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ARIAD Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated January 29, 2017
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ARIAD Pharmaceuticals President and Chief Executive Officer Paris Panayiotopoulos
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  1. "Get out!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Research Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at ARIAD Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    some friendly co-workers, that's about it.

    Cons

    Very little regard for employees. Raises are few and far between, and only if you are in mid-senior level management. Anyone in any kind of management position has no regard for their own employees. Prior CEO and CSO have no clue. CSO walks around like he owns the place, and clearly communicates his dislike for anyone who is "not" his equal. If anyone in upper management does not care for you for some reason, they will let this be known and communicate this to your supervisor, and this will consequently lead to a bad review (no raise), even if your direct supervisor gives you a great review. Most employees will have very little future at this company

    Advice to Management

    no advice that I put here will make any difference....go ahead and keep soothing your egos.


  2. "Very generous!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ARIAD Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, takes care of employees, great work environment

    Cons

    None that I can think of at the moment.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great people, inexperienced leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ARIAD Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    There are dedicated, hard working people here and fun organized events like ski trips or the theater for those who choose to join.

    Cons

    The leadership team, with some obvious exceptions, is extremely inexperienced. They struggle making decisions and don't have the backbone or inclination to do what's right. The CEO is in over his head, as evidenced by his repeated need to spit out jargon rather than just tell us what's going on and the business reasons for certain decisions. I agree with previous reviewers that they don't care about employees - we can all be replaced.

    Advice to Management

    There's no point in giving management advice. I don't think you can give advice to care about people or have more experience.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Many Changes"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people and health benefits are a great value
    200 hours of PTO per year
    Week between Christmas and New Year's Day is additional time off

    Cons

    new management does not value employees - everyone can be replaced -
    Poor employee relations
    ineffective HR group

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Highly unstable company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ARIAD Pharmaceuticals (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Small teams striving towards a simple yet common goal, so most colleagues are courteous, hard-working and helpful. Pay/benefits are above average.

    Cons

    New management aligns with investors and shows little interest in developing a high quality company. Bare-bones governance and infrastructure to support decision-making and internal communications. Lacks the spirit of innovation, and lags behind in scientific or commercial initiatives compared to the peers in the industry. Like most other reviewers said, work-life balance is zero. Those 5-star reviews posted after January 2016, I suspect, are bogus reviews from HR because it doesn't take long for one to sense the poor morale within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the walk, and build up the business by properly using your influence in the society. Don't just be slave drivers to your employees. Learn from leaders of world-class companies.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "September 9th review...what planet are you on??"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ARIAD Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great. Working along side loyal and long standing employees to bring drug to market that saves lives is the most motivating factor that keeps us going.

    Cons

    Lack of respect from upper management and constant dribble of accountability and transparency is a slap in the face to the employees. Work life balance is unfulfilling for most. Pretty much implied to be somewhat available when on your PTO.

    Advice to Management

    Figure it out fast or more employees will continue to leave. highly doubtful that a below VP level employee wrote a 5 star review.


  8. "Great Company under new management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ARIAD Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible environment and growth potential.. Being a small company, your effort gets noticed, recognized and appreciated in a quick manner.

    Totally transformed from the old management to New management ...lives and breathes in the new culture and DNA...management takes ownership, make it happen and feel for patients....

    Cons

    There is more work but managers give a helping hand at all times. Need to continue to work on process enhancements.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ARIAD Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are really no pros except the co-workers you have the opportunity to meet.

    Cons

    Zero work-life balance. They have a reduction and fire good people with no regard to the amount of work that still needs to be done. The good and smart people are walking out the door and they dismiss it as if it was not a big deal or that the person did not matter. They will hire someone above the level you were at but never gave you the opportunity to advance or get promoted. A promotion is on the table when you are walking out the door but it's too late nobody wants to be there.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up. Your management is horrible and only care about self-preservation and their money. No regards to people's work-life balance, career development or concerns.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Running downhill fast"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ARIAD Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay. Good benefits. Centrally located within Cambridge.

    Cons

    Recent purging is creating mass exit of employees. New management does not value employees which have stayed creating a toxic work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people to get the job done instead of micromanaging them. Until there is fundamental changes in the culture and leadership mentality, this place will continue to be a sinking ship.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Leadership is doesn't value employees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits package. Lots of turnover means access to promotions...

    Cons

    Toxic environment, lots of really quality people leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Value employees more



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