XOMA

  www.xoma.com
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For the most part, not bad

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

I have been working at XOMA

Pros

incredibly talented scientists and inventors. Everyone seems to be driven to achieve getting a product on the market, and everyone is really hard working. It's nice to be surrounded with people who have a good work ethic. Good benefits.

Cons

Depending on your department, there may not be a great deal of flexibility in relation to your schedule. Stock prices.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Provide more options for career advancement and promotions for your employees. Some managers need to recognize their employees more for "jobs well done."

Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    mediocre

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I worked at XOMA

    Pros

    good work hours, good people, good location. .

    Cons

    no advancement for most people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't go into operations (manufacturing, PD, analytics). R&D is better.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Development Associate II in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Process Development Associate II in Berkeley, CA

    I worked at XOMA

    Pros

    Somehow even though this company is on the verge of running out of money, management always finds a way to come up with financing through share dilution.

    If you're one of the lucky ones they don't layoff, you can bet XOMA will be around for a long time.

    Cons

    Management always plays politics. If you're not on the inside, do not expect to get a good merit increase or promotion.

    Senior management is untruthful about collaborative deals in terms of time frames and dollar amount.

    2 mass layoffs in the history of the company.

    They will hire people just to have an extra pair of hands around, and not hire people on their passion or knowledge about their job responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Redo the entire HR process. Design a system that brings on people who are passionate about what they do to improve company moral and productivity.

    Reward people based on their behavior and work ethic and not the outcomes of specific projects. This may help people feel like politics aren't the basis for promotion.

    If you are truly trying to cut spending, stop employee 401K match and A's games.

    Doesn't Recommend
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