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Burlington, MA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Public (FLXN)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
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Flexion Therapeutics (NASDAQ: FLXN) is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel, local therapies for the treatment of patients with musculoskeletal conditions, beginning with osteoarthritis (OA), a type of degenerative ... Read more

Mission: As a lean specialty pharmaceutical 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 ... Read more

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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.

In 2009, Flexion, an emerging start-up, focused on the development of local therapies – therapies that enhance target engagement and limit systemic exposure. We appreciated the advantages of local intra-articular therapy in addressing the unmet medical need in osteoarthritis (OA), a type of degenerative arthritis.

This led to the clinical development of our first product candidate, ZilrettaTM(FX006). Flexion is committed to the development of a portfolio of local therapeutics for patients in need. In that regard, we are focusing our efforts by building upon the competencies acquired from our research.

Flexion has:

  • Established expertise in the development of formulations that sustain therapeutic effect following local delivery.
  • A presence in the community of Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Surgeons. We look to the development of products that integrate novel pharmacology in the enhancement of the effect and in the improvement of recovery from orthopedic procedures.
  • A strong scientific affiliation with the community of Rheumatologists investigating the underlying disease process of OA, and we maintain an interest in the development of therapeutics that target this disease.
  • Expertise in the development of pain therapies, with a deep understanding of the clinical endpoints representing pain. We look to develop products that provide local analgesic effect in a range of musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Skill in defining and executing an efficient regulatory path for drug development with a heightened interest in candidates that offer a 505(b)(2) or other efficient regulatory pathways.
  • A substantial infrastructure including preclinical, CMC, and operational experts to rapidly bring forward new candidates.
  • A keen interest in exploring in-licensing opportunities to expand the Flexion portfolio.

Check out this video to learn more:  http://flexiontherapeutics.com/plga-video/

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.

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    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Flexion Therapeutics.


    It appears that Flexion Therapeutics is still in process of establishing recruiting processes and procedures. I originally was promised clear and transparent communications. Unfortunately this turned out to be the opposite. Two phone interviews with the same recruiter (I'm assuming misplaced records was the reason for that), phone interview with the hiring manager. All questions have been answered with maximum details.
    Lastly, after finding that the position has been fulfilled (it was removed from the website) I reached out to the recruiting manager thanking for the opportunity and asked to provide some feedback for my improvement. I never got any response back. Recruiting team needs to understand that communication is the key for success and a simple 2 line follow up email is a great way to close the loop with candidates.

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