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Flexion Therapeutics Overview

Burlington, MA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Public (FLXN)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Flexion Therapeutics (NASDAQ: FLXN) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development & commercialization of novel, local therapies for the treatment of patients with musculoskeletal conditions.

Flexion is based in Burlington ... Read more

Mission: As a lean biopharmaceutical team, our goal is to cost effectively develop and commercialize novel therapies that will provide safe, substantial and sustained pain relief to the sufferers of musculoskeletal (MSK) diseases, the first of which is OA. We focus on product candidates ... Read more

Company Updates

  • We had a great time at our initial Walk to Cure Arthritis Boston planning meeting. The walk is 6.24.18 at Canal Park in Cambridge. Stay tuned for more information!!

  • Flexion Therapeutics Announces Acquisition of Novel, Non-Opioid Asset for Osteoarthritis of the Knee.

    Flexion Therapeutics Announces Acquisition of Novel, Non-Opioid Asset for Osteoarthritis of the Knee

    Acquisition complements existing portfolio with an innovative, locally administered therapeutic intended to provide persistent effective concentrations of IL-1Ra in the knee for at least a year New preclinical program holds potential to be a next-generation therapeutic that could provide long-lasting pain relief and disease modification Program aligns with Flexion's life-cycle management strategy and established commercial infrastructure Pending positive preclinical studies, FX201 anticipated to enter clinical trials in 2019 BURLINGTON, Mass., Dec.

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Flexion Therapeutics – Why Work For Us?

At Flexion everyone has a voice and can make a real difference, best ideas win, work is challenging and we have fun. We strive for inclusion, prize ingenuity and see the mission of advancing medicines that matter to patients who can’t get them soon enough as an organizing principle. These are all important elements of a very special environment.

Our values – focus, ingenuity, tenacity, transparency and fun – form the fabric of the organization, are reinforced daily and become key dimensions in the hiring process as we continuously strive to make Flexion a magnet for outstanding talent and a great place to work.

We are a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel, local therapies for the treatment of patients with musculoskeletal conditions.

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Flexion is based in Burlington, Massachusetts.

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Our employees are pretty amazing, and what better way to kick off our employee highlight series called “The Limelight” than to share a little bit about them and why they chose Flexion.  So, with that, here's Dan, our VP of Market Access.  

How did you first find out about the opportunity at Flexion, and why did you decide to join? 

I actually first found the opportunity online. I was doing a search as my previous employer was facing major restructuring.  I knew Dan Deardorf’s reputation and applied online and followed-up with him directly.  The interview process was what sealed my interest---meeting the commercial team that Dan had assembled, as well as the management team, took me from interested to REALLY interested.  I decided to join because the opportunity was new and compelling -- a large market, a competitive space, complexities around access to physician-administered medications—and the people I met were smart, humble, motivated, and passionate. 

How do our values resonate with you?  How do you see them used at Flexion? 

To me, the values are a backbone supporting the entire organization. I tap into the spirit they foster every day.  Flexion is an organization where people matter, and everyone’s unique contribution is important.  

What are some things you like do for fun? 

Besides Market Access?  I am a father of three beautiful girls (12, 10, 7) so I spend a lot of time with them.  I love nothing more than skiing with my kids or going on a family bike ride.  I love reading too, especially US history.

Favorite Flexion moment?  

Watching Mike, Neil, and Christina’s faces at the NDA filing celebration...understanding the effort it took to get the organization to that point and really appreciating the team that made it happen.

What excites you about the future at Flexion? 

Everything.  I get to work with great people on a great product every day.

Focus. Tenacity. Ingenuity. Transparency. Fun.

We don't take our values lightly. In fact, they are what differentiates us. They are more than just words. They form the basis for how we interact, make decisions, and continue to strengthen our culture. Our egos are non-existent. Our energy is contagious. Come experience Flexion for yourself.

We wouldn't be where we are without our people, which is why we offer exceptional benefits and resources to all our employees.  Click here to see more details on our benefits.

The Best Office Around

While in the office, Flexion offers snacks, seltzer, coffee and all the peppermint patties you could want! There is also fresh fruit delivered weekly and a fitness center available on-site for all employees. We hold an annual flu-shot clinic, provide an Employee Assistance Program, work directly with an ergonomics specialist to assist in creating comfortable working positions (both sitting and standing!), provide benefits on the first day of hire and offer mobile phone and tuition reimbursement.

We Take Care of You...And Your Family

Health and dental insurance have over an 80% Flexion contribution, while vision, life and disability are 100% covered. We also have a 401k match and an FSA available for employees that choose to participate.  

Life Outside of Flexion

As a culture, we operate under core business hours so that employees can create a flexible work schedule to fit their needs.  We offer 15 paid vacation days for all first year employees as well as 3 paid personal days, unlimited sick leave and 13 company holidays.

Our leaders are...inspirational, approachable, transparent and focused on Flexion, its employees and the millions of people who suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee.

To see more profiles and more details on our Management Team, please click here.

Flexion Therapeutics Reviews

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    I have been working at Flexion Therapeutics full-time


    Work life balance and great colleagues


    I don’t have any cons

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Flexion Therapeutics Photos

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Flexion Therapeutics Interviews



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    Clinical Project Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
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    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Flexion Therapeutics (Boston, MA) in January 2018.


    I've never been through a better interview and hiring process than the one at Flexion. It was very smooth, efficient, and quick. Each person that I spoke or met with was genuine, passionate, and personable. The recruiter and hiring manager were both always available and eager to answer any further questions or address any concerns. I was consistently kept up to date with the progress and informed of next steps as quickly as possible. I could not have imagined a better experience.

    Initially, I had two phone interviews, the first being with the recruiter and the second being with the hiring manager. Both were about 30 minutes long. I was then asked to come in for an in-person interview in which I met with 7 people individually, over the span of about 4 and a half hours. Each person instantly made me feel comfortable and the easy conversation made time go by quickly. I was then asked to come in the next week for a second in-person interview in which I met with 3 more people from upper management over the span of about an hour and half. My references were contacted the following week.

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Flexion Therapeutics Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work, Boston Business Journal, 2017
  • Boston Globe's Top Places to Work, Boston Globe, 2017

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