InterMune

  www.intermune.com
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company in transition

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane, CA

I worked at InterMune

Pros

great people, fair benefits and compensation, terrific employee events and recognition

Cons

transitional time, has become top down management, hard to have a good idea of the future of the company

Advice to ManagementAdvice

secrecy breeds fear and bad morale

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, growing fast

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    Current Employee - Contractor in Muttenz (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Contractor in Muttenz (Switzerland)

    I have been working at InterMune as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Strong mission: launching (europe/canada) or late-stage trials (US) for first product for a rare disease.
    Fast-paced: decisions are made fast and implemented fast
    Internal communications are strong: clear vision, objectives and goals are well-communicated internally
    Quirky high-performers are tolerated (encouraged?)

    Cons

    Hierarchical: too much respect for management layers, eg you can't speak to your boss' boss, without prior permission (and often boss' boss won't speak with you, unless your boss is present)
    Tendency to utilize over-qualified external consultants/contractors so as to ensure quality (although these externals are over-paid, bored, and take the know-how away with them)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With such fast growth, take care to preserve the culture, the leanness and the fast decision-making as InterMune transitions to the next level

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good People In A Tough Industry

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    Former Employee - Finance in Brisbane, CA
    Former Employee - Finance in Brisbane, CA

    I worked at InterMune

    Pros

    Great range of people (it takes all kinds)
    After a regulatory glitch a few years back, new mgmt was brought in and almost everyone with bad habits was flushed out
    Mgmt has a knack for picking people they know will work well in their groups
    Great morale programs (recognition, feedback, events, outings)
    Great benefits & options (even pet health insurance if you want to shell out for it)
    Nice enough location: close to the city, but don't have to hassle with parking issues; overlooks a hill where horses roam, as well as the bay
    On-site shower
    Free breakfast cereal, frozen yogurt, subsidized vending machines, not afraid of drinking at social events

    Cons

    It's biotech, i.e. tensions can run high when everyone knows their jobs could be cut
    Gossip can run a bit amok
    Not a lot of lunch options around the area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remind people that you can only give negative comments about your co-workers to someone above you - otherwise it's gossip

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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