- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Career Opportunities
I worked at MaxygenPros
After Maxygen partnered with Astellas Pharmaceuticals, it became only an entity with a few employees - the rest of the current employees were transferred over to the new partnered company, Perseid Therapeutics.
I worked at Maxygen for almost six years and was always treated with respect and dignity. I was empowered to do as much as I wanted in my role, and had the satisfaction of seeing several important partnering deals happen with my participation. At the time of the merger with Astellas, a lot of the employees had to be let go (I was one of them), and I was greatly saddened to leave the company.
Russell Howard, the former CEO of Maxygen, was an excellent leader. He had an open-door policy and really cared about the employees. He always made sure we had information about what was happening with the company. I would love to work for him again.Cons
I only wish that they had more autonomy from the board of directors.Advice to ManagementAdvice
As above - hopefully that mistake will not happen again.RecommendsNo opinion of CEO
I have been working at MaxygenPros
High quality science and great scientistsCons
Board make all high level decisions without connection to science, and at expense of the scienceAdvice to ManagementAdvice
Look at the data, and talk with the scientists.Doesn't RecommendDisapproves of CEO