Affymetrix Employee Reviews

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Good place to work
Sr. Fin Analyst FP&A - Bio-Chem Manf (Former Employee) –  Cleveland, OHDecember 22, 2016
Affymetrix was a great place to work for and I was privileged to be associated with its Cleveland operations.
A company which was fully vested in work life balance and believed in investing in employees
Pros
Weekly breakfast, excellent training
Cons
limited scope of advancement at Cleveland operations.
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Once was a great place to work
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CANovember 30, 2016
Affymetrix was acquired by another company so they are no longer in business,
Once acquired the business was merged into the new company
Pros
Free Breakfast
Cons
Acquired by another company where the legacy employees were not kept
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Commissions Manager (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAOctober 7, 2016
Company had a great work life balance.
Given the opportunity to understand their products and how to use that knowledge when re-implementing Xactly.
Able to work with management,
Allowed my staff the ability to work with implementing the Xactly system for their future skill set.
The hardest part of the job was doing the GL and monthly accruals- that is not my background.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the people I met and worked with on a daily basis.
Pros
Great people and work life balance.
Cons
Company was sold to Thermo Fisher in January 16
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Human Resources Business Partner (Former Employee) –  CaliforniaApril 19, 2016
Affymetrix is a great organization with a close knit culture. One of the most internally connected companies I've ever worked with.
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Good company, currently in process of aquisition
Strategic Director - Global Sales Operations (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAMarch 10, 2016
Good products, people, and processes. Changing management resulted in various changes, largely positive, to how the organization was run.
Pros
No walls between organizations, open communications, clear goals
Cons
Benefits
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Interesting and unique products
Manufacturing Planner (Former Employee) –  West Sacramento, CADecember 23, 2015
Maintain scheduling of production equipment, tracking of customer orders, managing in-process inventory levels and prioritizing/coordinating product works orders.
Pros
Location close to home.
Cons
Limited advancement opportunities.
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Relaxed but productive environment
Intern (Current Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAAugust 16, 2015
There was a good focus on getting things done while maintaining flexibility and freedom to work in the way that best suits you
Pros
flexible work hours, and hands-off supervisors
Cons
can only use the companies windows machines
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Productive, great team and interesting and challenging work.
Technical Writer & Product Development Scientist (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAJune 29, 2015
Typical day at work included 30% bench work, 50% documentation and 20% interaction with cross functional teams, vendors, customers etc.

The hardest part of the job was the efforts that went into establishing stringent requirements in creating a GLP environment and transitioning a Research Use Product only to a diagnostic product for clinical applications. The lack of quality and regulatory knowledge amongst colleagues from within and various other departments made the process longer and harder.

The most enjoyable part was a great, determined and hardworking manager to work and report to. Working with a team willing to learn and adapt to changes. Interesting and consistent challenges during the course of development to launch of the product. Also plenty of opportunities to learn and grow in the company.
Pros
Excellent health benefits, bonuses, and great lunch program
Cons
Not a fun workplace with extra curricular opportunities
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Productive and fun place to work with lunch provided
Research Assistant (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAJune 16, 2015
The most enjoyable part of the job was listening to music and setting up experiments using different types of skills. The typical day was getting there at 7:30 am in morning. Starting my day with good breakfast and listening to music and working on DNA chips. Using micropipette filling chips with Hyb buffer and then putting it in Hybridization Oven.
Pros
Free Lunch
Cons
short breaks
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I have 7+ Years in Java Developing.
Java Developer (Current Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAMarch 31, 2015
7+ plus years good professional experience in the Analysis, Architecture, Design, Development, Implementation, Integration and Testing of Client / Server / Internet / Intranet Systems for Engineering, Research, Financial and Insurance Industries using Object Oriented Analysis/Design/Methodologies.Hands-on experience with the latest Java EE 5 platform. Strong exposure to lightweight containers like EJB 3.0. JPA 1 and Hibernate 3.0. Solid experience in lightweight POJO based frameworks like spring 3.0(Dependency Injection, IOC, ORM, DAO, AOP, MVC, JMS and Business Integration).Good experience in Spring AOP (Aspect Oriented Programming) and IOC (Inversion of Control).
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productive and fun place to work
Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  Santa Clara, CANovember 23, 2014
a typical day at Affymetri begins with labelling 124 microarray Genechips with use of 200 microliter micropippette fills hybridization buffer into the gene chip so that it goes inside hybridization oven.I learned a lot about excel spreadsheet, time management and how to operate hybridization ovens My coworkers are awesome. They always game me good feedback and comments so that i could improve in my skills. The most enjoyable part of the job is the simple changes that occurs during the process.
Pros
lunches which is buffet system
Cons
short breaks
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plenty of uncertainty
Director equipemnt (Former Employee) –  Santa claraSeptember 11, 2014
Management in the corporate is very incompetence. No new products for years and no new technology. Management is full of dead woods
Pros
layoff bonus
Cons
management is very directionless
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nice people to work with
Buyer II (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAMarch 21, 2014
Challenging work and good people to work with. company was going thought multiple changes, so mood was on eggshells
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Decent place to work for.
Quality Control (Current Employee) –  Warrensville, OHFebruary 26, 2014
Affymetrix is a decent place to work for, but it seems next to almost impossible to advance within. For the most part they give good incentives, health care, 401k, vacation time and few other perks. They try to keep the morale high by having a employees activities committee conduct monthly events. The hardest part of the job are the people, but that is usually at most jobs. In my area my co-workers are very close knit and we work like a family. Management can a shaky at times, but nothing to really worry about. There are many learning opportunities because Affymetrix highly promotes cross training. When I started working here you get all benefits from day one.
Pros
Wednesday Donuts, Day one benefits, employee referral program
Cons
Not much room for advancement
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a typical day at worK
Liquid reagent mixer (Former Employee) –  Cleveland, OHFebruary 20, 2014
a typical day at worK
what you learned
management
your co-workers
the hardest part of the job
the most enjoyable part of the job
Pros
a typical day at worK
Cons
a typical day at worK
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work from home and corporate fun co-worker
Instrument Service Engineer (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAFebruary 12, 2014
I made my weekly schedule which included all service call coordination and installs. Keep up on expense reports and service reports. make my own travel arrangements.
Pros
lunch on corporate site, bonus, hard work recognition, corporate family functions
Cons
change in management
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Ok workplace
Chemical Technician II (Former Employee) –  Warrensville, OHNovember 15, 2013
Typical work day was ok,I learned about all kinds of bulk and liquid materials,management was fine,co-workers were ok,hardest part of job was very big orders in which took alot of time to get done,my most enjoyable parts of job was the christmas party's
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Pretty good company to work for when times are good
Sr. QA Engineer/Lead Sr., Application Analyst (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CASeptember 11, 2013
Good group of talented people. Working with interesting technology.
A lot of work with minimal resources. Do more with less attitude for a last few yes due to company financial performance
Pros
Lunches provided for nominal fee, free cereals, milk, juce
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fun place to work
Machine Operator/Assembler (Former Employee) –  Sacramento, CAAugust 6, 2013
i enjoy my work. co- workers were good.learn lot about medical device work
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Innovative advance science environment
Senior System Quality Assurance Engineer (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAMay 30, 2013
Great place to work. Wonderful co-workers and teamwork.
Company cares about the workers and makes a pleasant and enjoyable place to be.
Pros
great lunch program and free beverages
Cons
company is not keeping up with competitors & falling behind
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