The Medicines Company

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The Medicines Company Reviews

Updated Apr 30, 2014
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3.2 12 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

The Medicines Company Chairman and CEO Clive A. Meanwell

Clive A. Meanwell

(10 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Friendly, open, and casual work environment

    Summer Associate (Former Employee) Parsippany, NJ

    ProsOpportunity to talk with senior management level

    ConsMay need to do different kinds of work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A company trying to manage rapid growth and change.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood future growth potential for highly experienced biopharma leaders

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best experience of my life

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Parsippany, NJ

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

    ConsThere 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Engagement Manager (Current Employee)

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

    ConsA 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 Senior ManagementNeed new leadership in Americas. Lack of organization.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor Environment to Develop Career Long-term

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Parsippany, NJ

    ProsCompetitive 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.

    ConsPolitically 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 Senior ManagementCode of conduct needs to apply to you too.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good work great place to work good location

    Senior Developer (Current Employee) Parsippany, NJ

    Prosgood work life balance good at pay

    Consvery few number of people in IT

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place for doctors and scientists

    Manager (Current Employee) Parsippany, NJ

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

    ConsBecause 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 Senior ManagementSometimes founders aren't always the best leadership for the company.

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    Visionnary and inspirational company

    Engagement Manager (Former Employee) Paris (France)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompensation, Territory Size, Product line

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe careful, may not be solvent yet.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Intern

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat Work Atmosphere and work environment

    ConsNot a huge company, just getting started

    Advice to Senior Managementget bigger

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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