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Administration Staff

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Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Lexington, MA
Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Lexington, MA

I worked at Shire Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Good salary and benefits. Employee off-sites planned for team building and networking.

Cons

Management inexperienced in working with support personnel. In-house training limited. Position not diversified and becomes boring.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Communication, time management should be implemented.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
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  1. 4 people found this helpful

    Shire is a company that strives to excel in the industry

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits are outstanding. The number of company holidays and the allotted vacation time is great. There is a tight bond between employees and the camaraderie is exceptional.

    Cons

    Promotions are hard to come by, I've seen a lot of good employees get passed up to bring in someone new. There are more times than not where you have to chase people down to get them to do their job, there are problems with accountability. I think the salaries in general are competitive for new talent, however I've seen way to many talented people that have been here for 5 years or more leave for better paying jobs.

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

    Great company, worried about merger

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Shire Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, dedicated people, opportunity to work on varied products , big enough to be stable, small enough to still have an impact

    Cons

    Uncertainty with merger with Abbie, potential for site closures and lay-offs, told will be Abbvie severance but "unsure" what the package contains.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell the truth about severance package details. Most employees hope to continue with the new company, however we need to accurately plan for worse case scenario. By letting us know, you may also be able to achieve any synergy/ integration targets without having to lay-off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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