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Alkermes Reviews

Updated December 7, 2016
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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. Helpful (3)

    "Physician"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Mixed Feelings"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alkermes full-time

    Pros

    Some good people with experience who want to do their job well. The company could be on the verge of huge growth.

    Cons

    Management is not accessible. There are no open door policies. Long timers do not actually have experience in their role and/or level. I've heard several people with the same experience: "We need your to help get us to the next level". However once in the role, status quo is the desired state. And if you don't agree, you are bullied into submission.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those who have experience in the topic. Have an open door policy. Create a culture of collaboration; stop the bullying.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Small company, many growing pains"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Manufacturing business, patient focus on new product development

    Cons

    Wavering commitments from senior management

    Advice to Management

    It may be helpful to execute on a 5-year plan



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