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Alkermes Reviews

Updated January 10, 2018
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Pros
  • Great benefits for the full time employees (in 13 reviews)

  • Excellent benefit package and very caring work environment (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance varies by department (in 5 reviews)

  • Wavering commitments from senior management (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Therapeutic areas that make a difference to patients lives
    Entrepreneurial and collaborative environment

    Cons

    Traffic congestion in Waltham area

    Alkermes Response

    Jan 15, 2018 – Director, Corporate Branding

    Thank you for taking your time to post your review.


  2. "Luck of the draw with management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone who works here is very nice, the benefits package is very attractive, you will definitely get a lot of experience in the R&D departments

    Cons

    Every project is always in a time crunch, there are some less experienced managers who aren't exactly ready to be taking on direct reports, base pay is below industry level

  3. "Great company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    Hard working people, plenty of opportunity

    Cons

    work life balance is a challenge


  4. "Excellent Work Environment!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    - Generous time off for employees
       - 3 weeks paid vacation
       - 5 sick days
       - 3 personal days
       - Generous company holidays- Entire 4th of July week is a guaranteed company holiday

    - Competitive Pay

    - Great Benefits: insurance, monthly massages, wellness programs, events, cafeteria in facility, catered food events (holidays, seasonal), etc.

    Cons

    - Limited Growth
    -Communication between management, departments, and associates can be improved.


  5. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good culture and people, etc.

    Cons

    commute is bad, etc. etc. ect.


  6. "Good with the bad"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  7. "Good"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Quality Assurance in Wilmington, OH
    Current Contractor - Quality Assurance in Wilmington, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are nice . Cafeteria is amazing . Flexible. Great benefits for the full time employees . Potential for career growth

    Cons

    The cons at this job are just like any cons at any other job . Some say there's politics . Others say training could be much better in some departments .

    Advice to Management

    Emphasize on training and eat people working as soon as possible instead of waiting for months reading SOPs

  8. "Associate Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 (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.


  9. "Quality Assurance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Nice People. Good Cafeteria. Good place to work

    Cons

    Training could be better. Roles could be stated much clearer.


  10. "Good Pharma Company"

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

    Pros

    Great vacation time, good company culture. The future looks bright for Alkermes. The leadership is pretty good in my department. And to top it off, the food is great. Partial tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    There really aren't many cons. It is a great place to work. The work can be monotonous in my position, but there is always more that can be learned. Just come to work wanting to learn and that will help.

    Advice to Management

    Give more growth opportunities to the young talent that you are bringing in. There should be room to grow. Transparency is always respected. It can hurt team dynamics when members of the team are treated with a need to know mentality.


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