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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. "Good people, could improve on reporting infrastructure"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "Affymetrix Finance"

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    Former Intern - Finance in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Intern - Finance in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Affymetrix as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to understand "big picture" at all levels of the company and management.

    Cons

    Due to size of Finance organization, not a lot of different opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you!


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "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


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