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"Saying yes is more important than knowledge"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Fast decision making
Deep pipeline
Good people

Cons

Lack of big pharma experience in the senior management team
Right now compounds are more important than the right compounds
Meeting deadlines is much more important doing good science
Clinical development has too many people with discovery experience and no development knowledge
Pay is much lower than industry average unless in very senior management
Advancement for non Ph.D scientists is not very good

Advice to Management

Refocus on doing good science
Reward people for their knowledge and abilities, not because they blindly do what you tell them
Put experienced people into clinical development
Treat staff with respect, look after them as well as you look after your own self interests

Other Employee Reviews for Exelixis

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not a bad place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are extremely helpful. They are always willing to offer a helping hand, are supportive of your efforts, and offer constructive criticism to help make your work higher quality.

    Cons

    It can be very busy with some pretty tight deadlines. They have very high expectations of all their employees. As with any company I have worked for, I am cynical of the honesty of upper management.

    Advice to Management

    You can be more open and honest with the employees.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Exelixis"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Many knowledgeable people to work with. Small company, so great opportunity to learn a lot and do many different things. Good medical benefits. Company shuts down between Xmas and New Year so you get an extra week off.

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than industry standard. Annual and spot "bonuses" are extremely small. Company gives stock option grants, but the price per share has been dropping steadily for many years, so there is little hope that anyone will ever be able to exercise options. There is never any money for training of any kind, and rarely any for travel to conferences (unless you are in Development). Career ladder for bachelors/masters-level scientists is somewhat limited. Some managers are apparently poorly (or not) trained and are unable to solve personnel problems.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the career ladder for the bachelors and masters-level scientists. Adequately train people who are in charge of managing personnel so that they can deal with problems in an effective, impartial way.


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