ViroPharma Reviews

Updated March 8, 2015
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ViroPharma President, CEO, CFO, and Director Vinnie Milano
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  1. Great company - family culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance in Exton, PA
    Former Employee - Finance in Exton, PA

    I worked at ViroPharma

    Pros

    Great employee compensation and benefit packages

    Cons

    work-life balance needed some work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cross department knowledge not readily shared

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. The Most Amazing Company Ever

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ViroPharma

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Non since the company no longer exists.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great experience as a contract CRA

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Best company I worked for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Developer in Exton, PA
    Former Employee - Developer in Exton, PA

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

    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.

    Approves of CEO
  6. Solid Company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CRA in Exton, PA
    Current Employee - CRA in Exton, PA

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

    Pros

    Competitive salaries and benefits, great environment.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great place to work as long as you don't work in Clinical Development

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at ViroPharma

    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.

    Approves of CEO

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