Arena Pharmaceuticals
3.4 of 5 5 reviews
www.arenapharm.com San Diego, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Poorly managed neuroscience in vivo group

Scientist (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA

ProsThe best benefits of any company in the San Diego area. A few nice people to work with who know what needs to be done.

ConsThe management and project teams did not move projects forward in a timely manner. There was a deplorable lack of decision making that kept everyone waiting for work to be done. The associates and a handful of key (i.e. popular) lab heads operated at a low capacity but were falsely regarded highly by upper management. As a result of the lack of interest in their career development, associates became uninterested and lacked motivation. In the end, the work environment became depressing and unbearable. Any individual with skill or talent slowly left the company for better opportunities.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work, good work/life balance.

    Scientist (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    I worked at Arena Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Opportunities for scientists to be creative, which is often rare… Cons: The usual precarious job security common with startups. Advice to Senior Management: Full steam ahead. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Good learning experience, no room for growth.

    Senior Research Associate (Former Employee)
    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… Cons: Low pay and too many cutbacks on benefits. The amount of… Advice to Senior Management: Be more involved with your employees. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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