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Affymetrix Reviews

Updated April 3, 2017
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Affymetrix President & CEO Frank Witney
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  • Manager depent on employees too much, they have no scientific knowledges (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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


  3. "Sr. Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - S Project Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - S Project Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Affymetrix full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice place to work, good environment, nice peers, good benefits and flexible hours.

    Cons

    No reward for the long term commitment.


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  5. "Hardworking and Rewarding"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Affymetrix (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hardworking environment for a great mission.

    Cons

    Competition is intense in part of the business. Culture after acquisition by Thermo Fisher may have changed.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bright people, lots of positive change

    Cons

    Easy to caught up in the change process and work long hours, uncommon though

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving! The buyout has changed management, of course


  7. 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.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Awesome team and great work life balance. Great cafeteria and health benefits. Management tried to give room for learning and would present new opportunities to excel in the lab.

    Cons

    The work was repetitive and sometimes the team had to do tasks that did not match the scope of the role which included admin stuff. Junior manager who did not have prior experience managing people was tricky as well.

    Affymetrix Response

    Jan 29, 2016 – Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition and HRBP

    Thank you for your feedback!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Finance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Affymetrix full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits! People within immediate department are helpful and friendly.

    Cons

    Too new with company to comment

    Affymetrix Response

    Jul 17, 2015 – Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition and HRBP

    Thank you for recognizing our benefits program! It is very comprehensive and one of the best plans I have worked with. Welcome to the Affy team!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "One of the best companies I have ever worked for :)"

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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

    Since Affy is a midsize company there is a lot of opportunity to learn and grow within the company. Colleges are very helpful and extremely friendly. Even the senior leadership is very approachable unlike other big companies. Employees are recognized for their work. I have been with the company for 4 yrs. and have no plans of leaving anytime soon.

    Cons

    It's a small company so one side you get to learn a lot but the only problem is when an employee leaves it really impacts as we have limited resources and along with that the subject matter knowledge also is gone with that employee and due to lack of documentation sometimes it's a challenge to keep systems running.

    Affymetrix Response

    Apr 22, 2015 – Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition and HRBP

    Happy to read this positive review! Keep up the good work! Yes, sometimes resources might be limited but it sounds like you work with a strong team that helps one another. Thank you for taking the ... More


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Affymetrix could be better"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Scientist in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and nice people

    Cons

    low salary, slow promotion, bad manager quality

    Advice to Management

    Annual review should be more stringent to higher level managers

    Affymetrix Response

    Apr 6, 2015 – Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition and HRBP

    Thank you for your response. Is it possible for you to elaborate more on the last comment about "annual review should be more stringent to higher level managers?"


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