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Pharmacyclics Overview

Sunnyvale, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Pharmacyclics, LLC is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing innovative small-molecule drugs for the treatment of cancer and immune mediated diseases. Our pharmaceutical drug development candidates are synthetic small-molecules designed ... Read more

Mission: At Pharmacyclics, we intend to create medicines that improve both the quality and duration of patient lives. This requires hard work, sacrifice, money, organization, communication, affinity for what we do and a willingness to be of service to others.

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Company Updates

  • Final Presentations from our remaining interns today! Each presentation exhibited their accomplishments and new skills attained during their time here. We truly appreciate all the efforts they have contributed to their respective departments.

  • Final Presentations from half of our interns today provided insight into the robust projects they've been working on this summer at PCYC! They made a significant impact while working along side department mentors. #OurFuture

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Pharmacyclics – Why Work For Us?



Every day, too many people miss out on the beauty and richness of life: A morning cup of coffee, reading to a grandchild, noticing a neighbor’s garden while out for a walk. These are treasures when someone has the strength, vitality, and opportunity to enjoy them. However, to a person dealing with life-threatening illness, opportunities like these can be erased by the overwhelming struggle to regain health and hold on to hope.

At Pharmacyclics, our every effort is directed to bringing new therapies to life: treatments that help people return to the lives they love as quickly and easily as possible. We believe there is nothing more powerful than giving back in this way. We believe there is nothing more valuable than turning hope into reality and allowing people to focus on the splendor in every day. This is what we call the magic of normal—and we want this for as many people as possible.


We are the visionaries and innovators who believe anything is possible and we are not afraid to reach for the stars even when others see only darkness. We are changing the story for people impacted by cancer and immune-mediated inflammatory diseases. We are true allies of patients and caregivers who face serious unmet medical needs. We uphold our commitment through an unwavering determination to develop transformative medicines whose safety, efficacy, and tolerability outweigh their risks. We do this not because it is easy but because it is right, and because helping others is integral to what we believe.


To build a viable biopharmaceutical company that develops and commercializes novel therapies intended to improve quality of life, increase duration of life, and resolve serious medical needs. We will do so by identifying and controlling promising product candidates based on exceptional scientific development and administrational expertise, developing our products in a rapid, cost-efficient manner, and pursuing commercialization and/or development partners when and where appropriate. We exist to make a difference for the better and these are important times to do just that.



"We strive to be professional across all that we do. We realize that competence involves observation, study and practice. We realize that knowledge is as valuable as it is applied to improving conditions we face.
We realize that by assuming responsibility, we open ourselves up to new ability. We believe in open two-way communication.
We believe that a problem defined is a problem that can be resolved. We believe that at its core, innovation means to introduce change: “in” means enter and “novate” means to change or replace. We believe each of us is capable of innovation.
We believe in transparency. We believe in performing our duties in 100% compliance with the regulations that govern our activities.
We strive for our medicines to serve as allies to patients and caregivers that face serious unmet healthcare needs. We are committed to scientific and administrative excellence, integrity and doing what it takes to make things go right.
We believe 'making a difference for the better' is a source of unparalleled joy.



Working together to make a difference for the better

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Our people are our greatest asset. Passion, innovation, collaboration, and determination drive our culture. “Can’t” is not in our vocabulary because we believe that anything is possible and that mediocrity is not an option.

We realize that by assuming responsibility, we open ourselves up to new ability. We believe in shared two-way communication.

At Pharmacyclics, we strive to develop and commercialize novel therapies that make a difference for the betterment of patients. This creates opportunities for our employees that allow them to do the best work of their careers as they contribute their expertise toward developing cures for disease areas with significant unmet medical needs.

Our culture is the expression of who we are, what we stand for and how willing we are to be of service to others.

We believe that attracting, developing, and retaining a base of employees that reflects the diversity of our customers is essential to our success. We believe every one of us has the potential to become a genius. Together, we are a team of high performers who respect and value each other’s unique talents.

We believe that a problem defined is a problem that can be resolved.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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    Former Employee - Data Management in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Data Management in Sunnyvale, CA
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    I worked at Pharmacyclics full-time (More than 3 years)


    Drug. CDM Leadership and CDM Team. I would have stayed but for the cost of living in the Bay Area. Current leadership doesn't care about OT levels.


    Can be long hours, tough if you have a family. Single with no kids employees or employees who like to escape their families lack understanding that spending time with family is more important than work. Small group of career saboteurs whose only job skill is looking to blame people is probably what can account for the very bad reviews. Identify them quickly and let them know you won't be pushed around and they will cower when confronted directly. Also transition to new ownership is always bumpy in the best of circumstances.

    Advice to Management

    Watch the CDM team and see how it is done, with positive attitude, mutual support, willingness to intelligently disagree without holding grudges, how not to be a workaholic and still be highly productive.

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Pharmacyclics Interviews

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    Associate Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sunnyvale, CA
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    The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Pharmacyclics (Sunnyvale, CA).


    Hiring process was very disorganized, took over 3 months, many people involved with no clearly defined roles, interviewers were generally nice and professional but seem to be very scared..., no follow up

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Pharmacyclics Awards & Accolades

  • Prix Galien Award, 2015 Prix Galien USA Award for Best Pharmaceutical Agent, 2015

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