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Array BioPharma Reviews

Updated February 7, 2017
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  1. "Moving towards Commercial"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Array BioPharma full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company is getting ready to move into Commercialization and is ensuring targeted growth and related spend so there are a lot of potential growth opportunities. Offers flexible work environment, good group of employees who have experience and want to see the company do well.

    Cons

    Space in the office is limited, benefits are evolving not as strong as some of other commercial companies.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to get feedback across the company.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Not well managed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Array pays well and has good benefits, including 401k match, paid disability insurance, etc. There are good people who work there.

    Cons

    There is not a focus on good personnel management. Morale is low. CEO and COO mostly want to pad their CVs. There is a "cool kid" inner circle that gets what they want, and people outside that group are understaffed, overworked and unappreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to how unhappy your people are and put some effort into making Array a good place to work.


  3. "Decent Company with Changing Culture"

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    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Boulder, CO
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Array BioPharma full-time

    Pros

    Talented scientists, one of the last remaining biotech/pharmaceutical companies in the area.

    Cons

    The current culture has a more "big pharma" feel and open, critical evaluation of data is no longer appreciated or encouraged.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Chaotic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Array BioPharma (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, very smart and hard working employees. Location in Boulder is fantastic, flexible hours and telecommuting opportunities.

    Cons

    Immature senior management fosters a locker room mentality. Constant changes in priorities and inconsistent messaging leads to whiplash effects in staff.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and act like adults. Set priorities, goals and direction, and then get out of the way and let the staff do the work. Be patient and let us finish before moving the goal posts.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Lost their direction"

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    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great colleagues, good benefits, great location. Flexible hours makes this place bearable. Off site training is encouraged.

    Cons

    Unless you are in the clinical group, hiring has been stagnate. Upper management is among the worst that I've ever experienced and has no clue what they are doing. They have either fired or run of any upper management executive that cared. I will be surprised if this place is not a virtual company within the next 2 years. The moral at the company is horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Respect and communication will go a long way. Don't talk about how much you care and what are common goal should be and then do something that goes against everything that you just said.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "no leadership"

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    Former Employee - Director IS in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Director IS in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good potential with new products

    Cons

    no leadership communication, strategy, most staff disgruntled and leaving


  8. "Rewarding and stimulating job as Sr Buyer in biopharma company for 13 yrs."

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    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Longmont, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Array BioPharma full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    II loved working with world class chemists and biologists who discovered and developed new pharmaceutical compounds

    Cons

    Uncertainty of stability of the company as focus changed from drug discovery to clinical development and new executive management

    Advice to Management

    Pay closer to allocation of resources for the company;s future rather than large expenditures for new executive furniture and marketing ventures.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great people to work with"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Boulder, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Array BioPharma full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Competitive Salary, great people, great work/life balance. High quality research with great educational and professional development opportunities.

    Cons

    Layoffs happen about every 2 years. There's not many other companies in the area that do small molecule discovery so when layoff happen, plan to relocate.


  10. "Good company with lots of upside."

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    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Associate Scientist in Longmont, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best Paying job in Area. Good science. Potential upside of new drugs and big payout

    Cons

    Long hours, hyper competitive, but mostly competent employees.

    Advice to Management

    Need direction. Not sure if they have business plan.


  11. "Research investigator"

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    Current Employee - Research Investigator in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Research Investigator in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Array BioPharma full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good scientific core and strong employees. Ability to move rapidly from target concept through clinical proof of concept. multiple capabilities from compound generation, structural biology, computational chemistry with highly experienced medicinal chemists and biologists leading from the bench. Teams are able to quickly change focus to provide support for multiple projects.

    Cons

    dysfunctional management that consistently gives different direction. A complete lack of focus and undefined goals

    Advice to Management

    Clearly define corporate goals and disseminate one voice to the employess


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