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Updated Nov 11, 2021

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3.8
72%
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70%
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Ionis Pharmaceuticals Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stanley T. Crooke
Stanley T. Crooke
28 Ratings
Pros
  • "Ionis is a very employee focused organization(in 4 reviews)

  • "Nice work environment and friendly co-workers around you(in 3 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Focus on "demanding intensity" and "staying small" can impact work/life balance(in 6 reviews)

  • "At Ionis people do talk to each other, so long as they are Ions, the clever name they give to FTEs(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Amazing

      Nov 11, 2021 - Assistant Director in Carlsbad, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits, Vacation, Time -Off, Sick time allowed, beautiful area

      Cons

      They are slow to promote within.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      Sep 27, 2021 - Research Associate in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      No micromanagement, fun group to work with

      Cons

      Busy and upper management don't get it

      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Lots of pipeline potential but go back to the basics on culture

      Jun 23, 2021 - Associate Director in Carlsbad, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      -Decision making puts patients first -Strong science, great research leaders -Really great team overall, best I've worked with in my career

      Cons

      -Culture has shifted in recent years. Big pharma mentality is starting to take over leading to a lack of transparency, an increase in information brokering, and less empowerment of low to mid-level management

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      2 people found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to live your career

      Sep 9, 2021 - Department Administrator | GMP Quality Assurance in Carlsbad, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Transparency, loyal, hard working team, and fun environment.

      Cons

      Great rewards for hard work.

      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Kinda sucks, but location is nice

      Oct 6, 2021 - Associate Scientist 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Nice Kitchen, Clean Lab, Beautiful area

      Cons

      The People the management the favouritism

      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Wonderful company

      May 27, 2021 - Administration in Carlsbad, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Ionis really cares about their employees. You work with amazing people who are generally nice and very dedicated to their role in supporting the development of life saving medicine. The benefits are excellent and the perks are great. The HR team is kind and supportive.

      Cons

      Work/life balance appears to be an issue for many. Ionis is pretty intense.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Amazing Workplace

      Jul 15, 2021 - Scientist in Carlsbad, CA
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Supportive, non-competitive, educational, dedicated to the work for their patients

      Cons

      Small, trying to stay small

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great place to work

      Jun 22, 2021 - Associate Director 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Great environment, good people, and Management listens and generally cares about what employees say.

      Cons

      N/A I have no negative comments

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    9. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Terrible

      Aug 8, 2021 - Global Administrator in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They had a nice location and office space, but I didn't like the people in the West Wing.

      Cons

      The people were spying on me and I didn't like it. I felt unsafe at all times.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Former Employee

      more than a drug company

      May 1, 2021 - Vice President in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      commitment to science and data based decidions diversity of pipeline very intelligent dedicated employees

      Cons

      competitors pulling ahead trying to do too many things stubborn against using newer technologies

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