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Pharmacyclics Reviews

Updated April 4, 2017
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Pros
  • The company has a great drug and is doing very well (in 10 reviews)

  • great product that has broad anti cancer activity (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • At best someone in upper management will represent your ideas and talent as their own to AbbVie executives (in 8 reviews)

  • There are good people here who do good work, but management treats everyone like they're less than nothing and should be grateful for not being fired (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "New Management Much Improved"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saratoga, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saratoga, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pharmacyclics (More than a year)

    Pros

    Administrative staff, new management, great product;

    Cons

    not sure AbbVie made a great purchase;


  2. Helpful (1)

    "So so company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stock price is good. The future of company seems very bright. Hopefully it will keep growing until 200.

    Cons

    Poor management. Mid level managers are not qualified, and there are too much politics involved. It is discouraging to work there.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Turning a Corner"

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

    I worked at Pharmacyclics full-time

    Pros

    Amazing drug with committed talent base.

    Cons

    Drive to deliver can create a culture that looses sight of how to inspire staff in a positive, productive way. All good intentions that can get lost in translation.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Slowly moving from startup to juggernaut."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are a lot of great people that work here, and there are a lot of opportunities to learn, and branch out. There are also a lot of great products in the pipeline.

    Cons

    Some of the pros will slowly be going away as Pharmacyclics transitions from being a startup to a much larger company. Also, the compensation packages, raises, and promotions are getting worse as is expected with this transition.


  6. "Good"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Pharmacyclics as an intern

    Pros

    it has a good environment

    Cons

    there were no clear instructions


  7. "Ch, ch, Changes"

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lot's of change happening since Abbvie transition. Sr. Leadership is committed to turn culture around. Product still attracts people and work opportunities.

    Cons

    Lot's of change happening....it's a double edged sword. Lot's of good people have moved on, as expected, post option vesting period. More to come probably after bonus pay out. Lingering fear that Abbvie will just swallow PCYC. Tough to understand what success looks like for the company and employees.


  8. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Drug
    Good Opportunity
    Lots of open positions
    Plenty of good work ahead of us

    Cons

    Changing Times
    Need to manage change well


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The drug is incredibly important. Chance to do very impactful work within this field

    Cons

    Very tough place, high turnover, high pressure.

    Advice to Management

    Check in with current employees at all levels. Empower HR to function more supportively and pro-actively


  10. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pharmacyclics as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work in pharma industry

    Cons

    Need to focus more on the job

    Advice to Management

    Great product which need to market more efficiently


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pharmacyclics as an intern

    Pros

    Friendly people, they don't neglect interns and want to genuinely get to know you

    Cons

    Small internship program. But the company is expanding fast and there is now a more organized and larger program



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