Millennium Pharmaceuticals

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Millennium Pharmaceuticals Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated October 4, 2014
Updated October 4, 2014
62 Reviews
3.5
62 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance, excellent benefits (in 8 reviews)

  • Great benefits, friendly work environment, reasonable hours, excellent pay (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management allows managers to bully employees (in 4 reviews)

  • Career growth is hard since people tend to stay at their jobs for a while (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work - if you're not a contractor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Millennium Pharmaceuticals as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great culture. Interesting work. Liked the people I worked with. With recent realignment of corporate structure, things are probably different now.

    Cons

    Still some growing pains with integration into takeda. Don't think having a huge pool of long-term contractor is beneficical long term. Would recommend this company if joining as a regular emplyee just not as aa contractor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Didn't interface much with senior management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent under Deborah Dunsires leadership, downhill after her departure. Cambridge talent going elsewhere

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager I in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Manager I in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    It's a job now.

    Cons

    Once the CEO was forced to leave the collaborative culture left as well. Too many senior directors and directors who are not held accountable. Information is not shared, and the partiers of corp comm waste valuable $ and resources!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Japan....we are NOT japan....you purchased Millennium for our expertise, collaboration and you have just about destroyed the business. All of your top scientists are leaving, all of senior leadership has already left.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome Company to Work at !!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Millennium Pharmaceuticals as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good Work Culture , Good location in cambridge

    Cons

    cant think of any .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    --

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    great place to work

    Former Employee - IT Related in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - IT Related in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    fair salary, growing organization. Definitely great for Oncology research, great atmosphere and motivated employees. great downtown parking

    Cons

    hard to get promotions, lot of politics in IT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    retain quality people, career ladder needed

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    DMPK Intern for Two Summers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - DMPK Graduate Student Intern in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - DMPK Graduate Student Intern in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Millennium Pharmaceuticals as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    The company shows a lot of appreciation to its employees. Employees are rewarded for their hard work. The work environment is good - a balance between hard-working employees and a comfortable environment.

    Cons

    I was only an intern while I worked at Millennium so there was no room for promotions. Although I was only an intern, I was treated with the same respect as the full-time employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue showing appreciation to employees. Employees who feel appreciated and respected will show that in the work they do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company but changes are occurring

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Cambridge, MA

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

    Pros

    There is a Good compensation plan

    Cons

    Future is unknown as parent company has taken over

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Documentation Associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Documentaton Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Documentaton Associate in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Millennium Pharmaceuticals as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great People
    Flexible Schedule
    Really enjoyed the company and group. Great company, great work life balance. The company is always hosting parties and events for employees.

    Cons

    Many contractors and some people remain contractors for years at this company. Really hard to move up for people without science degrees and experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Define clear path to perm role.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Company in transition

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

    I have been working at Millennium Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunities to make an impact exist for those willing to put in very long hours. OK benefits, decent compensation, strong emphasis on putting in "face time."

    Cons

    Turnover has jumped dramatically since the full integration with Takeda, cost cutting has the wrong focus on yearly budget instead of optimizing programs or the portfolio.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Integrate the entire company quickly, keeping parts of the organization as Millennum and others as Takeda weakens the overall culture.

    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    An environment that allows an employee to learn

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture, informal dress code, committed to helping patients, flexible work schedules

    Cons

    Sr. Mgmt don't take responsibility for failed decisions, favoritism very blatant in some area of organization, lower levels treated differently than higher levels in terms of stock options, promotions to those deemed on fast track

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Current new mgmt in place with company who purchased a Millennium

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    overall a good company until change of CEO

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

    I have been working at Millennium Pharmaceuticals full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    this company knows how to party and the HR team is probably one of the better team around the area.

    Cons

    difficult to change department. top Management team changes all the time (and sometimes good and sometimes bad).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    appreciate talent instead of short term result

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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