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Synageva BioPharma President & CEO Sanj K Patel
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  1. "EWH Tech"

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    Former Employee - Egg White Harvest Technician in Katy, TX
    Former Employee - Egg White Harvest Technician in Katy, TX

    I worked at Synageva BioPharma full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    work in lab, great resume builder, easy work load

    Cons

    can become annoying, co-workers tend to try to leave early,


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Difficult, but rewarding"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Synageva BioPharma full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A clear connection between your work and how it may help very sick kids
    Colleagues who truly have patient benefit as their primary driver

    Cons

    The CEO had a short fuse and was prone to emotional outbursts. Also, the believability of his patient commitment claims was questionable when compared to his actions.
    High pressure work environment that led to considerable employee turnover.

    Advice to Management

    For your next company, please take more care to foster enthusiasm and an environment where employees can submit ideas and criticisms without fear of retribution. Crazy ideas is where innovation comes from in our industry.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great company for the right phenotype"

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    Current Employee - Director in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synageva BioPharma full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Tons of responsibility, faced paced, get-it-done sort of atmosphere. If you can handle being "on" most of the time, it's a great place to learn and accelerate in your career. It's very high energy, but I can honestly say that I really love working here.

    If you're not high energy, motivated and actually care about your job, it;ll be a tough place for you.

    Cons

    There's never enough time. For anything.

    Sanj is actually a good CEO, however, he is VERY high energy and high maintenance. If you have trouble working with that personalty type, this company won't hesitate to chew you up and spit you out.

    Advice to Management

    Take a breath. Occasionally.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great People--Rewarding Work"

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    Current Employee - People Manager in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - People Manager in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a ton of work here--never boring. But if you know your stuff and like to add value--this is the place for you. Plus the science is amazing. The company is very professional and people are a great mix from other successful biotech. All have great ideas and seem to mix well.

    Cons

    Lots of work!!! Little time to take a breath. But if you like that sort of environment it's very rewarding.

    Advice to Management

    Bottle the enthusiasm of employees and make it your next great product. I've rarely seen such dedicated and motivated staff members.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "The Worst Company in the area"

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    Current Employee - Director in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Lexington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some good people around you.

    Cons

    Most of the senior management including the CEO are not trustworthy. The Company is not worth a penny because the product is not going to hot the market due to rareness of the indication and competing with existing products. The Company will spend more money in the sales than profit.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with employees, be flexible, be honest with investors


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic Company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Synageva BioPharma full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong benefits and compensation plan

    Cons

    Somewhat traditional with regard to work schedules


  7. "Anonymous"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fast-paced, innovative, good people to work with and for

    Cons

    The location is difficult to commute to, many employees stay much later than 5pm, no transparency


  8. "Can treat employees better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good first job to have but dont expect to move up anytime soon.

    Cons

    Long hours. strict management. overbearing CEO.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great company-great team! I have been employed full-time at Synageva for 3+ years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Synageva BioPharma full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people, programs, and pace are unmatched by any company. CEO Sanj Patel is fun to work with and I like the challenges he creates

    Cons

    Not many. Environment is one of high visibility/high accountability. If you focus on your job and do it well, good things will follow

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to the culture, patients and products! Company is not for everyone and that's ok, it is what is needed to transform a patient's life.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Less Than Ideal Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at Synageva BioPharma full-time

    Pros

    Nothing positive to say about the company

    Cons

    Low salaries, male dominated, culturally biased,lack diversity at management level. senior management very vindictive.


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