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"Great potential with disastrous management underneath"

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Former Employee - Project Manager
Former Employee - Project Manager
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Seattle Genetics full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Excellent benefits, great pay, the work they do there is top notch!

Cons

Management and communication with management is terrible. So much competition and infighting they will not help you succeed and actively help you fail once your reputation is damaged. The internal processes are overly complicated and full of workarounds due to no one being willing to admit processes are not optimal and try new approaches. Relationships with vendors is detrimental due to lack of willingness to admit internal policies are not optimal. Little to no upward mobility. Promotions are hired from outside rather then promoted from within.

Advice to Management

Stop competing with each other and employees, learn to be more flexible and willing to pivot to/try out different ideas.

Other Employee Reviews for Seattle Genetics

  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Bothell, WA
    Former Intern - Intern in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Seattle Genetics as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Innovative concept, great drug pipeline, frequent meetings with senior management guys

    Cons

    not much space for new employees


  2. Helpful (5)

    "IT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Seattle Genetics full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers, area is nice, pay and benefits are good as well.

    Cons

    Poor communication between management and both the internal IT structure and the organization as a whole.

    Decisions and changes are made with little thought for what it entails to carry out said decisions and with little/no interaction with staff. Management is unable/unwilling to set a global standard, with exceptions granted for every policy.

    Little room for advancement as the group structure is in flux and is reliant on management making decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep upper management out of the daily work, there is too much micromanagement. Create more opportunities for upward mobility. Listen to the people who do the work before making decisions based on what sounds good or what the business partners want.

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