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Positive environment, Great People

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Analyst in Paoli, PA
Current Employee - Analyst in Paoli, PA

I have been working at Shire Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than a year)

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

Pros

Great people
Positive environment
Work/life balance is great
Company cares about the employees

Cons

Compensation could be better than it is

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  1. Helpful (5)

    employed in R&D ~ 3 years now

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shire Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and bonuses in the past have been competitive and the culture was supportive, fun and innovative. The mission was sincere with a heavy focus on patients and unmet need

    Cons

    Since the new CEO started there is a single top down heirarchal structure with constant reorganization and communication is just one way. Terminations are now very frequent, and a large majority of employees are being required to re-interview for their jobs (if invited...lots of secretiveness re the process).There is a strong focus on addtional flattening of an already very flat organization, attriton seems welcome as retention programs are only offered to a few elites. All said Its a challenging environiment with no opportunites to advance and there is alot of anxiety since most don't know if they will keep their job. Needless to say the environment doesnt bring the best out of people. Over half of the company has been quietly moved to Boston, there is an HR person or attorney in almost every meeting with employees and management, and even bonuses are now at risk. Most are in dismay and there is a real longing for the old Shire and CEO/leadership.

    Advice to Management

    please just get the reorg and layoffs over with, the current approach is torture and not good for Shire or the people who actually make it all happen

  2. Helpful (4)

    Used to be great but the changes have been messy and new leadership is poor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shire Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation and benefits
    Used to have a really can-do approach
    Focus on patients in people (in the past)

    Cons

    New leadership is all based on CEO nepotism
    People are running scared and looking for other jobs
    conflicting messages coming from the top

    Advice to Management

    This company did great for years - change is necessary but don't act like everything is broken and needs fixing. Pay attention to what's actually working and stop lying to people

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