ViroPharma Reviews

Updated June 17, 2015
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ViroPharma President, CEO, CFO, and Director Vinnie Milano
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  1. Drug Safety

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ViroPharma full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Not really any besides the company got bought out


  2. Sr. Scientist

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ViroPharma full-time

    Pros

    The company provided free soft drinks all day long. Tried to promote employee well beings by providing fitness center and yoga. Overall co-workers were friendly and fun. CEO at the time was very achievable.

    Cons

    I was not given much of challenges nor opportunities by my direct superior at the time. I was fully prepared to devote myself to the company "whereever needed", as promised to me during interview. However, I felt I was pigeonholed most of the time.


  3. Great company - family culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Exton, PA
    Former Employee - Finance in Exton, PA

    I worked at ViroPharma

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great employee compensation and benefit packages

    Cons

    work-life balance needed some work

    Advice to Management

    cross department knowledge not readily shared


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  5. The Most Amazing Company Ever

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ViroPharma

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I was told by each and every interviewer that they were extremely happy and that it was the best company to work for.....they were absolutely correct. The culture of the company, how they treated patients and how they treated their employees was on point! The CEO was like no other and knew how to value his employees.

    Cons

    Although not a con to ViroPharma itself, the only Con that I can think of is that ViroPharma permanently shut its doors as a result of a company acquisition.

    Advice to Management

    Non since the company no longer exists.


  6. Great experience as a contract CRA

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Clinical Research Associate in Exton, PA
    Former Contractor - Clinical Research Associate in Exton, PA

    I worked at ViroPharma as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the most welcoming, quality people that I have ever worked along side. Compensation was very generous.
    Work-life balance was the best for the employees. Employees had the ability to work from home when necessary. As a contract worker, I worked on site in the office. When monitoring, I worked from home, when not on site monitoring.
    The employees got together after hours and seemed to really enjoy each others company.
    The company encouraged employee growth and development.
    I was very impressed with the companies' stated values and their follow through.

    Cons

    Something I never experienced personally, but heard employees discussing frequently was inequality of male to female promotions.

    Advice to Management

    I have not worked at ViroPharma (contact ended December 2013) since Shire took over in 2014, so I can't comment on the new management. I had no problems with management when ViroPharma was in charge.


  7. Best company I worked for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Developer in Exton, PA
    Former Employee - Developer in Exton, PA

    I worked at ViroPharma full-time (More than 3 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture. True family oriented environment. Benefits and pay are above-average and great work-life balance. The CEO knows everybody by first name and genuinely cares for patients.

    Cons

    It was acquired by Shire in January 2014 so the company no longer exists.


  8. Solid Company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CRA in Exton, PA
    Current Employee - CRA in Exton, PA

    I have been working at ViroPharma full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salaries and benefits, great environment.

    Cons

    Promotions were slow and growing pains were apparent. Middle-management did not promote company's values


  9. Great place to work as long as you don't work in Clinical Development

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D in Exton, PA
    Current Employee - R&D in Exton, PA

    I have been working at ViroPharma full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great "family" environment, true work life balance, good people

    Cons

    This company likes to fire people. I have never worked anywhere that fires people on such a frequent basis. Middle management will not make any decisions for fear of being fired. A small handful of people at the top have too much power and not enough direct experience in relevant aspects of R&D. No clear career paths.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at every department and examine how well it is functioning.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Exton, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Exton, PA

    I have been working at ViroPharma

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small rapidly growing company, great co-workers and a smart Senior Management. Uses money wisely to acquire new products and markets.

    Cons

    Small Pharma company growing rapidly so some benefits are not so competitive. A few colleagues may not have the skill sets that are taught/learnt in larger companies.



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