We are committed to expeditiously bringing forward innovative small molecule therapeutic solutions for patients suffering from grievous diseases.
To establish a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company that fully leverages our advanced capabilities and exploits cytoskeleton pharmacology for the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative pharmaceutical products with novel mechanisms of action.
We are inspired by the medical needs of patients as well as the suffering of their loved ones and believe our primary purpose is to relentlessly focus on making a meaningful difference in their lives. We are confident that by keeping the patients as our top priority, we cannot lose our way and will ensure we do the right thing by all of our stakeholders.
Why is Culture Articulation Important?
We are fortunate to work in an industry with such an important purpose and believe it is a privilege to participate and dedicate one’s career to such a meaningful calling. We strive to provide more than a job; instead, we expect Cytokinetics will be a place you come to and stay, because it fulfills your personal motivations and desires to contribute to something bigger that any one of us. The Cytokinetics’ covenant with its employees and culture is what we believe will foster that long term commitment and ultimately ensure and define our successes.
Innovation and Novel Science:
Innovation is a foundation of Cytokinetics’ mission and we take great pride in the pursuit of innovative approaches to novel scientific and medical research and development. It is more challenging, carries higher risks and at times can be humbling yet we would not trade it for anything. This is a big part of why we are at Cytokinetics.
Diversity of Opinion Encouraged & Commitment to Open Communication:
We encourage a healthy debate and welcome input and contributions from all levels and functional areas. We recognize that the complexities of our novel pursuits will foster disagreement and we expect passionate convictions about potentially alternative approaches. While healthy debates can require a strong will, and at times a thick skin, we believe it is an essential element of our culture. We also expect and take pride in transparent and candid dialogue with and amongst all employees. Critical and bold thinking will enable our reaching heights required to achieve our aims.
Integrity & Respect for the Individual:
We expect ethical behavior, high integrity and mutual respect of all employees from all employees. We expect disagreements can occur but, at all times, the focus must remain on the issue or challenge at hand and not become a personal attack on the individual. If we falter here, we will all suffer and we cannot accept that consequence.
Goals and Accountability:
We are aggressive in setting challenging goals as well as measuring and communicating our performance and execution towards them. That said, we also recognize that our objectives may require adjustment as new information or data may inform. We have high expectations regarding commitment, dedication, ownership and accountability for outcomes.
Work Demands & Balance:
We fully acknowledge that we ask a lot of our employees; we expect to be challenged and stimulated everyday. Cytokinetics is not the place to work if one seeks an easy, predictable and comfortable job. Our employees are especially self-motivated and want to put in the extra effort required to get the job done right. We are grateful for that. At the same time, we do offer flexible solutions for how the job can be performed and strive to afford reasonable work life balance for all employees. We strive for realistic expectations but recognize success in our business requires extraordinary dedication and commitment to excellence.
Professional Growth, Learning & Development:
We view employee development as mutually beneficial and a shared responsibility. We expect employees to be challenged, afforded the opportunity to develop new skills, stretched and given every opportunity to excel but also allowed to fail. We foster an environment where employees can learn from their missteps and mistakes. We are proud to make a joint covenant with all employees for personal and professional development, growth and advancement.
Have Fun and Create a Sense of Pride and Community:
We are proud of fostering a strong sense of community in which our employees develop strong bonds with co-workers. We provide many opportunities to mix work and social connections and believe a work hard/play hard attitude is critical to our building and sustaining a positive and invigorating culture. We also believe that we have a corporate and social responsibility to give back to the broader community in which we operate through volunteerism and support of the patient populations for whom we seek to advance innovative therapies. Our values extend to all of our interactions, internally and externally, and we recognize that we and our business will prosper when we are engaging with one another and giving back in consequential and compassionate ways.