Arena Pharmaceuticals - Good company to work for but a lot of corporate politics | Glassdoor
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"Good company to work for but a lot of corporate politics"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
Approves of CEO

Pros

Flexible company. You are able to balance family and work well. Benefits are good. Stock options are ok. Since it is a smaller company you get to know and interact with many people including the CEO. You are not pigeonholed into one job function and are able try new things. This will greatly expand your resume. There IT department is Fantastic!

Cons

Corporate Politics. There is just too much of it. Check out this book "Games at your work". Upper management does what they want and do not take your opinion into account (they try to make it look like your opinion counts but it doesn't). Project prioritization is poor, constantly shifting.
Low salary. Raises are poor.

Advice to Management

We are all trying to achieve the same goal. Don't compete to see who can do it better or faster. Rather, work together and communicate information it will avoid duplicated work.

Other Employee Reviews for Arena Pharmaceuticals

  1. "Fantastic Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arena Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Good Management, lots of perks, good working team environment, flexibility

    Cons

    There is a lot of work to be done


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arena Pharmaceuticals full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Dynamic, smart, energetic, collaborative team! I was not sure what to expect coming into a company with such a long history and so many changes, but so glad I did. The new team is delivering clinical results on the world class GPCR research that Arena was always known for. Happy to be part of it!

    Cons

    Traffic and location are tough.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    Arena Pharmaceuticals Response

    Jul 21, 2017 – Vice President, Global Human Resources

    Thanks for your review and being a part of the team!

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