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Agios Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated Jun 6, 2019

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Agios Pharmaceuticals CEO Jackie Fouse
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  1. "Incredibly collaborative!"

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    Current Employee - Director Quality in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Agios Pharmaceuticals full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Collaboration, Solid Decisions, Managerial Support, Incredibly Intelligent Science and Leadership.

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind as of yet.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!!

    Agios Pharmaceuticals2019-06-07

    Agios Pharmaceuticals Response

    June 7, 2019Head of Internal Communications

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We truly care about the work we do for patients – and that translates into caring about our science and each other. It’s great to see the positive impact it’s having on your experience!

  2. "good company to work with"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Agios Pharmaceuticals full-time

      Pros

      strong pipeline, collaborative colleagues, fast-paced company

      Cons

      equity is not competitive enough

      Agios Pharmaceuticals2019-03-28

      Agios Pharmaceuticals Response

      April 3, 2019Agios Pharmaceuticals

      Thank you for your feedback. Our collaborative spirit is important to our culture and to our mission of getting therapies to patients in need. We strive to provide a meaningful and competitive benefits package, and are committed to regularly considering feedback from our employees ...

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    • "Amazing place to work!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Agios Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Caring and intelligent Leadership Team Awesome people Great programs for people and better benefits / flexibility than I would expect for this size of a company Fun and fast paced environment New CEO in place - old CEO was amazing and the change to the new CEO has been very well communicated and handled internally

      Cons

      Company has grown quickly - mostly amazing people but you do get some employees looking to "cruise" or shift the culture to a bigger company approach Sometimes too collaborative and nice - - trying to get everyone's opinion can slow us down

      Advice to Management

      Keep it up and stay OSOP!

      Agios Pharmaceuticals2019-03-01

      Agios Pharmaceuticals Response

      March 16, 2019Chief People Officer

      Thank you for your feedback! We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your experience at Agios and feel positive about company leadership. As we grow and evolve, we will continue to work with teams on effectiveness and communication, ensuring we are driving towards timely and ...

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    • Helpful (6)

      "Horrible HR"

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      Former Employee - Senior Laboratory R&D Specialist in Cambridge, MA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Agios Pharmaceuticals full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Great environment, generally most if not all the people that work there are nice are open to questions and ideas, management is very understanding of work/life balance

      Cons

      HR department is the worst that I have ever encountered. This doesn't ring true for every person that works in HR, there are a small group of HR employees who are actually great to work with but the rest of the HR employees especially management are the worst. HR has not accountability for their actions, which is unheard of, and they even overrule any decisions that are made by higher ups, which is also unheard of.

      Advice to Management

      If it wasn't for the horrible HR department then I would definitely rate this company higher. If I could give any advice to any future potential candidates it would be to always look over your shoulder because HR is always on the lookout for some strange reason

      Agios Pharmaceuticals2019-02-27

      Agios Pharmaceuticals Response

      March 1, 2019Chief People Officer

      As you noted, Agios strives to provide a work environment that is open and transparent, built on a foundation of continuous feedback and trust. We regularly request feedback, in both formal and informal ways, and we encourage all employees to proactively provide input on their experience ...

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    • Helpful (8)

      "Best decision of my career!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Agios Pharmaceuticals full-time

      Pros

      Excellent leadership, great culture, amazing science and flexibility are the pros that are at the top of my list. I truly enjoy coming into work each day. I came from a place where if you were not in the office all the time, it was assumed you were not giving it your all. Here, management encourages work/life balance and pushes you to take advantage of our discretionary vacation policy.

      Cons

      None that I can think of.

      Advice to Management

      Keep it up!

      Agios Pharmaceuticals2018-11-30

      Agios Pharmaceuticals Response

      December 12, 2018Agios Pharmaceuticals

      Thank you for your feedback! We strive to create a work environment that is compatible with our employees’ needs and interests outside of work. We are happy to hear that our environment, as well as our approach and benefits help you to do this!

    • Helpful (19)

      "Medical Affairs"

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      Current Employee - Medical Science Liaison 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Agios Pharmaceuticals full-time

      Pros

      Great science and pipeline. CEO and senior executives are inspiring and motivating. Products target disease settings with high unmet needs.

      Cons

      Medical Affairs organization has rampant sexual relations occurring. Retaliation occurs when one rejects sexual advances. Preferential treatment occurs if one agrees to sexual advances. Completely inappropriate and sexually charged workplace environment.

      Advice to Management

      Please take care of the sexual harassment taking place in Medical Affairs.

      Agios Pharmaceuticals2018-11-29

      Agios Pharmaceuticals Response

      December 3, 2018Chief People Officer

      There is nothing more important to us than a respectful work environment. We create and reinforce this environment through training, modeling good behavior across all levels of the organization, organizational health checks and ongoing performance evaluation. When comments like this ...

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    • Helpful (11)

      "Terrible HR"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Agios Pharmaceuticals full-time

        Pros

        My stock was worth money.

        Cons

        HR instilled a culture of politics and backstabbing.

        Agios Pharmaceuticals2018-08-02

        Agios Pharmaceuticals Response

        August 2, 2018Chief People Officer

        Thank you for sharing your perspective. The culture at Agios is something we pride ourselves on and invest in to help make Agios the most inclusive, collaborative, and patient focused place it can be. While the HR team has a big role to play in supporting the culture and attracting ...

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      • Helpful (5)

        "Impressive Senior Management who lead by example"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Approves of CEO

          I worked at Agios Pharmaceuticals

          Pros

          Diverse group of employees with innovative ideas

          Cons

          No comment at this time

          Agios Pharmaceuticals2018-03-01

          Agios Pharmaceuticals Response

          March 12, 2018HR Specialist

          It is important to us to hire individuals with diverse skill sets, experiences and styles to help create a positive work culture. We appreciate the feedback that this focus has made an impact on your experience. - SVP, HR

        • Helpful (1)

          "Shipping"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I worked at Agios Pharmaceuticals full-time

          Pros

          Great company to work for. Everyone is so helpful and friendly.

          Cons

          Was no cons. Left for career change

          Agios Pharmaceuticals2018-02-25

          Agios Pharmaceuticals Response

          February 28, 2018Human Resources Specialist

          Building and maintaining a positive work environment is a priority for us so we are happy to hear about your experience! - SVP, HR

        • Helpful (5)

          "Great place to work!"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          Approves of CEO

          I have been working at Agios Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          I have worked at Agios for about two years now and love it! The best part about Agios for me is the people that work here and the mission. Everyone works to advance our mission which is truly focused around the patients. The teamwork at Agios inspires me on a daily basis. This company comes together for each other and again & more importantly, for the patients. It is unlike any other place I have worked - in a good...

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          Cons

          Not much negative to say! The company is growing rapidly and as we become a commercial company, there is a lot of work that needs to be done.

          Agios Pharmaceuticals2017-10-19

          Agios Pharmaceuticals Response

          November 14, 2017

          Thank you for your great review and feedback! We really appreciate your hard work. Here at Agios, patients come first and fuel our passion for our work. This mission is instrumental to attracting and retaining great people. Aside from this, maintaining a positive culture and cohesive ...

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