Scynexis

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Strong company that hires the best in the scientific community.

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Former Employee - Contract Chemist in Research Triangle Park, NC
Former Employee - Contract Chemist in Research Triangle Park, NC

I worked at Scynexis

Pros

Scynexis is a young company filled with upstart scientists with something to prove to the pharmaceutical industry. Although they are as reserved as most Europeans are, the management are quite friendly and the atmosphere is very relaxed. Salaries are quite competative for the industry and North Carolina.

Scynexis spreads its work over two areas: research with a large pharma partnership, and contract chemicals. This allows the company to make a profit (as long as larger companies keep ordering custom chemicals) while still doing research on their own intellectual property.

Scynexis is located centrally between Raleigh and Durham in the beautiful area of Research Triangle Park.

Cons

Obtaining a permanent position with Scynexis is extremely difficult. The company "employs" contract workers (with no benefits) for most non-scientific positions and many sub-PhD scientific positions. The pay-rate at Scynexis for contractors is far below the national average for the industry. Unless you have a PhD, you should not expect to find a permanent position with Scynexiss.

Scynexis hampers its scientists with overbearing safety protocols which can make even the simplest tasks time-consuming and aggravating. However this can be explained by numerous, very minor mishaps in their labs over the years. Many of the researchers are young and not as familiar with the substances they work with and therefore do not treat them with the respect they deserve. As a rule of the industry: accidents will happen, but with experience comes the ability to do the work safely.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Scynexis management needs to get over it's aversion to the masters and bachelors degrees.

Doesn't Recommend

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    Not much career development

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at Scynexis full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Smart and talented team members. High quality work. Laid back culture and safety conscience work environment from the top down.

    Cons

    Not much room for career development. Management doesn't always support the researchers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice to have managers who actually cared about their workers career growth and development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Leadership is out of touch, lacks vision, and fosters an environment of cronyism and scientific/personal dishonesty.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I worked at Scynexis full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people I shared time working alongside were awesome and many great friendships were forged. At their best, we inspired one another and brought out the best in each other.

    Cons

    Entrenched and extreme office politics and lack of personal integrity among the few co-workers and leadership made the entire experience working there one to be suffered through and endured instead of embraced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Demonstrate loyalty to employees and be honest with them. Lack of integrity, vision, and drifting values/behavior have cost Scynexis dearly - I don't see the company surviving or thriving if the culture created by these things is allowed to persist. But again, the leadership is going to take their money and run...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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