Isis Pharmaceuticals Reviews

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Isis Pharmaceuticals Chairman, President, and CEO Stanley T. Crooke
Stanley T. Crooke
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  • A great company to work for!

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    I worked at Isis Pharmaceuticals part-time (More than 8 years)

    Positive Outlook
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    Benefits are excellent, 401k, health, life, stock options and bonuses. Friendly co-workers and a family oriented atmosphere. Progressive thinking and environmentally sensitive


    It really depends on the department you are working in - in regards to organization. Some teams work really well together and some do not - it happens in all companies.

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Isis Pharmaceuticals Interviews

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    Post Doctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Carlsbad, CA
    Accepted Offer
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    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Isis Pharmaceuticals (Carlsbad, CA) in March 2015.


    I applied online - Looked up job through and applied directly through ISIS Pharma website. The process took 1 month. There was a phone interview with the hiring manager - where he asked how motivated I was, why did I chose ISIS pharma, how did I chose to do a PhD and little bit about other research experiences. Most important was my experience in animal handling. Within a week I was selected for onsite interview. I met with 10 people and gave a presentation on my PhD research. After a week I was intimated of the offer.

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    • How comfortable was I handling mice ?   1 Answer


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Headquarters Carlsbad, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1989
Type Company - Public (ISIS)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Isis Pharmaceuticals is trying to make sense out of antisense. The biotechnology company is developing drugs based on its antisense technology, in which drugs attach themselves to strands of RNA in order to prevent them from producing disease-causing proteins; the hoped-for end result is a therapy that fights disease without harming healthy cells. Isis Pharmaceuticals' strategy is to discover more potential drug compounds that it can develop on its own and then license them off to larger drug firms, thus producing a potential stream of revenue (in the form of ... More

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