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Stanley T. Crooke
I worked at Isis Pharmaceuticals as an intern for less than a year
Pros – Interesting work, great people
Everyone was ready to help if needed and there was always interesting work to be done.
Cons – When 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
2014-03-30 21:41 PDT
I worked at Isis Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than a year
Pros – Great place to learn about gene therapy. Unique technology.
Cons – Success 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 Management – Improve performance review process
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
2014-01-16 08:29 PST
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I worked at Isis Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 5 years
Pros – Nice new building in Carlsbad. Above average compensation.
Cons – Business 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 Management – Look 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
2012-10-09 06:22 PDT
I have been working at Isis Pharmaceuticals
Pros – good to work in this domain
Cons – not that great compare with some industry segments
Advice to Senior Management – follow directions
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
2011-12-15 19:33 PST
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