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Akcea Therapeutics Reviews

Updated Nov 21, 2019

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Akcea Therapeutics CEO Damien McDevitt
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  1. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative 

    I worked at Akcea Therapeutics full-time

    Pros

    The people at the company are great and really care about what they are doing which makes coming to work everyday that much easier.

    Cons

    There is sometimes a lack of communication between departments.

    Akcea Therapeutics2019-10-05
  2. "Women Need Not Apply"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Akcea Therapeutics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy commute, most people are generally nice. Great workplace for women who have no ambition and low self-esteem.

    Cons

    Distinct gender bias in the Boston office, since the reorganization (cleared out female leaders). No experience = wasting money. Blame culture.

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    Akcea Therapeutics2019-11-22
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great Group of People, need more autonomy"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Akcea Therapeutics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great group of people. Management is very inclusive. great career growth opportunity if you are willing to do the work wearing multiple hats.

    Cons

    Way too much outside influence from parent company Ionis, which heavily influences and affects internal functioning.

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    Akcea Therapeutics2018-12-08
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Classy Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Akcea Therapeutics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Walk the talk and genuinely care about patients, as well as their employees. Went above and beyond to take care of employees during a RIF.

    Cons

    No major cons. They’ve struggled with FDA approval of one product and probably shouldn’t have been in a situation to be surprised by that news.

    Akcea Therapeutics2018-11-08
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Good group with too much outside influence"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Akcea Therapeutics full-time

    Pros

    The people really are dedicated to the patients and developing treatments to address serious rare diseases.

    Cons

    The last year has significantly changed the company with a move towards an outside company who owns much of the company impacting the culture and a destabilization of the culture. It is harder to tell how much power the “parent” company is wielding but it has clearly been a shift since the opening of the office on the West Coast.

    Akcea Therapeutics2018-10-25
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Unorganized Disaster"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Akcea Therapeutics

    Pros

    Good CEO. Somewhat patient focused.

    Cons

    Too top heavy. Poor communication in the home office let alone across international time zones. Extremely poor processes and management is awful partly due to the lack of appropriate support needed. Very cliquey and toxic environment. Zero development opportunities. Many employees are overworked and under rewarded. Low employee morale.

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    Akcea Therapeutics2018-09-20
  7. Helpful (6)

    "Run by Genzyme Flunkees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Akcea Therapeutics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I don't see any pros.

    Cons

    This company is a joke, as it's run by a bunch of former Genzyme flunkees who can't go to and don't have the skills to manage a real company.

    Akcea Therapeutics2018-07-11
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Director"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Dublin, Dublin

    I have been working at Akcea Therapeutics for more than a year

    Pros

    Patient-centric, flat structure, nimble fast decision making, innovative

    Cons

    a new company needing to develop processes

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    Akcea Therapeutics2018-09-17
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