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XOMA CEO John Varian
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    Fast paced small biotech but opportunities for folks willing to put the effort in

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    Former Employee - Director in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at XOMA full-time (more than 10 years)


    Small company so you get to know most everyone and the atmosphere is very collegial. Lots of very bright and talented people to work with. Historically they have been good about promoting from within so if you are willing to put yourself out there and do the work there are opportunities to advance and even make career changes. Salaries and benefits good for a company of their size. Many employees are able to have flexibility in hours or even telecommute some days.


    Resources are limited so there are not as many opportunities to go to conferences or get cutting edge software or equipment like there are at larger companies. Interdepartmental communications could be better considering the size of the organization.

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA
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    The process took a dayinterviewed at XOMA in January 2011.

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    It was good

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Website www.xoma.com
Headquarters Berkeley, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1981
Type Company - Public (XOMA)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

XOMA doesn't want to toil in anonymity. Instead, the company pairs with larger drug firms to develop and market its products, primarily monoclonal antibodies (biotech drugs based on cloned proteins). The firm partners on therapeutics for cancer, infectious disease, inflammatory ailments, and autoimmune conditions; it also receives royalties on drugs developed by companies that have licensed its technologies. XOMA has collaborative agreements with companies and entities such as Takeda Pharmaceutical, Merck, and the National Institutes of Health (to find treatments for... More

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