Exelixis Reviews

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31 Reviews
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Exelixis President, CEO, and Director Michael M. Morrissey
Michael M. Morrissey
8 Ratings

    Excellent place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Director, Manufacturing and Outsourcing  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Director, Manufacturing and Outsourcing in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Exelixis full-time for more than a year


    They really respect their employees and encourage work-life balance in addition to good pay and all of the major holidays off. They also encourage teamwork and collaboration.


    There is a fairly high level of stress due to their status a s start up company which will continue until they start turning a profit from their one commercial product.

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    Keep up the good work.

    Neutral Outlook
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Exelixis Interviews

Updated Jun 3, 2014
Updated Jun 3, 2014

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    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Exelixis in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Their hiring process is fine, although you have to interview with many people and the entire process can take months before you receive a job offer. First you have a couple of telephone screens, then you have a face to face interview with several employees then there may be a follow up telephone interview.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no really difficult questions in my experience.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is no opportunity to negotiate as the make it clear that an offer is the best and only one they will make.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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Website www.exelixis.com
Headquarters South San Francisco, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1994
Type Company - Public (EXEL)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

We've come a long way, baby, but we still have a lot in common with the fruit fly. Exelixis, a pharmaceutical research and development firm, got its start analyzing genetic data from fruit flies and other organisms as a means to speed the development of drugs and other products. Its early genomic work has yielded a pipeline of drug candidates primarily in the area of cancer therapies, as well as some potential treatments for metabolic and cardiovascular diseases. The company's drug candidates in clinical trials include treatments for solid tumors, thyroid cancer, and... More

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