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Agios Pharmaceuticals Overview

Cambridge, MA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public (AGIO)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Agios is a biopharmaceutical company focused on providing important medicines for some of the world’s most challenging diseases. Agios is passionately committed to applying our leadership in the field of cellular metabolism to transform the lives of patients with ... Read more

Mission: Where science meets heart.

Developing breakthrough medicines for patients with cancer and rare genetic diseases is incredibly important, and so difficult. It takes great science. But it also takes an environment where people care – about the work ... Read more

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Agios Pharmaceuticals – Why Work With Us?


Agios has a dynamic culture, which supports our employees’ unwavering commitment to science and patients. World-class founding and leadership teams with the experience and track record to provide the insights required to develop groundbreaking medicines lead a group of exceptional employees.

We pride ourselves on fostering an interconnected environment that encourages creative scientific collaboration across disciplines. Our unique culture, combined with the commitment and passion of our team, reflect our belief in an “other side of possible” approach to our challenges and our work.

Our values are embodied in the Greek word Arete, the ancient ideal of excellence and fulfillment of one's potential to which our employees aspire. These values define us as a company and guide us as scientists conducting unexploited research in cellular metabolism, a novel approach to treating patients with cancer and rare genetic disorders of metabolism by interfering with the chemical processes of cells.

We believe our scientific capabilities and our values set us apart from other companies.

Agios is looking for exceptional people who...

  • Will help us discover the “other side of possible” for patients.
  • Will succeed in a collaborative, innovative culture driven by scientific excellence.
  • Want to work in a dynamic, casual environment with a company that offers competitive compensation and benefits, located in downtown Cambridge, Mass.

Most importantly, we are looking for people who can help us achieve our vision of transforming patients’ lives through scientific leadership in cellular metabolism.

If you would like to join our team, please review our open positions and apply directly through this website.

"I came to Agios to help build a company that could make a difference in patients’ lives with our discoveries. Creating the right culture and environment is essential to our success, and we are committed to hiring the best. If your personal and career aspirations are a fit for Agios, I invite you to visit us and get to know us better. I look forward to meeting you."

- David Schenkein, M.D., chief executive officer

Agios Pharmaceuticals Reviews

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    "Great company, great culture"

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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


    Great company culture, competitive benefits, a lot of room for professional development.


    Unclear promotion pathway. Seems slow to promote.

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Agios Pharmaceuticals Interviews



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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Agios Pharmaceuticals (Cambridge, MA) in January 2020.


    The first round was a phone interview which took about 30 minutes. The second round was an on-site interview with 3 people, which took about 2 hours. Only behavioral questions were asked.

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Agios Pharmaceuticals Awards & Accolades

  • 25 Most Influential People In Biopharma - David Schenkein, FierceBiotech, 2015
  • Entrepreneur of the Year, Flagship Ventures, 2016

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