Isis Pharmaceuticals
3.8 of 5 4 reviews
www.isispharm.com Carlsbad, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Mar 30, 2014

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75% Approve of the CEO

Isis Pharmaceuticals Chairman, President, and CEO Stanley T. Crooke

Stanley T. Crooke

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Extern (Former Employee)
Carlsbad, CA

I worked at Isis Pharmaceuticals as an intern for less than a year

ProsInteresting work, great people
Everyone was ready to help if needed and there was always interesting work to be done.

ConsWhen I worked there the infrastructure was not thebest with the company spread throughout 3 buildings but now that problem seems to be fixed

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Pharmaceuticals stepping stone.

Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
Carlsbad, CA

I worked at Isis Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat place to learn about gene therapy. Unique technology.

ConsSuccess of company depends 100% on CEO.
Terrible performance review process.
Hen house culture.
20 year old company with no prospects of a successful drug.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove performance review process

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Isis values creativity - as long as it fits in the box

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Carlsbad, CA

I worked at Isis Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 5 years

ProsNice new building in Carlsbad. Above average compensation.

ConsBusiness Development, Finance, and IT have a long history of high turnover and low morale. Isis is a small company, so there's little opportunity for learning new things. Isis values style over substance, so incompetent employees have a legitimate shot at success as long as they schmooze properly. If you're not politically savvy, you'll hit the ceiling quickly or be fired outright.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook in the mirror and you'll find the reason for many of your problems.
Advice to BOD: it's time to refresh some VP talent.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Technical Sp (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Isis Pharmaceuticals

Prosgood to work in this domain

Consnot that great compare with some industry segments

Advice to Senior Managementfollow directions

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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