Lexicon Pharmaceuticals

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Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
9 Reviews
3.5
9 Reviews
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Lexicon Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and Director Arthur T. Sands
Arthur T. Sands
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  1.  

    Work life balance and great culture within the office

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for in general

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist

    I have been working at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    very amiable, collaborative; science-oriented; and inspiring

    Cons

    no bonus; not very transparent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give them more freedom to work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Experience and people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals

    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.

    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great springboard company for biotechnology opportunities in the Houston area

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Research Associate in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Research Associate in The Woodlands, TX

    I have been working at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

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

    Cons

    High risk stage company that is very volatile

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency with employees and fairness.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Lots of experience...worthless options

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Scientist in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Scientist in The Woodlands, TX

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent with employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vivarium in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Vivarium in The Woodlands, TX

    I have been working at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, vacation time, perks

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Struggling biotech

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in The Woodlands, TX

    I worked at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Good luck on the difficult discovery process.

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Started out well and then the opportunists and megalomaniacs turned it into just another biotech going nowhere.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    When LXRX opened, it was a fun place with all sorts of perks and the science was very cutting edge (at the time). The cafeteria was nice but really over the top for a non profitable biotech.

    Cons

    Sands is not to be trusted and many of the "managers" were med center retreads that couldn't find work without Arthur's help (and made directors). Quite a few careers were destroyed here by knee jerk reactions. Mouse house is long gone (at great expense) and the Star Trek themed building is an even bigger white elephant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Arthur, sell out or resign. It was a nice idea at one point but like the other post genomic bust companies, nobody is buying it now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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