Onyx Pharmaceuticals

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Marvelous place to grow...until the Amgen acquisition.

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Current Employee - Associate Director  in  South San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Associate Director in South San Francisco, CA

Pros

Many dedicated people. Some departments retained intact and still functioning well. Best corporate cafe EVER.

Cons

Departures resulting from acquisition seriously affecting morale for everyone. Many unplanned departures in addition to the RIFs. Need to improve change management strategy if retention of employees is important to the Onyx subsidiary's long-term strategy.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If retention is a goal, refocus on the people as opposed to business synergies and and don't ignore the emotional and mental strain of the acquisition. Onyx employees wanted to work for Onyx, which was in many ways the antithesis of Amgen, so glossing over the change rings false. Find ways to "sell" Onyx employees on Amgen so they don't continue to depart en masse. Channel some Tony Coles warmth and charisma during town hall meetings.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Onyx Pharmaceuticals

  1.  

    Toxic environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There are some very dedicated people at Onyx, however this company lacks leadership and they are foreign to collaboration.

    Cons

    20 words won't cut it! 100% dirty politics. From the new president down, completely lacking in leadership. (PC's motto is "faster, cheaper, faster, cheaper". No mention of quality for patients now that the beloved CEO is gone). This company values the wrong things and is completely lacking in heart.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Onyx Tenure

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    Former Employee - Regional Director  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Regional Director in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Biotechnology, intelligent, wealth of knowledge

    Cons

    Unstructured, too laid back. Prime for a takeover

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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