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Alkermes Reviews

Updated May 15, 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. "Great culture, vision, and benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "In general, a great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. If you propose a good idea's, it will usually be implemented; this pro-active culture is encouraged.

    Cons

    Company can be too ambitious and sometimes aims to achieve too much e.g. commitments can be made at / by Snr. Mgt. without first having checked if timelines are possible to achieve.

    Advice to Management

    Consult with the people who have to deliver as early as possible

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Outstanding"

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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

    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.


  4. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Waltham, MA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -flex hours
    -good company values
    -good group to work with

    Cons

    -winter street traffic sucks


  5. "Data Steward"

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    Former Contractor - Data Analyst in Waltham, MA
    Former Contractor - Data Analyst in Waltham, MA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Very friendly, great work environment. Everybody was helpful and willing to answer any questions you had.

    Cons

    Not any off the top of my head.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great culture"

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

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

    Pros

    I've been in the industry for over 20 years, worked for 6 different companies, and this is like heaven. I am empowered to do a lot of things my way. People are nice and focus on work rather than politic.

    Cons

    There appears to be too many layers of management, especially for a small company. More people should be hired to the actual work.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more workers and less managers.


  7. "Not too big, not too small, just right"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly family feel in the plant. Lots of good people trying to make a real difference. Benefits like onsite gym, fitness classes , company doctor and excellent personal development opportunities make this the best employer in town

    Cons

    Can be slightly dated in some areas, but keen to change. Merger has created some cultural and process divisions but these are gradually fading.

    Advice to Management

    Don't try to do too much organisational change all at once

  8. "Great place to work"

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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

    Family oriented and well staffed. Great organization and has a bright future.

    Cons

    It is a bit of a drive to work

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    staff, facilities, benefits, healthcare, career progression, fairness

    Cons

    I have no cons to share


  10. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer I in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Engineer I in Waltham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Small company culture, big company stability

    Cons

    sometimes rushed research and development timelines


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