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A great place to work with great people however company is struggling to gain market share

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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

People, benefits, flexiblity, managers, exciting work, lunch program, work from home option

Cons

Stock price, lack of market share growth, pay could be a little better, too many opinions from mid-upper management can slow processes,

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on inovation rather than continue to market struggling products. Make sure products come to market after comprehensive quality control.

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    One of the best time of my working years.

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    Former Employee - QC Lab Analyst  in  West Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - QC Lab Analyst in West Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Affymetrix

    Pros

    Free food, promote from within, family atmosphere, market leadership, cutting edge technology, diversity, supportive upper management, generous tuition fee reimbursement program and prestige.

    Cons

    Management prone to make misstep, get out of focus and tend to be high flying leading to losing market dominance and leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should have kept the West Sacramento, Ca manufacturing facility because it is the only property that Affymetrix, Inc. owned and practically new and immaculate when it was shut down and move operation to Singapore.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good place to work, but needs improvement!

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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

    -Good benefits for a mid-size company.
    -Hard working and talented people, culturally diverse.
    -Fair spot bonus/ recognition program.
    -Great seminar program.
    -Provides a fair work-life balance.
    -Nice in house lunch program.

    Cons

    -Great technology that needs updating.
    -Aggressive time lines in product development.
    -Need rigorous in house product testing before introducing to customers.
    -Too many managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Unbalanced structure- too many managers for the number of people who work hands on.
    -Insecurity about future is making many good people leave, management needs to be more honest about company's direction.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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