XOMA

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Xoma: much more than its share price would suggest!

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Programmer in Berkeley, CA
Current Employee - Programmer in Berkeley, CA

I have been working at XOMA

Pros

As a small/medium company, Xoma can't afford to compartmentalize its employees too much, so I get to work on a wide range of interesting project and take on fun challenges. I get a lot of latitude in choosing what to word on, and even more in determining how to implement it. I deeply respect my coworkers, who are overwhelmingly very smart. Finally, Xoma does a decent job promoting career development, paying for employee classes and training.

Cons

Compensation and benefits are lacking.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I sometimes think that there's a disconnect between employees in Preclinical R&D and those in the main administration building -- very few from one group have any idea what the other group does, which inevitably leads to some amount of distrust.

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12 Other Employee Reviews for XOMA (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    fast paced and dynamic

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at XOMA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good benefits for the most part. HR seems interested in making people happy. Plenty of work to do.

    Cons

    not enough resources. slow to make change in order to compensate for not having enough resources. poor communication amongst lower management. management not trustworthy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more attention to what is going on in the lower ranks.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent colleagues, acceptable senior management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Staff in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at XOMA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You work for the betterment of patience. You just cant beat the feeling that you make other people's life a lot better

    Cons

    The company is trying to cut cost by cutting benefit to employees. Upper echelon is immune to benefit cut. The infantry is the one who suffer the most. Sr. Management even hire a new person with the sole purpose to figure out the best way to cut benefit as much as possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None - they refuse to listen to anybody outside their echo chamber

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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