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Affymetrix Reviews

Updated July 7, 2017
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  • Manager depent on employees too much, they have no scientific knowledges (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "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.

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "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


  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)

    "Good experience, but progress is stifled by a lack of advancement opportunity."

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility with regard to hours worked.
    Health benefit cost is low.
    Fairly good lunch program, $5 per day.
    Friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    Comparably very low wages.
    Lack of opportunity for advancement.
    Heavy workload.
    Management not transparent.
    Poor communication from management.
    "What have you done for us lately" attitude from management.
    Promotions and pay increases are tight to a very bureaucratic and red taped HR system.
    Pay increases are only given once per year and are very limited.
    Outdated equipment and machinery.
    Almost non existent R&D.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more because the cost of living in Santa Clara is extremely high. Replace lost talent instead of expecting others to pick up work load permanently. Promote based on merit and not director favoritism.

  8. 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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Utterly poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Compassionate, knowledgeable and smart colleagues. Work culture is open.

    Cons

    Management style is very orthodox and seem to make decisions at random. No employee growth plans.


  10. 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.


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