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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated March 23, 2019
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Ludwig Hantson
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  • "To many managers, work life balance" (in 34 reviews)

  • "there is absolutely no work life balance, and any attempt to better the company culture is met with much resisitance" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Excellent Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Operations in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Clinical Operations in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Can do culture,Flexibility,Location, Opportunities

    Cons

    I've worked for a few organizations and the culture and perks of Alexion have more than exceeded my expectations.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A lot of positives, but a tough culture"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Associate Director in New Haven, CT

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

    Pros

    Meaningful work, good pay and benefits, and some really great people

    Cons

    Culture can be toxic, with a higher-than-average number of people who will stab others in the back in order to promote themselves

  3. "Medical Writing"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Associate Director in New Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good People to work along with

    Cons

    Management not skilled to manage


  4. "Good Pay"

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    Former Employee - RN Patient Education in Cheshire, CT
    Former Employee - RN Patient Education in Cheshire, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alexion Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Well compensated. Good technology. Good benefits

    Cons

    60-70 hr weeks. Travel with little notice

    Advice to Management

    Corrections have been taken


  5. Helpful (4)

    "MSL"

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    Current Employee - MSL in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - MSL in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Therapeutic focus, rare disease, education, thought leader development

    Cons

    Culture has gone downhill the past 2 years


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alexion Pharmaceuticals full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Alexion Great people, great company

    Cons

    Nights, Nights, working night shift


  7. "Human Resources"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Manager in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Manager in New Haven, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, great science, good culture

    Cons

    Senior Leadership team can be a bit clubby

    Advice to Management

    work environment is really good; don't let employees lose the "edge"

  8. "Support Analyst II"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and bonus

    Cons

    No hiring from within and no promotion


  9. Helpful (14)

    "Toxic culture"

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

    I have been working at Alexion Pharmaceuticals full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    salaries and benefits are competitive

    Cons

    very challenging culture, lack of communication, management doesn't seem to actually care about employees. the two point something rating is there for a reason. people should read up on glassdoor before they take a job.


  10. Helpful (11)

    "Great benefits, poor environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Haven, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Alexion Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great and competitive benefits and salaries.

    Cons

    The culture and environment is poor and uncertain. Senior management is not well trusted at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach. If patients are truly our guiding star then employees' well-being and happiness should be prioritized, otherwise those stars are going to burn out.