ARIAD Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated July 16, 2015
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  1. good culture

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ARIAD Pharmaceuticals (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    5 weeks vacation time, vivid working experience. nice work/life balance

    Cons

    got hit by some side effect by their trial..but they are picking up


  2. Highly enjoyable

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Quality Assurance Temp in Cambridge, MA
    Former Contractor - Quality Assurance Temp in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at ARIAD Pharmaceuticals as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Flexible workspace. I felt like I was given everything I needed to succeed. I was in QA, and felt like I was on an awesome team.

    Cons

    I really never felt like I got a chance to meet other parts of the organization. I would have liked to have known more about what was going on outside of my department.

    Advice to Management

    Some more crossover between departments would be nice. Getting stuck in your silo can be boring.


  3. Very archaic model of management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA

    I worked at ARIAD Pharmaceuticals (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits, good location in cambridge

    Cons

    Poor management, need to add more drugs to the pipeline

    Advice to Management

    shape up or ship out


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Consultant for new building site.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Cambridge, MA
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at ARIAD Pharmaceuticals as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Construction delays due to downward trend of business.

    Advice to Management

    Stabilize business plan.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Staff Scientist in Boston, MA

    I have been working at ARIAD Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, Good environment, Great People. The cambridge office is in a great location. There is a good mission.

    Cons

    The building is quite old and unreliable at this point. Temperature extremes abound. There have been some ups and downs lately.

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay.


  7. Helpful (2)

    The most dedicated people I've ever worked with.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at ARIAD Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was able to learn many new essential skills and implement them in my everyday work assignments. It was a great experience.

    Cons

    Senior management makes a lot of promises to their employees that they do not keep and it gets old very fast.

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. Helpful (2)

    great experience!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Former Intern - Intern in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at ARIAD Pharmaceuticals as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -excellent science groups - expand knowledge -great time off policies (25 days)

    Cons

    Slight miscommunication between different departments.


  9. Very Positive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ARIAD Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Culture, good drug discovery platform

    Cons

    One product in small market


  10. Helpful (2)

    ARIAD Pharmaceuticals

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at ARIAD Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    High compensations, collaborative environment while working cross functionally; exposure to many challenges that are ambiguous and require not standard approach; good culture and friendly people.

    Cons

    Autocratic, unstable management style; exaggerated sense of achievement; some departments work in "silos".

    Advice to Management

    To be more attuned to market trends and the opinion of investors.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Awesome place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at ARIAD Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    This was my first job out of graduate school. It was awesome to work with some great talent. The collaborations with universities for gene therapy applications were an interesting way of extending research outside of the laboratory. Parking and gym were included.

    Cons

    I wish I still lived in the Cambridge area. I would still work there today. I cannot recommend Ariad enough. Maybe I wish there were more projects to work on???



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