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aTyr Pharma Reviews

Updated March 9, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Current Employee"

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

    I have been working at aTyr Pharma full-time

    Pros

    Novel, interesting science... very cutting edge. I really like the team and the people. I like the patient focus. Great benefits, good paid time off program, nice 401(k) match.

    Cons

    Need more office space soon.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Meaningful work"

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

    I have been working at aTyr Pharma full-time

    Pros

    Novel biology, great people and talented team, collaborative, interesting science, intellectually stimulating, great opportunities to learn and touch exciting projects

    Cons

    Nothing that shouldn't be expected from a dynamic, pioneering early-stage biotech company

    Advice to Management

    Let's publish more when we can!!!


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great people with a crazy CEO"

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

    I worked at aTyr Pharma full-time

    Pros

    Really interesting science, very hard working group of smart people on the cutting edge of a new technology.

    Cons

    The CEO is crazy. He works people too hard and has no sense of propriety. People don't stay anymore because of the overwork.

    Advice to Management

    Get a new CEO, put this guy on the board only. Make the CEO accountable for all the money he spends when it's unnecessary.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Research"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Team Orientated
    Research focused
    Progressive attitude

    Cons

    Can't think of any now


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Steady Improvements"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at aTyr Pharma full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Recent improvements to the benefits offered, mainly increasing the vacation time. Also, have added free lunch days, and increased salaries to reflect current market. All are steps in the right direction.

    Cons

    Still some turnover, especially in certain groups and at senior levels.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "aTyr - Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at aTyr Pharma full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The science and the team are very strong at aTyr. There is continuous discussion around the patients and the impact we can have. Very smart people. Good communication with teams. I really like my team and the people I work with. High work ethic within the company. Good benefits, good snacks, nice work space, casual environment, a lot of great events and parties including "bring your dog to work day". I really like working at aTyr!

    Cons

    We are growing out of our space.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Needs Improvement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at aTyr Pharma full-time

    Pros

    People, interesting science, lab space

    Cons

    Management, benefits, poor communication, micro-manage too many details

    Advice to Management

    Improve vacation time, communicate better to employees, don't micro-manage. CEO has too much say in the every day experiments, we are good scientists, let us do our job.