Alexion Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated May 5, 2020

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3.1
48%
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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Chief Executive Officer Ludwig Hantson (no image)
Ludwig Hantson
35 Ratings
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  • "Senior management is not well trusted at the moment(in 16 reviews)

  • "there is absolutely no work life balance, and any attempt to better the company culture is met with much resisitance(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Rapidly changing for the better"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is growing a lot, lots of new initiatives that provide opportunity for new roles and promotions. Comp and benefits are fantastic including support for professional development, conference travel, etc. Culture has changed dramatically for the better following the HQ move from New Haven to Boston. Strong communication from leadership down through the ranks. Great flexibility for remote work

    Cons

    Busy and growing very rapidly leads to being understaffed at times especially in key areas like hiring, procurement, and contract processing which slow down the rest of the business.

  2. "Great company and feeling of contributing to the greater good"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Director in New Haven, CT
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Alexion Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Colleagues, Benefits, Autonomy, and Team work

    Cons

    Fast Growth and success led to large amount of growing pains. Leadership to micro focused rather than big picture strategy.

  3. "*"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Director in New Haven, CT

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

    Pros

    Clear shift to listen to employees

    Cons

    Need for more proactive prioritization

  4. Helpful (4)

    "Unpleasant work culture"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Senior Director in Boston, MA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alexion Pharmaceuticals

    Pros

    * Compensation * Non-management passionate and innovative * Talented people, but management pushes them down

    Cons

    * Work in silos * Favoritism runs rampant * Management is awful and some managers are toxic * Patronizing environment, and limited opportunities to advance * Bad managers seem to be permanent fixtures

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  5. "Fantastic"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alexion Pharmaceuticals part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Awesome staff, and room for growth

    Cons

    I don't see any cons to working here.

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  6. "Toxic environment"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alexion Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Lack of vision at leadership level

  7. "Great Passionate Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst--logistician in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alexion Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Wonderful co-workers Caring managers Terrific benefits Interesting work

    Cons

    Employees are still feeling unsettled by large layoff/move to Boston several years after the fact Most senior managers not promoted from within

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  8. "Amazing place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D Scientist in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work culture, benefits package, unique approach to drug discovery, extremely supportive coworkers

    Cons

    Early mornings, high traffic area

  9. Helpful (10)

    "Good pay & benefits...Bad culture & upward mobility"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alexion Pharmaceuticals full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Compensation higher than average - Great benefits, especially medical - Flexible hours & WFH options

    Cons

    Promotions & Leveling Up are based on: - Who talks the most - Who gets the most face time with the business - Your internal connections Very discouraging & frustrating...

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  10. "Drug development"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    nice people, flexible working hours

    Cons

    only work for couple weeks, so far so good

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