Shire Pharmaceuticals

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Current Employee - Director in Lexington, MA
Current Employee - Director in Lexington, MA

I have been working at Shire Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

The people are wonderful- strong ethic and passionate about their jobs. In my 10+ years, I've only had positive people experiences

Cons

work-life balance can be challenging

Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opportunity everywhere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Really patient-focused; high-caliber people; moving in the right direction; i've learned a lot and grown a lot; pay and benefits are very generous; the commute is great (i.e. it's not in Cambridge); leaders care about the right things

    Cons

    the infrastructure is kind of a mess - not much discipline to process , which has led to people who bark the loudest getting their way (though this is changing for the better); the systems are archaic or non-existent, which leads to a great deal of manual labor and inefficiencies; employees can be entitled; while leaders care about the right things, they don't seem to have the time to focus on them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more time on leading the organization, and push decisions down to the very talented individuals in your teams - there are a lot of them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Broad exposure to a variety of line functions

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA

    I worked at Shire Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Competitive benefits. Small company feel with respect to accessibility of coworkers at all levels and opportunities outside immediate line function. Large company infrastructure for equipment and resources.

    Cons

    Agree with the 2009 poster that sticking with a decision and strategy were not a strong point. I witnessed a lot of changing and conflicting priorities that seemed to impede forward momentum.
    However, the decision to exit Regenerative Medicine and sell Dermagraft was a clear decision with follow through that impacted many,

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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