Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated June 5, 2015
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Lexicon Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and Director Arthur T. Sands
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Work life balance and great culture within the office

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are better than most employers in the industry, and I have gained great knowledge and experience working with so many talented people

    Cons

    samll pharma company, right now there it is a bit risky until a deal is made.

    Advice to Management

    consider sharing a little more information with your employees on what is happening with deals, as there is too much speculation and to many rumors.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good company to work for in general

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very amiable, collaborative; science-oriented; and inspiring

    Cons

    no bonus; not very transparent

    Advice to Management

    give them more freedom to work


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great springboard company for biotechnology opportunities in the Houston area

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Research Associate in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Research Associate in The Woodlands, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Technology, laid-back culture, and colleagues who are experts in their fields.

    Cons

    High risk stage company that is very volatile

    Advice to Management

    Transparency with employees and fairness.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great Experience and people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone in my department was friendly and helpful and wanted to help me learn. They had a cafe and a cafeteria that the company subsidizes so everything was about half price ($2 for an entree and sides) of what you would get it for if you eat out.

    Cons

    Low intern pay for the amount of work done. Volatile company, has gone through multiple rounds of lay offs.


  6. Communications Specialist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Communication and Investor Relations Specialist in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Communication and Investor Relations Specialist in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company doing wonderful things. Enjoyed everything about the job except for job security.

    Cons

    Had many layoffs because the company is in beginning stages and paying lots of money for clinical trials.


  7. Good

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Higher salary than most R&D

    Cons

    Lots of layoffs while I was there. Poor job security.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Great company environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vivarium in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Vivarium in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, vacation time, perks

    Cons

    Don't know how long they will be in business.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great experience. Exceptionally talented, professional, intelligent people. Never a dull moment.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Exceptional people in every department. They hire the best in the business and only those that are willing to work day and night. Very helpful environment where each department can be counted on to pull their weight. Collaborative. Given opportunities to take on as much responsibility as you may want in many departments due to the size of the company.

    Cons

    Unstable. Constant threat of lay offs. They require a partner or investor to ever be able to move beyond phase II. They only get three stars due to instability, otherwise, it would have been 4 stars.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent with employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Lots of experience...worthless options

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Scientist in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of experience gained...good connections made

    Cons

    Worthless options...mostly because the reputation of the egotistical and immature CEO preceded him.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Struggling biotech

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in The Woodlands, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Research opportunities to enter the industry. Easier transition from academia to industry in the area of drug discovery and pre clinical trials.

    Cons

    Constant pressure, lay offs, restructuring and turnover rate are the cons that are common for a struggling biotech. Located in the north part of houston although vibrant may not offer many options for someone from big cities in east or west.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck on the difficult discovery process.



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