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Nektar Therapeutics Reviews

Updated November 15, 2016
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Nektar Therapeutics President, CEO, and Director Howard W. Robin
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Pros
  • Paid time off exceeds what I have had with other employers, and employees are encouraged to use it for a work/life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • great benefits and good compensation; some great colleagues (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • The company provides flex time and work from home options for employees which offsets the hard work and commitment required to succeed (in 3 reviews)

  • India and the Huntsville offices are the red headed step child (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Accountant II"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant II in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Accountant II in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nektar Therapeutics (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits and management

    Cons

    To far from home and i cannot spent quality time with my family


  2. "Great place - with its problems"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nektar Therapeutics full-time

    Pros

    Great talented people; technology has wide applicability

    Cons

    Environment can be politically charged-

    Advice to Management

    Have a longer term plan and strategy for the organization


  3. "Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    There is always work to do. Company is continually striving to develop novel therapies especially in the oncology space.

    Cons

    Treats everything as #1 priority! The workload can be a bit much at times. Work life balance doesn't always exist.


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  5. "Great people doing great work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    everyone is helpful and knowledgeable

    Cons

    too many people remain as contractors


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Benefits are top notch"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nektar Therapeutics full-time

    Pros

    great benefits, flexible work environment, great people to work with, interesting work, great compensation package; good communication between sites

    Cons

    busy workload, tight deadlines, staffing level is just right, no extra to assist in tight times, need more development for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Develop employees more within the tight schedule, reward groups that have lower turnover


  7. Helpful (2)

    "GREAT EXPERIENCE"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nektar Therapeutics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    For a small/mid company good benefits and nice environment to work in. Good processes and systems in place. Company which already has a number of licensed products ensuring is not going belly up any time soon.

    Cons

    Benefits could be a bit better. They could do a better job with 401K. Salaries nothing to write home about it

    Advice to Management

    A bit of too much micro management internally and with outsourcing vendors


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Rock solid pay, innovative environment, knowledgeable colleagues"

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    Current Employee - Biochemist ( Senior Process Development Engineer) in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Biochemist ( Senior Process Development Engineer) in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nektar Therapeutics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Rock solid pay, innovative environment, knowledgeable colleagues

    Cons

    Business is uncertain due to market conditions.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Everyone was really nice, I thought it was a great environment to work in"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Nektar Therapeutics part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment and very supportive

    Cons

    I only worked there while the original admin was on maternity leave. I did not see any cons in my time there.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Challenging and rewarding"

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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 Nektar Therapeutics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to move around within the company matrix

    Cons

    Short on real time job training

    Advice to Management

    Seek to provide on the job training to help employees succeed and thrive


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good place, but lots of competitions"

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    Current Employee - A Scientist in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - A Scientist in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    NKTR is a great up and comping company, with great benefits, and lots of learning opportunites for new techniques .
    This company will let you get lots accomplished--the sky is the limit.

    Cons

    Did not get to move up to new position title. Very much competitions between people.
    High expectations with large workloads.

    Advice to Management

    Listin to your employees when they ask for help with project.



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