Nektar Therapeutics Reviews

Updated 13 Jan 2021

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  1. "Good Science"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nektar Therapeutics full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues to work with, good science,

    Cons

    Workload may be heavy at times

  2. "Work Load"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Research Associate II in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Sometimes, it is fairly manageable

    Cons

    At times, management puts too much pressure onto lab people


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Nektar Therapeutics - Overall Positive Experience"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Director Clinical Development in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nektar has a rigorous clinical oncology program in collaboration with Bristol Myers Squibb for NKTR-214, a pegylated IL-2 prodrug. Other promising clinical candidates are in early stage development, and the R&D group is continuing to feed the pipeline in both immuno-oncology and autoimmune therapeutic areas. There is some exceptional talent at Nektar, which makes it a pleasure to work here. The science is also innovative and supported by excellent chemistry, research, and manufacturing teams.

    Cons

    Nektar is still in a rapid growth phase and, as can be expected, suffers sometimes from under-developed process as a result. Clarity in decision making process and improvements in meeting efficiency are needed, and the company appears to be recognizing and taking steps to address these issues. Work load can be intense and "personal:work" balance heavier on the work side.

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  4. "A good company with a poor culture that is not focusing on employees"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good science. Good Pipeline. I am scratching my heads for 5 words...

    Cons

    Lack of leadership. Incompetent mid level managers. Significant micro managing. If you are looking to grow your career, look elsewhere

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  5. "Good company to work with overall"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Research Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nektar Therapeutics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great pay; benefits and good mentors

    Cons

    Need to let people grow and appreciate new ideas

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    "Need to work on diversity, equity, and inclusion"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Associate Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are very good. They have a great 401K matching system. Also, the salaries tend be higher at Nektar.

    Cons

    The company has been shaped by a culture that has privileged the experiences of a certain group of people. Everyone is hyper-individualistic and disconnectedness from each other. Makes it very clear who is welcomed in the spaces and who is not.

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    "Nektar Review"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Senior Clinical Data Manager in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nektar Therapeutics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Supportive Senior Management at Nektar Pharmaceuticals

    Cons

    Nothing at this time. I was very pleased to work for this company.

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Indian Bioanalytical Lab of Nektar"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Hyderābād
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Nektar Therapeutics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good facilities, transport, food, on-time salary

    Cons

    All Sr. Scientists, Scientists, Sr. Director , are working from 12- 15 years in same Indian bioanalytical Laboratory with same work. Working more than 4-5 years is fine. How could people working for 12- 15 years ?. All useless people out and dated old fashioned are sticking in the Indian bioanalytical lab of the company. Shares,stocks made them rich, so they will not leave the company.

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  9. Helpful (14)

    "Toxic. Run don’t walk from this place"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nektar Therapeutics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The health care benefits are good!

    Cons

    Management. Human Resources. Culture. Environment. Work/life balance. HR allows harassment, retaliation. Toxic and abusive work environments to take place on all levels. Employees can’t feel safe to report issues. It’s every man for themselves.

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  10. "Associate"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Culture and Work Life balance are great.

    Cons

    nothing much to say.

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