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Alkermes Overview

Waltham, MA
1001 to 5000 employees
1987
Company - Public (ALKS)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Patient-inspired Solutions
Alkermes is a leader in innovative medicines that address the unmet needs and challenges of people living with debilitating diseases. As a fully integrated, global biopharmaceutical company, Alkermes applies its scientific expertise ... Read more

Company Updates

  • We recently held our Town Hall for our employees from around the globe. We kicked it off with an incredibly inspirational speaker, Gabe Howard, an award-winning author and podcaster who shared his experience as a person living with bipolar disorder. Gabe gave us insight and perspective into the daily challenges and triumphs of life with a serious mental illness. In addition to sharing updates on our products in the areas of addiction and schizophrenia, we took a deep dive into our exciting pipeline of candidates in oncology and neuroscience. The team came away motivated and energized for the future of Alkermes!

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Alkermes – Why Work With Us?


Patient-inspired Solutions

Alkermes is a leader in innovative medicines that address the unmet needs and challenges of people living with debilitating diseases. As a fully integrated, global biopharmaceutical company, Alkermes applies its scientific expertise, proprietary technologies and global resources to develop products that are designed to make a meaningful difference in the way patients manage their disease.

Track Record of Innovation

Through our proven scientific, development and manufacturing capabilities, Alkermes is uniquely positioned to be an engine of innovative treatments for major clinical conditions specifically focused in the fields of nueroscience and oncology.

The success of our approach is reflected in:

  • Proven expertise reflected in a diversified commercial product portfolio;
  • A pipeline of novel product candidates focused on CNS diseases in clinical development;
  • Proprietary science and technology that leads to the discovery of new, patentable medicines; and
  • Our commitment to developing new treatment options for major diseases with patient needs in mind.

All this, combined with our resources and strong global presence, position us as a leading innovator in the global pharmaceutical market, today and for the future.

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Alkermes ("AL-ker-meez") is a growing, global biopharmaceutical company, and our therapeutic focus is chronic diseases of the central nervous system (CNS). Our people are developing new medicines that address some of the most urgent public health and mental illness challenges today, including opioid addiction, depression, and schizophrenia.

We are in an exciting phase of growth with a portfolio of products available now and a pipeline of potential medicines in late-stage development. Our commercially available products include a long-acting injectable medication for the treatment of schizophrenia, and a non-addictive, once-monthly injectable medication for the treatment of alcohol dependence as well as for the prevention of relapse to opioid dependence, following opioid detoxification. In addition, we are making significant advances with a medicine candidate under development for the treatment of major depressive disorder.

Our vision is to help address some of the country’s major health priorities through expanding our scientific and business base. To help us achieve this, we need to expand our community of Alkermes employees in every part of the organization. We’re looking for scientists with a thirst for discovery and development, and professionals to engage with healthcare providers and get important information regarding disease treatments to patients; we’re expanding our field sales and marketing teams; we need public health policy experts and economists, and people with the skills to manufacture our medicines; and we need more of the people who keep Alkermes running as a thriving, high performing organization.

We’re proud of our growth and performance but even more proud of the people behind our success. We invite you to discover more about our company and our people, our values, our open positions, and how we strive to make a difference for patients living with addiction and other serious mental illness.

Hear directly from our CEO and our employees about the opportunity to join a passionate organization by viewing the below videos.

Alkermes Reviews

  • "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Research Associate in Waltham, MA
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    I worked at Alkermes full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very understanding mentors and managers, good benefits, supportive colleagues.

    Cons

    Some communication issues, attrition rate is a bit high

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Alkermes Photos

Alkermes photo of: Summer Outting 2011
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Alkermes Interviews

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    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Alkermes.

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    The interview process consisted of a talk with the recruiter and on-site with four-five people. The questions were mainly about my previous experience and what I am looking for in my next position.

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Alkermes Awards & Accolades

  • The Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work 2017, The Boston Globe, 2017

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