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Very Good

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

I have been working at Shire Pharmaceuticals

Pros

Great environment and people, learn a great deal

Cons

very high workload with little bandwidth

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging environment, poor work life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA

    I have been working at Shire Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    Superior benefits and 401k matching plan. Opportunity for professional development. Great portfolio for future products in pipeline. Challenging work environment - culture is not for everyone. Ideal candidates are highly motivated, passionate, dedicated individuals who thrive in high paced environments.

    Cons

    Poor work- life balance. Shire operates very lean - which organizationally management is trying to address.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Investment in better tools and esystems to manage workload.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Better than a gov't job if you know the right manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA

    I have been working at Shire Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    401k match and salaries are the only thing to come for. I am very proud to have met and worked with everyone at my level.

    Cons

    Communication and culture are among the worst I've experienced. There is a huge accountability gap in middle/upper management. Our local group of 8 I.C.'s had 6 managers, 5 of whom were associate director and director. The mid level management at Shire is engaged in empire building

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One could offer no advice that would be accepted. This is due to the accountability gap in mid level management, where people are promoted for rubbing elbows correctly. There are many 'Yertle the Turtles' that need dismissing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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