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Lexicon Pharmaceuticals The Woodlands Reviews

Updated June 5, 2017
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The Woodlands, TX

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Lexicon Pharmaceuticals President, CEO, and Director Lonnel Coats
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  1. "intern review"

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    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals as an intern

    Pros

    friendly atmosphere, approachable seniors, flexible timings, lot of experienced people to learn from.

    Cons

    no relocation benefits, no R&D labs anymore


  2. "Great company culture!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great people to work with
    - Benefits

    Cons

    - Layoffs
    - Pay
    - Opportunities for growth

  3. "Great training ground; negotiate a high salary at start date"

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    Former Employee - Scientist in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Scientist in The Woodlands, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Great training ground for early discovery work. Lots of talented people.

    Cons

    Grew too big too fast. Previous CEO did not focus on a few select disease indications early enough. Very hierarchical. Great performance reviews did not translate into promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Reward ALL employees for hard work with $$.


  4. "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


  5. "Growing small company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX

    I have been working at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and health insurance

    Cons

    Very small company with limited funds

    Advice to Management

    Grow grow grow.


  6. "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.


  7. "Quality Assurance Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Consultant in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Consultant in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learning experience for my quality skills, reviewing, revising and writing SOP, forms and a Quality Manual for Lexicon.

    Cons

    Still in the 3 phase of development after 10 years.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of experience...worthless options"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Scientist in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of experience gained...good connections made

    Cons

    Worthless options...mostly because the reputation of the egotistical and immature CEO preceded him.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience. Exceptionally talented, professional, intelligent people. Never a dull moment."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Exceptional people in every department. They hire the best in the business and only those that are willing to work day and night. Very helpful environment where each department can be counted on to pull their weight. Collaborative. Given opportunities to take on as much responsibility as you may want in many departments due to the size of the company.

    Cons

    Unstable. Constant threat of lay offs. They require a partner or investor to ever be able to move beyond phase II. They only get three stars due to instability, otherwise, it would have been 4 stars.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent with employees.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great company environment"

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    Current Employee - Vivarium in The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Vivarium in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, vacation time, perks

    Cons

    Don't know how long they will be in business.

    Advice to Management

    None


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