Seattle Genetics Reviews

Updated 4 Aug 2020

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4.2
89%
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Seattle Genetics President and CEO Clay B. Siegall (no image)
Clay B. Siegall
94 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fun, fast paced work environment with tons of resources(in 12 reviews)

  • "Science-focused organization that is focused on developing innovative therapies and helping patients(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Growing quickly and there always some growing pains that come with that(in 15 reviews)

  • "Decisions were made by very few people while senior management don’t seem to have an open channel for feedbacks(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Division of responsibilities can be more clear"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Medical Director Clinical Development in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seattle Genetics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Company is a great place to work!

    Cons

    Division of responsibilities can be more clear

  2. "Patient and science focused company"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seattle Genetics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Passion for patients, collaborative atmosphere, transparency from leadership, awesome coworkers

    Cons

    Can be difficult to progress in your career in some departments

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  3. "Seattle Genetics is an excellent company with awful IT leadership"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Bothell, WA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    SeaGen has many superb scientists and process engineers. A lot of the people who work there are good at their jobs, and are warm, pleasant people. Company leadership seems to genuinely care about both patients and employees. The departments outside IT seem to be generally well-run, and the employees are happy and well-treated.

    Cons

    The company is growing very quickly, and some of the growth is not being handled well by managers who were more comfortable in a 200-employee biotech. The IT group is a different animal. SeaGen has a long history of underinvesting in IT, which for years was run by a man who grotesquely incompetent ("windows only", "no cloud"), creating an IT group that was poorly prepared for growth. The last leader was disengaged, but brought many positive changes. The current leader appears to be obsessed with unimportant, flashy, low-hanging fruit that looks good but doesn't contribute to the long-term health of the company. Most of the IT leadership has very little industry experience and doesn't appear to understand the nuances of working in a regulated industry.

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  4. "Great Start-up to Mid size!"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Scientist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seattle Genetics full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great CEO and Leadership. Get to work on Drugs that actually help people.

    Cons

    Growing pains as with any growing company

  5. "Great company. I'm proud to work at Seattle Genetics."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Scientist in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, Benefits, Career Growth, Innovation

    Cons

    Work life balance could be better.

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  6. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Clinical Pharmacologist in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seattle Genetics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    great scientific teams, welcoming culture, great department, good compensation

    Cons

    small company inefficient processes, little hesitant on new ideas, IT infrastructure is rigid that sometimes hinders the work efficiency

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  7. "More than a job"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Canyon Park, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seattle Genetics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I feel lucky to be a part of Seattle Genetics. This company makes each employee feel heard, valued, and an integral part of the mission to help patients. Clay is personable and creates a culture that is fun and inclusive.

    Cons

    Growing pains but senior management is responsive to employee feedback.

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  8. "Great company in translation"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Manager in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is in translation and try to improve their processes to be a global multi product

    Cons

    The work life balance is impacted by the fast pace of the company

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  9. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate II in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seattle Genetics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities.

    Cons

    There are no glaring cons.

  10. COVID-19

    "Good place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seattle Genetics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Just turned into a 3 product company, employees are passionate about the work they are doing. Employees are valued through events, ESPP, employee surveys and team building activities Mentoring program Peer to peer recognition program Company has done well addressing employees concerns during the pandemic

    Cons

    Some growing pains, most are addressed in company surveys and question and answer sessions. You need visibility with upper management to move up. Lots of emphasis on standing out.

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