Array BioPharma

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Updated Jun 5, 2014

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3.1 13 reviews

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Array BioPharma CEO Ron Squarer

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29% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Rewarding and stimulating job as Sr Buyer in biopharma company for 13 yrs.

    Senior Buyer (Former Employee) Longmont, CO

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

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people to work with

    Senior Research Scientist (Current Employee) Boulder, CO

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

    ConsLayoffs 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Array has and continues to go through numerous changes.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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)

    ProsBoulder area is great, colleagues are bright

    ConsBoulder area has few other pharma opportunities

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication

     

    Smart, professional, dedicated scientists at Array

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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)

    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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