- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at ViroPharma as a contractor (more than an year)Pros
Some of the most welcoming, quality people that I have ever worked along side. Compensation was very generous.
Work-life balance was the best for the employees. Employees had the ability to work from home when necessary. As a contract worker, I worked on site in the office. When monitoring, I worked from home, when not on site monitoring.
The employees got together after hours and seemed to really enjoy each others company.
The company encouraged employee growth and development.
I was very impressed with the companies' stated values and their follow through.Cons
Something I never experienced personally, but heard employees discussing frequently was inequality of male to female promotions.Advice to ManagementAdvice
I have not worked at ViroPharma (contact ended December 2013) since Shire took over in 2014, so I can't comment on the new management. I had no problems with management when ViroPharma was in charge.RecommendsApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at ViroPharma in September 2009.Interview Details
Very lengthy. Three rounds of interviews with multiple people each round.Interview Questions
Negotiation DetailsThey do not negotiate.Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
- None were overly difficult. Mostly just annoying. Answer Question
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