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Alkermes Reviews

Updated December 4, 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
  • work life balance is a challenge (in 4 reviews)

  • Wavering commitments from senior management (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great company, little growth opportunities"

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    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Alkermes is a great place to work. Everyone is willing to help out and work together to get various tasks done.

    Cons

    There is no room for growth at the company. Management has been with the company for upwards of 15 years. The departments are very flat so there is no room for growth unless you change departments or leave the company.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate the leveling of positions. Good people are leaving because there are no career growth opportunities within the company.


  2. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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. "Great culture, vision, and benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


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

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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "soul extracting"

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


  6. "Toxic workplace"

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


  7. "Amazing experience"

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


  10. "Great Company"

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