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NantWorks Overview

Culver City, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Nant applicability translates into various facets of engagement such as Access to Healthcare, Patient Advocacy, Evidence Based Treatment, and Novel Approaches to New Therapies (NANT) to name a few. It has always been Dr. Soon–Shiong’s dream to create a ... Read more

Mission: We bring the impossible to life – by harnessing the power of convergence for the well-being of humanity.

Enrich the vitality of people, families, friends, communities and the planet by providing breakthrough systems and tools that allow us to ... Read more

NantWorks – Why Work For Us?


The NantWorks ecosystem of companies’ collectively work towards providing various facets of engagement such that we create Access to Healthcare, Patient Advocacy, Evidence Based Treatment, and Novel Approaches to New Therapies (NANT) to name a few.

Our Company envisions a world in which cutting-edge developments in science, technology, infrastructure and human ingenuity converge to advance one extraordinary mission: transforming healthcare for the benefit of every patient. By improving the accuracy and timeliness of data, we can deliver targeted healthcare intelligence for revolutionary personalized care.

Our culture speaks of our organization's personality. It’s a representation of who we are and aspire to be. It’s how we live, work, and play at NantWorks. The framework that sustains our associates is iCARE meaning we innovate, Collaborate across multi-functional groups, are Accountable to each other, perform with Rigor, and are Empowered to make decisions.  These aspects cultivate our culture. They start at an individual level and expands collectively through our shared works: 

  • innovate: Be deliberate in applying imagination, and take initiative with information. Explore outside the boundary of your comfort zone to create new methods for evolutionary and revolutionary innovations to improve products or services.

  • Collaborate: Build and cultivate relationships that are cooperative. Contribute to the success of others to drive the knowledge management that leads towards creating and sustaining a competitive advantage. Share meaningfully to advance radically.

  • Accountable: Be responsible with your actions. Rise above the circumstances to take ownership of your work in order to deliver desired results on projects.

  • Rigor: Support your ideas with observation, evidence, and analysis. Discover with an investigative approach to challenge the norm and status quo, and develop in a way that increases knowledge to solve problems using new approaches and techniques. Investigate deeply to impact profoundly.

  • Empower: Actively seek the opportunity to access information and resources. Take initiative to make impactful decisions, speak up, contribute feedback and ideas, and advance the organization’s mission with the purpose of making health and wellness accessible.

    iCARE to drive the mission!

Organizational Values are the operating principles we promote and seek in each other.  We hire associates that demonstrate a Humanitarian spirit, view challenges through an Entrepreneurial lens, are Authentic about the work they perform, provide Result Driven solutions, to deliver Transformational work product. These behaviors and skills are the H.E.A.R.T of the organization, these principles are our pillars of strength.

  • Humanitarian: demonstrate stewardship, commit personally to improve universally
  • Entrepreneurship: Don’t be afraid to take risks, display financial consciousness, take responsibility to think like an owner
  • Authenticity: Engage with others from a point of honesty and trust
  • Results Driven: Be diligent and achieve with a purpose
  • Transformation: Learn from your experiences to transform self and the company to become a learning mechanism to create wisdom. Believe passionately to change permanently

NantWorks Reviews

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    "Vibrant and dynamic scientific culture."

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    Pros

    Modern campus in Culver City. Trendy neighborhood. Well funded R&D. Very smart scientists across diverse disciplines. Diverse portfolio of technologies. Definitely not a "one trick pony" which mitigates risk. Competitive compensation/benefits/vacation seems to motivate workers to arrive early and stay late regularly on their own accord. Some days I almost want to jokingly tell my co-workers, "Hey, you're not an academic post-doc anymore.
     You don't have work 50-60 hours a week." But there's no getting in the way of passionate scientists who are on a mission to cure cancer. When you love your work and feel like you're always just one experiment away from a breakthrough, those long days don't feel like work at all. Especially if you're paid well to do it.

    Cons

    Cross-functional collaborations can be tricky since the Nant companies are spread out among different campuses across the country. But scientists are empowered to be resourceful in order to get things done in creative ways. Construction at the Culver City headquarters might help consolidate some of the great Nant talent into one central location. This is not a fault of the organization. Property is just hard to come buy in Culver City.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the salary/bonus/equity stays competitive. Immuno-oncology opportunities in the Los Angeles area is growing rapidly. It would be a shame if our best workers get poached by competitors as huge amounts of funding continue to pour into the field. Also, get ready to add necessary infrastructure/personnel when we start sending internally discovered drugs into the development pipeline.

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NantWorks Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Culver City, CA
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at NantWorks (Culver City, CA) in May 2017.

    Interview

    The recruiter reached out and set up the interview. I went in and had 2 hours talk with the team in the local office. They did not focus too much on my technical skills. I can't provide the interview position because it would reveal my identity. All I want to tell future interviewee is don't bring up their eccentric founder. Pretend you don't know anything about the negative media coverage about him. They are sensitive on it. I did not bring up the negative but even complimenting their founder was not welcomed. They don't like any sign of doubt, and they like to know you don't have many other alternatives. Loyalty is the most important thing and being able to keep the secret is the other. Leadership is a cult in this company. Don't ask for future direction. Just do the job. I don't think they are very generous unfortunately. You get the paycheck and the experience to break into the sector, but that's about it. If their drug is successful, you won't become millionaire overnight.

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