Cytokinetics - slave labor | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (3)

    "slave labor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cytokinetics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There is nothing positive here.

    Cons

    very unexperienced "Senior Management" that has not experienced success for 14 years. The worker bee "A" team has all left. There is constant turnover for years for a reason - the bad "Senior Managers" are not removed. The C suite needs an over haul. This company expects you to work 24 hours a day/7 days a week no matter how many hours you have already given (over 80 weekly for over a year). The most junior biotech employees...

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    Advice to Management

    You are the source of all the problems. 14 years at one company without a drug on the market is failure. You cannot expect worker bees to work around the clock continuously and not be reimbursed the way you are.

    Cytokinetics2017-08-23

    Cytokinetics Response

    September 18, 2017Human Resources

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We’re disappointed that you feel this way about Cytokinetics, and hope that while you were employed with us you were able to openly discuss your concerns with your manager and the HR team. On average, it takes 12 years to bring a new medicine from ...

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Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Culture is great"

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    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cytokinetics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It’s a small sized company with a great pipeline. I like that I know everyone and people seem to care about each other. The company has fun activities like themed beer busts, company picnic, giants baseball game, holiday party, and community events.

    Cons

    We don’t have some of the amenities like the newer buildings do but I heard we are looking to move in a couple years to a new building that offers it.

    Cytokinetics2019-02-14

    Cytokinetics Response

    March 12, 2019Human Resources

    We’re pleased to hear that you enjoy our culture and employee events. We believe that being able to enjoy time with coworkers helps develop bonds and create an energized, connected community. We’re excited for more fun events to come this year!

  2. "Sr. Software Engineer"

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      Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

      I worked at Cytokinetics full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good tools and technology used for the application development.

      Cons

      only few people work in software teams

      Cytokinetics2019-04-24

      Cytokinetics Response

      April 26, 2019Human Resources

      Thanks for sharing your feedback. We’re glad you valued our commitment to applied technology in your time with us. As a smaller company, we know our teams can be “lean and mean,” however we continuously evaluate where our work force should be expanded as we advance our pipeline and ...

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