Synta Pharmaceuticals
3.0 of 5 4 reviews
www.syntapharma.com Lexington, MA 50 to 149 Employees

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Synta Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and Director Safi R. Bahcall

Safi R. Bahcall

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    Good science, great scientists

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Lexington, MA

    ProsSynta is based on very solid science and attracts a lot of good and talented scientists. You have a chance to contribute a lot, and you learn a lot. Good teamwork and good teamplay after work.

    ConsBizDev wasn't as successful as they could be. Sometimes Senior Management was building castles in the sky which couldn't stand reality checks.
    Being a medium-size company doesn't allow Synta to promote people within unless someone leaves (which may force some people to leave looking for greener pastures).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful, bright, and hard working co-workers. Good science. Depressing place to work due to terrible CEO.

    Scientist (Former Employee)
    Lexington, MA

    ProsWonderful, bright, and hard working co-workers. Good science. Small company where everyone knows everybody.

    ConsAs with any small company it has a lot of growing pains to work through. Operations and organization are chaotic. This company has experienced very high turnover even during “good times” when spirits should be high. There is virtually no room for advancement, and professional development is not valued. Most people are miserable, overworked and under-appreciated. To that end, HR is completely useless, out-of-touch and is deaf to employee suggestions. Synta pays poorly across the board (expect for senior management), and offers the minimum benefits compared to industry. Its recognition program is weak, arbitrary and administered sporadically.

    But the BIGGEST PROBLEM is the CEO who is an arrogant egomaniac with absolutely no leadership skills. He has a complete lack of humility and zero capacity to learn from his past mistakes to the detriment of the company. He bullies his senior management team to the point of poor decision-making. He finger-points when things go wrong because of his bad decisions. CEO is not respected and disliked company-wide. He has a poor reputation outside of Synta as well. He has no interpersonal skills- making interaction with him extremely awkward. If he left the company would be a great place to work!

    Advice to Senior ManagementCEO needs to go.

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

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    directionless management, friendly co-workers

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosemployees are friendly & hard-working; almost 4 weeks vacation time;

    Conshorrible interdepartmental communication; mediocre benefits/pay; required to work overtime; they don't prefer to promote or hire from within (career advancement is virtually non-existent); very low-tech company (ancient computers, internet system, software, lab equipment, etc)

    Advice to Senior Managementsuggest executives stop allowing inexperienced CEO to make critical decisions about the direction the company is going & allow more qualified staff & management to lead

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    synta is the best

    Scientist II (Current Employee)

    Prosvery encouraging postive atmosphere, challenging, superb management

    Conssmall company, less financial stability

    Advice to Senior Managementgreat

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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