Array BioPharma
2.9 of 5 11 reviews
www.arraybiopharma.com Boulder, CO 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Feb 24, 2014

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Array BioPharma CEO Ron Squarer

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Array has and continues to go through numerous changes.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Array BioPharma

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

ConsThere 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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Location, location, location

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Array BioPharma

ProsBoulder area is great, colleagues are bright

ConsBoulder area has few other pharma opportunities

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication

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Smart, professional, dedicated scientists at Array

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Array BioPharma

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

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

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Good company with lots of upside.

Associate Scientist (Former Employee)
Longmont, CO

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

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

ConsLong hours, hyper competitive, but mostly competent employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed direction. Not sure if they have business plan.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Research investigator

Research Investigator (Current Employee)
Boulder, CO

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

ProsGood 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.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementClearly define corporate goals and disseminate one voice to the employess

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Array BioPharma: drug discovery in Colorado

Senior Research Scientist (Former Employee)
Boulder, CO

I worked at Array BioPharma

ProsWorking 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.

ConsThere 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 Senior ManagementHire a competent business development group.

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

Biology (Current Employee)
Boulder, CO

I have been working at Array BioPharma

ProsIf 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.

ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementTighten 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Array is just another biotech.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Array BioPharma

ProsCompensation is fair compared to industry

ConsManagement is not quick enough to react to change in market

Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to market

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Hard work and not enough recognition

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Array BioPharma

ProsLots of freedom, smart coworkers

Consmanagement is inappropriate for company at this stage in development

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Mismanaged and Negative Environment

Operations (Former Employee)

I worked at Array BioPharma

ProsLots of empty offices and cubes so you might get one of your own. Great location in Boulder Colorado if you can afford to live there.

ConsPoor leadership and wasteful spending. Executive and much of management has no proven track record but still maintains a know it all attitude internally and with partners. Company changes the "priority" program nearly monthly and has little data to show for the millions of dollars spent. Employees are beaten down during a panel review process which everybody loathes attending. Promotions are awarded based upon tenure or internal associations as opposed to skill sets, contributions or achievements. Most of the overworked employees received a 2% or less increase despite big compensation and expensive dinners and travel for the execs in 2010.

Advice to Senior ManagementBoard of Directors: Scrap the executive team or continue to watch opportunities and assets go down the drain.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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