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Patrick Soon-Shiong, M.D.


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    Disappointed

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Culver City, CA

    ProsWork with very smart, talented people. Innovative products/ideas.

    ConsTop management hires qualified people but then doesn't let them make any decisions. Your brought on board to do a job but your hands are tied because the senior team is constantly changing directions which makes it hard to make any forward progress. On top of it all, management has created an environment that if you are not considered "within the in group" then you are an outcast, all of which is very subjective.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSet up a strategic roadmap/long term plan along with an annual plan. Ensure these plans are shared among all so everyone is marching to this same beat. Then step back and let the team do their job, with periodic reporting to ensure everyone is on track. Have a standard working guideline to which everyone should work toward and then reward everyone accordingly, no subjective atta boys.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Management needs training

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosfast growth, new facilities, good people, exciting projects, hard working staff, competetive compensation

    ConsCommunication = non exisitent. Decisions are made fast without input outside elite circle of "in the know" decision makers, several of whom have never worked outside the company. Competent staff spends too much time carrying out commands, cleaning up poorly planned decisions, establishing procedures after the fact. Management needs to shed the god-like complex and consider offering clear direction, feedback and decentralizing authority. Knowledgeable staff is able and willing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust your employees. Build a partnership. Empower them. Give them tools and information they need to job they were hired for. Learn to communicate effectively and to follow up. Most of your employees are just hardworking professionals who want to contribute--don't take them for granted. Communicate, communicate, communicate.

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    caveat emptor!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsStrong funding, wonderful vision of a highly-driven owner, LA Billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong. Vision is of a vast portfolio of portable digital eMedicine solutions to enable many 21st century opportunities for technology to empower a revolution in patient-centric healthcare.

    ConsEccentric, unpredictable, irregular, quixotic, overly centralized, resulting in damage to lateral leadership teamwork, and inconsistent and undeveloped business culture. Beware of easy first investment, then slow strangle, then swift slaughter.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAfter turbulent 2011, settle down and keep a steady and strong investment policy in the constituent companies. Support and empower your senior leadership, that is a huge step to building the new organization. Don't be so suspicious. Most of the scientists and leaders are working round-the-clock and totally dedicated and deeply and genuinely devoted. So don't spit them on, rather give them sturdy budgets and empower them to make decisions on how that is deployed, for the swift advance of the enterprise. Best wishes.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    NotWorks

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPassionate Billionaire shines brightly, nice new digs.

    ConsNo infrastructure below owner to catch mere mortals.
    Too many companies trying to come together feeding off the center for funding and attention with little if any revenue goals or plans of how to create synergies amongst themselves.
    A general state of confusion and insecurity prevails amongst management and staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAct like management, enact basic business practice as an organization, communicate a thoughtful plan, support and enable leaders to achieve a shared direction.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Run Away

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsLocation and opportunities in certain groups

    ConsMinimal to nil communication between management and employees. Negative employee feedback is looked as not being a team player. Negative feed back to employee from supervisor is done in the ofrm of termination. There is never any warning. Decisions made and carried out by decree. They love you as you arrive and your are chewed up and spot out when they are done.
    This is usually done on the last day of the month so you have zero benefits.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTALK to your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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