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Affymetrix Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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  • Many changes with the Thermo Fisher Acquisition (in 4 reviews)

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

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  1. "Senior Director"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director
    Former Employee - Senior Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Affymetrix full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great management, result-oriented, talented colleagues.

    Cons

    It was acquired by Thermo Fisher in Jan 2016.

    Advice to Management

    irrelevant, irrelevant, irrelevant, irrelevant, irrelevant, irrelevant, irrelevant, irrelevant, irrelevant, irrelevant, irrelevant, irrelevant, irrelevant, irrelevant, irrelevant,


  2. "Good people, could improve on reporting infrastructure"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Affymetrix full-time

    Pros

    Product drives interesting research, BU's lead by people I liked to work with

    Cons

    Legacy infrastructure, relatively slow to promote high performers

  3. "overall, i like working in here."

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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

    good location for bio-tech in south bay

    Cons

    management is kind of messy. too many VP.

    Advice to Management

    please short of management layer.


  4. "Bio Process Tech"

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    Current Employee - Bio-Process Technician in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Bio-Process Technician in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Affymetrix full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Affymetrix was a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Affymetrix was sold to another company and now the site will closing at the end of the year.


  5. "Overview"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Affymetrix full-time

    Pros

    Company culture, people, gold standard product

    Cons

    Politics, people, management, long commute


  6. "IT Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Affymetrix full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Provides Good Work life balance

    Cons

    Revenue growth was on decline


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Best benefits of any company I've worked for

    Cons

    They are going to sell out to a bigger company

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "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


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