Affymax Reviews

9 Reviews
9 Reviews
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Affymax CEO and Director John Orwin
John Orwin
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    Great people to work with

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Manager in Palo Alto, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Manager in Palo Alto, CA (US)

    I have been working at Affymax full-time (less than an year)


    People have great communication and collaborative minds. there are no barriers between departments and everyone sincerely wants to have a great quality product.


    There is nothing really to say. this has been one of the best places I have worked at. I wish it was the same at every company.

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    Management has been great at supporting personal growth and communication. My director is flexible and reasonable.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Affymax Interviews

Updated 10 Dec 2014
Updated 10 Dec 2014

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Affymax.

    Interview Details

    All day interview with 8 scientists and 4 technicians. Thorough assessment of all technical skills and academic experience. Very attentive audience at presentation with insightful questions. Beautiful facilities and support services. Supervisor stressed intellectual-minded faculty and opportunity to conduct self-directed research.

    Interview Questions
    • How have you demonstrated ability to solve difficult problems in the lab and with other scientists?   Answer Question
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Additional Info

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Headquarters Palo Alto, CA
Size 16 to 50 Employees
Founded 2001
Type Company - Public
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue £1 to £5 million (GBP) per year
Competitors Amgen, Janssen Biotech, Roche

Affymax is designing peptides to give red blood cells a pep talk. The biotechnology firm is researching and developing possible drugs based upon these biological process regulators. Its leading drug candidate, Hematide, is an erythropoietin (EPO) mimetic, designed to stimulate red blood cell production, like EPO itself. Hematide is being investigated in late stage clinical trials as a possible treatment for anemia caused by chronic renal failure and chemotherapy. Affymax believes Hematide will be cheaper and longer lasting than the EPO stimulants currently used on dialysis... More

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