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Found 52 of over 57 reviews
3.2
45% Recommend to a Friend
Agenus Chairman and CEO Garo Armen
44% Approve of CEO

Found 52 of over 57 reviews

3.2
45%
Recommend to a Friend
44%
Approve of CEO
Agenus Chairman and CEO Garo Armen
Garo Armen
31 Ratings

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great Vision

    Aug 18, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Exciting potential on the Horizon and for years to come.

    Cons

    No risk, no reward. Potential for crowded space initially will require differentiation.

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Toxic culture

    Jul 28, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -provide catered lunch -host monthly birthday celebrations - community

    Cons

    -Managers with little to no experience managing -Unprofessional workplace, lots of gossip goes around and there is always somebody spreading rumors

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  3. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Learn & Leave

    May 18, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    You can learn a lot because of the ever changing company priorities - you're constantly putting out fires. There's room to grow because you'll always be doing more than one job. Inevitably someone else on your team will quit, so you might get a promotion due to that.

    Cons

    A lot... upper management follows the CEO's lead or they get cut. Sr. Director/Director level tries their best to follow the changing priorities and usually, the good ones leave after 1-2 years for their resumes sake. Some room to grow in the middle, but you will work really hard to do it and there is NO work/life balance unless you happen to have a good manager. Lowest level/entry level personnel are subject to favoritism as their only chance at advancement. Overall - it is a toxic environment & everyone is scared to even walk by the C-Suites. No unique or fun retention or engagement programs either.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  4. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Do yourself a favor and run away fast

    Jan 1, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Free lunches (during pandemic) Mediocre benefits Some good people in the RA space

    Cons

    If you are below the director level, they have absolutely no respect for you as a person. The most hierarchical place I have ever worked. If your superior has an issue or your group has an issue, the blame will be put on the lowest ranking person. Never have I felt so disrespected and bullied. Makes you feel like you’re terrible at science and at being a team player. Communication distribution to the group as a whole needs a lot of work. Curiosity and learning is discouraged. HR is useless and will side with whoever has the higher rank. The c suite is all tight personally and don’t understand the work or care about the people below them. As another review said, the directors are competitive with each other to the detriment of the groups that work for them. I also have never been in such a misogynistic a workplace, women definitely had their work cut out for them compared to the men. They also tend to hire at a lower title and pay than most deserve. Expect you to put the company above everything else in your life.

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    4 people found this review helpful
  5. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Good company

    Nov 17, 2021 - Executive Assistant in Lexington, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Passionate to the mission of cancer

    Cons

    Lack of clarity on professional development

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Well established

    Oct 17, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good scientific environment, good colleagues

    Cons

    High work demand and expectations from managers, slow promotion

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  7. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Some pros, many cons

    Apr 26, 2021 - General 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The team I had was great and everyone was very friendly. Free parking & lunch

    Cons

    A significant amount of the processes in place are extremely bogged down by outdated systems and a lack of interest in investment. It is extremely clear that there is a disconnect between upper management/the executives and what the employees need/want. Work life balance is truly up in the air and dependent on one's own philosophy as some work until the late hours of the night while others clock out right at 5. While there is no issue with either there is also no clear vision from the company as to what is best practice. While I do think there are some remarkable people who work here the focus from what I've seen is on the brand, rather than the company's best assets which are the people.

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    A Company with Potential, but needs improvement

    Apr 23, 2021 - Scientist in Lexington, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    work-life balance was ok, lunch seminars were nice

    Cons

    No uniform treatment of promotion or career advancement. The entire HR department left, leaving a skeleton crew.

    2 people found this review helpful
  9. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Amazing opportunity for those of who work hard for it

    Apr 6, 2021 - Senior Scientist in Lexington, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    It's a small enough company to get that innovation and opportunity to work with multiple teams. If you are energetic and willing to put extra efforts into your ideas, you can definitely do it at your expense. If you put in the time and effort you can get visibility and opportunity to collaborate on different projects. I personally was able to advance and learn so much thanks to the opportunity I didn't let it pass by.

    Cons

    Typical issues with many companies also exist here especially in these covid times. Lots of turn over and some disorganization with constant changing priorities.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  10. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Company standards

    Mar 22, 2021 - Data Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great at version control mostly

    Cons

    No structure in coding anywhere

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Agenus has an overall rating of 3.2 out of 5, based on over 57 reviews left anonymously by employees. 45% of employees would recommend working at Agenus to a friend and 43% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -5% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Agenus employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Agenus. This rating has decreased by -6% over the last 12 months.

45% of Agenus employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Agenus 2.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.4 for culture and values and 3.2 for career opportunities.

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