Sangamo Therapeutics Reviews

Updated 6 Dec 2019

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3.8
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Sangamo Therapeutics President and CEO Sandy Macrae, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D. (no image)
Sandy Macrae, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D.
8 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent cell and gene therapy company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Development in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge; great culture ; excellent growth and development opportunities ; beautiful facility, patient centric

    Cons

    Too Slow pace, organization sometimes lacks focus, too top heavy

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  2. "Promising and great place to work for"

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

    I have been working at Sangamo Therapeutics full-time

    Pros

    perks, friendly environment, great science

    Cons

    work load tends to be too high

  3. "Wonderful people but management needs to training."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sangamo Therapeutics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people and good science.

    Cons

    Management needs to training.

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  4. Helpful (16)

    "Run away from this company, run far, far away"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - G&A in Richmond, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free Lunches on Tuesdays, not much else

    Cons

    Senior Management is clueless, and very green. The CEO has no idea how to run a company or move it in a new direction. They've repeatedly hired consultants to tell them how to run things more efficiently and create a positive culture. Each one has pointed to Senior Leadership and suggested changes only to be fired. They keep repeating this cycle until they hear what they want. So far, 3 constants later, and they all come up with the same advice only to be fired. They keeping throwing head count at problems but not changing processes, so it never gets better and there is just a revolving door. They micromanage the G&A side to death, and the politics is unbelievable for a company this size. If you work here in any non-scientific capacity be prepared to be a Stepford robot and not have any ideas of your own! Worst company I've ever worked for and am currently looking

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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Times Change"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sangamo Therapeutics full-time

    Pros

    Very generous benefits and quite a place.

    Cons

    The company still developing its processes so not a lot to work with. As the company is growing new people with different value are coming and conflicted with the existing value. You have to be careful there are political with lots of backstabbing. Some of these people are merciless and hold grudged they let someone go right after the person coming back from a long vacation and just before the person stock options vest causing this person to lost everything.

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "awesome science"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sangamo Therapeutics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Nice place to work for.

    Cons

    stress, pressure, being undervalued sometimes

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Very science oriented"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sangamo Therapeutics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Science and research are very highly regarded. Clinical operations are being developed. Company closed between Christmas and new year so that adds another week to vacations.

    Cons

    Infrastructure is still lacking. Company is growing fast and is experiencing growing pains. Culture change is needed. Salaries are on the low range

  8. Helpful (5)

    "well-established biotech company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Richmond, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sangamo Therapeutics full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    well-established public company, 100 people, great research team. Good benefits, stock options plan, food plan, good social life. Very good environment for interns and associates at the beginning of their career.

    Cons

    changing profile from research to therapeutics, hard career growth for non-PhD positions in a decreasing research team. Slow on implementing new techniques.

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  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great people, great science"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sangamo Therapeutics full-time

    Pros

    Exciting potential and fast-moving, everyone working hard towards the same goal

    Cons

    Shift from research to commercial focus a struggle for some parts of organization

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team and leadership. Also great company culture.

    Cons

    Division between departments because of separate buildings.

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