Seattle Genetics Reviews

Updated 22 Sep 2020

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4.2
86%
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98%
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Seattle Genetics President and CEO Clay B. Siegall (no image)
Clay B. Siegall
99 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fun, fast paced work environment with tons of resources(in 12 reviews)

  • "Science-focused organization that is focused on developing innovative therapies and helping patients(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Growing pains as with any growing company(in 16 reviews)

  • "Company is growing so infrastructure and organization lacking or not built out in some departments(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Creative thinking and supportive management"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    agile, focused on patients, leaders that advocate, growth potential, professional development supported

    Cons

    As in all regulatory jobs, there is often a lot of work that requires above and beyond 40 hour work weeks. But it's all worth it when we can get products to patients quicker.

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  2. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Growing company, great while working remote"

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

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

    Pros

    Strong support for working remote during COVID19, plenty of tools and resources to work from home. Opportunity to work hard and help build strategically while the business moves quickly. Support from leadership for maintaining work-life balance if experiencing overload of work. Generous compensation

    Cons

    Company is growing so infrastructure and organization lacking or not built out in some departments. High volume of work can lead to working more than average 40-hr week


  3. "Great for job experience, challenge to stay long-term"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bothell, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    CEO is very patient-centric and pipeline development is very strong. Employees have opportunities to work on a variety of projects and gain valuable experience very quickly. Most employees have been allowed to work from home during the Covid-19 pandemic. Many direct managers are easy to work with and supportive of career development.

    Cons

    Fast timelines and slow decision making by management can create challenging workloads and require regular overtime. The company is growing very quickly and structural processes are constantly in flux, which is causing a lot of inefficiency and an increase in workloads. It can be hard to get promoted in some departments because there are strict time requirements in positions regardless of performance.

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  4. "Hard, but fulfilling"

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

    I have been working at Seattle Genetics full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Patient-focused, growth opportunities abound, flexible work hours, project variety, challenging, and supportive leadership. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Growing pains, understaffed for current and planned work, frequent restructuring creates hurdles for the business overall

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  5. "Fantastic company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate II in Bothell, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seattle Genetics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Absolutely fantastic benefits and culture

    Cons

    Tech implementation is behind the times

  6. Helpful (6)

    "Good pipeline but toxic culture"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regulatory Affairs 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong pipeline, good clinical results

    Cons

    toxic culture and poor people management, hard to find alternatives in Seattle

  7. "Division of responsibilities can be more clear"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Medical Director Clinical Development in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is a great place to work!

    Cons

    Division of responsibilities can be more clear

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Seattle Genetics is an excellent company with awful IT leadership"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Bothell, WA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Seattle Genetics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    SeaGen has many superb scientists and process engineers. A lot of the people who work there are good at their jobs, and are warm, pleasant people. Company leadership seems to genuinely care about both patients and employees. The departments outside IT seem to be generally well-run, and the employees are happy and well-treated.

    Cons

    The company is growing very quickly, and some of the growth is not being handled well by managers who were more comfortable in a 200-employee biotech. The IT group is a different animal. SeaGen has a long history of underinvesting in IT, which for years was run by a man who grotesquely incompetent ("windows only", "no cloud"), creating an IT group that was poorly prepared for growth. The last leader was disengaged, but brought many positive changes. The current leader appears to be obsessed with unimportant, flashy, low-hanging fruit that looks good but doesn't contribute to the long-term health of the company. Most of the IT leadership has very little industry experience and doesn't appear to understand the nuances of working in a regulated industry.

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  9. "nice"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Seattle Genetics full-time

    Pros

    good enviroment, nice job, nice company

    Cons

    none. it is a good company

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Patient and science focused company"

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

    I have been working at Seattle Genetics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Passion for patients, collaborative atmosphere, transparency from leadership, awesome coworkers

    Cons

    Can be difficult to progress in your career in some departments

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