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Affymetrix Reviews

Updated October 13, 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. "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


  2. "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

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. "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.


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    "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.


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