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Seattle Genetics Reviews

Updated November 7, 2018
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Seattle Genetics President and CEO Clay B. Siegall
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  • "company is just now adopting some regular work from home options for on campus full time employees" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Lots of growing pains and completely reactive" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Loved working there"

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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

    Just a great overall place to work
    Doing amazing things for patients

    Cons

    I would like to have been paid more


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Seattle Genetics full-time

    Pros

    When there's a celebration they throw good parties. Always food in the lunch room.

    Cons

    I added this comment before, "I like to see more diversity", but somehow that review got deleted.
    So I'll be blunt with this review. The company is not diverse at all, the 1% of people of color in this company are in their career videos.
    I've seen people of color come through for interviews, but never chosen, because hiring managers and directors feels like, "they won't fit in with the group."

    Advice to Management

    A little more diversity in groups makes it more welcoming for others that's not Caucasian.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for in biotech"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Rapidly growing company
    - Scientists are extremely smart and friendly to work with
    - Face-time with director-level and higher staff not uncommon
    - CEO is friendly and has weekly meetings to entire company
    - Great benefits package
    - Culture committed to patients

    Cons

    - Pay slightly lower than expected (but WA has no state income tax so it's not terrible)


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Amazing Mission and Tons of Promise"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company mission executed by people that have a passion for helping patients. Lots of opportunities to learn and grow and work with bright and motivated people. Company has an exciting pipeline and is growing, and it feels like the right time, right place to be to watch this company reach pretty amazing new heights. I feel like I found my home and will have a lot of opportunity to learn and grow as the company grows.

    Cons

    With any company experiencing intense growth, it is grappling with the pains that come along with that growth. But it's a smart company full of smart people, and the focus on the mission will make it happen.

    Advice to Management

    Keep training people to be leaders, not just managers.


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Senior Director"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seattle Genetics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Strong sense of mission, amazing pipeline, collaborative environment, love the Friday morning meetings where I can learn what my colleagues are working on.

    Cons

    Much of the medical staff lacks industry experience and have only limited understanding of regulatory requirements - there's a bit of a "Seattle group-think" since so many of them come from UW

    Advice to Management

    Bring in more people with broad, global industry experience


  6. Helpful (6)

    "So much promise"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fri morning meetings
    Insurance - low co pay
    Time off
    Free food

    Cons

    Company is siloed and the result is poor teamwork
    Technology outdated
    Lack of professionalism runs rampant


  7. "Amazing place to work"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Data Associate in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Clinical Data Associate in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Seattle Genetics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Management is good. They offer flexibility

    Cons

    Compensation is not very competitive

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Would not recommend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Seattle Genetics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friday morning all company meetings with CEO are motivating. Lots of training options available.

    Cons

    Poor senior management with the exception of CEO. It was shocking to see how little they knew about the target/drug discovery/development process and how little they understood the science behind the targets.

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire senior managers that know what they are doing for the business and have people management skills.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Former employee"

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

    Pros

    Great science, great goals, they want to help patients.

    Cons

    The mid-level management is a mess. New strategies being rolled out on a regular basis, infighting and competition drowns out teamwork.


  10. "Great employer, work/life balance encouraged and promoted"

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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

    collaborative, fun, smart colleagues, vast research pipeline

    Cons

    growing pains and departments tend to run a little lean


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