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Affymetrix Reviews in Santa Clara, CA

Updated May 05, 2014
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3.5 17 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

Affymetrix President & CEO Frank Whitney

Frank Whitney

(3 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is heavily encouraged and promoted through PTO and Affy holidays(in 5 reviews)

  • Work environment with colleagues in same business group is great(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Bad and ineffective Senior Management(in 3 reviews)

  • Upper management needed a refresh(in 3 reviews)

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    Good place

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

    ProsThe people and benefits are good.

    ConsThe company needs to consistently deliver on financial goals.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInnovate

    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)

    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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    OK to work at.

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

    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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    Not good

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

    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)

    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)

    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)

    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

    (Former Employee) Santa Clara, CA (US)

    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)

    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)

    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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