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Affymetrix Reviews

Updated July 7, 2017
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  • Manager depent on employees too much, they have no scientific knowledges (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Affymetrix full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance, awesome team.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity for advancement


  2. "Lack of recognition"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Affymetrix full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, allowed to work from home as needed. Laid back work environment at the Cleveland facility. Worked independently, no micromanaging.

    Cons

    Outdated systems (software applications, documentation systems) There was a major disconnect between corporate and the satellite offices, as well as between departments.

  3. "Sr. Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Great staff and very good benefits

    Cons

    Upper level positions only available in Santa Clara

    Advice to Management

    Utilize strengths of staff from all sites


  4. "Senior FSE / Field Service Engineer IV"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Affymetrix full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    freedom of movement. interesting client base. good salary. respect from customers

    Cons

    absent management
    top down decisions
    failure to replace former workforce


  5. "IT is (was) a mess"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Affymetrix full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None that I can think of, Human Resources supported and defended discrimination, not the rights and benefit of employees.

    Cons

    Although employees outside of IT seemed satisfied with their jobs, IT department was the worst job I've ever had. Management, all the way up to CIO, was the most incompetent, dishonest group of people I have ever worked for. If you're looking for a job where you're micro-managed, unappreciated, and treated differently based on your race, this is (was) the place for you. Hope it's changed.

    Advice to Management

    Watch your management, interview existing employees to (anonymously) audit the activities of dishonest managers and terminate them. Investigate kickbacks from consulting firms.


  6. "Some great people at Affymetrix"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Affymetrix (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Provides opportunities to acquire new skills and investigate other departments through mentoring and special projects

    Cons

    Internal office politics got in the way of greater success


  7. "Was a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Affymetrix full-time

    Pros

    Great people and solid science

    Cons

    Company no longer exists (acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific)

  8. "accounting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    great benefit!
    lunch program on site

    Cons

    not that i know of.


  9. "One of the best company to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Affymetrix full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work Life balance
    Working Environment
    Supporting team
    Company culture
    Supporting Management and HR

    Cons

    For me Nothing as of now


  10. "Contract Designer"

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Tacoma, WA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Affymetrix (More than a year)

    Pros

    great place for entry-level job

    Cons

    Fair pay. Great people.


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