MAP Pharmaceuticals

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Fast paced with unrealistic expectations

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

Pros

Ownership of projects
Flexibility in work schedule
Travel opportunities
Friendly people
Hard working people

Cons

Unrealistic expectations - pace unsustainable
Lack of Sr. Management planning
Lack of Sr. Management understanding of what it takes to complete tasks
Environment of knee jerk reactions
Secretive
Sr. management is flat, focuses on individual task list verse team approach and input.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to risk avoidance advice from staff
Listen to experienced employees timelines (it is based on experience for a reason)
Be less secretive and work with vendors verses trying to dominate

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    I would rather be homeless than work here again.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    Very few pros; however, most of the people at the mid to lower levels are great and the product is a good idea but very poorly managed. I'd say Saturday and Sunday are the best part of his job, if you can manage to avoid working weekends.

    Cons

    If I could give this company a zero on the rating system, I would. The dysfunction is nearly indescribable. Senior Management is made up of unprofessional newbie executives who rule as a fascist dictatorship using fear, intimidation, favoritism and nasty politics. They are unethical, dishonest, and without class or honor. Which would all be bad enough, but they also disregard the basics of drug development and have few company standards, methods, and processes. Their inexperience engenders distrust and micro-management on a epic level that is impossible to deal with on top of actually getting the work done. Consultants and experienced people are ignored allowing the strongest personality to win by forcing their opinion using endless meetings as weapons. There is zero project management which results in a lack of foresight and long-term, enterprise planning that is appalling. Project deadlines are set at the whim of the management and then enforced with no option for adjustment despite logistical issues, major research setbacks, and serious quality problems. If they weren’t so mean-spirited and small-minded they might actually be pathetic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to stop expecting things to be done right away to meet arbitrary, often disconnected time lines and instead focus on ensuring things are done correctly, with thoughtful planning and adequate review. They need to stop putting their personal gain (cash bonuses and stock awards) ahead of the good of the company, the product, and the employees who they expect to work endlessly to help them make even more money. "Rewarding" employees with a $10 gift card just doesn't cut it when executives are receiving thousands of shares of stock. They need to improve benefits (try 401K matching for a start) and stop blatantly lying, stabbing people in the back at meetings, and withholding bonuses as punishment. They need to stop being petty tyrants and start being good people. This is probably too much to ask considering their personalities, so the only way to fix this company is to get a new senior management team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    If You Really Need a Job, MAP Has Lots of Them

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    Competitive salaries and bonus and stock options
    Great product in the migraine inhaler with HUGE potential
    Very well funded always, and now even better with an Allergan partnership
    Talented, experienced and hard-working people

    Cons

    Upper management does not communicate with staff and virtually everything is a secret
    Unsustainable stress levels imposed by upper management with arbitrary, unrealistic goals and timelines
    One-trick pony with everything riding on market approval of the migraine inhaler
    Lack of planning and endless crisis management to meet the unrealistic timelines
    Absence of trust, respect and fair treatment of employees
    The interview process can be long
    Very high employee turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the high-priced, experienced professionals you hire and take their advice
    Include the people who are going to do the work in the planning process

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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