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Seattle Genetics Reviews

Updated April 9, 2017
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Seattle Genetics President and CEO Clay B. Siegall
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Pros
  • The work environment is supportive, and benefits are good (in 3 reviews)

  • good salary, benefits, relaxed work environment, not micro managed, good pipeline of products (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. "Opportunity to make a difference"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "A burgeoning environment"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends

    I have been working at Seattle Genetics as a contractor

    Pros

    You grow based on your leadership, no politics whatsoever

    Cons

    As a contractor, one does not get to be a part of the inner team


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  5. "SAS PROGRAMMER II"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. Helpful (3)

    "IT"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "biostatistician entry level"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  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. "Senior Oncology Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Small company culture and slightly less "Big Pharma" atmospher

    Cons

    Some dysfunctional management in home office and field based

    Advice to Management

    Better communication


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist in Bothell, WA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Seattle Genetics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Focus on good science, careful data analysis. Good resources for lab work. Collegial peers. Excellent environment for learning from others; good cross-functional communication.

    Cons

    Company is growing fast, so risks losing positive culture. That being said, management is aware and values keeping the culture that employees value.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you don't lose track of what employees are saying. Communication is dwindling. Don't isolate yourselves from the company as a whole.


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Think twice! Experience- depends on your department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Pros

    Great company vision.
      Good pipeline.
      Some colleagues are Professional and helpful.
      Training opportunities.
      Decent compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Taken from earlier review:

    Decision-making is not transparent -- many behind closed doors. No life. Very hard to get through a work day in the office. In meetings someone controls everyone by setting his own agenda and deciding what everybody else do and how they do it and when. The meetings are a one-man show where the person calls the shots in a controlling talk. Others have to sit stiff and silent listening. No one shares their thoughts and ideas in an open and friendly atmosphere. No smiles, laughs.. Just work and leave. Its made obvious that you are not trusted, your ideas, suggestions, questions are not welcome. Just do what is told.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a channel for employees to reach out to their HR, people are afraid to speak their minds, try to empower them. Let employees have a life outside work, which doesn't mean company parties and outings. Also, ensure employees personal time outside office hours be personal, not to be reached just because you have their contact. Good people can go anywhere, its your job to keep them. Time to upgrade outdated software for sharing systems.


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