ZymoGenetics Reviews

Updated February 18, 2015
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  1. Review

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at ZymoGenetics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Was a great place to work. The company and upper management really supported growth. Company has a great tuition reimbursement opportunity for those that want to take advantage of it.

    Cons

    There was some favoritism, but may not be company wide. Each group was different.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. all is not what it seems...

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    Former Employee - Validation Functional Lead, Process Engineering in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Validation Functional Lead, Process Engineering in Bothell, WA

    I worked at ZymoGenetics full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    seemingly relaxed biotech atmosphere. nice work life balance. at least for now.

    Cons

    whether they will admit it or not, all remaining zymogenetics employees are on notice. and those at the new manufacturing facility in bothell can rest assured that once the facility is fully functional, they too, will be casualties in the bristol myer acquisition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dont be so passive aggressive in the company culture. it doesnt work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. A wonderful place to work-forming a new identity post- BMS!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ZymoGenetics

    Pros

    -Relaxed Biotech Culture
    -Fabulous People
    -Contribute to something great!

    Cons

    -Lots of shifts as the site finds its identity w/in BMS

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Great people, great research, unsuccessful commercialization

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Scientist in Seattle, WA

    I worked at ZymoGenetics full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great discovery research, talented and innovative scientists

    Cons

    mismanagement on the transition of the company from a research entity to a fully integrated R&D biotech company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Great Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at ZymoGenetics

    Pros

    The people are who made it a great place to work. A small company atmosphere, which had a family quality to it. Hard working and dedicated employees. Benefits were great before they started downsizing.

    Cons

    Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) acquired ZymoGenetics back in 2010 and have made a lot of changes. Which now a scientist is not only doing thier regular job but also the job of HR, Accounting, Purchasing and IT by outsourcing admin jobs to India and the Philippines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    BMS should have taken the time to observe all the operations of ZymoGenetics. Decisions were made very quickly by separate towers/divisions and they never worked together as a team within BMS to see what was best for Zymo.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Used to be a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at ZymoGenetics

    Pros

    Surrounded by great scientists who believe in what they do.
    Great location, promote work/life balance.
    Good benefits, Challenging and rewarding work.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between upper management and employees. No longer an independent biotech company. Exciting pipeline and research was decimated. Inconsistent promotion practices between departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication and reward all the hard work that is being done, even under extremely stressful circumstances.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. oK

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    Former Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Director in Seattle, WA

    I worked at ZymoGenetics

    Pros

    people and projects; work on exciting therapeutics

    Cons

    poor management
    lack of clear goals
    poor sales of lead project

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they need to dump their lead product by selling it off and then focus on their pipeline. Need to do a better job of hiring stars

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at ZymoGenetics

    Pros

    good benefits, nice building and view

    Cons

    unpredictable, reduced staff, little research support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    .

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. good benefits

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    Current Employee - Research Associate III in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Research Associate III in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at ZymoGenetics

    Pros

    Great starting place with few years of expericence (usually from next door at Fred Hutch CRC). lots of chance to learn and grow. good benefits. location, location, location.

    Cons

    project based layoff instead of merit based.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    few positions in business side with unknown function

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Seattle, WA

    I worked at ZymoGenetics

    Pros

    Great place to work at.

    Cons

    If you're looking for a stable job, this isn't the time to go work for Zymo.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget your past employees when the market gets better. These are great scientists who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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