Cell Genesys


Cell Genesys Reviews

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Steve Sherwin
4 Ratings

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    Former Employee - Scientist II in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Scientist II in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Cell Genesys


    Good work atmosphere, very friendly and sincere people. It was a fun place to work, along with a good network building opportunity. Good pay and great benefits. You could tell that Management cared about its employees, even during the last few months.


    Didn't like the friction between certain R&D groups, could sometimes be distracting. Very saddening to see the way things turned out.

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    Adjust planning and expectations accordingly with tangible progress.

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Website www.cellgenesys.com
Headquarters South San Francisco, CA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors Antigenics, Dendreon, Onyvax

Cell Genesys wants to be the beginning of the end for cancer. The development-stage company is researching biotech treatments for various forms of the disease. Its lead technology is its GVAX immunotherapy platform, which stimulates a patient's immune system to fight tumors. A GVAX vaccine has been in clinical development as a treatment for prostate cancer, and other may fight pancreatic cancer, leukemia, and myelodysplastic syndrome. The GVAX platform suffered a blow in 2008, however, when the GVAX prostate cancer vaccine failed in a key clinical trial. As a result, Cell... More

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