The Medicines Company Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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The Medicines Company Chairman and CEO Clive A. Meanwell
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    CSM

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    Current Employee - CSM
    Current Employee - CSM

    I have been working at The Medicines Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the managers treat you like an adult. We don't have all of the ridiculous documentation required by a lot of pharmaceutical companies, i.e. call reporting etc. Activities are based on how it moves the business, not simply activity for activities sake.

    Cons

    Can be very disjointed and indecisive. Wide variations in the quality of management.

    Advice to Management

    Develop enough trust to learn what is really going on.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Challenging experience, lots to learn

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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager

    I have been working at The Medicines Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Training, confidence in each-other, good wages

    Cons

    Expensive products, do not know who does what, not sure it is able to face change, too much turnover


  3. Helpful (2)

    Great place for doctors and scientists

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    Current Employee - Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at The Medicines Company

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They are Very focused on the science and outcomes of heart disease. They are committed to heart disease. They create opportunities for scientists.

    Cons

    Because of how small the company is, it is such a politically charged environment, with an extremely concentrated power base, and few checks and balances on executives. Owing to the founder, they are very skewed towards British culture and values. There is a pretty clear caste system, and quite a bit of bigotry as well. Not a great career path outside of physicians. They are still learning the pharmaceutical business and while they are huge in their specialty market, it is often surprising the types of mistakes they make given the pharma talent they have tried to recruit. Despite high potential for their products, I have not held on to my stock because of the uncertainty, and some concern regarding management talent currently on board.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes founders aren't always the best leadership for the company.


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  5. It was a great company, great products, leadership had collaboration problems.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Medicines Company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation, Territory Size, Product line

    Cons

    New drug taken off market Downsized 80% of the company Poor leadership in CEO

    Advice to Management

    Be careful, may not be solvent yet.


  6. Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Medicines Company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Work Atmosphere and work environment

    Cons

    Not a huge company, just getting started

    Advice to Management

    get bigger



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