Alkermes Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
19 Reviews
3.6
19 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, solid pipeline, lots of room for growth

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

    I worked at Alkermes full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve vertical communication among layers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chance to make an impact.

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    Current Employee - Scientist  in  Wilmington, OH
    Current Employee - Scientist in Wilmington, OH

    I have been working at Alkermes full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    More QA than one would expect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

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    Positive Outlook
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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alkermes full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    people, benefits, vacation, flexibility, communication

    Cons

    heavy top management level, too many people who shouldn't be there and takes to long to fire them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of manufacturing training supervisor, she's the reason so many good people leave

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    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Solid workplace

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Wilmington, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, OH

    I have been working at Alkermes full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Nice

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    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at Alkermes

    Pros

    Good pay, good company culture

    Cons

    Management needs to understand people can learn.

    Recommends
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  7.  

    Great Experience, just waiting to be a full-time employee.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alkermes

    Pros

    Beautiful work environment, great co-workers, and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Company is hesitant to hire someone without the necessary experience, although they are over qualified.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just a little more chance for advancement and pay raises for younger workers who deserve it.

  8.  

    IT Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Alkermes

    Pros

    Small co
    Great leadership
    Lotsa fun perks
    Volunteering in community days.

    Cons

    Some lack of direction of business units made supporting their IT needs difficult.

    Recommends
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  9.  

    Good place to grow strong impact on helping me develop.

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    Former Employee - Mechanic  in  Wilmington, OH
    Former Employee - Mechanic in Wilmington, OH

    I worked at Alkermes

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Good Pay
    Good People

    Cons

    Micro Managing
    Very Demanding
    Long Drive

    Recommends
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  10.  

    The workplace that you've always wanted to be at.

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    Current Employee - IT  in  Wilmington, OH
    Current Employee - IT in Wilmington, OH

    I have been working at Alkermes

    Pros

    The company has a lot of respect for their workers in general. You are treated very fairly, and they make it so that you are happy to get up and go to work in the mornings. Good co-workers, pleasant work atmosphere. We have managers that actually take the time to get out and work with and for you. You can guarantee that you have good represenation as to your wants, needs, and expectations as they make their way up to the senior management level. You can actually enjoy your job and do a good job that is helping make a difference in a lot of peoples lives.

    Cons

    If I find any downsides, I'll be sure to post them. In general, there aren't any real downsides as I see them. There is always that person or two that you wish you didn't have to work with as they have no people skills, but you do your time and deal with these people the best way you can. It isn't too hard keeping a smile on your face as you know you'll soon be done. You could consider the location of the company a downside for a lot of employee's, as there are quite a few that make quite a long drive to just work here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. I know there have been rocky times, but I see you leading us to a bright future.

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