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Exelixis CEO Michael M. Morrissey
Michael M. Morrissey
29 Ratings
Pros
  • "I worked with truly great people who formed a community filled with optimism and hope for a great future for Exelixis(in 5 reviews)

  • "(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "The final decision about promotions are made by upper management who may not even know you(in 5 reviews)

  • "Senior management is not quite proffessional(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Med Affairs 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Exelixis full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Positive Environment, smart people without a chip on their shoulders

    Cons

    May want to diversify further

    Exelixis2019-05-07
  2. "Toxic work environment that will not get better. Stay away."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Exelixis full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    New facilities close to a walking path by the water front, eat club. Company has a good balance sheet.

    Cons

    This is a toxic environment. Management at the senior level are micro managers. This applies across the entire organization. People have no idea about team work either. Instead, everyone is for themselves and are ready to back stab people around them any chance they get. Culture is one of arrogance.

    Advice to Management

    Start trusting your employees that they can do the work. Build a team environment where everyone is accountable for success or failure.

    Exelixis2019-05-10
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Clinical Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Exelixis full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great location, benefits, and low-stress. You aren't juggling multiple projects at once (unless you are a director) and there's opportunities to learn. Management really cares about their employees that they invested an Exelixis ferry from South SF to Alameda.

    Cons

    Everyone is new and so there's a huge learning curve. We are in it together

    Advice to Management

    keep it up!

    Exelixis2019-03-27
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Positive experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Exelixis full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Company makes a huge effort to keep employees happy EAT Club meals provided, brand new offices, exercise equipment, transportation options Great team environment - they really try to get everyone together as a whole group by putting on holiday events, happy hours, and lunch gatherings

    Cons

    Growing pains - this exists whenever a company is growing rapidly; people working long hours; easy for morale to be down Processes need to be streamlined More support for management (trainings, etc)

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on your employees

    Exelixis2019-03-25
  5. Helpful (1)

    "It is what you make it."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Exelixis full-time

    Pros

    Nice office space in new (or newly renovated) building People are very kind Great transportation options for people to get to work Very organized

    Cons

    A little politicking- but nothing out of the ordinary in my experience. They could definitely streamline some processes. But at least they have some. Better options for food would be nice. Not much nearby and the EatClub credits they give you are great but it would be nice to have outside options.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and listen to employees. The company is doing so well right now!

    Exelixis2019-01-08
  6. "Administration"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Exelixis full-time

    Pros

    everything about this place is awesome

    Cons

    I don't think there are any cons

    Exelixis2018-12-11
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Work in progress"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Exelixis full-time

    Pros

    New facility is nicely remodeled. Company puts an effort to care about employees.

    Cons

    New facility is in a bad location; hard to even find food nearby. A lot of office politics. Lack of teamwork. Arguments and aggression is heard in hallways. Many unhappy people and people quitting. Culture is to blame, and no accountability. This makes everyone keep to themselves, and people afraid to speak up.

    Advice to Management

    Review middle management, and consider changing the people to correct the culture of this company.

    Exelixis2018-12-26
  8. "Great job"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Alameda, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Exelixis full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good team environment, great management, room for growth

    Cons

    When it's slow, it's sloooooooow

    Exelixis2018-10-12
  9. Helpful (8)

    "EXELIXIS Leadership knows how to Demotivate Employees:"

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    Former Employee - Research Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Exelixis full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    None worth sharing about this company. As one reviewer wrote RUN!!!

    Cons

    It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and than tell them how to do their job. Companies hire smart people so they can contribute to the success of a company. Unfortunately Exelixis continues to demotivate their staff and treat them as disposable commodities. They make mountains out of molehills for simple things as an employee needing time off or wanting to take their lunch earlier. Employees should feel comfortable...

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    Advice to Management

    Demotivated employees perform poorly and then walk out the door at the first opportunity. When employees quit, the top reason for their resignation is their relationship with their leadership. People don't quit companies. They quit their bosses. Throwing employees under the bus rather than standing up for your staff in distressing moments is a sure way to lose points. If you want to build loyalty, you must demonstrate...

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    Exelixis2018-10-22
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Associate Research Scientist II"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Exelixis full-time

    Pros

    Very potential small molecules company.

    Cons

    Senior management is not quite proffessional.

    Exelixis2018-08-26
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