The Medicines Company

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The Medicines Company Reviews

Updated April 30, 2014
Updated April 30, 2014
12 Reviews

3.2
12 Reviews
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The Medicines Company Chairman and CEO Clive A. Meanwell
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  1.  

    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 for 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
  2. 1 person 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
  3.  

    Best experience of my life

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

    I worked at The Medicines Company as an intern for 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
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  5. 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
  6. 1 person 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good work great place to work good location

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    Current Employee - Senior Developer  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at The Medicines Company as a contractor for 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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place for doctors and scientists

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at The Medicines Company

    Pros

    They are Very focused on the science and outcomes of heart disease. They are committed to heart disease. They create opportunities for scientists.

    Cons

    Because of how small the company is, it is such a politically charged environment, with an extremely concentrated power base, and few checks and balances on executives. Owing to the founder, they are very skewed towards British culture and values. There is a pretty clear caste system, and quite a bit of bigotry as well. Not a great career path outside of physicians. They are still learning the pharmaceutical business and while they are huge in their specialty market, it is often surprising the types of mistakes they make given the pharma talent they have tried to recruit. Despite high potential for their products, I have not held on to my stock because of the uncertainty, and some concern regarding management talent currently on board.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes founders aren't always the best leadership for the company.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Visionnary and inspirational company

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    Former Employee - Engagement Manager  in  Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager in Paris (France)

    I worked at The Medicines Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good set of values, really different by design. Amazing level of knowledge.

    Cons

    Underinvestment in pre-Marketing lead to a lack of understanding of the market needs.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It was a great company, great products, leadership had collaboration problems.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Medicines Company

    Pros

    Compensation, Territory Size, Product line

    Cons

    New drug taken off market
    Downsized 80% of the company
    Poor leadership in CEO

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful, may not be solvent yet.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Medicines Company

    Pros

    Great Work Atmosphere and work environment

    Cons

    Not a huge company, just getting started

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get bigger

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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