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Affymetrix Reviews

Updated October 4, 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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    • Senior Management
    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. "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

  3. "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.


  4. "fdfd"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Affymetrix full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work and enjoy life

    Cons

    Nothing to share at the moment


  5. 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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "workday HcM Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Workday HCM Consultant in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Workday HCM Consultant in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Affymetrix (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Its awesome company to work

    Cons

    Not much locations ,no more comments

    Affymetrix Response

    Feb 8, 2016 – Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition and HRBP

    I appreciate you taking the time to write a review; thanks for your feedback!


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Global reach - local feel"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Affymetrix full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility: My department understands there's more to life than what happens inside this building. I am a proven producer, and have a lot of autonomy. My manager is comfortable with my judgment about taking a few hours for a Dr's appointment, leaving early to volunteer at my kids' schools, or flexing my start/end times around to fit with other commitments in my life

    Cons

    For a while, IT Helpdesk support was flaky or slow to respond. That seems to have gotten better over the last few months.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the team together! With changes in the business world, relying on the horses what brung ya will keep us going strong.

    Affymetrix Response

    Jan 15, 2016 – Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition and HRBP

    Thank you for your commitment to Affymetrix!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Summer Internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great internship program which really allowed me to learn a lot and apply what I had learned in school to real work experience. I was able to work with a great team and the internship was only part time which I thought was perfect for the summer.

    Cons

    Didn't find any cons working here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the internship program and try and add more to other departments if possible because the company is so great, students should be able to experience it in all fields here.

    Affymetrix Response

    Sep 24, 2015 – Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition and HRBP

    Thank you for your response! We are very happy to hear you had a positive experience at Affymetrix!


  9. "Great Company!"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends

    I have been working at Affymetrix as a contractor

    Pros

    -Everyone is very nice there. It makes for a great working atmosphere.
    -Give you a steady work load to bring you up to speed.

    Cons

    -There are no cons that I have experienced working here so far.
    -I have seen some other people get frustrated having to work with others over in California, having to be accommodating for the time difference.

    Advice to Management

    -Keep doing what you are doing!

    Affymetrix Response

    Aug 14, 2015 – Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition and HRBP

    Thank you for your feedback. Keep up your positive attitude!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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

    I have been working at Affymetrix full-time

    Pros

    Work with great minds and very goal driven individuals

    Cons

    competitive workplace and difficulty moving up

    Affymetrix Response

    Jun 25, 2015 – Sr. Manager, Talent Acquisition and HRBP

    Thank you for your review!


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