Affymetrix - A great place to work with great people however company is struggling to gain market share | Glassdoor
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"A great place to work with great people however company is struggling to gain market share"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
Approves of CEO

Pros

People, benefits, flexiblity, managers, exciting work, lunch program, work from home option

Cons

Stock price, lack of market share growth, pay could be a little better, too many opinions from mid-upper management can slow processes,

Advice to Management

Focus on inovation rather than continue to market struggling products. Make sure products come to market after comprehensive quality control.

Other Employee Reviews for Affymetrix

  1. "One of the best time of my working years."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QC Lab Analyst in West Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - QC Lab Analyst in West Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free food, promote from within, family atmosphere, market leadership, cutting edge technology, diversity, supportive upper management, generous tuition fee reimbursement program and prestige.

    Cons

    Management prone to make misstep, get out of focus and tend to be high flying leading to losing market dominance and leadership.

    Advice to Management

    They should have kept the West Sacramento, Ca manufacturing facility because it is the only property that Affymetrix, Inc. owned and practically new and immaculate when it was shut down and move operation to Singapore.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work, but needs improvement!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Good benefits for a mid-size company.
    -Hard working and talented people, culturally diverse.
    -Fair spot bonus/ recognition program.
    -Great seminar program.
    -Provides a fair work-life balance.
    -Nice in house lunch program.

    Cons

    -Great technology that needs updating.
    -Aggressive time lines in product development.
    -Need rigorous in house product testing before introducing to customers.
    -Too many managers.

    Advice to Management

    -Unbalanced structure- too many managers for the number of people who work hands on.
    -Insecurity about future is making many good people leave, management needs to be more honest about company's direction.


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