Cubist Pharmaceuticals

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Cubist Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
46 Reviews
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  1.  

    I had a very unique and enjoyable experience at Cubist Pharmaceuticals working as a software developer.

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    Former Intern - Software Developer in Lexington, MA
    Former Intern - Software Developer in Lexington, MA

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

    Pros

    Ownership of the product., culture, young crowd so relatable for me. However, the reason why I had this opportunity is because I was the only software developer.

    Cons

    I was too busy working with robotics and having fun with all kinds of new technologies to notice anything in my short 6 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is pretty understandable in general and people are very nice and talkative so you can make new connections pretty easily.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Cubist is a great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA

    I have been working at Cubist Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Cubist is an excellent company, and the work environment is exciting and fun.

    Cons

    It was recently acquired by Merck, and that has caused some uncertainty for most of us.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open communication with your subordinates will ease some of the tension related to the merger.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA

    I have been working at Cubist Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Great people, great product, team oriented

    Cons

    company promotes hiring pushes but with almost no opportunities available

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do not rely so much on contractors to fill needs, fight to open those permanent reqs, Merck buy-out had a negative impact on the company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Good company to work for, great senior managements.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cubist Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Innovative cooperate culture; Leadership caring.

    Cons

    Some high level of political plays demotivated employees.

  6.  

    Cubist is extremely committed to their employees and the voice of the employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and comittment for employee development and growth

    Cons

    Not really a con but decision making can be a little slow often for critical projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to do what you have been doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Wonderful place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cubist Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    The culture is the best thing about this company. The CEO hosts a monthly birthday breakfast for everyone born that month. You have an opportunity to ask the CEO anything. You see the CEO, President and other exec team members standing in the same line you are waiting their turn to order lunch. People actually look at you and smile and say hello when you pass them in the halls. Friendly people who like their work and enjoy working here.

    Cons

    Not a clear cut way to get promoted. The answer you get changes depending on who you talk to - this includes HR. Different responses from every person. Has grown enough that it has become even more departmentalized so their is a sense of loss of being in the trenches with everyone. However that is to be expected as a company grows.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a clear process that tells employees how they can be promoted within their field.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA

    I have been working at Cubist Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Cubist has good people and interesting work. Plenty of challenging things to do in this growing company. Leadership has integrity. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Commute to Lexington is a hassle thanks to 128 traffic. Company has become very hierarchical and some new people hired in not at right level creates resentment.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent company to work for

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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

    Pros

    Particularly good culture for undergrad and masters level scientists. Good work life balance. Good company values

    Cons

    Constantly moving target for promotions, that's about it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Facilities Technician

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    Former Employee - Facilities Technician in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Facilities Technician in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Cubist Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    I like working in a warehouse loading and unloading because i have experience working for shred-it ,, there i did all warehouse duties and i worked at Nashua as a shipper and receiver were i did helped unloading and loading trucks.

    Cons

    My challenges are always to grow with company vision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Whatever helps the company i will like to address my collegues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Startup Atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cubist Pharmaceuticals full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    During my internship I noticed that the company was in the process of hiring and developing several new departments which brought in a considerable amount of new talent. The work-life balance is easy to maintain while working for Cubist, though without a car the commute to and from Lexington can be brutal.

    Cons

    As has been mentioned in other posts it seems that the company is focused more on hiring proven talent from other companies rather than aggressively hiring college grads.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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