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Updated February 6, 2017
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Alkermes Chairman, President, and CEO Richard F. Pops
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  • There is room for growth but it almost seems like there is a high turnover rate (in 3 reviews)

  • Still making transition from R&D organization to commercial one (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good with the bad"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alkermes full-time

    Pros

    Friendly employees, significant responsibility, scientifically focused

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, unable to prioritize work, lean staffing

    Advice to Management

    Hire outside experienced people for R&D


  2. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alkermes full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment, good benefits, great people to work with.

    Cons

    None that stand out. It was a good job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you are doing. Maybe take a little more time to listen to your employees.


  3. "Clinical Manufacturing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - R&D Microbiologist in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - R&D Microbiologist in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    -appreciative of employees
    -benefits are great

    Cons

    -High turnover rate
    -Clique
    -Training is poor organized and therefore takes longer then it should.
    -Poorly trained supervisors
    -Hours sucked

    Advice to Management

    If your associates need a college degree then so should their supervisors.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Manufacturing Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, Every month there will be something to celebrate (free Breakfast or lunch) Christmas Bonus.

    Cons

    Managers, Some employees slack and get away with it by playing minority card. Management is scared of some senior experienced employees who are lazy and slackers.

    Advice to Management

    There are many hard working, loyal, honest employees who are not recognised by Supervisors and Managers. Take care of them before they all start quitting.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Physician"

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    Current Employee - Director in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alkermes (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    Restrictive work environment that does not promote collaboration or sharing of information. Business only wants personnel who perform their work and who will not provide feedback into how the process may be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Consider allowing staff to seek mentors in cross functional teams. Break down the barriers within the different divisions in an effort to promote transparency and promote cross organizational collaboration.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "More collaboration"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    CEO has a strong vision

    Cons

    Silos between departments are quite large

    Advice to Management

    Break down the information silos and nurture greater collaboration


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Outstanding"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alkermes full-time

    Pros

    Alkermes is a tremendous company to work for. The company offers a great corporate culture with a patient focused mission that is evident throughout the organization. The work environment offers a high level of autonomy and cross-functional collaboration.

    Cons

    No negatives to report. The company is currently marketing products focused on the treatment of Addiction and Mental Health. This is work that can often drive a high level of satisfaction/reward that can result in strain on work/life balance.


  9. "Statistician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good environment, good co-workers, great cafeteria

    Cons

    Not organized, don't really know what your duties are


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Management"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary and comp pkg was great

    Cons

    Promise autonomy but never delivered..highly micro managed

    Advice to Management

    Allow your reps to be themselves and succeed..


  11. "Associate Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alkermes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and people. Lots of very dedicated and capable employees. Passionate and inspiring CEO

    Cons

    Still making transition from R&D organization to commercial one.



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