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Blueprint Medicines Reviews

Updated 30 Sep 2019

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3.9
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Blueprint Medicines CEO Jeffrey Albers  (no image)
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3 Ratings
  1. Helpful (12)

    "Great Company; Great People"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blueprint Medicines full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fast growing company; hard-working and dedicated employees; competitive compensation/benefits package. I honestly enjoy going to work in the morning and my co-workers make me want to work harder every day. BPMC’s truly talented and collaborative people are what make this company stand out among the rest. Our Core Values are at the center of everything we do.

    Cons

    Nothing aside from the issues that any company goes through with such rapid growth.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t sacrifice quality for quantity in two ways: 1) continue to hire smart, talented, and collaborative people who care deeply about our patients and making a difference in their lives. 2) don’t take advantage of the fact that people are all of these things and recognize when you may be asking too much.

    Blueprint Medicines2018-06-03
  2. "Good for learning new Science"

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blueprint Medicines full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The site is very modern and beautiful in design. There is a variety of free food & drinks available (chips, bars, yogurt, cheese, fruit, soda, water, coffee, seltzer, beer). There are also mini games spread sporadically throughout the building such as golf putting mats and foosball tables. Many company events (company events, social hours, etc.) that are open to all employee types (FTE, contractors, consultants,... etc.), with occasional free swag giveaways. Collaborates with GrubHub in providing free lunches (FTE) or paid and delivered right to the cafeteria. Many science seminar meetings that occur on a weekly basis to learn something new every week. A nice gym located on the ground floor with many exercise and training classes that take place. Some very competitive benefits, such as free medical insurance, mobile phone discounts, gracious time off with a paid week off between Christmas and NYD (just like many other biotech’s), occasional mini-recharge in July (during 4th of July...depending on when the day is), and numerous holidays. Compensation is also highly competitive. Located near many of the other top-biotech companies in the Cambridge hub. Free parking provided to all employees in a nearby garage.

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    Cons

    Though the pros listed above may seem like a long list, its worth-noting that many of items noted above are not the functional type, but more of just ‘perks’. Since BPM is still growing, its constantly experiencing growing pains just like many of the startup biotech’s out there. There is a complete lack of structure and organization, there is no communication among your teammates, and there is no communication among... your department overall. Many times, you can be left in the dark, with no proper guidance on what you are responsible for, what your job duties are, etc. In short, like mentioned, a complete lack of structure and organization. There is even no new hire orientation, or something of similar, and instead just told to navigate the services and departments by yourself and get a feel for the company. They are many people who would be happy for your success, however, if you are one of the unfortunate people, then you will have a few who will be unhappy for your success and development (they will complain about you and make it seem like you are not doing any work). Management here is non-existent, as many times you will never have the chance to have normal one on one discussions, and even if they are scheduled, they will constantly be rescheduled or cancelled, and this can go on for a while! Additionally, travel is a big must here, which is something they don’t specify upfront. Be prepared to travel 80% of your time as soon as you start, as I’ve seen individuals who’ve started and within that week they had to travel internationally. I see many people get frustrated about the amount of travel that is required, part of the pain of being a totally “virtual” company. The company wants to be in commercial phase yet has no time to work on internal quality systems that are a must in any given biotech company. Management will occasionally hold team meetings on a bi-monthly or even quarterly frequency, and talk about projects that need to be done, but then once that meeting is over, so is the talk of the planned projects (meaning…they talk once about all that needs to happen but yet it simply gets lost in space and there is no mention of it ever again). High promises without any real commitment.

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    Advice to Management

    Get your act together, work to develop internal quality systems and structures first, get organized, then focus on traveling to your partner’s sites. Be upfront about the amount and frequency of travel that comes with the job role. Involve all employees (regardless of their status) with team and department meetings, keeping them in the dark only hurts the company. Perhaps once there is a good amount of work-life... balance, then many current employees can find the time to provide reviews on here as well, not just former employees.

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    Blueprint Medicines2019-09-30
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Clinical Pharmacology"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Blueprint Medicines full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A good size biotech company with a rich Oncology pipeline. Stocks are doing very well.

    Cons

    Sometimes the company does not appreciate the good job done.

    Blueprint Medicines2018-04-13
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blueprint Medicines full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    fast growing Biotech with great culture

    Cons

    it is growing very fast

    Blueprint Medicines2018-02-18
  5. Helpful (13)

    "Great company, terrible working experience"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blueprint Medicines full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The compensation is excellent as is the broader company dynamic. The company itself is doing very well which helps alleviate concerns of job security at a fairly young company.

    Cons

    The personal dynamic in the biology and chemistry departments can be very challenging. This is most definitely not the company for young scientists or scientists in general that tend to challenge the status quo. The result of this dynamic has, for me, resulted in a very negative experience and for that reason I suggest that interested scientists look elsewhere for employment if other options are available. The... salary here is not worth the reduction in quality of life.

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    Advice to Management

    Leave. Please leave.

    Blueprint Medicines2018-01-10
  6. Helpful (12)

    "Fast moving biopharma with a promising future!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Blueprint Medicines full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyday there is free lunch, snacks, fruit, refreshments, etc. It's really helpful to not have to worry about how you're going to power through your day. The company is growing, but is still very small. Many top tier scientists that have made incredible advancements in the industry. Still a research based company. Opportunities to continue learning and to share ideas. Strong pipeline. Collaborative and... friendly employees, easy to talk to decision makers. Flexible schedules. Happy hours and social gatherings are common.

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    Cons

    Office space is tight at the moment, but there are already plans to move to a bigger space soon.

    Advice to Management

    Though a newly public company, help to keep the small, intimate company feel.

    Blueprint Medicines2015-06-23
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