Onyx Pharmaceuticals

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

Associate Director (Current Employee) South San Francisco, CA

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

ConsDepartures 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 Senior ManagementIf 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Toxic environment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Onyx Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than a year


    Pros: There are some very dedicated people at Onyx, however this… 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,… Advice to Senior Management: Get some leadership. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Regional Director (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    I worked at Onyx Pharmaceuticals full-time for less than a year


    Pros: Biotechnology, intelligent, wealth of knowledge Cons: Unstructured, too laid back. Prime for a takeover Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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