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Updated Jul 9, 2021

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4.3
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Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Chief Executive Officer and President Emil D. Kakkis
Emil D. Kakkis
55 Ratings
Pros
  • "Excellent company culture, patient-driven approach, work-life balance, competitive pay and benefits, encourages collaboration(in 12 reviews)

  • "The CEO, company values and dedicationto patients with ultra-rare disease(in 10 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Unfortunately, it was rather top-heavy and there are some poor managers (micromanagers) that made life difficult(in 8 reviews)

  • "There is a LOT of work to be done which impacts work life balance, however, the company is growing/hiring to alleviate(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Fast and great diversity and benefits

      Jun 22, 2021 - Finance and Accounting in Novato, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fast Growing and competitive benefits. Also very diverse and great culture.

      Cons

      Finding new ways to expand knowledge and grow

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Place to Learn and Earn

      Jun 11, 2021 - Director in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Depending on what you are looking for in job - its great place - Freedom to make decisions (just not by policy as many companies say, but it is consciously practiced at all levels) -

      Cons

      If you are thinking long term employer, a risky place - many success assumptions build in the business model But they are very calculated risk (Entrepreneurial type)

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Fantastic Company

      Jun 22, 2021 - Bioinformatics Scientist in Novato, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Brilliant people, feels like a small company, very considerate to employees, actually impacts and helps patients

      Cons

      so far I dont have any cons!

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Rewarding, Fast-paced, and Engaging

      Jun 1, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing science and drive to bring therapies to those suffering from ultra-rare diseases. UGX offers solutions to those who have no options. Flexible with excellent life work balance.

      Cons

      Small company but the quality system is not very nimble. Road map for advancement is not clear.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Jul 9, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Innovative patient focused. Amazing culture

      Cons

      Young company with uncertainties- but great potential

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Fast-paced

      Jun 1, 2021 - Senior Quality Associate in Woburn, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of opportunities if you reach out and take them. Great benefits HR is absolutely phenomenal

      Cons

      So quick that business needs are driving science with little regard for actual data Incredibly top-heavy Groups are incredibly siloed Communication is very poor and information does not flow to relevant parties or even to those responsible for execution Runs “lean” I.e. no resources to actually get work done No oversight for budding managers

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Headlines

      Apr 29, 2021 - Director in Novato, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great food trucks and benefits

      Cons

      There are too many VPs who have no skills to be in a leadership role.

      3 people found this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Some work to do

      May 6, 2021 - Senior Director 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits and flexibility, and the company really tries to please their employees.

      Cons

      Way too many inexperienced VPs and overall very top heavy. Problems within regulatory leadership that were not addressed in time.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Company, Great Leadership, Promising Pipeline

      Apr 26, 2021 - Associate Director in Santa Rosa, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company to work for with great senior leadership

      Cons

      Can be a little disorganized as the company is still growing

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great culture, but avoid middle management

      May 30, 2021 - Senior Research Associate I in Novato, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good perks, plenty of pto, good culture

      Cons

      Avoid middle management, there are a few unqualified, incompetent "leaders"

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