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Relypsa Reviews

Updated May 14, 2019

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Relypsa CEO John A. Orwin
John A. Orwin
5 Ratings
  1. "OK"

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      Current Employee - Stuff Scientist in Redwood City, CA

      I have been working at Relypsa full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Great company to work with

      Cons

      Commute can be difficult sometimes

      Advice to Management

      NA

      Relypsa2018-02-24
    • Helpful (2)

      "Company in decline"

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      Former Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Relypsa full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Having a full time job with benefits (healthcare, 401k)

      Cons

      Quite a few. The company was purchased by a Swiss company two years ago. Since then Relypsa has been in decline. Most of the good talent has moved on. The atmosphere is one of anticipation of being laid off or increased workloads due to employee attrition. There is very poor communication between the parent company and Relypsa employees. There is no longer a family/friendly atmosphere to work in since most employees...

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      Relypsa2019-05-14
    • "Review Relypsa a Vifor Pharma company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

      Pros

      Small company get to wear multiple hats and learn Free lunch Wed , snack Thu & breakfast Fri

      Cons

      Company is having in integration pains Employees not valued No ESPP stock options

      Advice to Management

      Value your employees and give growth opportunities and not play politics. Be fair and equal to all employees

      Relypsa2019-03-07
    • Helpful (5)

      "Director"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend

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

      Pros

      There are a lot of good people at Relypsa and the size is perfect for me.

      Cons

      Old CEO is gone and with him went the integrity of senior staff. Upper management is overly political and allow/perpetual sexist work practices/glass ceilings. What men are allowed to do and what women are allowed to do are completely different.

      Relypsa2018-12-13
    • "Acquired and entire department let go"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Relypsa full-time

        Pros

        - The location and building are great - Driven for success and dedicated people

        Cons

        - Territorial culture - Had some troubles getting coworkers to relate to having children with special needs

        Relypsa2018-09-24
      • "Director"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Relypsa full-time

        Pros

        Small pharma: work and collaborate across multiple areas. Work-Life Balance: office respects you and allows you to meet deadlines based on your schedule.

        Cons

        Leadership: Difficult to find anyone on the leadership team in the office on a regular basis. Very much feels like management, then a huge divide, then everyone else. Vifor: after the purchase in 2016, it was only a matter of time before their culture (Swiss) is implemented into Relypsa (California).

        Relypsa2018-08-22
      • Helpful (1)

        "New owners have changed the focus"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
        Positive Outlook

        I have been working at Relypsa full-time

        Pros

        -Good benefits package and some nice perks like catered lunch on Wednesdays (pretty standard for a silicon valley company). -Reasonably clear vision of what the priorities are and where the company needs to go. -Transparency and accountability were once bad but are now much better. -Relypsa's sole drug, Veltassa, is both FDA and EMA approved and if the competitors such as ZS9 continue to have bad luck, it could make...

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        Cons

        -Company was recently purchased by a Swiss pharma company and the company is no longer technology driven. -Research and development is now only development of Veltassa (all of research was laid off). -Directors are typically chosen for their management skills and often know much less than their direct reports. -HR is disorganized.

        Advice to Management

        -Continue with the goal of being more transparent to employees.

        Relypsa2018-05-17
      • "Great HR and Leadership Teams"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I worked at Relypsa full-time

        Pros

        I have worked with Relypsa for over a year and must say that the leadership, specifically with HR, was phenomenal. I worked with both HR business partners and the head of HR on employee matters, team building and coaching, and the team went above and beyond to help me out. I feel my business partner worked with me to help develop and coach me, as well as my staff and I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked alongside...

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        Cons

        Would like to see more vacation days/ work from home days due to horrendous traffic.

        Relypsa2018-02-07
      • Helpful (2)

        "Good people and perks"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook

        I worked at Relypsa full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Friendly co-workers, opportunities to travel for seminars, catering 3x per week, decent pay, bonus, 401k match, clean new facility, easy work and good work/life balance.

        Cons

        Way too many long meetings, but that doesnt matter now because there is no longer an R&D dept, and the new parent company doesnt really have one either. The only jobs left here are to support Veltassa.

        Advice to Management

        Not sure, I dont speak Swiss.

        Relypsa2018-01-25
      • "Territory Account Manager"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Relypsa full-time

        Pros

        Great work environment and culture.

        Cons

        No cons would work for them again.

        Relypsa2017-11-13
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