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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

Approves of CEO
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. This company has offered many career opportunities over my 9 year tenure.

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    Current Employee - Associate Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Arena Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Career opportunities are around since BELVIQ approval

    Cons

    Salary, bonuses, and positive feedback are lacking

    Advice to Management

    Invest in key individuals who have a proven track record of performance

  2. 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 (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, Laid-back work culture, Good location,

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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