Alexza Pharmaceuticals

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Great Company; Revolutionary Technology

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

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

Pros

Revolutionary Technology. Company investing in people and various community projects is commendable considering small size. HR often has free wellness projects and themes (fresh fruit, no vending machines, wellness fair, walking group, fitness classes and healthy challenges). Appreciate ownership of tasks and wonderful work ethics of people.

Cons

Sometimes there is delay in approvals or finishing projects due to small size of departments and multiple roles and responsibilities of senior management.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to exercise full potential of the product; build a robust pipeline to attract strong partnerships.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Alexza Pharmaceuticals Response

Nov 14, 2014Vice President

Thank you for your review. We appreciate our employees' feedback.

10 Other Employee Reviews for Alexza Pharmaceuticals (View Most Recent)

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    Alexza Activities & Community Relations Committee does a great job

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    • 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
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