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Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated February 26, 2017
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Lexicon Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and Director Lonnel Coats
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    great management, wonderful co-workers, good work-life balance

    Cons

    none that I can remember


  2. "Great Mission"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    The work you do can truly benefit patients in need

    Cons

    Must be able to adapt to an evolving corporate culture and structure. Lexicon is continuing to evolve into a pharmaceutical company with product(s).


  3. "Overall ok"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate II in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Research Associate II in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people. Opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    Lacks stability due to fluctuation in availability of grants. Frequent layoffs


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Lexicon could have been best company ever"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    -Great coworkers
    -always had top-notch equipment available
    -small company atmosphere allowed everyone to make an impact

    Cons

    -constant fear of burn rate
    -severed the research component to save money to focus on two compounds being pushed to an NDA
    -other compound lost in preclinical will never see any further focus

    Advice to Management

    the new CEO seems to have a good track record for a company at this stage. he should be able to make the remaining two compounds in the clinic reach market but there is no long term science remaining at the company


  6. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Higher salary than most R&D

    Cons

    Lots of layoffs while I was there. Poor job security.


  7. "Communications Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Communication and Investor Relations Specialist in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Communication and Investor Relations Specialist in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company doing wonderful things. Enjoyed everything about the job except for job security.

    Cons

    Had many layoffs because the company is in beginning stages and paying lots of money for clinical trials.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great Experience and people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone in my department was friendly and helpful and wanted to help me learn. They had a cafe and a cafeteria that the company subsidizes so everything was about half price ($2 for an entree and sides) of what you would get it for if you eat out.

    Cons

    Low intern pay for the amount of work done. Volatile company, has gone through multiple rounds of lay offs.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great springboard company for biotechnology opportunities in the Houston area"

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    Current Employee - Principal Research Associate in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Principal Research Associate in The Woodlands, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Technology, laid-back culture, and colleagues who are experts in their fields.

    Cons

    High risk stage company that is very volatile

    Advice to Management

    Transparency with employees and fairness.



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