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Amazing Product, Horrible Senior Management, and Low Morale Workplace

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Explosive growth has led to massive valuation of stocks and options that were worth nothing a decade ago.

Cons

Explosive growth has uncovered issues with management - they are still functioning like a small time biotech, but have a $19B market cap to keep up with. Poor management hierarchy, rife with yes-men, and no development or growth opportunities. You come here to make money and that's really it.

Advice to Management

Get some real managers in place, listen to your existing management team, the turnover will eventually catch-up and a blockbuster monoclonal antibody can only keep you going for so long.

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  1. Director Government Affairs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I worked at Alexion Pharmaceuticals (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company has a great product Soliris, that is truly life saving Great experience to work in such specific segment such as rare diseases/orphan drugs, in which advancing public policy can make a big difference into patients's lives. Company is a thought leader in Government Affairs practice.

    Cons

    Although it is requested for the employee to write her/his own performance assessment, the final performance assessment has a partial view, only reflecting manager's opinion and does not taking into account internal customers and others.

    Advice to Management

    360 assessment including managers may be worthwhile


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    Former Employee - Commercial in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Commercial in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Alexion Pharmaceuticals

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn the orphan disease space
    In the past, stock was a benefit but the good times of this are over
    It's a job....

    Cons

    Childish senior management who are insecure in their abilities with good reason
    The mantra of making your employees do 'more and faster' is immature - is it really better to do more and faster if what you're doing is wrong???!!!
    Very little respect for the individual and in some regards, the patients. The patients are just a means to an end for senior management to make money

    Advice to Management

    Get your head out of the sand and actually listen to people, don't put them down for trying to make things better which may put you in an unfavourable light.
    Stop with the perpetuation of the mafia clique running the company to line your own pockets.
    Don't just hire those you like and fire people just because you may not like them. Good management is about learning to manage and work with people you may not like to perform. This is not a kindergarten where you only work with your friends!


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