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Alkermes Reviews

Updated July 25, 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)

  • Middle management has a lack of respect for employees and does not provide clear objectives or clear strategies to meet performance goals (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alkermes full-time

    Pros

    Employees are looked after well.
    The company are really trying hard to push forward and be a big player in the market.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say at this time.


  2. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very competitive compensation. Valued employees

    Cons

    Not too many opportunities for contract workers to become permanent employees

  3. 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


  4. "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.


  5. "Good company but horrible quality management at the plant"

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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

    Benefits, non management people, Science

    Cons

    Management especially Quality at Wilmington, Politics, Clique, Directors at Wilmington

    Advice to Management

    Change all the Quality (QA/QC) directors at Wilmington, Hire new development scientists, provide career opportunities


  6. "Great culture, vision, and benefits"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive work environment. Rapid growth.

    Cons

    Training is still a work in progress.


  7. "Amazing experience"

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

    I worked at Alkermes full-time

    Pros

    Learn a lot
    Good environment
    Happy people

    Cons

    Nothing that I could think of.

  8. "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.


  9. "Good with the bad"

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    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


  10. "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.


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