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Helpful (2)

Bad corporate environment

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Pharmacyclics full-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

None significant enough to make this company worth your time.

Cons

Executives get very special treatment, including better offices, better food ordered for their meetings. Most people are not allowed to communicate with the executives, including senior managers and associate directors. They also are not held to timelines as all other employees are.

The executives also have their hands in the minutiae. Their approval is needed in order to allow a temporary employee to start. However, when it can take up to a month (or longer) to acquire a signature from any one of them, this makes it difficult to get new people in. Some of the executives insist on interviewing all candidates for their group, including temporary positions. At such a high level, they do not understand what is going on at the lower levels, and make budgets and other important decisions they probably shouldn't be wasting their time even thinking about.

Advice to Management

Create a better community feeling, instead of creating an us versus them feeling for the common folk and the executives.

Allow managers to manage and get your hands out of the details that you aren't in the know about.

Don't create such demanding deadlines unless you are willing to open positions and open up the budget.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Think twice about this company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pharmacyclics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Lead drug is sure to be a blockbuster
    - Stock price

    Cons

    - A revolving door of employees. There is a lot of turnover and many good employees seem to have been let go for questionable or arbitrary reasons. It's starting to effect our morale and everyone is worried that they could be next on the chopping block.
    - Zero work/life balance. You will be worked to death here, most people are working 12-15 hours a day including weekends. Lots of medical leave taken here.
    - Constant management changes. There have been so many management changes that it feels unstable and random. Very little is communicated and the rumor mill runs wild here.
    - Individual goals are not clear for many people and there is zero performance feedback. Instead, you will guess at what your boss expects and then find out after the fact whether it was really what they wanted.
    - Company culture is missing. They tried to roll out a core values program but it felt very amateurish. Mostly no one paid it any attention.

    Advice to Management

    Attract and retain good people by creating a positive stable company culture, rather than just by throwing money around and promoting people willy-nilly.

  2. Helpful (1)

    So so company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Pharmacyclics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stock price is good. The future of company seems very bright. Hopefully it will keep growing until 200.

    Cons

    Poor management. Mid level managers are not qualified, and there are too much politics involved. It is discouraging to work there.

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