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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    neutral

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    Current Employee - Scientist  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Agensys full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    location, benefits, my own office, some of the instrumentation

    Cons

    office culture, lack of funds for new laboratory instrumentation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    office culture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stay Away!

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    Current Employee - N/A  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - N/A in Santa Monica, CA

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

    Pros

    Great location, decent salary and benefits

    Cons

    Overall horrible management. Very little to no recognition for employees. Management likes to play favoritism and is completely dishonest. The cons far outweigh the salary and benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more recognition to your employees and be more open. Trust is a two way street.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Sr. Management all need to be fired

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist (Group Leader)  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist (Group Leader) in Santa Monica, CA

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

    Pros

    Great Location, New facility, Great scientists and staff.

    Cons

    Sr. Management is blinded to what is going on within their own ranks, Complete dishonesty, regarding projects, results, and personel. When middle management tries to present these issues they are regarded as trouble makers, and HR is 100% against the employees and needs to be replaced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit and let some real leaders step in. Stop Bashing, and degrading the Astellas management saying "we do it our way, not theirs" This is not a Team building attitude. The VPs and Sr. Directors need to be fired or resign. Too many highly trained and competent people left the company only to get higher positions and their talents acknowledged, get a clue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Culture promotes indirect and dishonest communication

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Agensys full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and higher end of the salary range

    Cons

    I felt the agensys culture overall fostered distrust and manipulation between both employees and management. There was a competitiveness between employees that also seemed to cultivate distrust rather than team work ethic. In some groups employees were mistreated to encourage turnover. HR is really out of touch with the true nature of the culture and seems to only want to promote the agenda of upper management manipulations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To take an honest look at employee morale and sentiment within the environment and promote honest and direct communication that encourages a solid team work ethic. HR needs to support the employees at all levels not just blindly promote the upper managements manipulative agendas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    People were good but upper management lacking compassion and honesty

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great scientists, parent company Astellas is very supportive, salaries great

    Cons

    the sr. management is out of touch with what is going on with the middle management, HR does not support employees at all, and spend most of their time only listening to the untruths of the managers. typical of pharma companies they promote scientists to management positions they are not qualified for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i can offer no advice to management as it goes unheard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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