Onyx Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
32 Reviews

3.4
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  1.  

    R&D employee

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Onyx Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    employee benefit, work life balance

    Cons

    certain groups did not get visibility as they deserve.

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    Great Company before acquisition

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Onyx Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Strong Leadership Team before Amgen acquisition

    Cons

    Working with Amgen counterparts and adopt their CYA culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask Tony back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Best place to work till 2013

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Onyx Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Onyx (before being acquired) had a unique culture. One stood out attribute was the collaboration among employees. Patient centric was what drew people to work there.

    Cons

    Onyx (after being acquired) has gone through some changes after the merge.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Negative Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Onyx Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Initial offer was fair market value.

    Cons

    Ever since the buyout, all of the good people are leaving. No work life balance support from management. The politics and backstabbing can be overwhelming. There is little to no direction at the Director & VP levels. When a decision is made and you as the employee implements, you are the target of all attacks, and not backed at all by the same management making the decisions. The majority of people who attack you have no idea what they are doing. Upper Management provides no training and will change your job at whim without even asking your opinion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide direction and make decisions. Stand by your employees. Support your employees and they will be more productive and happy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    One of the most positive cultures I have ever worked for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Onyx Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Collaboration free from rigors of seniority. The company lives its values everyday. The new parent company, Amgen has prioritized the Onyx culture and continues to support it's innovative and patient centered spirit.

    Cons

    Some confusion caused by changing faces in leadership roles

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Product Strategy Intern  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Global Product Strategy Intern in South San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Onyx Pharmaceuticals full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work, good management

    Cons

    No Cons, had no bad experience

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Once Great

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Onyx Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Competitive Salary; Great Benefits; Flexible work schedule; Dedicated Co-workers

    Cons

    The transition after the buyout from Amgen has been challenging. Many key employees have left the company and very little process in place at the moment. Limited opportunities for advancement now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transitions are always difficult, however, interim processes should be more clear. The changes to day to day work activities are not clearly defined (overall big picture is often discussed).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    got to work with dedicated employees and had an overall great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Onyx Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    i worked at the company for only a short period of time, but had a wonderful experience and enjoyed the collaborative work environment. co-workers were supportive and fun to work with.

    Cons

    now that the company is owned by amgen the culture may have changed

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Has been a bit of a roller coaster ride

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Onyx Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    values, location, former leadership, benefits, culture

    Cons

    lack of telecommuting opportunities, time off policy,

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Patient Support Services Direction is unfocused

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support Services Manager  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Support Services Manager in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Onyx Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits for employees. Great place to grow prior to acquisition. The are some flexibility of work hours.

    Cons

    Difficult to tell the strategic direction of the company. There are many bosses but there is a lack of direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on making your people feel valuable. Change management has not been a strong suit in the Patient Support area. Directors are self focused and uncaring about the way in which they treat their employees.

    Negative Outlook

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