Exelixis

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Current Employee - Research Associate I in South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Research Associate I in South San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Exelixis full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Great people and great facilities make it nice to come to work.Feels like manangement cares about employees by providing small perks such as food/snacks/cafeteria.

Managers are typically nice and responsive to employees needs.

Cons

Like any other biotech/pharma, company performance is tied to what is in the pipeline, FDA approvals, and how much money the company is bleeding.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love this company

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    Former Employee - Associate Research Scientist I in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Research Scientist I in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Exelixis full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place for personal development. Company culture was fantastic. Many opportunities to grow and expand.

    Cons

    New management is only concerned with their ego, not employee welfare. Company is struggling to maintain any morale. People are seen as head count, not personally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People don't care about how much you know, until they know about how much you care. Please make a conscious effort to show caring, not just bottom lines.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    People are seemingly hired and laid off as part of an overall strategy rather than cross-training.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Exelixis

    Pros

    Great use of automation and for a time, a wonderful depth of genetics knowledge throughout the company.

    Cons

    Once assays were set up by hand, many managers were reluctant to automate anything, despite high repetitive stress injuries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the long-term development of the people, and their loyalty will give you the FDA approval you crave faster than any "focus on execution" or other popular phrases I've heard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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