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Seattle Genetics Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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Seattle Genetics President and CEO Clay B. Siegall
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  • Less work from home work and less holidays through out the year (in 4 reviews)

  • Senior management is pretty toxic, insulated, bullying, and micromanaging (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Growing company with a great sense of purpose"

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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

    Seattle Genetics has grown to be one of the top biotech companies in the Seattle area. It is known as the place to be because it is a growing company with a great product and pipeline. The pay is fair and benefits are really good. The common thread across all departments is that everyone is very respectful of each other. Overall, it's one of the best and most productive work environments I've been in.

    Cons

    Contrary to the company name, Seattle Genetics is not actually located in Seattle. It is headquartered in Bothell which is about 25 miles north of Seattle proper.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO is too vested in the day to day sometimes. He needs to focus on the bigger picture/strategic decisions. The company should also be more open to flex time.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Great science and corporate culture"

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

    I have been working at Seattle Genetics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The CEO and upper management foster a company culture that is very patient focused. The work environment is supportive, and benefits are good. Great science, people are very passionate about the work, and there is a high amount of integrity in the way things are done.

    Cons

    It can take time to achieve upward mobility due a relatively low turnover rate. Career development is treated by some managers as a black box which the employee should have limited knowledge of.

  3. Helpful (8)

    "Great company with wonderful future...."

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

    I worked at Seattle Genetics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    People, process, work ethic, development expertise, fun group gatherings and "competitions", incredible scientific minds

    Cons

    RA's viewed as expendable commodities.......the threat that they can be "easily replaced" is always thick in the air.

    Advice to Management

    All scientists are not capable of properly managing and training people.......hire only those who can.....only then will you create an overall team with incredible partnerships and trust.


  4. "SeaGen Review"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Operations in Edmonds, WA
    Current Employee - Clinical Operations in Edmonds, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seattle Genetics (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good company culture, and great employees

    Cons

    Lack of comradery with other departments


  5. "Great company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Seattle Genetics full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, hardworking professionals who also have a good time.

    Cons

    growing rapidly, losing some of the early culture


  6. "Good intern experience"

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

    Pros

    Nice working environment and good co-workers

    Cons

    Seattle is a small biopharm industry.

    Advice to Management

    Involve more people outside seattle area


  7. "Summer Internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice people, comfortable environment, many activities were held for interns, including bubble soccer, a tour to lake, BBQ and etc. Supervisors are knowledgeable and responsible.

    Cons

    A little bit too short, wish it can last longer. Since there is not enough space for every intern in the buildings, our office is in trailers next to the buildings and it is kind of far to walk back and forth.

  8. "Great Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Passion for helping patients drives most to achieve their best.

    Cons

    Currently looking at flexible work arrangements, but it might be a while before it is implemented.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "biostatistician entry level"

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

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

    Pros

    The work life balance in Seagen is good. Could learn a lot of knowledge from the colleagues. A lot of meetings with people from different functions.

    Cons

    First, the green card application starts only after H1B being selected. Second, cannot work from home, on site only. But WFH is currently being discussed. It should be flexible in the future.

    Advice to Management

    Manage system is good. The managers are really nice. But do not have the new employee training. Hope in the future will be better.


  10. "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


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