Seagen Reviews

Updated 8 May 2021

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4.1
82%
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Seagen President and CEO Clay B. Siegall (no image)
Clay B. Siegall
125 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fun, fast paced work environment with tons of resources(in 13 reviews)

  • "Company culture - People work here truly cares about patients and know how to work together(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Good has morphed into toxic culture"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Other in Bothell, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Seagen full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Worked with some great, experienced colleagues who cared about the company's mission and one another. The problem is they became too far and few between.

    Cons

    Changes in senior leadership over the past few years had led to a toxic and backstabbing culture. There is a lack of accountability and a feeling that you always need to watch your back because there is always someone trying to make you look bad for any and all mistakes, no matter how small. Micromanagement is rampant and the culture has developed into one where things need to be done yesterday. Management has no rhyme or reason for expediting every project, there is no sense of prioritization, and employees are getting burned out due to lack of resources. Management constantly tells employees not to pay attention to the stock price while honing in on the stock price at every company meeting.

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  2. "Great company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Scientist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits! Good pay and great people

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of


  3. "Science-driven company developing a burnout culture"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Strong pipeline, values science, and tries earnestly to live up to tagline of “passion for patients”... smart, driven workforce, and interesting work.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations and senior leadership not attuned to how the rest of the company is doing. Seemed to be concerned with growth, stock price but less to the employees who make that growth happen. Lack of decision making clarity and empowerment. Hoarding of decisions to highest levels, even for mundane decisions. Career advancement is largely nonexistent.

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  4. "Inclusive Growing Company in the Pacific Northwest"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Scientist in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Seagen full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on novel ADC technology.

    Cons

    Clinical Scientist structure still in process of alignment.

  5. Helpful (4)

    "No Employee Development"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I met many knowledgeable and wonderful people (who are now gone). Seagen pays for an annual conference every year.

    Cons

    The company does not care about work/life balance. There is no employee development unless you are buddies with upper management and leadership. Employees are seen as replaceable. The pay scale is not even for all with the same title and experience. Went from a small family like feel and very supportive to corporate and metric driven. The culture has become very toxic and intelligent, hard working people are forced to stay into a corner where their only option is to leave the company.

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  6. "Great place!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Clinical Development 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful culture for a fast moving company

    Cons

    Non yet. Rapidly growing company

  7. "Caution - ask hard questions"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager, Continuous Improvement in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Seagen full-time

    Pros

    Great people, good pay and decent benefits

    Cons

    Micro management, under resourced, no accountability from senior leadership, poor internal promotion rate, not an inclusive culture.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Rapid growth, changing culture"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Director in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Seagen full-time

    Pros

    Solid company with a long-term focus on building a strong oncology pipeline. Employee experiences will vary a lot based on what department they are in. At the corporate level the company does a good job of supporting its employees and providing a competitive package of compensation and benefits, but there is a lot of variability across departments in terms of professionalism, culture, and quality management.

    Cons

    Company is struggling a bit to retain its 'small biotech' culture in the face of a growing product portfolio and aggressive investment in its pipeline. A few long-term employees (lifers?) in the management structure seem to get a free pass for not growing their own abilities alongside the growth of the company--creates an appearance of complacency. Founder-CEO has no doubt been successful building this company, but can be volatile and doesn't always follow through on statements made to employees.

  9. "Great company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Seagen full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Growing company with great opportunities doing great things for cancer.

    Cons

    Can be very political in certain groups and aren't always open to new ideas.

  10. Helpful (3)

    "The best company I’ve ever heard of working for"

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

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

    Pros

    This company not only put his money where his mouth is, but they also both value value and invest in their employees. I was not that familiar with the company before I was approach to come work for them, but everybody I spoke to my initial interviews was ecstatic with their position, doozy Astec about the company, and had nothing but good things to say about everyone that works there from management to the janitors.

    Cons

    They are a typical NW company- VERY LIBERAL. Basically, they go out of their way to promote minority, female and LGBTQ... and anything else. Good that they care, bad news if you’re a straight, white, Christian- and even worse if you’re those things and a male. Not to say that you don’t have opportunity- but you won’t get the “proactive” help like those others are.

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