Elysium Health Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2020

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (2)

    "Working Hard to Make a Difference"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY

    I have been working at Elysium Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Positive and enthusiastic work environment to make a change in the healthcare industry. I have had a tremendous amount of learning opportunities to expand my knowledge and career, this made me realize this is a great company to work for. All employees work very well together to achieve goals and launch new products. Management rewards employees who work hard and strive to make a difference. The work can be challenging and fast paced as the company grows and expands the product portfolio, but the mission driven approach makes it all worthwhile.

    Cons

    Startup challenges with threading that needle, although with the help of upper management we have always hit our targets

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Truly mission-driven!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Elysium Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I searched for a company like Elysium for years - the company's mission closely matches my personal mission to improve the quality of life for people so having the opportunity to do a job every day that aligns with my values and purpose in life is a privilege. Additionally, employees at Elysium have an unparalleled opportunity to work with the best scientists and institutions to improve human health. The company's commitment to scientific research and quality also means that you can trust that the products are effective and safe - my entire family takes Basis and will soon take Matter. When I meet new people and I tell them about the work that I do, they're always incredibly impressed with how fulfilling and exciting my job is and, very likely, jealous.

    Cons

    As with any startup, establishing a work-life balance can be hard. This is especially true at Elysium because the mission is so important and every employee has a unique opportunity and responsibility to meet the goal of helping people lead healthier lives.

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  3. Helpful (4)

    "Outstanding place to work , do what you can to work here."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - N/A in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Elysium Health full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Incredibly smart team - Mission focused - Good recognition of talent, if you work hard you will be rewarded - Engaging and considerate founders, they make time for everyone who wants it - Easy to wear many hats - Fun and relaxed office

    Cons

    - Team is small, employees are meant to work hard - Culture is a little harsh, employees are often held to higher degree of responsibility than previously used to. Affects people different way.

  4. Helpful (6)

    "Tremendously Toxic Work Environment - Do What You Can To Never Work Here"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Elysium Health full-time

    Pros

    - Learned a lot... about what I do not want in a workplace - Grateful to the office snake plants and emotional support dogs - Work could be rewarding at times

    Cons

    At first you'll most certainly be reeled in by the mission, but within weeks of working here the toxic culture becomes glaringly evident. Just a few examples: - Wave goodbye to your work/life balance. You'll be expected to arrive early and stay super late to say nothing of whether you're actually meaningfully working. - Wave hello to nepotism. Questionable roster of VPs overtly lacking in proven leadership savvy and experience, at least one of which was hired without undergoing the interview process. - Teetotalers and lightweights need not apply. Heavy alcohol drinking is on the menu and very much encouraged. Mustn't say "no" to the shot. - Start, stop, repeat. Too many failed projects to name, despite countless meetings plus hours and dollars spent. Projects frequently halted with little or no clear explanation much less a "thank you for your hard work." - About that work/life balance again. Employees are allowed THREE wfh days per calendar year. - High school all over again. Complete with exclusive cliques, gossiping, rude insults, and openly dismissing other employee's opinions and ideas - all from the top down. - In this episode of Fear Tactics: Leadership known to coerce employees into writing positive Glassdoor reviews PLUS employees routinely fired without a blip on the radar or so much as a "sorry everyone we had to let [name] go." - Beaucoup legal woes. Google it.

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  5. Helpful (7)

    "Failing company fueled by nepotism, alcoholism, and false values"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Elysium Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    not much, free water and snacks

    Cons

    High amount of nepotism within leadership, who hires their friends to complete the tasks which leadership should be doing, but since everyone is best friends and alcoholics, nothing gets done and fake work is produced by people who think they are the "brand and voice" masters of the world but really just BS their way through their job. Company is in serious danger which is obvious by the fact that the leadership cut half of the employees who were not in leadership.

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  6. Helpful (8)

    "Get informed...Do your research"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Elysium Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fancy coffee machine, great music in bathroom

    Cons

    My experience at Elysium Health was extremely unpleasant. BEFORE you think about working for this organization, use whatever resources you have to contact a current or former employee for candid departmental specific details. Also: 3 days/year MAX work from home with permission from management. The 'unlimited' vacation policy = 3 weeks + permission from management I found the Leadership and upper management lacked transparency, I also found any disagreement with management was dismissed. DO YOUR HOMEWORK its not hard to find the truth if you look for it!

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    "Lacking maturity in management"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Elysium Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Catered lunch and snacks. The feeling of working for an important mission

    Cons

    Absenteeism from C-levels felt commonplace. Leadership qualities are weak and practically non-existent. Culturally did not care about good management and professional development. You’re rewarded for looking like you’re working hard and long hours, but working smart is not recognized. Too much effort lost in dreaming and ideas, while little effort is put into execution. Strategy, planning, and execution was not done seriously. Executives seemed to get very bored by what it takes to run and grow a business. Meetings with executives lacked focus and were not productive (if they even happened. CEO/COO cannot keep a schedule). The mission was supposedly science and health oriented, but importance was put on marketing and sales. It seemed like they often felt threatened and distracted by competitors. Business practices felt shady (well documented and published online). A clicky culture where only favorites and yes-people succeed. Very ego driven, unprofessional and immature demeanor from executives. Big alcohol culture that came down from the top.

  8. Helpful (10)

    "uncomfortable and unprofessional culture"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Elysium Health full-time

    Pros

    typical startup perks like fancy office, free snacks and lunches, gym reimbursement. some people could move between teams.

    Cons

    young "leaders" with no business trying to be leaders. they act like college kids, buddying up to favorites who they'd drink white claws with at the office when they were even at the office. execs were barely visible but would show up on occasion to enforce the inflexible work from home policy and fake "unlimited" vacation. pressure to drink at company events was huge and always came from the top. lack of female leadership or interest in promoting women or listening to them. company had an unhealthy obsession with competitors. regularly unproductive meetingsdue to lack of direction. zero communication or transparency about deadlines, goals, pivots, hirings/firings/people leaving the company. zero trust or care for employees. such an unprofessional place to work.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Love this company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Elysium Health full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing people working around you, company lunches every Friday, ability to converse with upper management, never left in the dark, snacks on snacks, dog-friendly office

    Cons

    Have not found any cons yet

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  10. Helpful (8)

    "Great Vision, Mediocre Execution."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Elysium Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working with some educated, passionate people. Nice office.

    Cons

    Very Silicon Valley. Company fails to adequately reward hard working individuals. Poor work/life balance (this varies by team) but overall there's an expectation to stay late and be available at late hours. There's very little room for growth and department managers will offer misleading opportunities.

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    Elysium Health Response

    February 4, 2020Senior Associate, People Operations

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are very sorry to hear your experience at Elysium Health was less than satisfactory and did not match our intention of being the best place you have worked. We strive to do right by all our employees and are constantly looking for ways to improve to ensure that every employee has a great experience. We would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your concerns and invite you to reach out to the People Ops team to set up a time to talk.

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