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Fair for this economy

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

I have been working at Nektar Therapeutics

Pros

Strong collaboration. CEO has saved the company from disaster after Pfizer pulled out.

Cons

No career development opportunities in my department. I'm working 10 hours day and am answering emails 18/7 a day.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Ensure that your mid level managers are worthy of leading your lower level employees.

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    Solid Company

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

    I have been working at Nektar Therapeutics

    Pros

    Good product platform and great growth opportunities. Small company feel, but global presence. Company has moved from single product, to much more diverse projects and products. Good scientists and exciting new projects. Some managers are very solid. Generally, the Company is not afraid to discipline employees who are not performing well, including terminating them as appropriate. Company pays well, even for the SF Bay Area.

    Cons

    Senior Mgmt can be elitist, and doesn't always demonstrate that lower level employees are valued as highly as senior level employees. Like many smaller companies, employees sometimes have to wear many hats, and provide coverage for each other frequently - this can be positive (new experiences) or challenging (take away from your progress).

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    It's a different Nektar

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

    I have been working at Nektar Therapeutics

    Pros

    The Nektar of the last few years has made great advances in providing the systems and support that employees need to get their jobs done. Management now diversifies the company so we're not dependent on a single drug anymore. The atmosphere is friendly, and the backstabbing is at a minimum.

    Cons

    Some of the employees who are long-term sometimes act like they're privileged or something, even though it's a fundamentally different company now.

    What you did for Exubera means nothing anymore. Move forward!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. People might not agree with every single move the company makes, but the overall direction is looking great.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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