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Updated Nov 9, 2021

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4.0
79%
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94%
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Nektar Therapeutics President and CEO Howard W. Robin
Howard W. Robin
53 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work Culture and Work Life balance are great(in 6 reviews)

  • "Good Pay and benefits and thats about it(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Senior Management is running this small Biotech as if it were a Pharma company(in 4 reviews)

  • "High turnover of management and very little work life balance(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Good People and Great Mission

      Sep 2, 2021 - Accounting Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really great people. Everyone is always offering to help to provide guidance. Various opportunities to learn, especially cross functionally. Pay is competitive. Benefits are great including health insurance, HSA, FSA, 401 K match. Mission of the company is great.

      Cons

      So far no major complaints. Have really enjoyed working here.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      NA

      Nov 9, 2021 - Process Technician in Huntsville, AL
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      You will get plenty of hours.

      Cons

      Hours and shift change is tiring.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Exciting time to work at Nektar

      Nov 3, 2021 - Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Exciting time to be at Nektar- on the verge of having end point clinical trial data for our first Nektar branded drug. Amazing science behind our product and we work to cure cancer. The people are smart, compassionate, collaborative, helpful and collegial. Mid-size company so I can do a variety of things and not be siloed. I love my team.

      Cons

      It is busy with a lot of work to accomplish and never a dull moment. Those wanting to coast or not put in the work will not succeed at Nektar.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Nice place to work

      Sep 9, 2021 - Recruiter III in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      The team and leadership. A good work life balance

      Cons

      processes can be long but nothing out of the ordinary for a mid sized company

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Great place to work

      Aug 12, 2021 - Director in Huntsville, AL
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Nice people, good friendly working environment. Pays competitively and allows flexibility. The benefits are great including health insurance, HSA, FSA, 401 K match.

      Cons

      There is really no downside to working at Nektar. The people are friendly, politics is non-existent, management encourages equal opportunity

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Company

      Jul 26, 2021 - Research Associate III 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      I was a contractor hired to full time during the pandemic. This company has adapted well to the current climate and has fostered professional develop at a healthy pace while still challenging me.

      Cons

      Lack of lab space but it’s a work in progress.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Job title is Director Clinical Pharmacology

      Jul 29, 2021 - Clinical Pharmacology in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      High salaries with good benefits

      Cons

      No an easy work environment

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Mixed Bag, Get to Know Management

      Jul 13, 2021 - Research Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Management does a good job of meeting employee needs, attentive to project goals and team needs.

      Cons

      Upper management has trouble retaining talent. Poor advancement opportunities at certain levels.

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Okay

      Jan 29, 2021 - Scientist in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Mission beach location was nice

      Cons

      Internal politics got in the way of effective collaboration

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good Science

      Jan 11, 2021 - Management 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great colleagues to work with, good science,

      Cons

      Workload may be heavy at times

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