Millennium Pharmaceuticals

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Millennium Pharmaceuticals Reviews in Cambridge, MA

Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
59 Reviews

3.5
59 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance, excellent benefits (in 7 reviews)

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


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

  • top Management team changes all the time (and sometimes good and sometimes bad) (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 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

    Pros

    Good Work Culture , Good location in cambridge

    Cons

    cant think of any .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    great place to work

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

    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

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    DMPK Intern for Two Summers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - DMPK Graduate Student Intern  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - DMPK Graduate Student Intern in Cambridge, MA

    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
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  5.  

    Good company but changes are occurring

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Cambridge, MA

    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
  6. 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

    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
  7.  

    Company in transition

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Cambridge, MA

    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
  8.  

    An environment that allows an employee to learn

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative Coordinator in Cambridge, MA

    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
  9.  

    overall a good company until change of CEO

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Cambridge, MA

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company, best work place

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

    Pros

    good benefits, compensation, good culture and value, international company and globlized

    Cons

    attrition of talents recently, not good at keeping talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Contractor, great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Related  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - IT Related in Cambridge, MA

    Pros

    contractors treated like employees (minus employee benefits) WHIPS, discounted parking, great area

    Cons

    Contractors not promoted to full time in IT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of considering IT as a short term employment, consider bringing good contractors on full time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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