Every day, too many people miss out on the beauty and richness of life: A morning cup of coffee, reading to a grandchild, noticing a neighbor’s garden while out for a walk. These are treasures when someone has the strength, vitality, and opportunity to enjoy them. However, to a person dealing with life-threatening illness, opportunities like these can be erased by the overwhelming struggle to regain health and hold on to hope.
At Pharmacyclics, our every effort is directed to bringing new therapies to life: treatments that help people return to the lives they love as quickly and easily as possible. We believe there is nothing more powerful than giving back in this way. We believe there is nothing more valuable than turning hope into reality and allowing people to focus on the splendor in every day. This is what we call the magic of normal—and we want this for as many people as possible.
WHO WE ARE
We are the visionaries and innovators who believe anything is possible and we are not afraid to reach for the stars even when others see only darkness. We are changing the story for people impacted by cancer and immune-mediated inflammatory diseases. We are true allies of patients and caregivers who face serious unmet medical needs. We uphold our commitment through an unwavering determination to develop transformative medicines whose safety, efficacy, and tolerability outweigh their risks. We do this not because it is easy but because it is right, and because helping others is integral to what we believe.
To build a viable biopharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes novel therapies intended to improve quality of life, increase duration of life, and resolve serious medical needs. We will do so by identifying and controlling promising product candidates based on exceptional scientific development and administrational expertise, developing our products in a rapid, cost-efficient manner, and pursuing commercialization and/or development partners when and where appropriate. We exist to make a difference for the better and these are important times to do just that.
"We strive to be professional across all that we do. We realize that competence involves observation, study and practice. We realize that knowledge is as valuable as it is applied to improving conditions we face.
We realize that by assuming responsibility, we open ourselves up to new ability. We believe in open two-way communication.
We believe that a problem defined is a problem that can be resolved. We believe that at its core, innovation means to introduce change: “in” means enter and “novate” means to change or replace. We believe each of us is capable of innovation.
We believe in transparency. We believe in performing our duties in 100% compliance with the regulations that govern our activities.
We strive for our medicines to serve as allies to patients and caregivers that face serious unmet healthcare needs. We are committed to scientific and administrative excellence, integrity and doing what it takes to make things go right.
We believe 'making a difference for the better' is a source of unparalleled joy.
— Robert W. Duggan, Chairman and CEO
Working together to make a difference for the better
Our people are our greatest asset. Passion, innovation, collaboration, and determination drive our culture. “Can’t” is not in our vocabulary because we believe that anything is possible and that mediocrity is not an option.
We realize that by assuming responsibility, we open ourselves up to new ability. We believe in shared two-way communication.
At Pharmacyclics, we strive to develop and commercialize novel therapies that make a difference for the betterment of patients. This creates opportunities for our employees that allow them to do the best work of their careers as they contribute their expertise toward developing cures for disease areas with significant unmet medical needs.
Our culture is the expression of who we are, what we stand for and how willing we are to be of service to others.
We believe that attracting, developing, and retaining a base of employees that reflects the diversity of our customers is essential to our success. We believe every one of us has the potential to become a genius. Together, we are a team of high performers who respect and value each other’s unique talents.
We believe that a problem defined is a problem that can be resolved.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
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The company has a great drug and is doing very well. You can make a big impact here and really add to your career development.
All the comments about lack of work/life balance and fair treatment of employees were certainly true a few months ago. However management is making a real effort to improve things and I have certainly felt improvement recently. It is really unfortunate that sooooo many people were fired or left very angry. I truly hope this chapter is done for the company and we can move into a more rational environment where people will stay for years.
Advice to Management
The recent focus on reducing employee turnover is great. For the first time, I feel the company has prioritized the well being of employees. The stress of being fired on any given day for making some mistake is going down. This is key to long term retention. Give us a chance to take managed risks, make some mistakes and learn. Please assume we are all trying to learn and grow with no bad intentions. In this kind of environment I don't see why anyone would want to leave. Please help make this happen.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Pharmacyclics (Sunnyvale, CA) in November 2014.
The recruiter was through, although very distracted. The interview went a lot longer than it should in my opinion. It felt like she was busy replying other emails during the conversation. I was invited over for an interview. They just want the project managers to do only project management. They are trying to be sure that you will not meddle with any of the projects. Mainly, what they want you to do is: keeping the timeline
making sure everyone comes to the meetings and knows what the milestones and their deliverables are.
They do a good job assessing your personalty. If you look too proactive you are out. They were nice, honest and straight forward about that.
Project management means something slightly different at each company, my impression of Pharmacyclics is that, they just want a timeline keeper.
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Pharmacyclics Inc. (Nasdaq: PCYC) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing innovative small-molecule drugs for the treatment of cancer and immune mediated diseases. Our pharmaceutical drug development candidates are synthetic small-molecules designed to target key biochemical pathways involved in human diseases with critical unmet...
Mission: At Pharmacyclics, we intend to create medicines that improve both the quality and duration of patient lives. This requires hard work, sacrifice, money, organization...