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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

32 Other Employee Reviews for Cubist Pharmaceuticals (View Most Recent)

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    A mixed experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Best Experience till date

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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