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Xoma: much more than its share price would suggest!

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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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    Excellent colleagues, acceptable senior management

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff  in  Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at XOMA full-time for 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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    Fast paced small biotech but opportunities for folks willing to put the effort in

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at XOMA full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Small company so you get to know most everyone and the atmosphere is very collegial. Lots of very bright and talented people to work with. Historically they have been good about promoting from within so if you are willing to put yourself out there and do the work there are opportunities to advance and even make career changes. Salaries and benefits good for a company of their size. Many employees are able to have flexibility in hours or even telecommute some days.

    Cons

    Resources are limited so there are not as many opportunities to go to conferences or get cutting edge software or equipment like there are at larger companies. Interdepartmental communications could be better considering the size of the organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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