Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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It's been a while, but people were good. company was still developing pipeline when I was there and was mgmt heavy. hoping things are going well for them now.
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Nice place to work. I worked there a long time ago though so I could tell you anything about working there today. I would go back if I had the opportunity.
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Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. insights

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  • Ability to meet personal goals
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  • Trust in colleagues
  • Sense of belonging
  • Support from manager

Very Clickish

This company only respects people in upper management who are not team players whatsoever. If you are technical, they you have a fighting chance, otherwise not a good place to work at all compensation


Decent compensation


Terrible management
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Only one sales person remains

Of the original 53 sales reps hired in 2016, only one remains. Everyone else, including managers, have left. Stock has plummeted, and all hopes were on diabetes med that never received approval, so everyone continues selling diarrhea med.
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Productive work environment with poor management

Lexicon had a productive culture in place for many years. Unfortunately, upper management decisions with partnering early on prevented this promising biotech from succeeding.
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Great place to work. Management issues.

Awesome place to work. Great atmosphere but management will talk to you like you’re less than if your a temp. All of the other staff are friendly and encouraging.
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Terrible corporate climate

Unqualified leadership at every turn. Everyone doing a job they've never done before and it shows. Would not recommend this company to anyone, no matter their career interest.
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I liked working there

I liked working at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals and meet some good people that I am still friends with today. The office was close to home. They had monthly social events. If an employee had an emergency and needed time off and did not have enough vacation time management rallied together and help the employee and their family.


Monthly events
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Would not advise working at Lexicon.

Would not advise working at Lexicon. Management is self-promoting. Employee training and development is non-existent. EVP's are overly concerned with small expenditures, yet do not hesitate to spend several thousand dollars on luxuriant travel.


Pays well


Management and longer term employees are self-absorbeded
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Enjoyed the Team I worked With

Many employees had been there for several years, had grown with the company, and were personally invested. I found that refreshing. There was a limited budget for FTEs, but an unlimited budget for contractors leading the company to hire on more contractors who were not invested in the company and were not diligent workers. Two divergent ends of the spectrum lead to an odd culture.
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great corporate gatherings

while the company was a success, the workload was high but doable. They had a team base system of work, which was very helpful when finishing the work.
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Management was week. Too much stress. Upper level science was often disrupted by minor things that were required. Animal care works were seen to run company and upper science was not efficient.
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Great Start Up Company To Join

Pay and benefits are great. Team is wonderful. The only draw back is the small size, this limits the potential for growth in a career. A great place to work.
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Good company and friendly working place

I like this company, most people in this company are very nice and friendly, I have learnt a lot technique. Every body help each other. It is like a big family, I enjoy to work in this company. Good salary, but layoff every year in this 7 years.


good healthcare plan
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Fun place to work, job security low.

Learned a great deal about the pharmaceutical industry but you were never sure about your job year to year.
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Great benefits

Good benefits, morale bad due to fact you are always unsure of job security.


Unstable job security.
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I appreciate that there was never a dull moment or assignment, Management wasn't very well preared in certain areas.

My manager recruited me from a different department, knowing he would be layed off in 6 to 10 months. He needed my organizational skils, in the end I had the department organized but also within the 6 month time frame he was let go and due to me being his admin I was let go as well. Great company very family oriented. Also, a great learning exerience for me.


i was able to lead with my organizational skills which are still in place today.


the office politicing was hard at times but always a challenge and i appreciate a challenge.
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Good place to work, small company with ambitious goals

Good work and laboratory environment. Friendly atmosphere with growth potential
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Productive and Good Work Place

My first Experience at RAC with Unix / Linux , Worked with OEM and Grid Control and
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...was once a good place to work.

Hard times and improper management are draining the life from this company


starbucks coffee


inept middle management
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very good scientists (used to be) but terrible management favoring their buddies and not people who actually do the work

The company used to have an amazing scientific leadership and productive and proud research associates eager to work overtime and deliver results. However, due to terrible management, its greed resulting in a lack of any deals despite - initially - good value behind the scientific approach, and florishing favoritism, the company has been going downhill in the past 5 years (5 or more annual lay offs since 2007, and occasional lay offs of individuals in between). Management favors their buddies and some people who sit quiet but do not do any real work and just collect $$ with high management titles (Lexicon has more directors than any other titles in the company the size just over 150 people!). The company does not seem to value smart and proactive employees with creative ideas who actually do work and achieve results. In addition to not valuing the work force which is the main asset of any company (and Lexicon used to have the best before they started their annual layoffs), the company also managed to fail to deliver on their promise to Texas government to create new jobs when they received State money to create TIGM. They backed off from the deal (after receiving $$) and Texas A&M had to pick up the stake while Lexicon not only did not create any new jobs but reduced it's own work force by more than 70% since the TIGM deal was signed. Not trustworthy company and poor culture to work in.


discounted lunches at site cafeteria, good benefits


terrible management of the company, favoritism, job insecurity (5 lay offs since 2008)
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3.3 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
2.1 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
2.0 out of 5 stars for Management
2.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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