Affymetrix
3.1 of 5 42 reviews
www.affymetrix.com Santa Clara, CA 500 to 999 Employees

Affymetrix Reviews

Updated Mar 5, 2014
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Affymetrix President & CEO Frank Whitney

Frank Whitney

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54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Challenging, changing, progressive.

Uhmm (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

I have been working at Affymetrix full-time for more than 3 years

ProsExcellent people, great teaming, fun.

ConsNone that I can think of.

Advice to Senior ManagementStay focused, embrace change.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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An excellent place to work with talented, bright people striving to make the world a better place.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Affymetrix full-time for more than 5 years

ProsDedicated to employee growth and a good work-life balance. Great benefits and perks.

ConsA pioneer in the industry has struggled against its own demons over the last couple years.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I worked at Affymetrix full-time for more than 3 years

ProsAmazing people, forward thinking company, great product.

ConsWhen I was employed at Affy there were some mind bending politics going on with Sr. staff.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Making moves in the right direction

Bioinformatics Engineer III (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Affymetrix full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThere are many good people to work with at Affymetrix. I have seen very little in fighting/politics. This makes it a very pleasant place to work.

ConsIt can be difficult to move up in the company. Lots of good talent isn't retained and has left because of lack of career growth.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe sure to grow your younger talent in the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fantastic while it lasted, the best experience of my career.....

Senior Staff Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Bedford, MA

I worked at Affymetrix full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat products, great work environment, top compensation, (used to be) a true "techie" company in the style of the glory days of Silicon Valley.

ConsCares more about profits than keeping jobs in the USA. Shame on Affy!

Advice to Senior ManagementMove your engineering back to the USA from China and quit outsourcing engineering. You had the one of the best engineering teams in Bedford MA that has ever been assembled on this planet - and you threw it away to get into bed with the Chinese. Obviously you didn't know/appreciate what you had, therefore I guess you don't deserve to have it. Reassemble the old best-of-the-best world-class engineering team from Bedford and I'll come back in a heartbeat, because Affy was probably the best company that I ever worked for in my 1/3 of a century career.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A great history - a future in question

Science (Current Employee)

I have been working at Affymetrix full-time for more than 10 years

ProsBenefits are extremely good for a company of its size.
Technology has historically been cutting edge and interesting
Flexible working hours
Independence and hands-off supervision by line managers

ConsEmergence of competitive technologies put downward pressure on stock
Advancement from junior to senior science positions is difficult or impossible

Advice to Senior ManagementRecent changes to course of product development - focusing on doing fewer things, but doing them better - was a positive and welcome change. Please be very careful about selecting instrumentation vendors for manufacturing branded equipment; we suffer for their bad decisions or poor workmanship

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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senior manuafacturing assistance

Manufacturing Assistance (Current Employee)
Tuas (Singapore)

I have been working at Affymetrix full-time for more than 3 years

Prosno have any best reasons

Consno salary increment by every years,just twice salary increment

Advice to Senior Managementso difficulty to advice to management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A satisfying place to work where balancing personal and professional was easy.

Software Test Engineer (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Affymetrix

ProsGood compensation, benefits, and culture.

ConsUpper management needed a refresh.

Advice to Senior ManagementLots of talk about process at a high level, but not much in place to make sure processes are followed or understood at a low level.

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Affymetrix is in transition, does Sr. Mangement have the right strategy, if so it is a good place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Affymetrix

ProsGood people, strong brand, new products are better quality then those launched in 2009 & 2010

ConsToo many priorities, products and directions

Advice to Senior ManagementPrioritize and focus on what will have the most impact

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Frantic Work Pace

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Affymetrix

ProsGood products and interesting work environment. Very bright people. Great benefits and good salaries. Good sized company (1100 employees world-wide) and ability to make a difference.

ConsVery much a "hurry up and wait" culture with tinges of bullying throughout the organization, especially in Human Resources.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease pay attention to employee surveys and follow-up on feedback immediately if inappropriate behavior and bullying is reported in any area.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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