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3.1
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51%
Recommend to a Friend
95%
Approve of CEO
Clay B. Siegall
53 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fosters a great work environment and makes you feel like a part of the family(in 7 reviews)

  • "Clear mission & vision to cure cancer(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Public transit does not serve the Bothell sites very well- can be a tough commute by car unless you live north of campus(in 7 reviews)

  • "company is just now adopting some regular work from home options for on campus full time employees(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great mission, great culture"

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    Current Employee - Director in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seattle Genetics full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Clear mission & vision to cure cancer. Interesting and challenging work without causing burnout

    Cons

    Some typical growing pains, but that's always the price of success

    Seattle Genetics2019-05-13
  2. "Love it here"

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    Current Employee - Senior 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

    Incredibly smart and dedicated people, Great science. Motivating purpose. Plus a company that cares about its employees which is rare these days.

    Cons

    The facilities and IT equipment need to modernize.

    Seattle Genetics2019-05-14
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Avoid this place if you have mental health issues"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seattle Genetics full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Good insurance, one day work from home, long Christmas holidays

    Cons

    Middle managers rule the Biometrics department. People with mental health issues are seen as lazy, non motivated or not putting in the effort to fit into "company culture". If the job isn't treated as the sole purpose for existence, managers tend to take it personally and get very offended. Which in turn gets taken out on the employee in the form of of constant criticism and indirect bullying. At least the good insurance...

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    Advice to Management

    Train managers on how to actually manage, and to treat employees as rational adults instead of high school children.

    Seattle Genetics2019-04-26
  4. Helpful (9)

    "Growing Pains"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seattle Genetics full-time

    Pros

    People, benefits, flexibility, passion, community

    Cons

    management, growth opportunities, lack development, lack of respect for lower level roles

    Advice to Management

    When you build a house, do you build it from the top down or the ground up?

    Seattle Genetics2019-04-12
  5. Helpful (12)

    "Great ideas and some wonderful people, difficult place to work"

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    Former Employee - Director in Bothell, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Seattle Genetics full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Some departments are excellent. There are a large number of innovative, driven, hard-working employees who work at Seattle Genetics. Corporate goals around advancing novel therapies are laudable. CEO has great energy, enthusiasm and seems committed to sharing information and insights regularly. Events thrown for achieving corporate milestones were a blast!

    Cons

    The top-down management style common in senior leadership stifles decision making and energy of team leads. The need to generate consensus (often in a series of one-on-one meetings with each individual team member prior to the actual meeting) deters innovative thinking and creates an environment where one must be wary of speaking honestly / openly. Bit of the "good ol' boy" attitude lingers among those for whom...

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    Advice to Management

    Find a way to minimize the overly political environment promoted by some in senior management

    Seattle Genetics2019-02-27
  6. Helpful (17)

    "Great science, lousy culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Seattle Genetics full-time

    Pros

    Impressive scientific effort in advancing cures for cancer. Are able to quickly advance regulatory filings to get approvals in record time. Stock is doing well. Lots of free food. Have free yoga classes on site.

    Cons

    If you have experience working at other biopharma companies, you`ll be disappointed with the antiquated, inadequate, poorly thought out systems, operations and culture the company has in place. The majority of the staff seem to have not worked at other biopharma companies; most seem to have been here for 20 years. There`s a culture similar to that of a good-ol'-boy organization in certain departments. Middle management...

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    Advice to Management

    Management needs to work on changing the culture; make it a #1 priority. Work towards eliminating micromanagement techniques (especially rewarding for it) and mindset that are entrenched in the organization. Work towards shifting the mentality of the employees from one of still thinking they`re an R&D company to one that embraces change, and recognizes that what worked even 10 years ago is not adequate or appropriate...

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    Seattle Genetics2019-02-26
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Political"

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    Current Employee - Research Associate II in Bothell, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Seattle Genetics full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Can be exposed to interesting work and can be stimulating

    Cons

    Top heavy, Very political, Say one thing and do another

    Advice to Management

    Realize the people that do the work and are honest, then you wont be surprised by last minutes upsets

    Seattle Genetics2019-02-01
  8. "Awesome growing company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seattle Genetics full-time

    Pros

    Embracing new company perks and great internal mentor/network program

    Cons

    Long commute from downtown Seattle

    Seattle Genetics2019-01-15
  9. "Really trying to make a difference in the lives of patients"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Seattle Genetics full-time

      Pros

      Focus is on making a difference in the lives of patients. Science driven.

      Cons

      Lots of growth/change, which is at times, challenging.

      Seattle Genetics2019-01-10
    • Helpful (15)

      "Beware of the company culture"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Seattle Genetics full-time

      Pros

      Impressive CEO! Wonderful commitment to patients and science. So much potential to be a great company.

      Cons

      Location - not in Seattle, not even close. Unless you live close to Bothell campus, traffic is really bad. Car-dependent campus. Benefits - if you are coming to SeaGen from out of state biopharma, the salary and benefits may be rather disappointing. You will be surprised by the outdated IT systems, business processes and HR policies. The campus is large, but has no cafeteria and no gym. Management has the type of...

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      Seattle Genetics2018-12-20
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