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OncoMed Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated September 3, 2017
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  1. "A/P Lead"

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    Former Employee - A/P Lead in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - A/P Lead in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This was my best career mover ever because I got to grow with them when they were pre-IPO to now being a public company.

    Cons

    SOX compliance made our roles challenging with such a small team in our Finance Dept.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work in showing how much you already appreciate every family member of OncoMed.


  2. "A Company In Need"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OncoMed Pharmaceuticals full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company's leadership has a strong strategic vision and alliances, pushing for success.

    Cons

    Company needs a success. Since the pipeline implosion early in 2017 it has regressed into bare essential, start up, mentality and goals. Some of middle management either has a tendency to micro manage or have unrealistic expectations of people under them and it has been hemorrhaging good people ever since the first quarter. It will take strong showing from the remaining pipeline or new drug discovery for OncoMed to continuing being a viable oncology company.

    Advice to Management

    A lot of great people were cut early in the year with more who left afterwards. Stability at the top does not necessarily translate into stability for the base of the company. Middle management needs to be more empathetic and understanding to the concerns and needs of the people below them or continue facing instability going forward.

  3. "Great working environment and group of co-workers"

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

    Pros

    Everyone is very welcoming and friendly. Your boss will provide you with the resources you need to succeed in your project.

    Cons

    Salary could be increased for entry level positions.

    Advice to Management

    Executives are doing great engaging with the employees.


  4. "no"

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to be at a leading clinical stage company

    Cons

    Work life balance is not important to the company


  5. Helpful (5)

    "nice environment by pay and benefits way below average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice work environment, easy going

    Cons

    no HR, no 401K compensation, salary and benefits below average in the area. Micromanagement


  6. "Awesome place to work!"

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

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

    Pros

    Great science, people, and culture!

    Cons

    Nothing significant to report ... awesome place to work


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Current Intern - Intern in Redwood City, CA
    Current Intern - Intern in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at OncoMed Pharmaceuticals as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Small company with a lot of transparency, bonuses at the end of the year, and good vacation days.
    Good work ethics and decent pay

    Cons

    long working hours, very limited scope for promotions, conferences

  8. "Very relaxed environment with very pleasant company."

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    Former Contractor - IT Support in Redwood City, CA
    Former Contractor - IT Support in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at OncoMed Pharmaceuticals as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    People were very friendly
    Gatherings
    Food
    Helpfulness of co-workers

    Cons

    Growth in IT is difficult