Cancer is our cause. Make it yours, too.

We employ the best in biotech to discover, develop and commercialize medicines that help patients living with cancer recover stronger and live longer. Join our collective quest for oncology excellence and help us achieve our important and ambitious goals.

We’re expanding our teams company-wide in areas including Drug Discovery, Clinical Development, Commercial and Administration.

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Cancer is our cause. Make it yours, too.

We employ the best in biotech to discover, develop and commercialize medicines that help patients living with cancer recover stronger and live longer. Join our collective quest for oncology excellence and help us achieve our important and ambitious goals.

We’re expanding our teams company-wide in areas including Drug Discovery, Clinical Development, Commercial and Administration.

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Work with us in Alameda!

Exelixis is headquartered in Alameda’s Waterfront at Harbor Bay in a large, modern campus with state-of-the-art lab space that provides room for continued growth.


We’re Driven by an Ambitious Cause

At Exelixis, our focus and commitment is clear: to launch new medicines that give patients and their families hope for the future.

OUR VALUES
Be Exceptional

Be Exceptional

Take the right action and lead others to do the right thing at the right time in the right way.

Excel for Patients

Excel for Patients

Innovate to design solutions and remove barriers to show how much we care.

Exceed Together

Exceed Together

Apply rigor, resourcefulness and respect to maximize opportunities and deliver impactful results.

Working at Exelixis by the Numbers

# of current regular employees

Longest tenured employee, in years

# of PhDs

# of MDs

# of issued patents

# of commercial products resulting from Exelixis discovery efforts

Our Benefits

We aim to ensure the good health and happiness of our valued employees.

Our Health Benefits Include
Our health benefits include:
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Health Savings Accounts
Our Smart Savings Benefits Include
Our smart savings benefits include:
  • 401(K) Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 529 College Savings Plan
We Also Want You To Take Good Care Of Yourself With
We also want you to take good care of yourself with:
  • Vacation Days
  • Sick Time
  • Parental Leave
Additional Perks
Additional Perks:
  • Private Transportation Options
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Onsite Chair Massages
  • Onsite Yoga
  • Back-up Care Options
  • Rewards & Recognition Programs
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Gym Subsidy
  • Peloton Bike Room
  • Onsite Cruiser Bikes
  • Sponsored Employee Sports Teams
  • Electric Car Charging Stations

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What Our Employees Are Saying

What I appreciate the most about Exelixis is its culture of growth. We are constantly striving to improve the care of those battling cancer. We also have a great culture that encourages our growth and development as individuals and professionals.

Asela, FP&A, Exelixis employee since 2016

The genuine passion that we all share helps us to inspire each other and thrive as a whole. We work hard together, have a commitment to excellence and dedicate ourselves to delivering nothing short of the best. Not only do we see this in those who have been with the company for 10+ years, but also in those who have recently become a part of our team. That’s what makes us special.

Linda, Human Resources, Exelixis employee since 2007

There are a lot of brilliant yet humble people here. Leadership and management empower employees and there are ample growth opportunities. You are always compelled to evolve your role and responsibilities.

Shawn, Commercial Operations, Exelixis employee since 2018

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Exelixis is on a mission to help cancer patients recover stronger and live longer

We drive for results, so patients can survive and thrive.
We are resilient in the face of adversity, and tireless in advancing our science.
We celebrate our long history of prolific drug discovery and rigorous drug development.
We unite to launch innovative medicines for difficult-to-treat cancers.
We exist to give people hope – one drug, one patient at a time.

WE ARE EXELIXIS.

Join Us in Our Quest to Treat and Defeat Cancer

It’s a time of exciting growth with many new job openings available:
  • Contribute to a growing, oncology-focused biotechnology company that embraces diverse skills, perspectives, and life experiences in its quest to treat and defeat cancer.
  • Join a company with the staying power of 25 years in a challenging field that’s uniquely positioned us in the industry for significant growth.
  • Thrive in the company of others who share a rare blend of intelligence, professionalism, humility, and compassion.
Be part of a biotech revolution happening in the East Bay
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Exelixis is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status. For more information about equal employment opportunity protections, view the EEO is the Law poster.

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EEO Policy Statement

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