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"Strong company that hires the best in the scientific community."

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Former Employee - Contract Chemist in Research Triangle Park, NC
Former Employee - Contract Chemist in Research Triangle Park, NC
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Scynexis is a young company filled with upstart scientists with something to prove to the pharmaceutical industry. Although they are as reserved as most Europeans are, the management are quite friendly and the atmosphere is very relaxed. Salaries are quite competative for the industry and North Carolina.

Scynexis spreads its work over two areas: research with a large pharma partnership, and contract chemicals. This allows the company to make a profit (as long as larger companies keep ordering custom chemicals) while still doing research on their own intellectual property.

Scynexis is located centrally between Raleigh and Durham in the beautiful area of Research Triangle Park.

Cons

Obtaining a permanent position with Scynexis is extremely difficult. The company "employs" contract workers (with no benefits) for most non-scientific positions and many sub-PhD scientific positions. The pay-rate at Scynexis for contractors is far below the national average for the industry. Unless you have a PhD, you should not expect to find a permanent position with Scynexiss.

Scynexis hampers its scientists with overbearing safety protocols which can make even the simplest tasks time-consuming and aggravating. However this can be explained by numerous, very minor mishaps in their labs over the years. Many of the researchers are young and not as familiar with the substances they work with and therefore do not treat them with the respect they deserve. As a rule of the industry: accidents will happen, but with experience comes the ability to do the work safely.

Advice to Management

Scynexis management needs to get over it's aversion to the masters and bachelors degrees.

Other Employee Reviews for Scynexis

  1. "Scynexis"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Scynexis full-time

    Pros

    Company was founded by group of employees after R-P layoff. Great esprit de corps and scientific capability.

    Cons

    Spinoff of drug development function radically reduced the size of the company. Now a virtual pharma company developing an anti-fungal treatment.


  2. "Intern in the analytical support team"

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    Former Intern - PhD Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Former Intern - PhD Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scynexis as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The team was small but very enthusiastic and I have learnt so much by working with them. The company atmosphere was really friendly.

    Cons

    Truly speaking, I do not see any cons for the position I hold during my year at SCYNEXIS,Inc. Maybe the fact that work slow down around summer time but that is about it.

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