Cubist Pharmaceuticals

Cubist Pharmaceuticals – Why Work For Us?

Our Culture



At Cubist we have created and maintain a culture unlike any other. Our passion for learning and saving the lives of patients in need has built a network of people that encourages the success of everyone. We not only work with colleagues, we have the opportunity to work with friends in a passionate and driven environment while contributing to humanity and making a significant difference.


We Work Differently

Each employee is part of our extraordinary team at Cubist. Our unique values have shaped a passionate, fun and innovative work environment. We recognize and appreciate what employees contribute to Cubist but also equally value the significance of being an engaged part of one’s family and community.



We Reward Differently

We recognize that Cubist employs some of the top talent in our industry and ensure that our employees are recognized and appreciated. We offer superior benefits that promote wellness and encourage balance and convenience in our employees lives.

Performance excellence is one of the key contributors to our success. Cubist is committed to visibly recognizing employee contributions and notable achievements through a robust Rewards and Recognition Program regardless of credentials, level or function.


We Learn Differently

Employees comes from various industries and backgrounds. This broad experience brings multiple perspectives, coupled with an ability to make difficult decisions and learn from them, has helped to shape and define Cubist’s success. We are also a culture of continuous learning, thoughtfully designed to enable employees to grow their personal capabilities and reach their full potential.




Our Team

It’s no surprise to us that Cubist has been ranked on The Boston Globe’s annual list of the “Top Places to Work” in Massachusetts 6 years in row and that we’ve been on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500 list for 8 consecutive years.

How do we maintain this level of excellence? We hire exceptional people. Our extraordinary talent has landed some of our very own employees on the Healthcare Business Women’s Associations Rising Star list and the Boston Business Journal’s 40 under 40 year after year.

Our reputation for innovation and a highly differentiated culture is well known and constantly recognized both in and outside of Cubist.

Behind every Cubist milestone is a cubist employee with a story to share. From decorating the Cubist walls with beautiful artwork to using novel concepts in clinical trial designs, the special skills that our employees embody is what makes Cubist so unique. Check out how our employees make a difference both inside and outside of Cubist.



Vice President of Medical Affairs, International

Alice was hired in the fall of 2013 as Vice President of Medical Affairs, International, charged with building Cubist’s Medical Affairs infrastructure as the company expands its international operations, which are headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. A native of Austria (Vienna) who speaks German, English and French, Alice is an MD and received her medical degree from the University of Vienna. She is eager to be a part of Cubist’s international expansion and help lay the groundwork for the company’s strong presence in the region.

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Director of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)

Sharon was hired in January 2013 as Director of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), charged with evaluating the company’s existing EHS program and enhancing it with an eye towards the future. With a background and passion for solving management system challenges, Sharon is eager to prepare Cubist employees for a variety of potential situations.

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Director of Quality Assurance

Carlos joined Cubist in mid-February and was drawn to the cultural elements demonstrated by those he met during the interview process. Affirming his inclination, Carlos continues to appreciate the ways employees get engaged in and take ownership of their projects.


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Cubist Pharmaceuticals Reviews

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Cubist Pharmaceuticals Chief Executive Officer and Director Mike Bonney
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    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA

    I have been working at Cubist Pharmaceuticals


    Great people, great product, team oriented


    company promotes hiring pushes but with almost no opportunities available

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    do not rely so much on contractors to fill needs, fight to open those permanent reqs, Merck buy-out had a negative impact on the company

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Cubist Pharmaceuticals Interviews

Updated Jan 5, 2015
Updated Jan 5, 2015

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    Manager Interview

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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Cubist Pharmaceuticals in December 2014.

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    Behavioral interview techniques were used. 3 rounds of interviewing with the entire team.
    Initial phone interview and then 2 rounds of in person interviews.
    Each interviewer gave you a specific problem/ issue for which you had to identify the issue, what you did and the outcome for the same

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Cubist Pharmaceuticals Awards & Accolades

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Top Places to Work Globe 100, Boston Globe, 2013
Top Places to Work Globe 100, Boston Globe, 2012
Top Places to Work Globe 100, Boston Globe, 2011
Top Places to Work Globe 100, Boston Globe, 2010
Top Places to Work Globe 100, Boston Globe, 2009
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Additional Info

Headquarters Lexington, MA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1992
Type Company - Public (CBST)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Cubist Pharmaceuticals is a rapidly growing, highly respected biopharmaceutical company focused on the research, development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products that address unmet medical needs in the acute care setting.

With 4 US marketed products, our developing clinical pipeline and our commitment to transforming patients’ lives around the world, Cubist is expanding our geographic presence with our European headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland and a growing commercial base in Europe.

Our 1st approval in 2003 has become Cubist’s flagship product... More

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