The Medicines Company

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Good work great place to work good location

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Current Contractor - Senior Developer in Parsippany, NJ
Current Contractor - Senior Developer in Parsippany, NJ

I have been working at The Medicines Company as a contractor (more than a year)

Pros

good work life balance good at pay

Cons

very few number of people in IT

Advice to ManagementAdvice

none

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Positive Outlook

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place for doctors and scientists

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    Current Employee - Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at The Medicines Company

    Pros

    They are Very focused on the science and outcomes of heart disease. They are committed to heart disease. They create opportunities for scientists.

    Cons

    Because of how small the company is, it is such a politically charged environment, with an extremely concentrated power base, and few checks and balances on executives. Owing to the founder, they are very skewed towards British culture and values. There is a pretty clear caste system, and quite a bit of bigotry as well. Not a great career path outside of physicians. They are still learning the pharmaceutical business and while they are huge in their specialty market, it is often surprising the types of mistakes they make given the pharma talent they have tried to recruit. Despite high potential for their products, I have not held on to my stock because of the uncertainty, and some concern regarding management talent currently on board.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes founders aren't always the best leadership for the company.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    It was a great company, great products, leadership had collaboration problems.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Medicines Company

    Pros

    Compensation, Territory Size, Product line

    Cons

    New drug taken off market
    Downsized 80% of the company
    Poor leadership in CEO

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful, may not be solvent yet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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