Onyx Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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  1. Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People, culture, science, cafe, swag

    Cons

    Closing it's doors at the end of the year.


  2. Best job ever

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Business ownership mindset top to bottom

    Cons

    Becoming part of Amgen OBU

    Advice to Management

    Leave Onyx as a stand alone


  3. A fantastic place to work while it lasted

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Development in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Development in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Collaborative work culture, strong study teams, and meaningful work. Pharmaceuticals get a bad rep, but with a place like Onyx, while decisions are business-driven, as employees we get the sense that it is equally patient-driven as well. The only variability is in your manager, but when you get a good one, they can be effective in managing your workload, seeking out additional opportunities, etc. Reasonable work life balance, good benefits, and great food in the cafeteria. Truly an example of "it's not where you work, it's who you work with."

    Cons

    Amgen full acquisition, despite promises of remaining as an independent subsidiary. As things transition, there is less and less autonomy in decision making and more focus on big-pharma thinking.


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  5. Great place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Amgen in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Amgen in Princeton, NJ
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Onyx Pharmaceuticals (Less than a year)

    Pros

    nimble - fast pace - friendly- diversity

    Cons

    Amgen full integration and site shutdown


  6. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Collaborative, supportive, competitive compensation, great team; great cafeteria

    Cons

    No pension plan, got bought by Amgen


  7. Corp Dev

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

    I worked at Onyx Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work with wonderful culture

    Cons

    Limited portfolio. Company got acquired


  8. Medical Writer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Drug Safety Medical Writer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Drug Safety Medical Writer in Phoenix, AZ
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Onyx Pharmaceuticals (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was excellent for my role.

    Cons

    The company is closing on short notice.


  9. Fabulous company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Company - Great Product

    Cons

    lots of change during the past year


  10. Too many managers and useless people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Lab in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Onyx Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some people are friendly and care

    Cons

    Management so full of politics, it's a joke. Too busy covering their own butts to get anything accomplished.

    Advice to Management

    Some of your directors are tyrants. If you want to know why morale is so bad, look at your promotion policy. Maybe also consider respecting your scientists.


  11. Onyx pre-aquisition

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, great management team

    Cons

    Unfortunately Onyx could not stay independent!



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