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Idera Overview

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Cambridge, MA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Public (IDRA)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Less than $1 million (USD) per year
Idera Pharmaceuticals is a clinical stage biotechnology company with expertise in discovering, developing and commercializing novel nucleic acid therapeutics to treat patients with serious and life-threatening diseases. Idera is focused on harnessing the potential of our ... Read more

Idera Reviews

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Vincent Milano
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
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    Small company, clean and spacious environment, diversity of work and people, state of the art labs, scientific expertise, some longtime staff still in place for company and product history, physical location in the heart of biotech/drug community and MIT.


    Senior management does not want to listen to staff and hear the sometimes difficult truth about a product or outcomes. Small company mindset can often lead to narrow viewpoints and lessen the diversity of innovative people and pipeline. Limitation of capital and resources is often inherent in such a small company.

    Advice to Management

    Learn from mistakes and stop repeating them. Actively listen to staff on a regular basis (Company meetings? hello!) and communicate decisions to all staff in a timely manner in order to improve workflows, establish better processes and SOPs. Focus on product development, technical innovation paths, and new strategic alliances. Don't work in a silo or ivory tower - either at the company or within industry.

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Idera Interviews



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    Medical Communications Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Idera in July 2016.


    One of the most pleasant interview experiences I've had. The internal HR team setting things up could not have been nicer to deal with. I started with a phone interview with the hiring manager, then a few interviews at the Exton, PA office where I would have been working, then a few interviews in the HQ office in Cambridge. The interviewers were all very professional and cordial, and they did not ask the usual formulaic questions. Discussions were all very robust and relevant. One thing I was particularly impressed with - I was there over lunch hour, and the internal recruiter offered to order lunch for me. That's exceedingly rare, and it's an extremely considerate gesture.

    The company is undergoing considerable growth, and it was understood that their staff development plan was not etched in stone. Consequently, the description of the job for which I applied was later changed to something that did not really fit my interests and skills set. I was asked if I still wanted to be considered, and I declined. I was hoping to be able to join this team, but no hard feelings. I wanted to make a point of complimenting them on the respectful way they treat their job applicants. I was very impressed.

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