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"A reasonable biotech-turned biopharmaceutical company"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Rigel Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Early on, the company had a reputation of honoring good science and treating scientist well
Management maintained a relative transparent governance policy
Decision making is relatively less bureaucratic

Cons

Over the years, the company has lost a focus on good science
Favoritism has been played in key groups
The company, though young, seems to lost its vigor of innovation and discovery

Advice to Management

Maintain focus on science and productivity

Other Employee Reviews for Rigel Pharmaceuticals

  1. "RA 1"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great learning environment. Friendly people to work with. Great atmosphere to work in. Would work with the people again if given the chance. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Low funding, starting to lean more toward commercialization. Less focused on research. Not the ideal place for research and development.

    Advice to Management

    None I can really think of. Everything seemed to be going well except the recent big cut of work force but I guess that was needed to maintain progress toward commercial of the main candidate.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "No longer a good place for Research/Science"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in South San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rigel Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Rigel used to be an excellent place to work in Research & Development. Salaries were above industry standards. Great benefits package. Innovative research, novel disease indications pursued, and terrific resources allocated in research (equipment & budgets). Small company where you know most of the employees. Very generous with stock options grants given out annually.

    Cons

    Rigel has been plagued with many clinical failures. Half of research was laid off in September 2016 (just below the number of employees and the % of company that would trigger the WARN act) and I suspect the days are numbered for all the other employees remaining in research. Not a transparent company. The two biology groups were not collaborative to the point of being secretive. Several high level employees 'retired' according to emails/press releases in the last two years, but that is clearly not true for two or three of these individuals. The new HR department takes pride in getting new hires at the lowest salary possible (below industry standards), has reduced the frequency of promotions and salary increases, and in general has had a negative effect on the workplace.

    Advice to Management

    FYI 1.5 weeks of severance pay for every year worked IS BELOW INDUSTRY STANDARDS.

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