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The rewards of doing well at Ardea Biosciences, Inc. go far beyond just receiving a paycheck. We provide a competitive total rewards package that includes a comprehensive compensation, benefits and wellness program. Our compensation package includes a market-based philosophy for base salary, a pay-for-performance cash bonus program, spot bonus awards and a long-term incentive program. In addition, our comprehensive employee benefits program includes:

  • Generous Time Off program, including vacation, sick, holidays and paid parental leave
  • 3 Medical Insurance plans (choice of HMO, HSA, and PPO) with the Company covering a majority of the cost
  • Dental Insurance (choice of HMO and PPO plans)
  • Vision
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability plans
  • Company-paid Life Insurance plan and Voluntary Life options for employee and dependent coverage
  • Other Voluntary Benefits such as Accident and Critical Illness plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Education Assistance Program
  • 401(k) with a 4% Company Match


In addition to the traditional compensation and benefits program we offer, Ardea promotes a culture that encourages healthy lifestyle choices by providing tools, support and opportunities to enhance personal and professional well-being. Here are some examples of what Ardea offers to help our employees in achieving Mindful Wellness:

  • Quarterly Challenges – Raise awareness and engagement by offering fun activities, exciting incentives and an easy user-friendly method to participate in challenges
  • Onsite Services – Fitness Room, Massages, Circuit Training, Yoga, Stretch Classes, Complimentary Weekly Fruit Delivery, Organic Vegetables Produce Box Delivery, Lunch ‘N Learns, and much more . . .
  • Clubs – Bike, Walking and Running
  • Community/Volunteering Activities – Beach clean-up, Run/Walk to support non-profit organizations, Volunteering (i.e., science festivals, schools, etc.)
  • Concierge Services – Dry Cleaning pick-up and delivery; Flower/Plant delivery; Daily Lunch delivery; Employee Discount Tickets; Onsite Car Wash/Detail service; Friday Bagels/Donuts
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