Seattle Genetics

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4 people found this helpful  

It's an ok place to work, but there are much better biotechs in Seattle.

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Current Employee - Research Associate in Seattle, WA (US)
Current Employee - Research Associate in Seattle, WA (US)

I have been working at Seattle Genetics

Pros

The people. And really that's it.

Cons

They don't hire people who are intelligent very often. They definitely go for grades over common sense.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Grades aren't as important as someone who can do the job. Don't ask someone who is very qualified what their GPA was when they've been out of college and proven themselves for over a year. You short the rest of us here when you do that.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    hyper caffeinated managers can ruin your life

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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

    Pros

    nice people, great product line

    Cons

    too small, at the mercy of vendors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    people who are legendary for being 'demanding' or 'aggressive' need to be kept in check. Supervisors who are under constant untreated stress need to be made aware that they can damage the culture with their behavior.

    Approves of CEO
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    Fantastic technology, toxic corporate culture.

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

    I have been working at Seattle Genetics full-time

    Pros

    SGEN's technology and products can and will have a tremendously positive impact on patient's lives and the future of oncology. There are a lot of hard-working, smart, and talented people working here in every functional area. The company does try hard to keep the patient at the center of its efforts and scientific endeavors.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the SGEN corporate culture is toxic. You would hope that such a data-driven company would be a meritocracy, but sadly, it isn't. Fear-mongering and bullying play a significant role at key levels of management making it hard for even the best employees to affect positive change. Career advancement and mentoring appear to be nonexistent, leading to a high turnover rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify the highest performing individuals and partner with them to determine what it takes to retain and promote good talent. Don't sweep negative, endemic culture issues under the rug - focus more on what's best for the business and less on creating a "tow the line" mentality that disenfranchises the best and brightest. The basis of the company is great technology and a commitment to patients - don't let a few bad apples poison the lot!

    Doesn't Recommend
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