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Seattle Genetics Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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Seattle Genetics President and CEO Clay B. Siegall
Clay B. Siegall
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  • Less work from home work and less holidays through out the year (in 4 reviews)

  • Currently no work from home options or other flexible work arrangements "on the books" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

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

    Pros

    Great corporate culture
    Caring about intern's professional development

    Cons

    hard to perform real work that make an impact to company


  2. "Summer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great and knowledgeable staff
    Cutting edge research

    Cons

    Lots of buildings spread out

  3. "Cancer research internship program over the summer"

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

    I worked at Seattle Genetics full-time

    Pros

    Valuable experience for someone interested in a cancer research laboratory or going to graduate school.
    Everyone is very friendly and loves what they do.

    Cons

    Not actually in Seattle. But rather in Bothell, WA


  4. "Great company that is growing quickly"

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

    I have been working at Seattle Genetics full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment
    Promote from within

    Cons

    The campus is in Bothell which kind of far from anything


  5. "Opportunity to make a difference"

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

    I have been working at Seattle Genetics full-time

    Pros

    Employee friendly;Great pipeline;Decent work environment

    Cons

    Needs to align with industry work practices; lack of cross-functional awareness;

    Advice to Management

    Empower your team to make decisions


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Seattle Genetics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment
    great benefits
    good 401K
    stable
    liked working there

    Cons

    Communication bog downs at times
    unrealistic project timelines at times


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, management on the other hand..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers and the CEO is a really nice guy when you get a chance to see him walking around campus.

    Cons

    Could be better if senior management didn't play favorites.

  8. "SAS PROGRAMMER II"

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    Current Employee - SAS Programmer Analyst in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - SAS Programmer Analyst in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seattle Genetics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Best biotech company in Seattle area. Good management and overall rating is good

    Cons

    -Less work from home work and less holidays through out the year


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Great potential with disastrous management underneath"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great pay, the work they do there is top notch!

    Cons

    Management and communication with management is terrible. So much competition and infighting they will not help you succeed and actively help you fail once your reputation is damaged. The internal processes are overly complicated and full of workarounds due to no one being willing to admit processes are not optimal and try new approaches. Relationships with vendors is detrimental due to lack of willingness to admit internal policies are not optimal. Little to no upward mobility. Promotions are hired from outside rather then promoted from within.

    Advice to Management

    Stop competing with each other and employees, learn to be more flexible and willing to pivot to/try out different ideas.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "IT"

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

    I have been working at Seattle Genetics full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers, area is nice, pay and benefits are good as well.

    Cons

    Poor communication between management and both the internal IT structure and the organization as a whole.

    Decisions and changes are made with little thought for what it entails to carry out said decisions and with little/no interaction with staff. Management is unable/unwilling to set a global standard, with exceptions granted for every policy.

    Little room for advancement as the group structure is in flux and is reliant on management making decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep upper management out of the daily work, there is too much micromanagement. Create more opportunities for upward mobility. Listen to the people who do the work before making decisions based on what sounds good or what the business partners want.


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