Seattle Genetics

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Seattle Genetics President and CEO Clay B. Siegall
Clay B. Siegall
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    Great people and excellent potential for future growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bothell, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA (US)

    I worked at Seattle Genetics full-time

    Pros

    All company meetings every Friday are a nice way to learn what's happening in different areas and it's nice to see the president on a weekly basis. It helps keep the small biotech feeling that most people in this industry can appreciate. Pay was fair and seemed within the range of other local biotech. Benefits include stock options and ok health/dental plan.

    Cons

    Some managers do not have the right skill set to manage others and it seems like once they reach the Director level, they aren't held accountable to anyone for their actions. This leads to mass exodus of employees under one leader. I don't think this is anything specific to Seagen, but make sure you get a good feeling for management style before you accept a position. I wasfortunate to have an amazing Director, but I saw several good people leave due to poor communication/relationships with their manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to empower your employees to make decisions and support them when it is the best decision for the science and the company. We appreciate having autonomy (if earned) and use positive reinforcement - employees don't want to just get the nasty grams when they have missed a timeline or objective measure. This type of negative reinforcement will only breed the behavior of people performing just enough to avoid reprimand.

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Seattle Genetics Interviews

Updated 16 Aug 2014
Updated 16 Aug 2014

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Seattle Genetics.

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    I had had interviews with other major biotech companies which lasted over 4 hours each, so the ~1 hour interview that I had at Seattle Genetics was wonderfully refreshing. I was offered the position on the spot and just had to wait a couple of weeks for checks and references to make it final. The questions were straightforward and some were a repeat of the phone interview: tell us a bit about yourself, what did you do in the last lab you were in, etc. Also, questions such as: do you prefer working in a team or alone, what do you know about our company, and other run of the mill questions. If you haven't been working for a while be prepared to say how you have been keeping up your skills.

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Website www.seattlegenetics.com
Headquarters Bothell, WA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1997
Type Company - Public (SGEN)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $100 to $500 million (AUD) per year

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