Nektar Therapeutics Reviews

Updated Jun 4, 2020

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Nektar Therapeutics President, CEO, and Director Howard W. Robin (no image)
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Nektar Review"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Data Manager in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nektar Therapeutics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Supportive Senior Management at Nektar Pharmaceuticals

    Cons

    Nothing at this time. I was very pleased to work for this company.

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  2. Helpful (5)

    "Need to work on diversity, equity, and inclusion"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nektar Therapeutics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are very good. They have a great 401K matching system. Also, the salaries tend be higher at Nektar.

    Cons

    The company has been shaped by a culture that has privileged the experiences of a certain group of people. Everyone is hyper-individualistic and disconnectedness from each other. Makes it very clear who is welcomed in the spaces and who is not.

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  3. Helpful (10)

    "Toxic. Run don’t walk from this place"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nektar Therapeutics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The health care benefits are good!

    Cons

    Management. Human Resources. Culture. Environment. Work/life balance. HR allows harassment, retaliation. Toxic and abusive work environments to take place on all levels. Employees can’t feel safe to report issues. It’s every man for themselves.

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  4. "Wonderful Working environment"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nektar Therapeutics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are friendly Lunch is good

    Cons

    Located in the very busy area

  5. Helpful (10)

    "I was not a fan"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Nektar Therapeutics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    they are close to the 4th and King Caltrain station some very nice coworkers new building at 360 3rd is very nice

    Cons

    lack of forward thinking and planning led to non-stop scrambling as priorities shifted day to day. Very reactionary. lots of nepotism and politics. very high level people involved in low level decisions. some departments not open to changing/ evolving processes.

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  6. Helpful (6)

    "Great company who is passionate about their mission/science as well as their employees"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Director, Clinical Operations in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nektar Therapeutics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nektar has a truly engaging work environment that promotes a work/life balance and cares about their employees. Leadership is engaging and approachable. Transparent with company goals and vision. Leaders mentor and leads from the ground up, position seems to be valued and appreciated regardless of your title and role. I was very nervous about moving into this industry and working for a smaller company however it has turned out to be the best decision I made. Only wish I had done it years ago.

    Cons

    Nektar is growing rapidly and has numerous high profile projects ongoing. Sometimes the communication does not keep up with the changing environment.

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  7. Helpful (7)

    "It's an OK company"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nektar Therapeutics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company is doing well and has a promising future. Potential for growth if you land in the right department. Great people to work with if you're there long enough. Recognition for job well done with bonus. Nice benefits. If you're in the right department you can thrive there but watch out if you end up in a department that has poor management.

    Cons

    High turnover of management and very little work life balance. I was hired under the impression that I had a stable career at Nektar. I turned down other offers for this job. A year later the entire team I supported as an admin left the company and so did I.

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    "Benefits"

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

    I have been working at Nektar Therapeutics full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Take care of employees

    Cons

    No con with the job

  9. Helpful (3)

    "senior director"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nektar Therapeutics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    overall cash compensation is good

    Cons

    high stress due to limited resource

  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nektar Therapeutics full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The science is great with so much potential. The people are smart and good to work with. The leadership team works well together and focused on success for patients and company Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    There is a lot going on. Be comfortable working in a "fire drill" status

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