Theravance - Friendly, engaging coworkers with young energetic spirit that is slowly morphing into a bureaucratic mess | Glassdoor
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"Friendly, engaging coworkers with young energetic spirit that is slowly morphing into a bureaucratic mess"

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Former Employee - Research Associate II
Former Employee - Research Associate II
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Easy to approach anyone of any level and talk to them
Company is strong on fit and generally tries to get people who are looking for more than just clocking in and out
Fantastic brain trust in research
Good work-life balance for the most part

Cons

Hours can be inflexible during certain projects
Promotion and career advancement support is sometimes spotty
Senior management often cuts from the bottom before hitting the fat in the middle

Advice to Management

Spend more time trying to develop talent from within rather than firing and hiring from the outside
A lot of recent layoffs have involved gutting a whole department and then rebuilding it, often causing friction

Other Employee Reviews for Theravance

  1. Helpful (1)

    "fine"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - RA II
    Current Employee - RA II
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    more opportunities for the small scale

    Cons

    not stable. middle management is awful.

    Advice to Management

    watch your middle level management


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome company culture, insane workload"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Quality Assurance in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Quality Assurance in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Theravance as a contractor

    Pros

    Hands down, one of the best company cultures I've ever experienced, and I've worked for some of the largest and most well-known biopharma companies in the industry.
    - warm, friendly vibe
    - small, close knit family style company
    - free fruit
    - awesome coffee machines and kitchen amenities
    - lots of cross-functional interactions
    - great attitudes and lack of condescension from PhDs and upper management
    - super supportive and helpful IT staff
    - fun holiday events

    Cons

    - All roles extremely busy
    - everyone wears many hats and works long hours
    - contractors go several terms before getting hired on as FTEs
    - certain groups woefully understaffed
    - some nepotism resulting in unfair situations

    Advice to Management

    Company culture is utterly fantastic, but please make sure your head count meets departmental requirements. I will be leaving the company and all of its awesomeness simply because the workload is more than I can bear.

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