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Updated May 29, 2014

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3.2 16 reviews

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Alkermes Chairman, President, and CEO Richard F. Pops

Richard F. Pops

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57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good company for an intern

    (Former Employee) Waltham, MA

    ProsGood science, friendly people, casual working atmosphere, nice and clean facility.

    ConsNot there long enough to tell.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot there long enough to tell.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Alkermes

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood compensation, 401k matching is very generous.

    ConsIf you're in, you're in. If you are out, your are out. Just like High School.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Consistent infighting and fingerpointing

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosproduct line is in growth phase

    ConsCommercial team distracted by individual performance not corporate achievement

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Engineer I

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Wilmington, OH

    ProsVery clean Pharma facility. Aggressive CAPX budgets, always a plus for project engineers. Quality driven.

    ConsToo much inter-office dating at every level in the company. It made for a really weird working environment. The corporate office was also out of touch with the needs and operations of the manufacturing plants.

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    Great company, solid pipeline, lots of room for growth

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Waltham, MA

    ProsThe company offers flexible work arrangements, room for growth, a highly collaborative atmosphere, a solid pipeline, and an approach rooted in science but run for a long term profit.

    ConsIt's not always clear how the different parts of the company can work together given the different cultures at the different locations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove vertical communication among layers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Chance to make an impact.

    Scientist (Current Employee) Wilmington, OH

    ProsData driven. Results oriented. Technical challenges abound. Input is valued.

    ConsMore QA than one would expect.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay aggressive with development programs. Keep a handle on the Quality Systems, but watch for trival wasted efforts that don't add value.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decent place to start your career

    (Former Employee) Cambridge, MA

    Pros- Decent pay & good benefits package
    - Location was great; at the center of the biotech scene in MA
    - Hired a lot of young people, which made the workplace fun and exciting even though the work wasn't

    Cons- Too clicky and senior managers seemed to play favorites
    - A lot of politics
    - Wish I learned more of the science behind things; live and die by SOP's
    - Silo'd at times; tough to do things outside-the-box (unless you were one of the favorites)

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    Solid workplace

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Wilmington, OH

    ProsGreat workplace, very supportive of family and life balancing. Solid benefits and competitive salary. Friendly people. Small pharmaceutical culture/atmosphere

    ConsThe merger with Elan is taking time to balance the corporate cultures. Turnover trends low which can limit opportunity as growth is slow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to grow strong impact on helping me develop.

    Mechanic (Former Employee) Wilmington, OH

    ProsGreat Benefits
    Good Pay
    Good People

    ConsMicro Managing
    Very Demanding
    Long Drive

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice

    Programmer Analyst (Former Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsGood pay, good company culture

    ConsManagement needs to understand people can learn.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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