Affymetrix Employee Reviews

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Productive place to work
Accounts Receivable Specialist (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAJanuary 24, 2018
Affymetrix was a nice place to work in, the people were very nice and professional. Management was professional and was very hands on with employees. The company was only in California.
Pros
the company provided lunches at a discount price
Cons
No training
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A pretty moderate, work at your pace type of place, occasionally stressful type of place.
Bioprocess Technician (Former Employee) –  Cleveland, OHOctober 19, 2017
I enjoyed working for Affymetrix, unfortunately the company was bought by another company and the Cleveland site will be closing at the end of the year.
Pros
Some pros
Cons
Some cons
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Fun place to work
Research Associate I (Former Employee) –  Sacramento, CASeptember 10, 2017
Daily responsibilities included repetitive work. Enjoyed learning new techniques in molecular biology and genetics. Great team work amongst colleagues.
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Research assistant (Internship) (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAAugust 22, 2017
fast paced company, not very nice work environment, research lab is disorganized. coworker are easy to communicate and helpful. nice location for commute.
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Flexible but stagnant
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAJuly 28, 2017
Big changes since Thermo Fisher took over. Looking forward to the future and how the transition will impact the morale of the employees that are still there.
Pros
Flexible hours, good benefits
Cons
Growth opportunities are limited, no more lunch program
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Good place to work
Logistics Analyst III (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAJuly 10, 2017
The company was innovative when I was there. It grew from about 100 employees to well over 350 in my short time with the company. Overall, the company had a positive outlook in the biotech market.
Pros
Weekly breakfast, excellent training
Cons
limited scope of advancement at Santa Clara operations.
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Finance (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAJune 19, 2017
Good culture & people. Due to size of Finance organization, not much room for promotions - but can expand experience by taking on different projects.
Pros
Culture
Cons
Limited room for promotion
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Innovative team of experts
Sr. Project Manager, Project Management (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAJune 19, 2017
The company was innovative when I was there. It grew from about 100 employees to well over 350 in my short time with the company. Overall, the company had a positive outlook in the biotech market.
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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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Work at Affymetrix
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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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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