. VPs, but surprisingly, it was pretty straightforward. Each of my interviewers asked me almost identical questions, all pertaining to my previous work experience. One of them actually went down my resume and had specific questions about each line item I had written down on my resume, which I thought was helpful since I am very familiar with I had put down. The interviewers were also honest with their own experience at the company and gave me realistic expectations, which I appreciated.

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    • The most difficult part of the interview was probably the initial phone interview. She asked me very detailed and specific questions about every aspect of the job I was applying for. In addition, I had to provide examples and strategies as to how I would get the job done. After I've gotten through that initial phone interview, which lasted about 45 mins, the in-person ones seemed much easier.   Answer Question

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Website www.alexza.com
Headquarters Mountain View, CA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 2000
Type Company - Public (ALXA)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $5 to $10 million (USD) per year

Alexza Pharmaceuticals is focused on the research, development and commercialization of novel, proprietary products for the acute treatment of central nervous system conditions. Alexza's products are based on the Staccato® system, a hand-held inhaler designed to deliver a drug aerosol to the deep lung, providing rapid systemic delivery and therapeutic onset, in a simple ... More

Mission: Strategically, we are focused on finding new therapeutic solutions for conditions that would benefit from rapid, precise and non-invasive treatment. For certain conditions, patients and physicians are in need of products with rapid onset of effect, ease of use, non-invasive administration and dosage titration by patients which the Staccato system may be able to address.

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