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Millennium - overall a great place to work

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Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Cambridge, MA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Cambridge, MA

I have been working at Millennium Pharmaceuticals

Pros

The best reasons to work for Millennium are the people and the flexibility in work arrangements. The benefits are good and it's a very family oriented company. Many people take advantage of the flexible work arrangements (part time work or job sharing) to give them more time with their families. Millennium also is flexible when it comes to working at home so that you can care for a sick family member. There are also several child care benefits to find emergency daycare as needed. Millennium offers saving for college planning programs, and other benefits as well.

Cons

A lack of interaction between departments and business units can cause it to feel like you're working for a smaller and separate company. This is both good and bad.
Salaries, while good, need to stay competitive with the surrounding businesses. This is an on-going problem in Cambridge for all companies. It can be hard to hire competitively.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on unity and salaries.

Recommends
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Other Reviews for Millennium Pharmaceuticals

  1.  

    A great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CRA  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - CRA in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Millennium Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Millennium is a very employee driven company that works to keep its employees happy. They treat their employees like adults, which seems to be a rarity in this day in age. Communication from Senior management all the way down is very open, with most, if not all managers having an open door policy. Millennium strives to meet the annual goals and is focused on helping patients with Cancer, not solely on the bottom line.

    Cons

    The recent aquisition of Millennium by Takeda has left a lot of questions in the company for employees and the what next in relation to jobs, benefits etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall a good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Millennium Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Caliber of people. Good scientific informatics systems. Open corporate culture. Big enough to have sufficient resources and established infrastructure, small enough so that the company was not bloated with inefficient policies and the need to have disparate groups aligned in order to move forward with projects.

    Cons

    Company grew too fast, large layoffs were inevitable. Company was starting to adopt big pharma policies when the company is still mid-sized (e.g. locked down desktops), feeling of "nimble" startup was eroding. This may accelerate now that they have been acquired by Takeda.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to maintain the exciting small company work environment.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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