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    Great Experience, just waiting to be a full-time employee.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alkermes

    Pros

    Beautiful work environment, great co-workers, and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Company is hesitant to hire someone without the necessary experience, although they are over qualified.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just a little more chance for advancement and pay raises for younger workers who deserve it.

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Alkermes in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    initial phone screen, then interview with the hiring mgr & one of his reps.
    They seemed a little disorganized as this is a start up pharmaceutical sales force.
    They didnt really offer up what they were looking for in the person selected for the job.
    Because this is a new start up sales force, they didnt have a lot of answers to question or a lot of detail on what would make a rep successful.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you deal with a physician who says they just dont want to deal with the issues regarding reimbursment / sending patients to a injection clinic.   View Answer
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Website www.alkermes.com
Headquarters Waltham, MA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1987
Type Company - Public (ALKS)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

Alkermes, whose name is Arabic for "magic potion," is working some biotech alchemy. The firm uses its proprietary drug-delivery systems to make fragile biotech compounds that require less frequent dosing or provide more targeted delivery. Focusing on widespread diseases like diabetes, central nervous system disorders, and addiction, it has a couple of drugs on the market that use its injectable extended-release technology, which lets patients take a drug once or twice a month, rather than once or twice a day. One such drug is Risperdal Consta, a long-acting version of... More

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