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Dynavax Technologies Reviews

Updated January 20, 2018
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  1. "Great things come in small packages"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dynavax Technologies full-time

    Pros

    CEO actually speaks to employees, is very transparent, and friendly
    Recent changes are improving productivity and building strong teams
    Great People
    Flexibility
    Cohesive Team

    Cons

    Benefits are challenging with a smaller company
    Communication between functional areas could be better

    Advice to Management

    Remember we are all on the same team


  2. "Quirky Quality Dept"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The takehome pay is incentive to come and the office is close to major freeways . Nothing positive can be said about Dynavax . The disjointed quality department does not in fact pay attention to detail this was demonstrated during the
    Talent acquisition process. If the Human Resources department takes years to find candidates imagine what happens when true talent does land in the candidate pool and that person is teased out because the interviewer is afraid talent might elbow them out of the high tittle role they got from company jumping .

    Cons

    Human Resources takes years to months to make decisions . It has a staff of very negative and judgmental quality assurance associates . They will waste the time of candidates to ask obvious questions that are quality first year scenarios . It is again a set up for failure model that allows managers to manipulate and control staff in an attempt
    To utilize perception management .

    Advice to Management

    None hopeless

  3. "Lab Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dynavax Technologies as an intern

    Pros

    Great place to learn, wear multiple hats, understand how processes work.

    Cons

    Long work hours, however they are more lax with interns, not much room to move


  4. "Great work place, Great people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company respects and cares about their employees. Recently there was a layoff and the management handled it very well. It is a quite place to work, everyone is very focused and cares about the success of the company. I have been working there for almost a year and I am very happy. Benefit is great.

    Cons

    I would like to see more employee activities. It seem like everyone is in their own bubble.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing they all are very awesome people to work with.


  5. "Contractor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Dynavax Technologies as a contractor

    Pros

    Nice management, nice people, cooperative and competent.

    Cons

    Low pay. It is difficult to say since I am not an actual employee.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "I enjoy working at Dynavax; It's a fast paced environment where I can wear many hats; they encourage learning and growth"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berkeley, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fair compensation; great benefits; closed between Xmas Eve and New Years Day; 20 days PTO and 12 holidays. They are flexible with start and end times, and treat employees with respect.

    Cons

    Changing environment; must be able to keep pace.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "A great place to work for...."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice people, good benefits, room for growth/opportunities

    Cons

    Not too many cons I can think of.

  8. "The time has never flown so fast"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I'm able to utilize my skills to add value to the organization, and I feel I'm appreciated for my work.

    Cons

    People are busy busy busy; leaves little time for team building

    Advice to Management

    Share more company information


  9. "Auf einem guten Weg...."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Direkte Kommunikation, kurze Wege, nette Kollegen.
    Ein interessantes und gutes Produkt kurz vor der Zulassung und einige mehr in Vorbereitung.
    In den letzten zwei Jahren hat sich viel zum Guten entwickelt.

    Cons

    ...Arbeitsbelastung ist immer noch ziemlich hoch, die deutsche Niederlassung ist (zu) stark USA-gesteuert und hat zu wenig lokale Einflussmöglichkeiten

    Advice to Management

    Mehr Unabhängigkeit wagen von der Muttergesellschaft wagen ( aber ob die das zulässt....)


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Eine Firma, die sich nicht für ihre Mitarbeiter interessiert"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Dynavax Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Kleine und überschaubare Firma. Gut erreichbar zwischen Köln und Düsseldorf gelegen.

    Cons

    Eine Geschäftsführung, die sich nicht für ihre Mitarbeiter interessiert. Managementfehler werden auf die unteren Ebenen durchreicht. Daraus resultieren eine völlig vergiftete Arbeitsatmosphäre, frustrierte Mitarbeiter und eine sehr hohe Personalfluktuation.


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