The Medicines Company Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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The Medicines Company Chairman and CEO Clive A. Meanwell
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  1. Friendly, hard-working, lots of potential for future products.

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    Current Employee - CSM
    Current Employee - CSM

    I have been working at The Medicines Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hands-off management style in the field, out-of-the-box thinking encouraged in the field, excellent compensation, robust pipeline of future products.

    Cons

    No clear pathway for career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is paramount especially to field-based employees.


  2. Great Company...Fast Paced and Sometimes Chaotic!

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    Former Employee - Director, External Manufacturing and Project Management in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Director, External Manufacturing and Project Management in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at The Medicines Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked at MDCO from 2007 - 2015 and enjoyed the experience. I worked in technical development, manufacturing and supply chain. What I enjoyed most was the faith by the company in me to do what I was hired for as well as offering me opportunities to work outside of the direct areas of my job. Chaos is a good thing in this company, as it is fast paced and innovation that drives this. The innovation is the heartbeat of this company. The only reason I left this company was that I traveled 60 miles each way on a daily basis and after 8 years, it became difficult.

    Cons

    Because MDCO is a small company, it manages its budgets very tight. In a fast passed innovative environment, sometimes the budget approval does not move as fast as the projects.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more closely to the people in the trenches doing the heavy lifting. This is a comment i make knowing that ALL companies could do this better. My experience is that I had access to the president/CFO and was heard.


  3. Helpful (2)

    A company trying to manage rapid growth and change.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Medicines Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good future growth potential for highly experienced biopharma leaders

    Cons

    Lots of confusion and change management issues due to growth. Need to expand systems and processes in order to better manage.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good work great place to work good location

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    Current Contractor - Senior Developer in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Contractor - Senior Developer in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at The Medicines Company as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good work life balance good at pay

    Cons

    very few number of people in IT

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. Helpful (1)

    Compagnie inspirante et visionnaire. Visionnary and inspirational company

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    Former Employee - Responsable Engagement in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Responsable Engagement in Paris (France)

    I worked at The Medicines Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Bon ensemble de valeurs, conception vraiment différente. Niveau de connaissances formidables.

    Good set of values, really different by design. Amazing level of knowledge.

    Cons

    Le sousinvestissement avant la mise sur le marché mène à un manque de compréhension des besoins du marché.

    Underinvestment in pre-Marketing lead to a lack of understanding of the market needs.



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