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Awesome and friendly work environment

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Lab Technician in South San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Lab Technician in South San Francisco, CA

I worked at FivePrime Therapeutics part-time (Less than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Clean spacious work environment, tea & snacks, company outings, gym, personal computer to use during down time, and friendly overhead and staff

Cons

there is nothing bad I can say about the company

Advice to Management

Keep it up!

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  1. Helpful (6)

    Failure to complete

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Scientist in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at FivePrime Therapeutics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some people are really engaged and love their jobs. The worker bees are great to be around and make work good.

    Cons

    HR department doesn't support raises or increasing benefits. Upper management is mostly seen as inept. Drugs are not advancing into the clinic. CEO talks about strategy but doesn't say what that strategy is. CEO talks like everything is great, but seems upset with everything. Don't see any career advancement in place.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to erase the culture of retaliation if an employee brings up honest issues - you will be seen as a problem. Stop saying we can't afford to do certain benefits and make it happen. We don't believe you when we can see what you make.


  2. Helpful (4)

    No leadership at the highest levels

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FivePrime Therapeutics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Sometimes we get leftovers for lunch.

    Cons

    Rusty Williams, the CEO, seems incapable of actually fulfilling the role of a great CEO. I don't see any strategic guidance for the company. There is no "this is what we need to do to get to here." Rusty very clearly plays favorites and allows certain members of upper management a wide leeway to do what they want and be as rude as they want. Anyone who thinks that Rusty is a nice guy doesn't really know him. Egomaniac describes many members of the EC perfectly.

    Advice to Management

    Two members of the EC clearly need to retire. Just because Rusty founded FivePrime doesn't mean he needs to stay here forever. He is not the only person capable of making decisions.


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