Alexza Pharmaceuticals

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Alexza Activities & Community Relations Committee does a great job

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • 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 full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

The team of over a dozen Alexza employee volunteers from various groups within Alexza have 1-2 activities every month including community relations functions.

Cons

Lean staffing - high expections for every employee to contribute and deliver on aggressive corporate and individual goals.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to recognize extra efforts through the various programs such as Spot Bonus Awards, recognition at All Hands meetings, etc.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Alexza Pharmaceuticals is a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Alexza Pharmaceuticals full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The senior management team at Alexza makes a very valid effort to engage and thank employees for their efforts and hard work. Employee morale is managed via various company events, and a level of transparency is established by sharing the goals, strategies, and challenges facing the company. Joint employee meetings serve as platforms to introduce new team members, ask questions, and share up to date company matters. This is quite refreshing and effort towards this level of communication is much appreciated. Additionally, feedback from employees is continuously requested.

    The VP of HR is doing a great job in being accessible to the employees at all levels which sets the tone for the organization's culture. I am truly glad to be part of the Alexza team.

    Cons

    I am not sure if the company goals are tied to a set of behavioral core values such decision making, results orientated, etc. These core values once tied to the goals will allow the organization to put certain behavior expectations into place which will allow us to see how the work is done within the organization rather than just measuring the work completed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    demanding company goals & a team of very hard working employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Revolutionary technology
    Excellent CEO & management team
    Collaborative teams
    Smart employees
    Dedicated teams despite financial challenges
    Great work environment - Alexza hours, community service like Family Giving Tree

    Cons

    Not all employees appreciate what management does for the Company
    Balance sheet is not enough for all of the programs
    Past layoffs make folks jittery

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working hard on the financing

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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