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Exelixis Overview

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South San Francisco, CA
51 to 200 employees
1994
Company - Public (EXEL)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Genentech, Novartis, AstraZeneca
We've come a long way, baby, but we still have a lot in common with the fruit fly. Exelixis, a pharmaceutical research and development firm, got its start analyzing genetic data from fruit flies and other organisms as a means to speed the development of drugs ... Read more

Exelixis Reviews

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Exelixis President, CEO, and Director Michael M. Morrissey
Michael M. Morrissey
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    Former Employee - Associate Director, Manufacturing and Outsourcing in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Director, Manufacturing and Outsourcing in South San Francisco, CA
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    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Exelixis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They really respect their employees and encourage work-life balance in addition to good pay and all of the major holidays off. They also encourage teamwork and collaboration.

    Cons

    There is a fairly high level of stress due to their status a s start up company which will continue until they start turning a profit from their one commercial product.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

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Exelixis Interviews

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    Senior Manager Records and Information Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in South San Francisco, CA
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Exelixis (South San Francisco, CA) in May 2017.

    Interview

    After a telephone interview with the principal manager, I met with 5 other employees from various segments of the company which included Finance, legal, HR and Compliance. The interviewers had anywhere from a few months of time with the company to 13 years. I met with each person for 30 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • The dominant questions were how would you initiate the new job and what are my expectations   Answer Question
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