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Exelixis Reviews

31 Reviews
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
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    • 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 (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 Dec 15, 2014
Updated Dec 15, 2014

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    Senior Director Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Exelixis.

    Interview Details

    Very pleasant people, questions relevant for the job description. However, it took a long time until I did not hear that they will move forward to hire me. All in all, the whole interviewing process was pleasant, just a lot of uncertainty.

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    I did not negotiate anything I just accepted the offer as it is as the offer was fair.
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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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