Cubist Pharmaceuticals

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Cubist Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
32 Reviews
3.9
32 Reviews
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Cubist Pharmaceuticals Chief Executive Officer and Director Mike Bonney
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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 for more than a 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.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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 for 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
  6. 3 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 for 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.  

    A mixed experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cubist Pharmaceuticals as a contractor for more than a 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
  8.  

    Best Experience till date

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cubist Pharmaceuticals as an intern for less than a 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.  

    Excellent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cubist Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Career Development, learning, proper guidance

    Cons

    Number of junior positions is low, small groups.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

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

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    Current Employee - Clinical Research Fellow  in  Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Fellow in Lexington, MA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Small company that is still working out processes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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

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