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It's been a huge disapointment

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Alexza Pharmaceuticals

Pros

Colleagues (outside of senior management)

Cons

Senior management lacks credibility. They've over promised and delivered nothing.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Drop the optics and provide transparency

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Alexza Pharmaceuticals

  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    I love working at Alexza.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Alexza Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Most of the employees care about each other.

    Cons

    Some folks take advantage of the system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look around and see who is really working hard and who makes a difference.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Alexza needs to pop its head out of its own cloud.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Alexza Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Location is nice if you don't mind the traffic and rude partons when a concert is being performed just down the road.
    There are some really hard working folks there who really want to see and help facilitate the product success and who can be a joy to work with.

    Cons

    -morale of employees is extremely low.
    -most of upper management is not interested in taking the time to fix things correctly and like the 'bandaid' approach.
    -HR is definitely not looking out for the employees' best interest and are not a resource to go to with employment issues.
    -environment is too stressed and physically too compact for any 'elbow room' or privacy when needed.
    -organization of departments needs a lot of review and work.
    -ratio of management to non-management is unrealistically way off balance.
    -most departments don't take ownership of issues and etc.
    -communication between departments is almost non-existant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask your people how they're doing. Listen to what they have to say. Show some effort in trying to understand the general impression of how your people feel about their jobs. Back up your people when they ask for help. Assist in trying to find answers to problems instead of trying to find the best person to point a finger at. Acknowledge the hard work of ALL the departments including the ones who are mostly just 'support' for the others.
    More transparency, specifically and in general, would help with everything.
    Review your golden parachute agreements.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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