Affymetrix

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  1.  

    Not good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Affymetrix full-time

    Pros

    Close to home and OK working schedule

    Cons

    Manager depent on employees too much, they have no scientific knowledges

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change management level from manager to Senior Director

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Bedford, MA

    I worked at Affymetrix full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move 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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Improving

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Affymetrix full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, nice co-workers, change in direction and new product focus is encouraging. Flexible hours and work life balance are excellent

    Cons

    Advancement from junior to senior science positions is tough

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Hinders personal and professional growth - USB

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Affymetrix full-time

    Pros

    Health benefits are free for those that are single. Good vacation time as well.

    Cons

    Management is the definition of unprofessional and underqualified. Lack understanding that our generation doesn't just take hand outs, we want to work for promotions and have a sense of accomplishment. Transparent management, high turnover rate, little resources for training, zero follow through on commission and bonus payouts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A great history - a future in question

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Science
    Current Employee - Science

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

    Pros

    Benefits 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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recent 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Life at Affy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Affymetrix full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity for impacting business
    Sr. leadership is looking for new ideas and willing to listen

    Cons

    Infrastructure is prohibitive to getting things done fast

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote a culture of cooperation between field and internal employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Affymetrix needs help

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Affymetrix full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, people, location, and interesting work.

    Cons

    Down sizing, management still can't get it right.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Bad Senior Management

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

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

    Pros

    Very Smart Employees
    Good Work Environment

    Cons

    Bad and ineffective Senior Management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to change their entire senior management team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Affymetrix full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Affymetrix

    Pros

    Good compensation, benefits, and culture.

    Cons

    Upper management needed a refresh.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lots 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.

    No opinion of CEO

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