OUR VALUES

Our values outline what is important to us, as well as what we expect from our employees.

The foundation of our values is patient centricity. Patients are our North Star and are at the center of our mission and the reason why we do what we do. Our values are also interdependent: we cannot expect open conversations and transparency without mutual respect, and we cannot expect to innovate without ensuring employees have the opportunity to grow and learn.

We recognize that we may have high expectations, but it is for patients, and out of respect for each other that we demand such excellence. Our progress depends on us being a strong team, and to do that we must each represent these values, and foster a culture of respect that celebrates diversity and honors each other’s differences.

INNOVATION

INNOVATION

Innovation is at the heart of Cytokinetics’ mission. We take pride in the pursuit of innovative approaches to novel research and development. While our approach is more challenging, carries higher risks, and can be humbling at times, we wouldn’t trade it for anything.

OPEN DIALOGUE

OPEN DIALOGUE

We recognize that the complexities of our novel pursuits will foster discussion and possibly result in passionate convictions and healthy debates from all levels and functional areas. We also expect and take pride in transparent and candid dialogue with and among all employees. Critical and bold thinking enables us to achieve our goals.

INTEGRITY & RESPECT

INTEGRITY & RESPECT

We expect ethical behavior, high integrity, and mutual respect from all employees. Although opinions may differ, the focus must remain on solving the issue or challenge at hand while maintaining a respectful atmosphere. We are strongest when we function as a unified team.

GOALS & ACCOUNTABILITY

GOALS & ACCOUNTABILITY

We are aggressive in setting challenging goals as well as measuring and communicating our performance and execution toward them. We also recognize that our objectives may require adjustment with new information or data. We have high expectations regarding commitment, dedication, ownership, and accountability for outcomes.

Patient Centricity

Patients are our North Star. We build our science around patients and their families through authentic and ongoing engagement and are committed to transforming patients’ lives through our activities.

WORK/LIFE BALANCE

WORK/LIFE BALANCE

We ask a lot of our employees. Cytokinetics is not the place to work if you are seeking an easy, predictable, and comfortable job. At the same time, we seek to offer flexible solutions for how the job can be performed and strive to afford reasonable work/life balance for all employees. We believe we set realistic expectations but recognize that success in our business requires extraordinary dedication and commitment to excellence.

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH

We view employee development as mutually beneficial and a shared responsibility. We expect employees to be challenged, afforded the opportunity to develop new skills, and given every opportunity to excel but also allowed to fail. We foster an environment where employees can learn from their missteps and facilitate an environment of personal and professional development, growth, and advancement.

A FUN COMMUNITY

A FUN COMMUNITY

We are proud of fostering a strong sense of community in which our employees develop strong bonds with colleagues. We provide many opportunities to mix work and social connections and believe a friendly atmosphere is critical to 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 communities we serve.