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Used to be a nice place to work

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

I worked at XenoPort

Pros

Ron is a great guy and a strong leader. He needs to keep focused on moving drug candidates forward and earn FDA approval

Cons

There is no current on going research program. Therefore, the long term potential for the success of this company is unknown.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please remember to value your employees, and do not lose focus of their contributions. Encourage communication within and across all departments.

Approves of CEO

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    Poor vision and execution

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    Former Employee - Business in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Business in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Reasonably talented scientists; subsidized lunches

    Cons

    Chances of technical success are low.
    Low compensation structure compared to similar companies.
    Won't give up on Horizant when that product is clearly going nowhere.
    Hiring at the top is a nightmare; they can't hire and keep good leaders, except for Vince Angotti.
    An old boys club.
    One of the key problems is that Ron Barrett is a scientist, not a business-savvy professional. Nice guy, but can't make effective business decisions for the good of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider having Vince Angotti take over as CEO and execute against his vision.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Okay

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    Former Employee - Manager of Sientific IT in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Manager of Sientific IT in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at XenoPort

    Pros

    Coworks are very friendly and cooperative.

    Cons

    Business direction is in the cloud.

    No opinion of CEO
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