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Morphotek Reviews

Updated January 12, 2017
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Nicholas C. Nicolaides
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  1. "Accounts Payable Associate"

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

    Pros

    Excellent Accounting Supervisor.....Willing to share knowledge and experience

    Cons

    Follow thru on receipt of goods by purchasers

    Advice to Management

    Know more about employee potential


  2. "Senior Supply Chain Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Supply Chain Analyst in Exton, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Supply Chain Analyst in Exton, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Communication, Teamwork, Support, Integrity

    Cons

    Lay off in March was unexpected. Directed by parent company, Eisai.

    Advice to Management

    Stay on target walking the talk


  3. "Overall ok"

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

    Pros

    friendly, Free food on several days of the month

    Cons

    not stable, low salary, too many distractions

    Advice to Management

    focus on what really matters


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  5. "Great Place, Awesome People"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morphotek full-time

    Pros

    The HR department works hard to deliver a variety of programs aimed at increasing cross-department communication. Although there may be budget cuts in some areas, the dedication to offering benefits not found at many other companies remains strong. Changes have been made in the last couple of years that have made it more enjoyable to come to work every day.

    Cons

    Would like more Executive involvement in events and more frequent communication. People start making their own assumptions if they don't know what's going on.


  6. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exton, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exton, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    After being out on the workforce and employed by various companies, Morphotek is by far the best company to work for. It offers competitive pay, generous benefits, flexible work schedule to balance your work and personal life. There are many amenities and social functions for employees to interact with one another who work in different departments. The culture is team and family oriented. Many intelligent people with various educational, scientific, and business backgrounds.

    Cons

    Too much gossip and assumptions that are untrue and have no fact behind them. Some employees feed negativity to others and they don't understand the whole picture, and why things are the way they are. Morphotek is a wholly owned subsidiary of a Japanese Pharmaceutical company who calls the shots. Budgets have been slashed, and unfortunately people were let go, and hiring freezes were initiated. Contractors were prohibited from becoming permanent employees due to budget constraints. Some departments were permitted to convert contractors to F/T and also hire externally depending on the company goals and objectives that depended on those positions to achieve the goals. Not all employees and contractors understand why certain individuals were hired and others were not. Funds are micromanaged by the parent company. Employees should understand that costs have a different impact when disbursed for capital expenditures vs operating costs. Employees ask why are funds spent on renovations and not the science? The answer is simple, capital costs do not affect earnings per share but operating costs do. Many people do not understand why businesses do what they do because they are not privy to all the details.

    Advice to Management

    Cut back on the social functions and amenities. Communicate more to the employees and have more of a presence even though times are tough.


  7. "good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morphotek full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    easy-going, nice people, great culture

    Cons

    no direction, poor science, poor management


  8. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exton, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Morphotek full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work Life balance, talented scientists.

    Cons

    lack of transparency. Even though small company, silos exist. Reward and Recognition is dependent on which department you work in. Lack of long term vision. Too


  9. "Like anywhere, it has its good days and bad days"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Morphotek full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Weather delays/closures when warranted
    Vacation allowance is ok

    Cons

    Favoritism
    Silos exist
    Squeaky wheel mentality when that isn't always the best solution

    Advice to Management

    Don't allow those with direct access to your office or the loudest voice be the only voice you hear


  10. "Now what?"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Research in Exton, PA
    Former Employee - Clinical Research in Exton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Morphotek full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I read the reviews about how great it is to work at Morphotek and I agree. Got to work from home at least one day a week. They buy lunch sometimes and have lots of fun things to do during the day like pool and foozeball. But we start to wonder if that's because there really isn't anything much to do any more. It's great if you want an easy day with good pay. It's owned by a bigger company from Japan now so that might provide more stability for what was once a small company. Easy to get to. Benefits are same as a big pharmaceutical company. Vacation given is pretty good. The people are good and some smart people work there. The CEO tries to keep people happy by having fun events during the day.

    Cons

    ...but how long can the company last? It's public knowledge that the clinical trials have failed. Employees want to hear what is next so they will decide to stay. The pay practices and promotion processes seem based on who is liked by senior people and don't seem based on how well you do. It's a big concern to me that there have been so many laid off and not replaced in the past few months. Budgets have been slashed. We needed to hear a positive message. Why is the CEO always working from home?

    Advice to Management

    put away the "suggestion boxes" you have put up and set up some one on one meetings to ask people what they think. tell us what's going on so good people might stay. give us the real deal on what is happening. be visible and transparent.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Overall great environment, but at times questionable techniques."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Morphotek full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Great benefits. Competitive pay. Great perks (volleyball court, Foosball, pool table, summer BBQs). For the most part the people are great. Promotions exist and there is an annual bonus (based off company goals). PTO and STO is lumped together but you get a decent amount and they are pretty easy going about taking off (as long as you do your job). The facilities are very accommodating and comfortable as long as you're not picky or overly sensitive. Upper management strives to make the employees happy.

    Cons

    Someone hit the nail on the head in a previous review when they said "Shoot first, then ask questions... ...mentality". Some departments spend boatloads of money on products with zero planning then find out they cant use it. I feel that some people are over paid and others underpaid, but over all the pay is probably pretty fair. Company priorities are odd. Sometimes upper management is unwilling to put their foot down to practice accountability and deny ridiculous requests (ie. installing skylights in a rented building). From an employees perspective there is a lot of unnecessary spending (renovations and such). Certain people realized that if they go straight to upper management with their complaints they get whatever they want, no matter how unnecessary. Other people found out that if they purposely break their equipment they will get brand new replacements with absolutely no repercussions while honest people are stuck with the same antiquated hardware for years. Money is seemingly tight yet never an issue. Certain departments seem to be exempt from hiring freezes or other company wide limitations. I understand that some of these cons may just be part of reality, but in a company setting (controlled environment) they should be able to be limited or eliminated.

    Sorry if this was a bit of a rant. Most of this may be considered nit picking. I'm not trying to bash or anything. This is a great company overall, but it's in human nature to focus on the negatives. That's how we make things better. In the big picture, this company is a fantastic place to work and far better than most.

    Advice to Management

    If you are going to spend loads of money, try to make it on things that will make employees more productive/happy (better equipment, salaries, bonuses, moral boosters) rather than making offices ridiculously large or putting skylights in rented buildings. Implement more accountability, it will save the company money and save certain people their sanity. Send out more anonymous inter company surveys to get more honest opinions. No one will tell the CEO their honest opinions to his face out of fear.... Not that he is mean, but it's just how things work.



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