Lexicon Pharmaceuticals

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Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Reviews in The Woodlands, TX

Updated August 2, 2014
Updated August 2, 2014
9 Reviews
3.5
9 Reviews
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Lexicon Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and Director Arthur T. Sands
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great springboard company for biotechnology opportunities in the Houston area

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    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
  2.  

    Lots of experience...worthless options

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    Current Employee - Scientist  in  The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Scientist in The Woodlands, TX

    I have been working at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals full-time for 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
  3.  

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

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    • 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company environment

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    • 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 for more than a 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Struggling biotech

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    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

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