Ironwood Pharmaceuticals

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Updated June 29, 2015
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Peter M. Hecht, Ph.D.
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Free beer on Fridays!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Really laid back people, great company culture, and challenging work.

    Cons

    Nothing from the usual office cons, no staples and whatnot.


  2. Desktop Support

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

    I have been working at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals

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

    Pros

    Company is great and people are really nice. Potential to grow is depending which department you work. A lot of food and beer hours.

    Cons

    I wouldn't recommend to work for IT department. Management is terrible and no room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Need to


  3. Senior Director

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Collaborative environment. Ownership mentality throughout organization. Good access to leadership.

    Cons

    Not aggressive enough in the external BD markets


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Growing pains with high expectations

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

    I worked at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals

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

    Pros

    Amazing colleagues, high standards for integrity, smart people, genuinely kind many of them, hard-working, fun culture

    Cons

    Terrible politics in certain areas that go unchecked, poor sense of fairness, crazy stuff sometimes

    Advice to Management

    CEO should be an industry veteran at this stage in the company, not the current person who is a founder but has no experience other than this company


  6. Great Place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    None to give. Experience was great!!!


  7. A very reasonable option

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Teamwork, incredibly bright co-workers, clear mission, a CEO that checks in and walks around to talk with everyone, fairly transparent communication

    Cons

    It takes a while to figure out the culture. Narrowed focus to GI (not really a con but just not as opportunistic as it used to be).

    Advice to Management

    Please stop spending so much so that we can be profitable and move the stock price.


  8. A good place to grow

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

    I have been working at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great collection of bright people who have been given an opportunity to excel. This is true in all departments.Everyone seems to work very hard and I've never had the pleasure of working with so many bright people in one place.Intentions are good.

    Cons

    There are some unrealistic expectations. They anticipated that their drug would succeeed more than it has so the company is geared to be a more successful company than it really is.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and buoy up the stock price.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work

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

    I worked at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture of collaboration and learning.

    Cons

    Growing pains of a small startup becoming larger pharmaceutical firm.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose the culture that makes the company great.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great company with management taking on the tough choices to better the future.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director Information Technology in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Director Information Technology in Boston, MA

    I worked at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small company ability to take on many roles.

    Cons

    Small company that expects you to take on more roles

    Advice to Management

    Be upfron tabout the the issues facing the company


  11. Helpful (1)

    Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Culture and not used loosley nor as a marketing tool. Genuine people, strong leadership team.

    Cons

    None after being here over 1 year.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to allow each employee to be decide their own destiny at Ironwood.



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