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Helpful (2)

Great place to work but to become 'permanent' employee from contractor is not easy, takes a long time

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Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Lexington, MA
Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Lexington, MA

I have been working at Cubist Pharmaceuticals as a contractor

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

great people
culture of learning
nice perks like ice cream truck on mondays, masseuse, decent gym, an awesome new cafeteria potential to become a huge industry presence in the future
pay is good
great industry experience
the buildings (and labs) were recently renovated and are gorgeous

Cons

as the title says, certain scientific/engineering entry level spots (including phD level) are only open to contractors. Many positions remain contract only (no health, education, 401k benefits) for years. There is no timeline for when the positions will become permanent, if ever. If there is a timeline they do not divulge this to contractors. This might make you feel like you have no real stake in the work you are doing, (aside from maybe professional development) and that in the long run your efforts will only benefit the permanent employees in your department.

Advice to Management

would be nice to give contractors a pathway to becoming permanent, or at least to explain what needs to change for their position to become permanent. Otherwise, great job! Fun place to work and develop.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    It was good

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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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company and growth, good benefit

    Cons

    Depending on management groups, some of them is not fair when consider about promotion.

    Advice to Management

    listen to the people who is actually doing the work

  2. Helpful (2)

    A great place to grow and develop

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA

    I worked at Cubist Pharmaceuticals

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cubist has a great leadership team that is focused on growth, that of the company and employees. Benefits are excellent and the campus has everything you need, including a massage therapist! Overall, great place to work.

    Cons

    Like many growing companies competition among employees can be tough. This often means management has a tough time rewarding employees for performance when everyone is outperforming. Might also mean management needs to set more ambitious goals.

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