I worked at Agios Pharmaceuticals (Less than a year)
The small size of the company allowed the environment to be extremely friendly and inclusive. Everyone seemed very happy to be there.
A small company in the biotech industry poses risks for job stability but management was good about addressing those concerns.
Advice to Management
Continue doing what you're doing. Overall a wonderful experience.
I have been working at Agios Pharmaceuticals full-time
Great people, very friendly and "wicked smaht". Playful energy. Organization wears its heart on its sleeve as clearly patient focused. Fast paced, very promising science.
ZERO flexibility - great place to work if you're young and you're not tied down, but it is not family friendly. People work literally around the clock, all the time. Expect to be attending meetings, and answering calls/emails 24/7/365. The enthusiasm is great, but you can't help but wonder when folks might start to burn out. No organization to work processes at all. If something works, run with it and run fast regardless of cross functional impact.
I have been working at Agios Pharmaceuticals as a contractor
Passionate and collaborative organization anxious to build a quality culture. Strong and driven leaders who are focused on patient safety and saving lives.
Growing rapidly - may need to slow down to ensure organization is in a position to deliver efficiently.
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I worked at Agios Pharmaceuticals as a contractor (Less than a year)
Very good scientists - there are a lot of really smart people here. Excellent company amenities - free food, showers on site for those who want to work out before/during/after the work day, relaxed "west coast" style atmosphere. Excellent resources - good technology, well funded labs. Young, enthusiastic environment. People seem to really like working here.
An abundance of meetings (something the company is aware of and working on improving) young company means considerable upheaval/project direction shifts/instability for contract employees.
Advice to Management
I think they are moving in a good direction.
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