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Coasting on Affy core technology & consuming your competition

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
Approves of CEO

Pros

-cafeteria & breakrooms- is it a bonus to not eat a single meal at home? Maybe you work to much. -a few, kind veterans colleagues...

Cons

-entrench "cave-dwelling" fire-breathing dragons, oh my! -if you never change your core technology you never have to learn, grow or accept new ideas or people(s).

Advice to Management

VP with Sr. directors must together take charge to work for change. This change is to better compete with existing & different market and make your new products successful from release. The cost-cutting strategy has been obtuse & harsh on the loyal, long-term temp "recycled" employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Affymetrix

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. nice people 2. good management 3. vacation 4 weeks per yr

    Cons

    1. salary no increase for three yrs 2. no 401k 3. no sick day

    Advice to Management

    too many VP


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work and trying to be a great company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Systems Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Systems Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Leading edge technology and R&D projects. If you are a scientist or researcher, this is one of the places to be. Exciting and challenging projects. Great support on publishing papers in leading journals and in generating patents. Numerous internal seminars and presentations about new applications and technologies. Good compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    If you are a scientist or researcher, this is one of the places to be - if you are not, you sometimes get treated like a second class employee. Company structure is top heavy. There are a few groups who have 90% VPs, Directors and Managers. There are people who think or act as though Affymetrix is an 'Ivory Tower'.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the petty politics and kingdom building. Focus on the fact that Affymetrix is a 'for profit' corporation. Remember that scientists are great for generating new ideas but usually poor decision makers for management or business.


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