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Corcept Therapeutics Reviews

Updated July 6, 2017
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Corcept Therapeutics CEO and Director Joseph K. Belanoff
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  1. "A focused company with experienced staff"

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    Former Contractor - Independent Consultant in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Contractor - Independent Consultant in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Corcept Therapeutics as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Experienced staff; knows how to get things done
    Focused Executives

    Cons

    There have been many staff changes over the last few years.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "day to day management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, incredibly intelligent and respectful... but not necessarily experienced in what they are trying to achieve.

    Cons

    Not sure they have the best team in place to lead in the complicated world of pharma

    Advice to Management

    Work with the people who do the day to day job and manage the people you lead. Give people responsibility AND authority to do their job.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "It could be so much better if company cared about its employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The salaries are very competitive, even high compared to other pharmaceutical companies. CEO is warm, communicative and the employees like and respect him.

    Cons

    There is a great deal of secrecy and lack of communication with employees from the president. The good people leave and under-performers are tolerated. There are no consequences for not performing and no incentives to do a great job.

    Advice to Management

    We need HR! There are no clear rules - every employee is treated differently according to his/her supervisor's whim. Company needs to step up and show more professionalism and less favoritism.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Corcept needs to get with the program!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Exciting pipeline
    - Pay is competitive
    - Decent benefits
    - CEO is kind, warm and optimistic
    - Convenient location

    Cons

    - Not a modern Bay Area company by any stretch of the imagination
    - Very much behind the times when it comes to operational efficiencies and work ethics
    - Management lacks emotional intelligence
    - Slackers are tolerated and others have to work harder because of it
    - No HR department resulting in disparate treatment of employees (favoritism, issues swept under the rug, unprincipled employees take advantage of the system)
    - No growth opportunities
    - CEO is largely unavailable, so the president runs the show

    Advice to Management

    Be more proactive in handling the employees that don't pull their weight. Award those that make valuable contributions. Address counterproductive management styles and handle employee complaints with professionalism. Invest in employee education and development. Abandon the archaic work style. Communicate with employees so they aren't always left wondering what's really going on.