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 at our new, state-of-the-art campus in Alameda!

Exelixis is now headquartered in Alameda’s Waterfront at Harbor Bay in a large, modern campus with brand-new lab space that provides room for growth in 2018 and beyond. Some perks of our centrally located, East Bay campus include:

Work with us at our new, state-of-the-art campus in Alameda!

Exelixis is now headquartered in Alameda’s Waterfront at Harbor Bay in a large, modern campus with brand-new lab space that provides room for growth in 2018 and beyond. Some perks of our centrally located, East Bay campus include:

  • Waterfront, outdoor space to enjoy Alameda’s pleasant climate
  • A cafe with delicious, healthy snack and lunch options
  • Indoor and outdoor gathering spaces located throughout our custom-designed buildings
  • Nearby amenities include a fitness club, two child care centers, a doggie daycare facility plus other restaurant and shopping options
  • Free parking and several public transportation commute options
  • Waterfront, outdoor space to enjoy Alameda’s pleasant climate
  • A cafe with delicious, healthy snack and lunch options
  • Indoor and outdoor gathering spaces located throughout our custom-designed buildings
  • Nearby amenities include a fitness club, two child care centers, a doggie daycare facility plus other restaurant and shopping options
  • Free parking and several public transportation commute options

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exceed Together

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

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

Working at Exelixis by the Numbers

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

Our Benefits

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

Our Benefits

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

Our health benefits include:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Health Savings Accounts

Our smart savings benefits include:

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • 401(K) Plan
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 529 College Savings Plan
  • Subsidized Lunch Program

We also want you to take good care of yourself with:

  • Vacation
  • Sick Time
  • Parental Leave

Additional Perks:

  • Onsite Chair Massages
  • Pet Insurance
  • Rewards & Recognition Programs
  • Corporate Discount Program on Leisure Products & Services
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Free Counseling, Financial and Legal Advice

What Our Employees Are Saying

“Here I am valued for who I am. There is no need to have a “work Jen” and a
“home Jen.” Exelixis values people for who they are and what they contribute.”

– Jen, Marketing, Exelixis employee since 2016

“There’s a brilliant amount of science with a ton of humility. People here don’t worry
about titles. All good ideas are welcome. We work together to get things done.”

– Pete, Sales, Exelixis employee since 2013

“People care here — not about what they can get, but what they can do. They don’t come on board just to shine, they come to be part of a team that is doing great things.”

– Steven, Facilities, Exelixis employee since 2002

“Here I am valued for who I am. There is no need to have a “work Jen” and a
“home Jen.” Exelixis values people for who they are and what they contribute.”

– Jen, Marketing, Exelixis employee since 2016

“There’s a brilliant amount of science with a ton of humility. People here don’t worry
about titles. All good ideas are welcome. We work together to get things done.”

– Pete, Sales, Exelixis employee since 2013

“People care here — not about what they can get, but what they can do. They don’t come on board just to shine, they come to be part of a team that is doing great things.”

– Steven, Facilities, Exelixis employee since 2002

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

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.

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

Join Us in Our Quest to Treat and Defeat Cancer

At Exelixis, we are resilient together. Our employees are our most valuable assets and are essential to achieving our potential. It’s a time of exciting growth with many new job openings available for individuals who seek to:

  • 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 nearly 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 – it shows in our commitment to giving patients more time with the people they love.

At Exelixis, we are resilient together. Our employees are our most valuable assets and are essential to achieving our potential. It’s a time of exciting growth with many new job openings available for individuals who seek to:

  • 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 nearly 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 – it shows in our commitment to giving patients more time with the people they love.
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