The Medicines Company Reviews

Updated March 20, 2015
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  1. Great Company...Fast Paced and Sometimes Chaotic!

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    Former Employee - Director, External Manufacturing and Project Management in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Director, External Manufacturing and Project Management in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at The Medicines Company full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I worked at MDCO from 2007 - 2015 and enjoyed the experience. I worked in technical development, manufacturing and supply chain. What I enjoyed most was the faith by the company in me to do what I was hired for as well as offering me opportunities to work outside of the direct areas of my job. Chaos is a good thing in this company, as it is fast paced and innovation that drives this. The innovation is the heartbeat of this company. The only reason I left this company was that I traveled 60 miles each way on a daily basis and after 8 years, it became difficult.

    Cons

    Because MDCO is a small company, it manages its budgets very tight. In a fast passed innovative environment, sometimes the budget approval does not move as fast as the projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more closely to the people in the trenches doing the heavy lifting. This is a comment i make knowing that ALL companies could do this better. My experience is that I had access to the president/CFO and was heard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. company pros and cons

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Medicines Company

    Pros

    changes rapidly
    potential novel pipeline
    high paying salaries

    Cons

    lack of competent leadership
    disorganization
    restructures quarterly
    industry partners dislike company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    I was fired for an accusation of my character which was not true

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    Former Employee - Vice President for Antibiotics in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Vice President for Antibiotics in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at The Medicines Company full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I was paid well when I was employed

    Cons

    No recourse to disputing the claims against me. The persons responsible for the alleged accusation were within 6 months also let go as perhaps the truth was discovered

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back yiur vice presidents with proof as opposed to heresay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Challenging experience, lots to learn

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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager

    I have been working at The Medicines Company full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Training, confidence in each-other, good wages

    Cons

    Expensive products, do not know who does what, not sure it is able to face change, too much turnover

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Friendly, open, and casual work environment

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    Former Employee - Summer Associate in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Summer Associate in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at The Medicines Company full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to talk with senior management level

    Cons

    May need to do different kinds of work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    A company trying to manage rapid growth and change.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Medicines Company

    Pros

    Good future growth potential for highly experienced biopharma leaders

    Cons

    Lots of confusion and change management issues due to growth. Need to expand systems and processes in order to better manage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Best experience of my life

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at The Medicines Company as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    very relaxed atmosphere but also very serious about work. Very organized, If i didn't have to leave i would not.

    Cons

    There weren't many downsides to working at Med co. other than it being very far from where i lived and traffic was terrible all the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Very politically charged. Not good for long-term career development.

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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager

    I have been working at The Medicines Company full-time

    Pros

    Good salary. Good autonomy. Broad experience. Some great colleagues to learn from.

    Cons

    A great deal of political nepotism. People are promoted based on friendships, as opposed to merit. Strategy changes on a quarterly basis. Poor leadership. Management talks a good game, but lack organization and follow through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need new leadership in Americas. Lack of organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Poor Environment to Develop Career Long-term

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at The Medicines Company full-time

    Pros

    Competitive Salary and Benefits. Working remote is well accepted and virual teams are strong. Very fast-paced and generally interesting roles. Global community of very talented people. Great opportunities to learn from your colleagues.

    Cons

    Politically restraining. Who you don't challenge is key to survival. Generally people learn to keep their head down. Weaker product pipeline than one would want. One repeated observation - the closer you move to the top, the shorter your time with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Code of conduct needs to apply to you too.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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