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Seattle Genetics Overview

Bothell, WA
1001 to 5000 employees
1998
Company - Public (SGEN)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Targeting Cancer. Transforming Therapies.
Revolutionary science meets transformative cancer therapy

Seattle Genetics is dedicated to improving patient outcomes through advanced antibody-drug conjugate technology designed to deliver cell-killing ... Read more

Mission: Improving the lives of people with cancer through innovative and empowered antibody based therapies.

Company Updates

  • Breaking News: Seattle Genetics announces FDA filing acceptance for priority review of Tucatinib.

  • We’re proud to announce alongside our partner Astellas Pharma US, the U.S. FDA approval of the first antibody-drug conjugate for the treatment of adults with locally advanced or metastatic bladder cancer and other urothelial cancers. Thank you to the patients and families who participated the clinical trial leading to this approval, and to the doctors who led the research resulting in this new medicine for patients. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMghF

    FDA Grants Accelerated Approval to Astellas' and Seattle Genetics' PADCEV™ (enfortumab vedotin-ejfv) for People with Locally Advanced or Metastatic Urothelial Cancer, the Most Common Type of Bladder Cancer

    First-in-Class Antibody-Drug Conjugate Directed Against Nectin-4, a Protein Highly Expressed in Urothelial Tumors1,2 - - PADCEV is the First Treatment Approved for Locally Advanced or Metastatic Urothelial Cancer Following Treatment with Platinum-based Chemotherapy and a PD-1 or PD-L1 Inhibitor - Seattle Genetics, Inc. (Nasdaq:SGEN) and Astellas Pharma Inc.

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Seattle Genetics – Why Work With Us?


Advancing Breakthrough Therapies for Cancer

Seattle Genetics is a biotechnology company focused on developing and commercializing innovative, empowered antibody-based therapies for the treatment of cancer. We are the industry leader in antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs), a technology designed to harness the targeting ability of monoclonal antibodies to deliver cell-killing agents directly to cancer cells. ADCs are intended to spare non-targeted cells and thus reduce many of the toxic effects of traditional chemotherapy, while potentially enhancing antitumor activity.

Passion for Helping Patients

We’re passionate about making a positive impact on the lives of people with cancer. Team members bring that enthusiasm to everything we do, striving to attain individual goals while recognizing the power of working collaboratively to realize Seattle Genetics' vision of improving patient outcomes. Put your passion to work at Seattle Genetics.


Improving the lives of people with cancer through innovative and empowered antibody-based therapies.

We have built a strong corporate culture around the values of integrity, scientific excellence, teamwork, innovation and mutual respect. Seattle Genetics embodies an entrepreneurial spirit that advances breakthrough therapies, which is why we are an acknowledged leader today in antibody-drug conjugate technology.

Values

Passion for helping patients
Revolutionizing therapy for people living with cancer

Integrity
Honesty, respect and trust guide us

Scientific excellence
Premier science empowers our passion

Teamwork & mutual respect
Shared dedication drives successful collaborations

Innovation
Entrepreneurial spirit advances breakthrough therapies

Great work environment
Commitment and opportunity inspire purposeful contribution

We value integrity, scientific excellence, teamwork, innovation and mutual respect.

At Seattle Genetics, we are passionate about positively impacting the lives of people with cancer. Team members bring that enthusiasm to everything we do, striving to attain individual goals while recognizing the power of working collaboratively to realize Seattle Genetics' vision of improving patient outcomes. Put your passion to work at Seattle Genetics.

As a company leading the field in developing antibody-drug conjugates, Seattle Genetics fosters an environment that recognizes the challenges of breaking new ground by creating opportunities for focused intellectual curiosity and professional growth. Our state-of-the art facility gives our team members the resources to succeed. Located in Bothell's Canyon Park area, Seattle Genetics is close to major highways, dining and shopping.

Seattle Genetics provides a competitive compensation and benefits package (including stock options, medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, employee stock purchase plan and 401(k) plan).

If you are passionate about bringing the best of yourself to everything you do, Seattle Genetics offers challenges, opportunities and rewards. We want to hear from you!

Living in the Pacific Northwest

With ready access to Puget Sound, lakes and mountains, residents of the Seattle area enjoy skiing, hiking, boating and a world-class trail system for bicycling, running or walking. A robust and diverse cultural scene includes multiple theater, music, dance, art and sports venues, providing access to the best of local, national and international talent. The Pacific Northwest is rich in scientific research and discovery, and home to leading academic and research institutions, including the University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Proximity to Vancouver, B.C., the San Juan Islands, Portland, Oregon and the Olympic and Cascade Mountains makes it easy to play as hard as you work. At Seattle Genetics, you’ll find a rewarding career in a place you will be proud to call home.

Seattle Genetics Reviews

  • "Patient and science focused company"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Bothell, WA
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    I have been working at Seattle Genetics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Passion for patients, collaborative atmosphere, transparency from leadership, awesome coworkers

    Cons

    Can be difficult to progress in your career in some departments

    Advice to Management

    Try to make sure that career advancement opportunities are equal in the different departments

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Seattle Genetics Photos

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Seattle Genetics Interviews

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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Seattle Genetics.

    Interview

    Met the manager and team who I interviewed with for 4 or so hours. Was a very long interview, but it went by quickly. They went through my resume and asked me about my past experiences, how would I work in a team, etc.

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Seattle Genetics Awards & Accolades

  • Technology Fast 500, Deloitte, 2014
  • Technology Fast 500, Deloitte, 2013
  • Most Innovative Growth Companies(6), Forbes, 2011
  • BizCycle Certified Workplace(Silver), Cascade Bicycle Club, 2015
  • Leaders in Health Care(Innovation in Biopharmaceuticals), Seattle Business, 2012
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