ViroPharma Reviews

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ViroPharma President, CEO, CFO, and Director Vinnie Milano
Vinnie Milano
5 Ratings

    Great experience as a contract CRA

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Exton, PA
    Former Employee - Clinical Research Associate in Exton, PA

    I worked at ViroPharma as a contractor (more than an year)


    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.


    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.

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ViroPharma Interviews

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    CRA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at ViroPharma in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    Very lengthy. Three rounds of interviews with multiple people each round.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They do not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

ViroPharma Awards & Accolades

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Top Workplaces -- Midsize (#2),, 2012
Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania (Small/Medium), Best Companies Group, 2008

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Headquarters Lexington, MA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1994
Type Company - Public
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

ViroPharma didn't want to wait until its drugs were finished to start making money, so instead it bought some already approved ones. The biopharmaceutical development firm discovers drugs to combat viral infections and other serious diseases. To finance its development, the company markets the antibiotic Vancocin for treating conditions of C. difficile, Staphylococcus aureus and other hospital-related infections. It also markets Cinryze, a drug made from human plasma to combat hereditary angiodema (HAE, a potentially fatal genetic disease that causes swelling of the skin... More

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