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FivePrime Therapeutics Overview

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South San Francisco, CA
51 to 200 employees
2001
Company - Public (FPRX)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Unknown

FivePrime Therapeutics Reviews

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Lewis T. "Rusty" Williams
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    "Good CEO, Middle management not so great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
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    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FivePrime Therapeutics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Science Driven
    CEO has a good vision and is willing to listen

    Cons

    Middle management plays a lot of politics in project decisions
    Undue focus and reward on the loudest individuals/ employees not necessarily the most consistent, quiet or best team players.
    Wage disparity.

    Advice to Management

    Should enable more visibility into how rewards, bonus and promotions are decided. And reward the low key employees who really make a difference without necessarily trying to grab attention all the time.

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FivePrime Therapeutics Interviews

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at FivePrime Therapeutics (San Francisco, CA) in November 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online and within a week received an email from their HR department requesting a telephone interview. The e-mail requested me to submit several dates and times that I was available. I was contacted by HR. The interview was conducted by an in-house HR representative. She basically was screening me for my ability to perform the required skills for the position.

    Interview Questions

    • The interviewer was cordial but I could tell simply wanted to get straight to the questions. I was asked the following questions:
      What type of person do I find the most challenging type?
      Have I had to work with such a person and how did I deal with that co-worker?
      Why am I seeking a position with Five Prime?
      What level of expertise did I possess for some technical skills specific to the job I was applying for
      How long ago was it that I performed these on the job skills?
      Do I currently have any interviews or job offers?

      Thanks to previous Glass Door reviews I was COMPLETELY prepared for the questions asked! Thanks.  
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