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Affymetrix Reviews

Updated July 7, 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. "Lack of recognition"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, allowed to work from home as needed. Laid back work environment at the Cleveland facility. Worked independently, no micromanaging.

    Cons

    Outdated systems (software applications, documentation systems) There was a major disconnect between corporate and the satellite offices, as well as between departments.


  2. "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

  3. "I don't think I'll ever work with such great people again"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people at all levels; even being outside US, the company equipped me with all the tools to be successful, learn and improve as a professional and as a human being.

    Cons

    Salary could be higher, compared to other competitors in the market. Also, with the acquisition by TMO, a lot of great people left.


  4. "IT is (was) a mess"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    None that I can think of, Human Resources supported and defended discrimination, not the rights and benefit of employees.

    Cons

    Although employees outside of IT seemed satisfied with their jobs, IT department was the worst job I've ever had. Management, all the way up to CIO, was the most incompetent, dishonest group of people I have ever worked for. If you're looking for a job where you're micro-managed, unappreciated, and treated differently based on your race, this is (was) the place for you. Hope it's changed.

    Advice to Management

    Watch your management, interview existing employees to (anonymously) audit the activities of dishonest managers and terminate them. Investigate kickbacks from consulting firms.


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "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

  8. "Was a good place to work"

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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

    Great people and solid science

    Cons

    Company no longer exists (acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific)


  9. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work enviroment.
    Great culture.
    Good bennefits.

    Cons

    Internal burocracy.
    Low speed for all internal process.


  10. "Sr. Field Service Engineer Latin America"

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    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Senior Field Service Engineer in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Affymetrix (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company didn't have a career policy and the communication with the Manager was not good

    Cons

    The good side of the company that had a familiar environment


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