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Sandy Macrae, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D.
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great people, great science"

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

    I have been working at Sangamo Therapeutics full-time

    Pros

    Exciting potential and fast-moving, everyone working hard towards the same goal

    Cons

    Shift from research to commercial focus a struggle for some parts of organization


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Times Change"

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

    I have been working at Sangamo Therapeutics full-time

    Pros

    Very generous benefits and quite a place.

    Cons

    The company still developing its processes so not a lot to work with. As the company is growing new people with different value are coming and conflicted with the existing value. You have to be careful there are political with lots of backstabbing. Some of these people are merciless and hold grudged they let someone go right after the person coming back from a long vacation and just before the person stock options vest causing this person to lost everything.

    Advice to Management

    Please include check and balance system into some of the management

  3. Helpful (2)

    "awesome science"

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

    I have been working at Sangamo Therapeutics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice place to work for.

    Cons

    stress, pressure, being undervalued sometimes


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Very science oriented"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Science and research are very highly regarded. Clinical operations are being developed. Company closed between Christmas and new year so that adds another week to vacations.

    Cons

    Infrastructure is still lacking. Company is growing fast and is experiencing growing pains. Culture change is needed. Salaries are on the low range


  5. Helpful (5)

    "well-established biotech company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Richmond, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Richmond, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sangamo Therapeutics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    well-established public company, 100 people, great research team. Good benefits, stock options plan, food plan, good social life. Very good environment for interns and associates at the beginning of their career.

    Cons

    changing profile from research to therapeutics, hard career growth for non-PhD positions in a decreasing research team. Slow on implementing new techniques.

    Advice to Management

    Develop career growth plan, support and encourage people in their career growth.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at Sangamo Therapeutics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team and leadership. Also great company culture.

    Cons

    Division between departments because of separate buildings.


  7. "review title"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sangamo Therapeutics full-time

    Pros

    cutting edge science and technology

    Cons

    With limited resources and space

  8. "Nice Company"

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    Current Employee - Receptionist in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sangamo Therapeutics (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very Friendly, diverse, and they have a gym onsite!

    Cons

    the Management isn't very unorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent and professional


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Short-term yes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology-ish. CRISPR is newer, but ZFNs have already made it through a lot of Clinical Trial hurdles.

    Unlike academia, you can have all the reagents you want...and then some.

    Cons

    Lower-than-average pay, distant location, bad food. You probably wouldn't want to work here forever.

    Advice to Management

    Not much to advise on. I don't know what they're up to now, but they're probably dealing with CRISPR/Cas9 in some way.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Best Small Cap Biotech in the Bay Area!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture. HR and upper management work very hard to maintain the work culture at Sangamo. Everyone I work with is very friendly, out-going, and laid-back, but highly motivated and hold themselves accountable for their work responsibilities. I feel apart of a big family.

    I was looking for a entry level business-oriented position at a small cap biotech gene therapy company with solid growth opportunities and Sangamo had everything I was looking for. Sangamo's gene therapy platform technology is very powerful and on the cutting edge of scientific innovation. The company is relatively small with just over 100 employees so it's a great place to work if you're looking for a dynamic environment where you get to interface with multiple department heads and take on diverse tasks and responsibilities. The upper management and directors are extremely smart and established in their field.

    During the interview process, one thing appeared clear from the beginning: Sangamo takes care of its employees. They have a great benefits package, including heavily subsidized healthcare and dental insurance, free vision insurance, matching on 401k plans, and stock options. They also provide plenty of free food for employees! Free breakfast every Monday (bagels, parfaits, muffins, fresh fruit, etc...) and free dinner twice a week for employees that work late.

    Employees also take a break to play soccer on Wednesday afternoons and outdoor basketball Thursdays after work. The whole company is treated to a San Francisco Giants baseball game and an end of the year Holiday Party every year, both with free food and beer!

    Cons

    I'm really satisfied with my job and the people I work with. I don't really have any specific challenges or negatives to report. I enjoy coming into work everyday.