Acorda Therapeutics

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Acorda Therapeutics Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
5 Reviews
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Acorda Therapeutics President CEO, and Director Ron Cohen
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  1.  

    Beautiful Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Communications in Ardsley, NY
    Former Employee - Corporate Communications in Ardsley, NY

    I worked at Acorda Therapeutics as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Incredible work environment and strong communication between CEO, VPs, and employees. Constant Lunch and Learns to keep employees abreast and informed. Take care of their employees and truly care about the cause.

    Cons

    Big and competitive company, can be intimidating.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Paralegal

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Ardsley, NY
    Former Employee - Paralegal in Ardsley, NY

    I worked at Acorda Therapeutics full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Goals of company are admirable

    Cons

    Legal Department is populated by a bunch of screamers and hysterics who are very unprofessional and ignorant of common decency in the way they treat their employees. Huge and frequent turnover in non-executive employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find new VP's for Legal Department and get rid of most of its current management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Fun but makes you doubt that you'll ever grow within your field.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - G&A in Ardsley, NY
    Current Employee - G&A in Ardsley, NY

    I have been working at Acorda Therapeutics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great cause. Fun environment when they have family events. Walks, picnics, etc.

    Physical building is really adequate for a company it's size.

    Cons

    Senior Management really needs to be revised as most of them within certain departments are not there because they belong or deserve it but non other than the reason they defaulted in those positions because they came in at a time where no one else was there to compete.

    Pay is not really market value (mostly G&A Departments) management in departments such as IT fears to promote their employees pass a certain level because they do not want you to be their competition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to understand and have an idea of what their department should and would look anywhere from 3-5 years ahead. Have a trajectory plan for current and future employees because otherwise very good talent is going to walk away as they won't see room to grow within their career. (This goes specially to the G&A depts).

    Ron really needs to be involved at a more micro level since a lot of talent is leaving the company he worked so hard to build up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company with a good vision

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

    I have been working at Acorda Therapeutics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Involvement with the patients we help through walks, bike-rides, etc; passion for the field trickles down from the top; many employees have been here since the company was very small and can speak to the changes in culture; great people to work with (at least in my department); open doors with many of the high-level managers; great exposure.

    Cons

    Navigating the growth of the company is difficult for the management; very reactionary in prioritizing work; information is not shared effectively; if you don't fir the culture, you know immediately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please find effective ways to disseminate information better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    A great opportunity

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

    I have been working at Acorda Therapeutics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people - most are passionate about what they do - and the patients. Interesting pipeline of CNS products. Good salary and benefits. CEO comes across as a goof but he is a good man and actually brilliant!

    Cons

    Trying so hard to stay small when in reality a lot of the problems they are facing are due to being small and the politics that ensure. Those in leadership on the commercial side seem to not really know what they are doing but are chasing "The Street"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try modeling the values rather than advertising them. It feels like a lot of crap when we're told to "not torture the messenger" but are tortured when things don't go our way. Or, my favorite, Communicate, communicate, communicate - not... Been with the company three years and not once have I been asked to provide feedback on the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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