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Helpful (9)

used and abused, political

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Pharmacyclics full-time

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

Pros

none comes to mind .

Cons

fake, apple polisher, politics. the fake and apple polishers get the promotions. they push, push, push you to your limits until you break. very high turnover.

Advice to Management

there is a huge gap between the executives and the rest. the executives get their way, do whatever they want, no one's watching them. while the rest of us employees are tired and pushed to hate their jobs. when they see undeserved people get promoted, they question why are they here at Pharmacyclics. you help the sick, but you don't help your own first.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Exciting place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    First NDA approved, so people still have adrenalin for their jobs

    Cons

    Too much work, salaries, benefit package not as good as other employers. Not enough information sharing. Promotions unbalanced. Too much turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Improve benefits. Hire more people.

  2. Helpful (14)

    Shady Employment Practices & Questionable Ethics

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    • 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

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

    Pros

    None whatsoever. This company has a great drug but unfortunately can't realize it's potential due to poor management.

    Cons

    Quite simply, this company is run by incompetent management that is in way above their heads, from the CEO & COO down to their VPs and beyond. Some functions are better than others (Legal, Research) but others are directionless, poorly run, understaffed, and highly incompetent (Commercial, Finance, HR). Instead, management will routinely use fear and intimidation tactics to get people to perform, and if you don't deliver what they want you will be immediately let go with trumped up charges before you even knew what hit you. They will manipulate your compensation as a tactic as well: sudden threats of stock option cancellations, withholding corporate bonus payouts you’ve officially earned, impromptu salary increases & decreases, and promoting/demoting employees at will with no checks & balances are all common tactics I’ve seen used on far too many good people here. I’ve seen VP-level folks demoted for no apparent reason, and I’ve also seen middle managers of questionable ability suddenly promoted to executive-level positions. Turnover runs rampant here and many departments have had at least 3 or more different department heads in the last year alone.

    The company's day-to-day life is grueling and ruthless. Other reviewers here are spot on: sleep deprivation is the norm, almost a "status symbol," where people take pride in how many all-nighters they've done in a row, and with many folks who haven't seen their families in months. There is no work life balance here. It is all work, and if you can't keep up you'll be let go without hesitation. All this translates into a work environment where tempers are short, decisions are not well thought out, and mistakes are made.

    Bottom line? Don’t be fooled into thinking you too can make millions if you’re willing to come here and trade your life, dignity, and self-respect for a couple of years. As they say, “there’s a sucker born every minute.”

    Advice to Management

    There is no advice that I can offer that would change things, management is clearly only interested in making as much money as they can for themselves until the company either crumbles or is sold.

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