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  1. Helpful (2)

    "High Growth Company - Great People"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sutro Biopharma full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Professional yet friendly environment. Perfect place if you value autonomy and can adapt quickly. Employees work well interdepartmentally, and will offer a helping hand whenever needed. As others may have mentioned, it's fast pace, so adaptable employees will excel here. Management seems to really value their employees, and administrative (HR and etc.) staff are very helpful. Other perks including fun team building events, free kitchen snacks, and holiday events.

    Cons

    not really a con, but unmotivated people will not do well here.


  2. "High stress job"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Research Associate in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Sutro Biopharma full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, novel concepts and technology

    Cons

    High employee turn-over, unrealistic deadlines

    Advice to Management

    Encourage team work and team spirit at all levels


  3. Helpful (6)

    "Great technology + poor management = One more sad, failing company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Sutro Biopharma full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great technology platform - potentially game changing for biologics discovery - that is, if it ever gets used for it.

    Cons

    Inept senior management, ever-meddling HR, demoralized rank and file scientists, toxic CSO One VP and three directors fired in one year by a CSO who never takes responsibility for anything and is always happy to take credit. Real sad for the folks still left here.

    Advice to Management

    Replace CSO before it is too late! Why has the board not stepped in to take control yet? Please save this technology!!


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  5. "Interesting science, fast paced enviornment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Interesting, innovative science
    Good growth opportunity
    Flexibility, work-life balance

    Cons

    Very fast paced
    Constant shifts in focus


  6. "Great place! Great Science!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Sutro Biopharma full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Grounbreaking Technology, excellent work environment, experienced management team.

    Cons

    More good ideas than time to do them.

    Advice to Management

    Keep executing on your goals.


  7. "Independence and autonomy with work-hard attitude and family-style environment"

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    Current Contractor - Quality Assurance
    Current Contractor - Quality Assurance

    I have been working at Sutro Biopharma as a contractor

    Pros

    Smartest and Hard working group of people.

    Cons

    I am unable to leave any statements.


  8. Helpful (9)

    "Beware the Cheshire Cat's grin"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The strength of Sutro is in the potential of the technology that we are working on. The people working in the lab make it easier to deal with some of the stress and pressure thrown at the research staff by upper management.

    Cons

    The management is extremely arrogant and believes everyone beneath them is replaceable. They preach that behaviors are just as important as performance; however, they do not treat their employees with respect at all. The CSO (not the CEO) runs the company like a dictatorship and shows absolutely no respect for anyone but he demands everyone respect him. He is scientifically incompetent and lacks the basic knowledge. The process is not scalable... and development pays the price.

    Advice to Management

    get rid of the CSO who is just bad in every way especially in science