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struggling startup

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at MannKind

Pros

There is opportunity for a starting engineer to wear many hats within a startup company but until the uncertainty of the company is resolved it’s a rocky place to work. Since it’s such a small company any employee can make an impact in one shape or another.

Cons

Company has had many layoffs for such a small company. Senior management to employee ratio is much too high resulting in power struggles within departments and competing goals that results in micromanagement from the executive level.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get off your high horse and put on your working boots to look at really what is going on in the front lines. Stop setting the bar too high for the company and make smart decisions that make good business sense.

Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for MannKind

  1.  

    pressure cooker

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MannKind

    Pros

    The compensation package was thorough and competitive. When they did have to lay off employees, I think they were generous with their severance packages. There were opportunities to wear many hats and try a lot of different roles, as long as your work didn't suffer for it. There were some truly kind, knowledgeable and hardworking people there who were willing to help you learn different disciplines within the company.

    Cons

    It was a total pressure cooker, and a lot of favoritism, which inevitably led infighting between the different departments. They were thick with middle management, and it led to some managers losing touch with what their employees actually accomplished on a daily basis. The gap between management and mid- to lower-level employees was rather large, and the way management was compensated comparatively was off-putting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your employees based on their actual performance, and not on management cronyism. narrow the gap between the different work levels and encourage your different departments and teams to truly work together instead of against one another. Invest in the social areas of your workforce, and bring back things like the summer barbecues--they were good for morale of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Tragic, a potentially remarkable and game changing product in Afrezza, but ignorance and arrogance has tanked us.

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    Current Employee - Information Technologies  in  Danbury, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Information Technologies in Danbury, CT (US)

    I have been working at MannKind

    Pros

    Great ground level personnel, and a truly facinating potential product. Good life work balance and pay is about market.

    Cons

    Arrogant and ignorant Senior Management. The culture is also very "blame centric". In order for you to do well, someone has to do something bad. Very CYA attitudes and much backstabbing. Extreme paranoid silo mentality as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the Product application team that has failed twice now to gain approval for afrezza. Their arrogance and ignorance of the FDA has cost MNKD millions of dollars, years of market and the loss of literally hundreds of mostly excellent employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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