Affymetrix
3.0 of 5 43 reviews
www.affymetrix.com Santa Clara, CA 500 to 999 Employees

Affymetrix Reviews in Santa Clara, CA

Updated Jan 29, 2014
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Affymetrix President & CEO Frank Whitney

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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OK to work at.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I worked at Affymetrix full-time for more than 8 years

ProsAffymetrix facilitates employee work environment by being flexible, providing breakfast, lunch and fitness contribution.

ConsStrong leadership with clear direction, low new product pipeline and employee growth

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Making moves in the right direction

Bioinformatics Engineer III (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I have been working at Affymetrix full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThere are many good people to work with at Affymetrix. I have seen very little in fighting/politics. This makes it a very pleasant place to work.

ConsIt can be difficult to move up in the company. Lots of good talent isn't retained and has left because of lack of career growth.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe sure to grow your younger talent in the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not good

Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I have been working at Affymetrix full-time

ProsClose to home and OK working schedule

ConsManager depent on employees too much, they have no scientific knowledges

Advice to Senior ManagementChange management level from manager to Senior Director

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Life at Affy

Senior Product Manager (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I have been working at Affymetrix full-time for more than a year

ProsOpportunity for impacting business
Sr. leadership is looking for new ideas and willing to listen

ConsInfrastructure is prohibitive to getting things done fast

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote a culture of cooperation between field and internal employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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An excellent place to work with talented, bright people striving to make the world a better place.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I worked at Affymetrix full-time for more than 5 years

ProsDedicated to employee growth and a good work-life balance. Great benefits and perks.

ConsA pioneer in the industry has struggled against its own demons over the last couple years.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A satisfying place to work where balancing personal and professional was easy.

Software Test Engineer (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I worked at Affymetrix

ProsGood compensation, benefits, and culture.

ConsUpper management needed a refresh.

Advice to Senior ManagementLots of talk about process at a high level, but not much in place to make sure processes are followed or understood at a low level.

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Too many vps, turn around too slow

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I worked at Affymetrix

ProsTechnology and field are wonderful.
Old Gaurd at company are creative and a joy to work with.
Launching products is fun.

ConsCompany gets in the way of its own success.
Terrible growth opportunities.
Poor reputation in industry.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere is a fundamental lack of understanding on basic economic drivers at the company. If they understood the economics of their business, they would be able to lower cogs, allocate resources better and be more competitive.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Frantic Work Pace

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I worked at Affymetrix

ProsGood products and interesting work environment. Very bright people. Great benefits and good salaries. Good sized company (1100 employees world-wide) and ability to make a difference.

ConsVery much a "hurry up and wait" culture with tinges of bullying throughout the organization, especially in Human Resources.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease pay attention to employee surveys and follow-up on feedback immediately if inappropriate behavior and bullying is reported in any area.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A great place to work with great people however company is struggling to gain market share

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I have been working at Affymetrix

ProsPeople, benefits, flexiblity, managers, exciting work, lunch program, work from home option

ConsStock price, lack of market share growth, pay could be a little better, too many opinions from mid-upper management can slow processes,

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on inovation rather than continue to market struggling products. Make sure products come to market after comprehensive quality control.

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Good place to work, but needs improvement!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I have been working at Affymetrix

Pros-Good benefits for a mid-size company.
-Hard working and talented people, culturally diverse.
-Fair spot bonus/ recognition program.
-Great seminar program.
-Provides a fair work-life balance.
-Nice in house lunch program.

Cons-Great technology that needs updating.
-Aggressive time lines in product development.
-Need rigorous in house product testing before introducing to customers.
-Too many managers.

Advice to Senior Management-Unbalanced structure- too many managers for the number of people who work hands on.
-Insecurity about future is making many good people leave, management needs to be more honest about company's direction.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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