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Seattle Genetics Reviews

Updated February 8, 2018
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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. "Great company that is growing quickly"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seattle Genetics full-time

    Pros

    Good working environment
    Promote from within

    Cons

    The campus is in Bothell which kind of far from anything


  2. "Opportunity to make a difference"

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    • 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

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Research Associate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Bothell, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Seattle Genetics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment
    great benefits
    good 401K
    stable
    liked working there

    Cons

    Communication bog downs at times
    unrealistic project timelines at times


  4. Helpful (2)

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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.


  5. "SAS PROGRAMMER II"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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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 (7)

    "Great potential with disastrous management underneath"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great pay, the work they do there is top notch!

    Cons

    Management and communication with management is terrible. So much competition and infighting they will not help you succeed and actively help you fail once your reputation is damaged. The internal processes are overly complicated and full of workarounds due to no one being willing to admit processes are not optimal and try new approaches. Relationships with vendors is detrimental due to lack of willingness to admit internal policies are not optimal. Little to no upward mobility. Promotions are hired from outside rather then promoted from within.

    Advice to Management

    Stop competing with each other and employees, learn to be more flexible and willing to pivot to/try out different ideas.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "IT"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "biostatistician entry level"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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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.


  9. "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.


  10. Helpful (16)

    "Dysfunctional Drug Safety Department"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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