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Helpful (1)

no career development/training, poor benefits and compensation

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
Former Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

they practice good science -

Cons

No career development/training, poor benefits and compensation. Poor strategy by management (that recently made a mass exodus) left the company with not much of a future in their pipeline.

Advice to Management

Invest in your employees, train Directors/ADs/senior scientists in basic management skills. Improve HR function in the organization- increase activities, training and career development programs at all levels of the organization, benefits, team building activities, etc.

Other Employee Reviews for Alkermes

  1. Helpful (1)

    Good company in many ways, but consider very carefully whether you will fit in...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Alkermes R&D has an exceptional team of talented scientists, lead by a senior management team that is very strong scientifically. Salary and benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    Alkermes has a top-down command-and-control culture, with too much micromanagement and not enough empowerment/trust. Individuals who question the status quo or do not instantly align themselves 100% with the prevailing senior management position are quickly marginalized (or worse), even when they have valid reasons for taking an alternative view and have the best interests of the company at heart. Such individuals have no hope of rehabilitation. For middle management roles in R&D, political adeptness is far more important for career success than scientific/technical/managerial ability.

    Advice to Management

    Value middle management more, listen to their opinions and lever their experience/expertise. Give them realistic objectives, empower and trust them to deliver, and they will produce ever greater success for the company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Small company, many growing pains

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alkermes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Manufacturing business, patient focus on new product development

    Cons

    Wavering commitments from senior management

    Advice to Management

    It may be helpful to execute on a 5-year plan


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