Ironwood Pharmaceuticals

www.ironwoodpharma.com
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Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated August 11, 2015
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Peter M. Hecht, Ph.D.
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  1. Good work environment and opportunities for growth

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable, intelligent and kind people, dynamic culture, sense of ownership is cultivated among employees, work/life balance. Heavy investment into R&D and pipeline. High integrity and transparency from the senior management, galvanized by CEO

    Cons

    Entrepreneurial model is a little soft and risk-averse. Not aggressive enough on BD front. Hence - flat stock price for last couple of years.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs an agile, experienced and aggressive BD team


  2. Great people to work with

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people - hardworking, kind, upbeat.

    Cons

    Senior management could be better at communicating with workers


  3. Great short term opportunity

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great energy, fun atmosphere, great work-life balance

    Cons

    Unstable and top heavy management


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  5. Desktop Support

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Support Technician
    Current Employee - IT Support Technician
    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


  6. Senior Director

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not aggressive enough in the external BD markets


  7. Helpful (2)

    Growing pains with high expectations

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  8. Great Place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    None to give. Experience was great!!!


  9. A very reasonable option

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  10. A good place to grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  11. 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
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.



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