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Akebia Therapeutics Overview

Cambridge, MA
201 to 500 employees
2007
Company - Public (AKBA)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Unknown / Non-Applicable
We are bold and optimistic as we work to better the life of each person impacted by kidney disease.<br/><br/>We are better together.<br/><br/>We do the right thing.<br/><br/>We are making a difference by challenging the status ... Read more

Mission: We are bold and optimistic as we work to better the life of each person impacted by kidney disease.<br/><br/>We are better together.<br/><br/>We do the right thing.<br/><br/>We are making a difference by challenging the status ... Read more

Company Updates

  • A great big thank you to all of our interns for their work with us this summer! Katerina Heitkamp shares her experience on LinkedIn.

  • The 2020 Major League Baseball season is officially underway! While it?s going to look like a different game altogether with no fans in the parks and Mookie Betts with the Dodgers, we wish all of the players a great season and good health!

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Akebia Therapeutics – Why Work With Us?


Artists, Athletes, Foodies, Environmentalists, and Musicians.  We are a group of individuals with different backgrounds and interests that mix together to make a special team.  Some of us bring a wealth of experience and some of us are just getting started.  What makes Akebia special is that it's not just about what you did before you got here, it's about what you will do after you join us. 

2020 Interns

We are a passionate team working to protect the kidneys and innovate for better lives.

Our Headquarters is located in the heart of Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA.  Our team loves dining at local eateries, ice skating in Kendall, supporting the local farmer's market and running along the Charles River - just to name a few things.  Cambridge is not just where we are located, it's part of who we are. 

We offer a comprehensive benefits package to support our employess and their families.  We aim to provide stress-free, simple, and efficient plans with great coverage and access.

Akebia Therapeutics Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "Great people, great culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Marketing in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Vice President Marketing in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Akebia Therapeutics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    What I saw/felt in the interviews was what I experience as I’ve been onboard for 5 months. Empowering, energetic, collaborative. Leadership team is a solid team. Open, innovative, patient focused.

    Cons

    Smaller company with a lot going on... yet that is also attractive. You can impact here.

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Akebia Therapeutics Photos

Akebia Therapeutics photo of: Welcome Akebia 2020 Interns!
Akebia Therapeutics photo of: Holiday Party 2019
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Akebia Therapeutics photo of: Our beautiful view from the office!
Akebia Therapeutics photo of: Nikki and Tamara Sabbatical trip
Akebia Therapeutics photo of: As the Red Sox season gets underway, HIFsters show their Red Sox Nation pride.
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Akebia Therapeutics Interviews

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  1. Featured Interview

     

    Vice President Quality Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Akebia Therapeutics (Cambridge, MA) in March 2020.

    Interview

    Process was seamless and very thorough. I had several phone screens with HR and the hiring manager, followed by 2 on-site interviews. All meetings and travel were arranged by Akebia and the communication process was robust throughout the process.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked how I grow and develop my team (w/ examples). I was asked how I manage conflict and how I manage performance issues within my team.   Answer Question
    • I was asked to discuss a time when I made the incorrect decision and how I handled the repercussions of that decision.   Answer Question
    • Asked why I applied for the role and why Akebia? Why now?   Answer Question
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Akebia Therapeutics Awards & Accolades

  • ASAP Alliance Excellence Award, ASAP Alliance, 2019
  • Leaders in the Law, Leaders in the Law, 2017
  • 100 Most Inspiring People, PharmaVOICE, 2018
  • 2020 Women on Boards Winning "W" Company, 2020 Women on Boards, 2020
  • 2020 Medal of Excellence - Dietetic Category, American Association of Kidney Patients, 2020
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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Pledge to Thrive

Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

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