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Seattle Genetics Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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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. 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.


  2. "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.

  3. Helpful (11)

    "Dysfunctional Drug Safety Department"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Seattle Genetics full-time

    Pros

    Company is doing well and good to its employees. Good benefits, salary, bonus and stocks.

    Cons

    Management has played favorites for years. If you are the boss's favorite, you can do whatever you want, get perks that are only for you, get promoted at least every 2 years regardless of your performance or experience for new position. High turn over in one group of the department but nothing is done about it. Some people are overworked, some are managed out (moved like chess pieces) and others get to socialize and surf the web.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop the unfair bias and politics. Don't exclude one person because they are not in your social circle. Promote and hire people based on their resume/experience versus popularity and favoritism. Talk to people politely, don't talk down and yell at them. Please value your talented people and be fair to all. Listen.


  4. "Senior Oncology Account Manager"

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    • 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


  5. "Summer Internship"

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


  6. "Good intern experience"

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    • Senior Management
    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. Helpful (6)

    "Clinical operations/Drug Safety"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent pipeline and opportunities, great people, nice campus, upward mobility for the right people, lots of corporate perks, some work flexibility

    Cons

    Upper management buries head in sand and refuses to deal with dysfunctional upper and middle management. At leasr acknowledge the SME and give them an opportunity to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Take the trouble to dig below what you want to hear! Stop the toxicity and blame culture. Judge job performance by realistic criteria, stop letting the Narcissists call the shots.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • 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.


  9. "Great Company With Good Prospects"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, flexibility, decent benefits. Senior management team is impressive overall with one or two exceptions. Company is in excellent financial health.

    Cons

    Located in Bothell. Long commute if you live in Seattle. Flexibility with telecommuting is dependent on your department. Salaries are on the low side.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Think twice! Experience- depends on your department"

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    • 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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