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Good learning experience, no room for growth.

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Former Employee - Senior Research Associate  in  San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in San Diego, CA

I worked at Arena Pharmaceuticals as a contractor for more than a year

Pros

Good employee stock purchase plan. There used to be a lot of great team building, offsite events. Benefits were above average.

Cons

Low pay and too many cutbacks on benefits. The amount of work was not consistent. Long meetings with no decisions being made.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more involved with your employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Good company to work for but a lot of corporate politics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Arena Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Flexible company. You are able to balance family and work well. Benefits are good. Stock options are ok. Since it is a smaller company you get to know and interact with many people including the CEO. You are not pigeonholed into one job function and are able try new things. This will greatly expand your resume. There IT department is Fantastic!

    Cons

    Corporate Politics. There is just too much of it. Check out this book "Games at your work". Upper management does what they want and do not take your opinion into account (they try to make it look like your opinion counts but it doesn't). Project prioritization is poor, constantly shifting.
    Low salary. Raises are poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are all trying to achieve the same goal. Don't compete to see who can do it better or faster. Rather, work together and communicate information it will avoid duplicated work.

    Approves of CEO
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    Good work place

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Arena Pharmaceuticals full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, Laid-back work culture, Good location,

    Cons

    Salary aren't good. A little to Laid-back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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