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Exelixis Overview

Alameda, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public (EXEL)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Every Exelixis employee is united in an ambitious cause: to launch innovative medicines that give patients and their families hope for the future. In this pursuit, we know our employees are our most valuable asset. After operating in the challenging biotech sector for 25 years ... Read more

Mission: Exelixis is on a Mission to Help Cancer Patients Recover Stronger and Live Longer.

Company Updates

  • Our 25th anniversary year marked an important milestone for our company. Read the highlights in our 2019 Annual Report:

  • Over the next two years, we expect continued growth for our lead product and pipeline with the goal of bringing new medicines to cancer patients in need of better treatment options. Read our recent announcement of key corporate priorities and anticipated pivotal clinical milestones through 2021.

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Exelixis – Why Work With Us?

Our employees are crucial to our mission of helping cancer patients recover stronger and live longer. We’re looking for team members that share our collaborative spirit and collective drive to help patients with cancer thrive. Working together, we can create the next breakthrough in cancer care.  

As we celebrate our 25th year, we’ve never been stronger. Building on the success of our lead product, we’ve reinvested further in our drug discovery roots. We’re determined to make our next 25 years even more impactful than our first.

Our commitment is clear: discover, develop and bring to market new medicines that give patients and their families hope for the future. Do you share our passion? Please browse our available job openings and join us in our quest to treat and defeat cancer.

Exelixis Reviews

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    "Good Company"

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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Exelixis full-time (More than a year)


    Positive Environment, smart people without a chip on their shoulders


    May want to diversify further

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Exelixis Interviews



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    Accounts Payable Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Alameda, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Exelixis (Alameda, CA) in January 2020.


    The first 3 women that I spoke to all had debbie downer syndrome about the role and bad mouthed the former manager. I didn't even ask for their feelings about the former manager but it became a venting session for them. Then each one of them did not encourage me about the role and said "you're not qualified for this role. You don't have Accounts Payable Manager specifically on your resume but since you have an Accounting Manager background, then we guess we will interview you." I told each of them why would they waste their precious time to interview me if they didn't think I'm qualified. I could sense their management style to be bullies, arrogance, discouraging, and back stabbers. This is the environment that I do not want to work in. By the time the 3rd manager insulted me, I let her know that I am no longer interested in the role and the interview will end right now as I walk out the door! The problem with these types of people is they think that candidates are so desperate for a job to have to kiss their derriere. I am not going to settle for a dysfunctional environment.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you ever been in a meeting before?   1 Answer
    • Have you ever managed people that are ignorant, uneducated, and lazy?   1 Answer
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