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Affymetrix Reviews

Updated March 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Awesome team and great work life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • Nice place to work, good environment, nice peers, good benefits and flexible hours (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1. "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.


  2. "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


  3. "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


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  5. "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.


  6. "Regional Marketing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Many changes with the Thermo Fisher Acquisition


  7. "Great Company"

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

    Pros

    Flexible management, knowledgeable leadership, and friendly colleagues.

    Cons

    Location on the East side of Cleveland is not ideal


  8. "Digital Marketing Specialist"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Affymetrix as a contractor

    Pros

    Good work life balance existed till the company got acquired.

    Cons

    Middle management should be thoroughly evaluated to see if they have the necessary experience to be managers and not appointed for all the wrong reasons or else this causes loss of morality in the employees working under them creating a toxic environment with less focus on productivity. Recently, two of our team members left due to the unhealthy environment.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be respectful of people who actually "do" the work.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and team oriented with customer focus.

    Cons

    Work load is a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Don't overwork your team for risk of burnout.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great work environment and people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company culture and people is what makes Affy a great place to work. Mutual respect and collaboration is usually the norm at the company. The company does appear to really value the employees that work there.

    Cons

    There is a lot of initiatives going on at the company and it would be great if the company can really decide what to focus on and plan a strategy from top down to bottom up on achieving a smaller yet impactful set of goals.


  11. "work life balance is good"

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

    Pros

    nice people, work life balance is good

    Cons

    no set processes or structure



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