Alexion Pharmaceuticals

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Amazing Product, Horrible Senior Management, and Low Morale Workplace

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Alexion Pharmaceuticals

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

21 Other Employee Reviews for Alexion Pharmaceuticals (View Most Recent)

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    Not only gold

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Accountant in Lausanne (Switzerland)

    I have been working at Alexion Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best reason is to get the money like if you have responsabilities that no one have here

    Cons

    If you are looking only to your wallet you can enter this company, If you are looking for a great place to work do not apply here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It will be very hard for all of you to get another job like this so keep it up....and good luck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Don't come here if you are a Value-Driven professional and want to make a long-term career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alexion Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great product designed to save lives of patients suffering orphan diseases. Some (very) few outstanding people, committed for good of the Company and the organization.

    Cons

    This company lacks the very basic values and principles, usually found in top companies around the world. There is no trust, the company supports, and what is worse, encourages a deep culture of back stabbing other people and talking bad of others. There is simply no leadership in this Company, the company claims itself a global company, but most of high level Executive management has never set a foot off ground the US. The company is going through a massive, non-clear reorganization, and has pulled out very strong performers, either long runners or recently hired, keeping in their organization the people that are politically savvy, but non-business oriented. In this reorganization, the Company grants higher position to those that have been close to the "Circle of power" yet evidently, have no knowledge of the challenges and opportunities in each country where the Company has presence. Lying and mistrust is extremely common around this Company, which changes strategic direction just too often.

    The company simply does not embrace diversity and does not value different thinking styles -- actually this is punished by no career advance or an "invitation" to leave the Company. People are looking for each other flaws rather than building capabilities.

    The Company, aside of training to much needed medical-related areas, provides no training support to other Non-Admnistrative or Administrative areas. This is even more evident outside US.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. They do not listen and do not embrace other people POV. For people in interviews processes, be sure to ask for REAL EXAMPLES of long term careers and successful people that have grown in the Company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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