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Isis values creativity - as long as it fits in the box

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA

I worked at Isis Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Nice new building in Carlsbad. Above average compensation.

Cons

Business Development, Finance, and IT have a long history of high turnover and low morale. Isis is a small company, so there's little opportunity for learning new things. Isis values style over substance, so incompetent employees have a legitimate shot at success as long as they schmooze properly. If you're not politically savvy, you'll hit the ceiling quickly or be fired outright.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look in the mirror and you'll find the reason for many of your problems.
Advice to BOD: it's time to refresh some VP talent.

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Sp in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Sp in New York, NY

    I have been working at Isis Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    good to work in this domain

    Cons

    not that great compare with some industry segments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    follow directions

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  2. Great Internship opportunity!

    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Isis Pharmaceuticals as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The internship program at Isis is really great for not only college level students but also for high schoolers. The culture is very fast paced and you learn a lot about the inner workings of the industry. Its a great way to learn about other departments and network as well. The internship is a rigorous 3 months but at the end all the interns went jet skiing and paddle boarding!!

    Cons

    The final presentation can be nerve wracking especially with the Q/A portion but practicing a bunch and anticipating questions really helps.

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