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Updated February 8, 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)

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

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  1. "Clinical business"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Clinical in Bothell, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growing company, good products in pipline

    Cons

    Disorganized department, no chance of growth, Managers are not trained and no integrity and trust with the employees, micromanagers and no work life balance. HR does not look at the employee concerns only saves managers back. No coworkers are happy and no team work.

    Advice to Management

    HR should help employee and find more details about what is going on in that department. Managers need to be specific about the expectations from the employee and learn to praise them for the good job done.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Research Associate"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company benefits are great. Very good work life balance and a lot training opportunities for leadership and current career development with budget for attending conference at least once annually.

    Cons

    As the company grows bigger in size, opportunities for lateral growth is significantly harder compare to years ago when company was still relatively small. They want to retain their employee, but there is not much priority or opportunities for internal candidate who which to expand their career path and develop their career laterally. Internal transfer can be very tricky depending if your manager is opened to it or not.

    Advice to Management

    It would be great if the company can implement some kind of exchange program across different department, so manager get to test drive and train existing talents with other skill instead of existing employee looks for new adventure and learning new skill sets else where.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Current employment"

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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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    line management is very supportive, company values career development. There is a sense that all individuals regardless of level are on an equal playing field and input from all team members is encouraged.

    Cons

    company is just now adopting some regular work from home options for on campus full time employees. As such there are a number of growing pains related to webex meetings. Teams also operate on the leaner side and therefore work life balance can sometimes be stretched.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "clinical"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seattle Genetics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company is good. Works towards the cause to cure cancer.

    Cons

    Awful supervisor. No respect for an employee, does not listen and comes to conclusion, micromanages and no flexibility compared to other employees in same department. Horrible work environment. No clear communication between the manager and employee.

    Advice to Management

    Look into managers training on how to communicate and respect their colleagues.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Phenomenal Enviroment"

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    Former Employee - IT Intern
    Former Employee - IT Intern
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fosters a great work environment and makes you feel like a part of the family. I was also very happy with the food that they had for the employees. Also they hold meetings every Friday to keep everyone informed which is a very nice touch.

    Cons

    Company is expanding a lot so you move around quite a bit.


  6. "Seattle Genetics"

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

    I have been working at Seattle Genetics full-time

    Pros

    Company cares about it's employees, and is passionate about oncology patients

    Cons

    Lack of durable decision at senior management level - 2 steps forward and 1 step back pattern


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Excellent company but awful Biostatistics department"

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

    I have been working at Seattle Genetics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, especially the health insurance. Most people in the company are wonderful to work with. CEO is very passionate about the company.

    Cons

    No option to work remotely in spite of the godawful traffic in the area.
    The programming department has a lot of misogyny in it. There is also bad blood between the programming and biostatistics departments which is taken out on the programmers, and HR doesn't seem to want to do anything. Managers tend to play favorites which affects career growth. Taking sick leave and vacations is frowned upon and sometimes not allowed.

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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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