Maxygen

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Maxygen Reviews

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Maxygen CEO, CFO, and Director James R. (Jim) Sulat
James R. (Jim) Sulat
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  1.  

    Wonderful place to work, but no longer hiring

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Maxygen

    Pros

    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.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    CEO is ineffective

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Scientist in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Scientist in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Maxygen

    Pros

    High quality science and great scientists

    Cons

    Board make all high level decisions without connection to science, and at expense of the science

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the data, and talk with the scientists.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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