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Shire Pharmaceuticals Overview

Website www.shire.com
Headquarters Dublin, Ireland
Size 5001 to 10000 Employees
Founded 1986
Type Company - Public (SHPG)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
At Shire, we enable people with life altering conditions to lead better lives. We focus on developing and delivering innovative treatments for patients with rare diseases and other specialty conditions.

Mission: To realize our aspiration to become a leading global biotech, our efforts are concentrated on four key strategic drivers: growth, innovation, efficiency, and people. Our priorities are to drive optimal performance of our existing products, increase patient access to these ... More

Shire Pharmaceuticals – Why Work For Us?

New ideas, new innovations, new ways of thinking are fueling our future. At Shire, we ground everything we do in our purpose of enabling people with life altering conditions to lead better lives.

Honesty and transparency are inherent in all that we do as we work with a high sense of urgency to become a leading global biotech delivering innovative therapies to patients with rare diseases and other specialty conditions. 

We are committed to attract, develop and retain top talent who take a responsible and ethical approach to all that we do and who want to make a difference in the lives of patients across the globe.

At Shire, we foster an environment that values innovation and creative thinking. This means going where others won’t go, with a willingness to try something different. Embracing change is a true hallmark of our history and culture, as we acquire and develop new strategic assets, evolve and transform our infrastructure, and attract and develop top talent for the future

We trust each other to make progress together, leveraging a true sense of urgency and a spirited determination to expand our global footprint. We encourage each other to take measured risks and collaborate in new and innovative ways.

The employees of Shire are passionate about patient outcomes. Most important of all, we get up each day with a belief in what we do.  We thrive on the challenge of enabling people with life-altering conditions to lead better lives.

Shire is experiencing phenomenal growth as a specialty biopharmaceutical company. We have a strong track record of regulatory approvals, successful global product launches, and a robust pipeline of new drugs in various phases of development. It is our goal to further expand our global footprint and to continue to attract, develop, and retain top talent. Shire is moving opportunistically forward and you can come along.

Collaboration, experimentation, and a shared belief in our work is why Shire has seen such successful results. Not only are we pioneering new treatments for conditions like ADHD and ulcerative colitis, we’re creating innovative therapies for orphan diseases that affect small and otherwise overlooked populations.

Each day, the people of Shire go to work with an attitude of determination driven by the needs of the patients and specialists we serve. We speak out, make decisions, and stand by them, knowing that if we are not brave, nothing extraordinary will happen.

Positive change is the hallmark of our culture. That’s why we challenge each other to break away from typical pharma expectations. Everyone at Shire has the opportunity to make a real impact… and you can too. 

Shire recognizes the importance of being able to provide our employees and their families with quality benefits as a part of their overall compensation package. Therefore, Shire has developed a comprehensive benefits package that delivers quality and value while satisfying the needs of our workforce.

All full-time employees regularly scheduled to work at least 30 hours per week are eligible for benefits on their date of hire. Covered participants include the employee, spouse or domestic partner, and unmarried children to age 19 or age 25 if a full-time student.

As a valued Shire employee you will enjoy:

  • Health/dental/vision insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Supplemental employee and dependent life insurance
  • Disability benefits
  • Paid time off
  • Employee assistance program
  • Healthy lifestyle reimbursement
  • Educational assistance
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Employee referral incentives
  • 401(k)
  • Adoption assistance
  • and more!

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Shire Pharmaceuticals CEO Flemming Ornskov, MD
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    Shire is truly focused on its patients


    Commute to Lexington is rough

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    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Shire Pharmaceuticals.


    Phone interview from a hiring agency, and then passed on to a hiring manager and another gentleman on the team. 2 30 minute interviews regarding personality, experience, and character. Questions were quite straight forward, interviewers were polite and genuinely wanted to get to know who you are as opposed to grilling with questions.

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  • Top Workplaces -- Large (#6), Philly.com, 2012

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