Array BioPharma

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Array BioPharma Reviews

Updated June 5, 2014
Updated June 5, 2014
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Rewarding and stimulating job as Sr Buyer in biopharma company for 13 yrs.

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    Former Employee - Senior Buyer  in  Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Longmont, CO

    I worked at Array BioPharma full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    II loved working with world class chemists and biologists who discovered and developed new pharmaceutical compounds

    Cons

    Uncertainty of stability of the company as focus changed from drug discovery to clinical development and new executive management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay closer to allocation of resources for the company;s future rather than large expenditures for new executive furniture and marketing ventures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people to work with

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist  in  Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at Array BioPharma full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Competitive Salary, great people, great work/life balance. High quality research with great educational and professional development opportunities.

    Cons

    Layoffs happen about every 2 years. There's not many other companies in the area that do small molecule discovery so when layoff happen, plan to relocate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Array has and continues to go through numerous changes.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Array BioPharma

    Pros

    Change is ultimately good. Array has great benefits and staff members are a fun group.

    Cons

    There is very limited mobility within the company for personal growth. Several layoffs in the past and it is a general worry for staff members.

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  5.  

    Location, location, location

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Array BioPharma

    Pros

    Boulder area is great, colleagues are bright

    Cons

    Boulder area has few other pharma opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication

  6.  

    Smart, professional, dedicated scientists at Array

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Array BioPharma

    Pros

    Employees have integrity; are smart; and dedicated to discovering oncology, inflammation and other therapies.

    Cons

    Company downsizing is routine. There aren't many other drug companies in the area.

  7.  

    Good company with lots of upside.

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    Former Employee - Associate Scientist  in  Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Longmont, CO

    I worked at Array BioPharma full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Best Paying job in Area. Good science. Potential upside of new drugs and big payout

    Cons

    Long hours, hyper competitive, but mostly competent employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need direction. Not sure if they have business plan.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Research investigator

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    Current Employee - Research Investigator  in  Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Research Investigator in Boulder, CO

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

    Pros

    Good scientific core and strong employees. Ability to move rapidly from target concept through clinical proof of concept. multiple capabilities from compound generation, structural biology, computational chemistry with highly experienced medicinal chemists and biologists leading from the bench. Teams are able to quickly change focus to provide support for multiple projects.

    Cons

    dysfunctional management that consistently gives different direction. A complete lack of focus and undefined goals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clearly define corporate goals and disseminate one voice to the employess

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Array BioPharma: drug discovery in Colorado

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist  in  Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Array BioPharma

    Pros

    Working at Array BioPharma is a great opportunity to live in Colorado and experience all the outdoor activities that the state has to offer. In regard to the science and research direction at Array, the science is solid, and there are numerous excellent scientists. Scientists get to experience not only involvement in their project, but with all aspects of drug discovery. The scientists alone are the main reason for Array being in the position they are today of a recognized leader in drug discovery. Pretty much everybody at Array has an open door policy from the bottom to the top of the company.

    Cons

    There is little chance for upward mobility at Array BioPharma. The company is very Ph.D.-heavy, so there is little opportunity to obtain managerial experience which is an important part of career development. Management does not recognize positive contributions from employees enough. The people that get the positive feedback and rewards are not necessarily the best or most capable, but those that 'make noise' at meetings. Array's business development group has missed several opportunities to bring in millions of dollars in revenue through poor business negotiations. Another drawback for employees at Array is that in the unfortunate event of layoffs, there is no other equivalent company in the immediate area for which to pursue employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a competent business development group.

    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Potential But Management Doesn't Have It and Look for a Sale Within Two - Three Years

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    Current Employee - Biology  in  Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Biology in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at Array BioPharma

    Pros

    If you are a bioteh scientist focuse on drug development and just getting started or want to work in the scientific biotech community in Colorado, probably a good place to learn how one company approaches the process. The drug development engine is very cool. Company is very good at discovering drugs, but probably won't get far past Phase I or early Phase II in the clinic.

    Cons

    Management team is very entrenched, big egos without the track record (nobody has a track record moving a biotech company from a drug developer into a company that can manage through the clinic to commerical markets), they're burning a lot of cash and don't have a lot of financial discipline - Just look at $$ going out for exec comp. Last two CMO's have been really short tenure, shows a problem within that management group - "My way or the highway"?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tighten up the comp, align it with results, take a dose of humility and lose the insular "boy's club" mentality. Probably would help to figure out what's going on that you can't keep a CMO. There's got to be a personality problem going on there from the current management team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Array is just another biotech.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Array BioPharma

    Pros

    Compensation is fair compared to industry

    Cons

    Management is not quick enough to react to change in market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to market

    No opinion of CEO

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