Karyopharm Therapeutics Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2020

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Karyopharm Therapeutics Chief Executive Officer Michael Kauffman
Michael Kauffman
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  1. Featured Review
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    "Fast growing company building up talented staff to work for a great cause"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Newton, MA
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    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Karyopharm Therapeutics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people working for a great cause Lots of internal community events Lots of new talent shaping the culture to drive change to grow beyond a startup Good opportunity to learn Good investment in their staff to continue learning Good compensation & benefits with a flexible work environment Modern tools and technology

    Cons

    It's a company growing beyond start-up phase so there are lots of things to establish and figure out. This causes normal growing pains, however, they have hiring good talent to help drive needed change People who have been here a while are operating under old unwritten rules, therefore, new hires need to bring their influencing skills to show them the way

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  2. "A great patient-first company with great vision, innovation and dedication to patients!"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Scientist 

    I have been working at Karyopharm Therapeutics full-time

    Pros

    Lots of different kinds of exciting clinical trials to work on so as to bring medicine to patients suffering from many diseases! Feel fulfilled, productive, and influencing the world every day!

    Cons

    We sometimes do need to speed up to full-power and work very long hours every day for a while to meet urgent deadlines, if some people call it cons. In fact, I do not call it cons, that should be how it looks like at every patient-first pharmaceutic company.

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    Karyopharm Therapeutics Response

    August 5, 2020Senior Vice President, Human Resources

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience @ Karyopharm. The insight you provide is very helpful and will be critical as we continue to evolve our culture, especially during this new virtual environment!


  3. "A productive and collaborative environment"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Karyopharm Therapeutics full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues are awesome! Direct managers are very supportive. Lots of learning opportunities. Extremely rewarding to see the drug get approved and the work comes to fruition.

    Cons

    Like all late-stage clinical teams, the work pace can be fast at some critical time points and we need to plan our time ahead of it.

  4. "Great work culture!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Medical Director in Newton, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Karyopharm Therapeutics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very motivated and interactive team. Friendly environment and good career prospects.

    Cons

    I have not experienced any.

  5. "A great working place"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Newton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Karyopharm Therapeutics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of career development opportunity. People are very friendly. A very nice company culture.

    Cons

    Needs some work/life balance occasionally.

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  6. "Karyopharm is like getting an immediate work family"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - N/A in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Karyopharm Therapeutics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Training was a clearly a focus for new hires, and well thought out. Team was very accommodating and helpful from the beginning. Encouraging environment where executive leadership even knows your name and offers assistance. Something other big companies don't typically do.

    Cons

    Small companies, you may work harder... but the benefit of working hard pays off in the end.

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  7. COVID-19

    "Excited to be part of the Karyopharm team!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Business Partner in Newton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Karyopharm Therapeutics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Growing pharma company that is helping cancer patients - Lots of opportunity for professional growth - Experienced & professional co-workers

    Cons

    I am new to the company & started at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. I have been working remote, but no complaints. It was a seamless onboarding and I can't think of any cons to note here.

    Karyopharm Therapeutics Response

    June 29, 2020Senior Vice President, Human Resources

    Thank you for sharing your experience so far @ Karyopharm! We've been fortunate to keep growing during this pandemic and the new colleagues who have joined the team have been such an amazing addition, especially under such unexpected circumstances. As you continue your journey, please continue to share feedback.

  8. COVID-19
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    "How a company treats you in a crisis..."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vendor Management in Newton, MA
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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Karyopharm Therapeutics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I started at the company as COVID19 caused the offices to close so onboarding and working were done and is still done remotely. How a company treats an employee in a crisis like this speaks volumes to how they will treat an employee under normal circumstances. With 100% honesty, I can say that Karyopharm has been nothing but patient, supportive, and understanding in this time. In a time when a company actually has an excuse to de-prioritize the employee, they empower instead.

    Cons

    Our goal is to stave off cancer and COVID19, so I don't think this is a "con" as much as it is - be prepared to work long hours when you can. We are here to support our patients, which means there may be work late nights and on weekends. But if you feel like the company gives back to you as much as I do, then you won't mind putting in the time.

  9. "New Hire Review"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Specialist, Corporate Communications in Newton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Karyopharm Therapeutics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Established biotech company that has so many great things going on . They are a very patient-centric company as well as always having their employees best interests in mind.

    Cons

    Since working remotely at a new position it is sometimes hard to get the quick answers you need.

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Positive Changes are Brewing"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA

    I have been working at Karyopharm Therapeutics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, incredible science, lots of opportunity to grow within the company, stretch roles or projects are encouraged and supported , and most important - the employees here are incredible human beings that I am honored to be associated with. The new head of HR has really come in and helped to make this company about the patients AND about the people who are so committed to serving those patients. There is a new feeling around the office of more teamwork and comraderie. I can honestly see the changes and improvements having a meaningful impact. I'm excited for this new development and to see where we will go as a community as well as a company over the next few years.

    Cons

    Workload has always been challenging here because we know how much completing some work as quickly as possible can change the life of a patient. We set very aggressive goals because of this which can cause burnout but I feel like it is starting to turn around.

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