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Alkermes Reviews

Updated May 30, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits for the full time employees (in 11 reviews)

  • Very friendly, great work environment (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Wavering commitments from senior management (in 4 reviews)

  • There is room for growth but it almost seems like there is a high turnover rate (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "no career development/training, poor benefits and compensation"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    they practice good science -

    Cons

    No career development/training, poor benefits and compensation. Poor strategy by management (that recently made a mass exodus) left the company with not much of a future in their pipeline.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees, train Directors/ADs/senior scientists in basic management skills. Improve HR function in the organization- increase activities, training and career development programs at all levels of the organization, benefits, team building activities, etc.


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Smart people, bad behavior in some departments"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart people and staff are excited about the impact they are making to patients.

    Cons

    Absolutely horrible behavior by some staff. HR does absolutely nothing to stop bullying behavior.

  3. "Process of acquisition landed me at Alkermes."

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

    I worked at Alkermes (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Remained at company at same level as entered.

    Cons

    Was not recognized for work on "old" products.


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Male dominated management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Alkermes full-time

    Pros

    good pay, growing, appears to have opportunities

    Cons

    original company forced out 90% successful women through harassment and unequal pay. Surprised they got away with it this long.

    Advice to Management

    Get a good attorney.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Worse experience of my life"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alkermes full-time

    Pros

    I found that most people there were friendly and the culture was pretty good. The location was a bit difficult based on the time of day.

    Cons

    Middle management and below is horrible. They treat their people terribly. I have never been treated so poorly in my entire professional career.

    Advice to Management

    You need to train your managers on how to treat their employees. Your overseas managers are probably the worse in dealing with people.


  6. "Don't be a temp"

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    Former Contractor - Temp Manufacturing Associate in Wilmington, OH
    Former Contractor - Temp Manufacturing Associate in Wilmington, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alkermes as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cafeteria is nice with decent food

    Cons

    Their temp manufacturing associate jobs are a trap. They treat you terribly and pay you terribly. They will fire you on a whim - very unprofessional company.

    Advice to Management

    Take a risk and actually hire new people for real instead of having a revolving door of temps.


  7. "Toxic workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alkermes full-time

    Pros

    CEO has a clear vision and direction. Compensation is above the typical range.

    Cons

    Middle management has a lack of respect for employees and does not provide clear objectives or clear strategies to meet performance goals. Managers do not communicate well across functional areas and therefore, teams remain in silos instead of performing with collaboration and mutual respect.

    Advice to Management

    Critically evaluate middle management activities. Encourage respect across the organization and greater collaboration.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "soul extracting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alkermes full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    compensation, benefits, options, bonus, investment. They will show you the money

    Cons

    But, like many such deals, there is a downside, you will pay


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