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"Poorly managed neuroscience in vivo group"

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Former Employee - Scientist in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Scientist in San Diego, CA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Arena Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

The best benefits of any company in the San Diego area. A few nice people to work with who know what needs to be done.

Cons

The management and project teams did not move projects forward in a timely manner. There was a deplorable lack of decision making that kept everyone waiting for work to be done. The associates and a handful of key (i.e. popular) lab heads operated at a low capacity but were falsely regarded highly by upper management. As a result of the lack of interest in their career development, associates became uninterested and lacked motivation. In the end, the work environment became depressing and unbearable. Any individual with skill or talent slowly left the company for better opportunities.

Other Employee Reviews for Arena Pharmaceuticals

  1. "Great place to work, good work/life balance."

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    Former Employee - Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Scientist in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arena Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunities for scientists to be creative, which is often rare in industry.

    Cons

    The usual precarious job security common with startups.

    Advice to Management

    Full steam ahead.


  2. "Good learning experience, no room for growth."

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    Former Contractor - Senior Research Associate in San Diego, CA
    Former Contractor - Senior Research Associate in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arena Pharmaceuticals as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good employee stock purchase plan. There used to be a lot of great team building, offsite events. Benefits were above average.

    Cons

    Low pay and too many cutbacks on benefits. The amount of work was not consistent. Long meetings with no decisions being made.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved with your employees.

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