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Best first industry job I could have hoped for

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Former Employee - Scientist  in  South San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Scientist in South San Francisco, CA

I worked at Sunesis Pharmaceuticals

Pros

great group of scientists and clinicians
Sunesis provided me a wonderful opportunity to become better at what I already knew and did not hold me back in areas that were totally new to me. I left Sunesis with far more experience than most gain in their first years of industry, including managing direct reports, interaction with the most advanced projects and a good understanding of the drug discovery process and challenges.
I still believe in their drug-discovery platform and hope it gets a second chance in another environment

Cons

small, limited money thus resources
some times we could not afford the best instrument or the best assays
Running low on funds led to layoff of staff including long-termers. It was clearly very difficult for Sr. Management to do this.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

wish the remaining folks luck as they push on

Recommends
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Sunesis Pharmaceuticals

  1.  

    The research was top notch. Too bad it's going elsewhere.

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    Current Employee - Staff Research Associate II  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Research Associate II in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Sunesis Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    The research atmosphere was top notch. The knowledge sharing between departments created a place where decisions could be made and acted on swiftly. It made for very productive and collaborative teams. Some of the people I worked with are the smartest people I know.

    Cons

    Management needed to make better strategic decisions. This would have avoided the loss of top talent at the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strategy and focus are keys to success. How come it's taken so long to get there.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    good, respectful coworkers and management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Sunesis Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    bright, respectful, dedicated employees and considerate management

    Cons

    limited financial resources, limited job opportunites

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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