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www.alexza.com
Mountain View, CA
1 to 50 employees
2000
Company - Public (ALXA)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Nektar Therapeutics, Gilead Sciences, Theravance
Alexza Pharmaceuticals is focused on the research, development and commercialization of novel, proprietary products for the acute treatment of central nervous system conditions. Alexza's products are based on the Staccato® system, a hand-held inhaler ... Read more

Mission: Strategically, we are focused on finding new therapeutic solutions for conditions that would benefit from rapid, precise and non-invasive treatment. For certain conditions, patients and physicians are in need of products with rapid onset of effect, ease of use, non-invasive ... Read more

Alexza Pharmaceuticals Reviews

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Alexza Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and Director Thomas B. King
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    Pros

    Used to be a nice place to work

    Cons

    getting out of money soon

    Advice to Management

    Research Associate in Pharmaceutical

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Alexza Pharmaceuticals Photos

Alexza Pharmaceuticals photo of: 2014 Annual Report Employee Photo
Alexza Pharmaceuticals photo of: ADASUVE® manufacturing at Alexza's headquarters
Alexza Pharmaceuticals photo of: ADASUVE®
Alexza Pharmaceuticals photo of: Healthy snacks in the employee break room
Alexza Pharmaceuticals photo of: Annual Family Giving Tree Backpack drive (plus online donations, too)
Alexza Pharmaceuticals photo of: 2014 Bike to Work Day
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    Interview

    My total interview time last about 6-7 hours over one phone interview and two separate days. I talked to 8 different people total, almost half of them in senior management. That was probably the most intimidating part, interviewing with directors, VPs, and Sr. VPs, but surprisingly, it was pretty straightforward. Each of my interviewers asked me almost identical questions, all pertaining to my previous work experience. One of them actually went down my resume and had specific questions about each line item I had written down on my resume, which I thought was helpful since I am very familiar with I had put down. The interviewers were also honest with their own experience at the company and gave me realistic expectations, which I appreciated.

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    • The most difficult part of the interview was probably the initial phone interview. She asked me very detailed and specific questions about every aspect of the job I was applying for. In addition, I had to provide examples and strategies as to how I would get the job done. After I've gotten through that initial phone interview, which lasted about 45 mins, the in-person ones seemed much easier.   Answer Question
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