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Coasting on Affy core technology & consuming your competition

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Former Employee - Product Development Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Affymetrix

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

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    software developer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Affymetrix

    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 ManagementAdvice

    too many VP

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

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    Former Employee - Staff Systems Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Systems Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Affymetrix

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
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