Cubist Pharmaceuticals
3.8 of 5 29 reviews
www.cubist.com Lexington, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Cubist Pharmaceuticals Reviews in Lexington, MA

Updated Jun 5, 2014
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Cubist Pharmaceuticals Chief Executive Officer and Director Mike Bonney

Mike Bonney

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    I have enjoyed the challenge of the work and the incredible support of the people

    Clinical Research Fellow (Current Employee)
    Lexington, MA

    ProsCompany that is working for a true unmet medical need
    Incredible Culture
    Opportunity for growth
    Much room for entrepreneurship and having ideas heard

    ConsSmall company that is still working out processes

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompany values are on point in medicine and in STEM funding; however the company lacks initiative around sustainable practices to ensure a healthy planet.

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

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    Rapidly growing company showing significant growing pains.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Lexington, MA

    ProsDynamic work environment and overall positive culture of working to discover, develop and bring to market new therapeutics for key unmet medical needs. Lots of opportunities to work with people with different backgrounds, experiences and expertise. Many good colleagues over the years, although a lot of the more experienced workers are being pushed out. Many nice perks, including ESPP, 401k matching, on-site fitness facility, exercise classes & free massages, summer ice cream truck, and monthly Friday celebrations.

    ConsLots of new egos and plenty of management structure getting in the way of conducting high quality science. Decisions made by managers with limited experience and breadth of understanding. Too many silos from group to group and across different departments. Oftentimes conflicting and changing leadership positions and directions. Poor communication between research, clinical, business & development.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromotions and rewards focus too much on higher visibility positions and higher level workers. Opportunities for formal training are often limited or non-existent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great learning place

    Regulatory Affairs Intern (Current Employee)
    Lexington, MA

    ProsGreat place to start out and learn.

    ConsImmense differentiation between contractors and full time employees. Employees are not very keen to share work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to develop the culture and promote work and knowledge sharing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Happy for the most part

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Lexington, MA

    ProsGood work life balance / intelligent, dedicated colleagues

    ConsSalary for my function is not as competitive as it should be

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to be better at recognizing and rewarding employees who make valuable contributions but are not necessarily in high profile positions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Manager (Current Employee)
    Lexington, MA

    Prosgreat people, good environment. like the company

    Consnothing really. could use a better caf!

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

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    Great place to work but to become 'permanent' employee from contractor is not easy, takes a long time

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Lexington, MA

    Prosgreat people
    culture of learning
    nice perks like ice cream truck on mondays, masseuse, decent gym, an awesome new cafeteria potential to become a huge industry presence in the future
    pay is good
    great industry experience
    the buildings (and labs) were recently renovated and are gorgeous

    Consas the title says, certain scientific/engineering entry level spots (including phD level) are only open to contractors. Many positions remain contract only (no health, education, 401k benefits) for years. There is no timeline for when the positions will become permanent, if ever. If there is a timeline they do not divulge this to contractors. This might make you feel like you have no real stake in the work you are doing, (aside from maybe professional development) and that in the long run your efforts will only benefit the permanent employees in your department.

    Advice to Senior Managementwould be nice to give contractors a pathway to becoming permanent, or at least to explain what needs to change for their position to become permanent. Otherwise, great job! Fun place to work and develop.

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

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    It was good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Lexington, MA

    ProsGood company and growth, good benefit

    ConsDepending on management groups, some of them is not fair when consider about promotion.

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to the people who is actually doing the work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place to grow and develop

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Lexington, MA

    ProsCubist has a great leadership team that is focused on growth, that of the company and employees. Benefits are excellent and the campus has everything you need, including a massage therapist! Overall, great place to work.

    ConsLike many growing companies competition among employees can be tough. This often means management has a tough time rewarding employees for performance when everyone is outperforming. Might also mean management needs to set more ambitious goals.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Information and Business Solutions Intern (Current Employee)
    Lexington, MA

    Pros- Given freedom to complete projects in my own way
    - Provided plenty of help whenever needed
    - Great internship program with weekly talks to teach you more about the company and industry
    - Great work/life balance
    - Company provided beer on Friday afternoons.
    - Friendly and engaging people

    Cons- Nothing really, but maybe a little too much attention was paid to the style of internal presentations when more groundwork could have been done.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Entrepreneurial

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Lexington, MA

    ProsVery flexible and open to trying out new ideas. Great to work with colleagues from the industry who are passionate to help patient suffering from MRSA.

    ConsA lot of cross functional projects and hence the ownership for projects sometimes is take away. This could either be a pro or a con.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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