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Isis Pharmaceuticals Overview

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Headquarters Carlsbad, CA
Size 201 to 500 Employees
Founded 1989
Type Company - Public (ISIS)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Enzo Biochem, Genta, AVI BioPharma
Isis Pharmaceuticals is trying to make sense out of antisense. The biotechnology company is developing drugs based on its antisense technology, in which drugs attach themselves to strands of RNA in order to prevent them from producing disease-causing proteins; the hoped-for end ... More

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Isis Pharmaceuticals Chairman, President, and CEO Stanley T. Crooke
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  • Amazing place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Cutting edge company with a first-in-class technology. Easily some of the smartest people in the pharmaceutical industry. Very good salary and options packages.


    Like any top biotech or pharma, it is not a 9 to 5, 40 hours per week workplace. If those are the expectations then this probably is not the place for you.

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    Post Doctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Accepted Offer
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    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Isis Pharmaceuticals (Carlsbad, CA) in March 2015.


    I applied online - Looked up job through indeed.com and applied directly through ISIS Pharma website. The process took 1 month. There was a phone interview with the hiring manager - where he asked how motivated I was, why did I chose ISIS pharma, how did I chose to do a PhD and little bit about other research experiences. Most important was my experience in animal handling. Within a week I was selected for onsite interview. I met with 10 people and gave a presentation on my PhD research. After a week I was intimated of the offer.

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    • How comfortable was I handling mice ?   1 Answer


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