- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Affymax full-time for more than 8 yearsPros
Smart, intellectual workers, informative senior management from CEO to Director levelsCons
One product company, with no prospective pipeline. Lost good people during commercial product failure. Joint meetings between departments were often confrontational, and difficult to sit for several hours.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Have better clinical folks that can interpret patient dataRecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Affymax in November 2012.Interview Details
Initially the process was well organized with a structured schedule for the interview and the folks I spoke on the phone were articulate, interesting and reasonable.
On the interview day, met the Exec Director, followed by the Finance directors, Project Management and the current Manager of IT. Here's the deal - the place is in a need for a major overhaul. They've recently implemented a software package that has more issues than you can count on all your fingers and toes, many times over. The job wasn't' looking too appetizing at that point, but I kept my interest alive through the process.
What I found most unprofessional was that I never heard from the company after the interview. No calls, no emails indicating what they had decided etc.. So watch out for this.Interview Questions
No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
- The IT manager I interviewed me, asked why I wanted this job and that perhaps I should look for a VP job at another company..huh ! Answer Question
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