Cubist Pharmaceuticals

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Cubist Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated October 6, 2014
Updated October 6, 2014
33 Reviews
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33 Reviews
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  1.  

    Most excellent

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    Current Employee - Research Associate II in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Research Associate II in Lexington, MA

    I have been working at Cubist Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very good work life balance. Interesting research. Very good work life balance. Interesting research. Very good work life balance. Interesting research. Very good work life balance. Interesting research

    Cons

    Path for promotion not clear. Path for promotion not clear. Path for promotion not clear. v. Path for promotion not clear. Path for promotion not clear

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    over several years, very favorable with exception of last few.

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Cubist Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong Pipeline, decent leadership. CEO has great intentions and has a balanced view of work/life balance. but rumor he is to retire soon.
    is financially sound
    has the antibiotic niche entrenched

    Cons

    Past few years a disconnect between executive leadership and middle to lower sales management.
    Operations and guidance has faltered to the point sales is running with almost no direction and loads of reports

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back in touch with those in the trenches and hold first line sales managers accountable for their actions. Some have a lofty attrition rate. Does that affect the bottom line? Remove as much admin from sales and empower them to make big boy big girl decisions. Scrap reach and frequency - everyone lies anyway. Get back to the original entrepreneurship culture ...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall a good experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cubist Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Good benefits and opportunities if you play the game

    Cons

    Some toxic people who continue to get promoted despite bringing work environment down

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cubist Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Monthly massage allowance, great benefits, stock

    Cons

    You will work very hard here but it will be very rewarding

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Rapidly growing company showing significant growing pains.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA

    I worked at Cubist Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic 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.

    Cons

    Lots 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    overall

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    Former Employee - Clinical Business Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Clinical Business Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Cubist Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    has finally acquired new products. middle managers were previous reps and very solid individuals. Stock

    Cons

    Bonus paid quarterly and delayed a month which means only 3 checks a year. Lots of busy work with planners and call entry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay monthly bonus

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best Experience till date

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cubist Pharmaceuticals as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great working environment
    People including managers are supportive, motivative. Felt like a full time employee working since ages

    Cons

    No Coffe Shop around... You need to have a car

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always be the way you are

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A mixed experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cubist Pharmaceuticals as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    1. Cubist is a fast-growing company with a lot of opportunities and upside for individuals who are in an early phase of their career. 2. I worked near several top-quality managers who are also top-quality individuals.

    Cons

    1. People farther along in their career will readily identify that Cubist is not much different that most other companies. The fast pace of organizational growth somewhat camouflages the effects of internal politics and poor individual managers that more seasoned workers have already experienced. 2. Unfortunately, I worked with some managers who were professionally and personally disrespectful. 3. Cubist leans heavily on temp/contract (less expensive) workers to perform jobs better-suited to full-time, more invested/engaged employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    good first job, but limited career growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cubist Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Lots of access to all aspects of drug development (small company), good corporate culture (outside of discovery chemistry)

    Cons

    poor department culture in chemistry, young (less experienced) leadership, very "grad school" mentality (some may consider this a pro)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    company values seem good, but don't seem to trickle down to the associates. don't seem to value good employees with strong career development goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a well-managed company, but culture changing rapidly.

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at Cubist Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Profitable company. Professional growth in job. Generally great colleagues.

    Cons

    Have pretty much done away with training and development, so have to do that on your own. Same for career development. No longer a personal culture - an unapologetic focus on growth, growth, and more growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget about the individual employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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