Auxilium Pharmaceuticals
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www.auxilium.com Malvern, PA 500 to 999 Employees

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Auxilium Pharmaceuticals President & CEO Adrian Adams

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Wrong People, Wrong Emphasis for Success in the Pharmaceutical Development Business"

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Malvern, PA

I have been working at Auxilium Pharmaceuticals

ProsFor the moment, Auxilium Pharmaceuticals is still a small company in terms of interaction with managment, level of personal responsibility , empowerment and challenge in the job and (to a more limited extent), flexibility in working practices. The level of kindness and respectful behavior is unprecedentedly high in my work experience. Daily free lunch and company-sponsored fitness center membership (occasionally at odds with each other :o)!) are nice perquisites.

ConsThe emphasis on getting things done not just quickly, but in a ridiculously expedited fashion leads to mistakes, frequently serious, and an overall lack of quality in the end products. This has resulted in part from too much investment in Project Management and Sales (at the expense of investment in projects to manage and sell!), in part from "holdover nepotism" on the part of the company's founder, which placed inexperienced and/or unqualified people in key management roles, and in part from woeful ignorance on the part of past and present management regarding the whole process of drug development.

Advice to Senior ManagementSuccess in this business these days requires a vision beyond the present development candidate. Adding indications, regardless of market size, will not support growth; patents DO expire eventually! Slow down and do things right from the beginning.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not a culture of meritocracy

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I have been working at Auxilium Pharmaceuticals

ProsExperience in small biotech environment

ConsPeople not held accountable for their actions

Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop a culture of meritocracy and stop nepotism

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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