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Cubist Pharmaceuticals Chief Executive Officer and Director Mike Bonney
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Dir"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    high growth, dynamic, great people

    Cons

    Was recently acquired by Merck


  2. "Cubist Pharmaceuticals"

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    Former Freelancer - Senior Research Associate in Lexington, MA
    Former Freelancer - Senior Research Associate in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cubist Pharmaceuticals (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company culture, compensation, benefits and lots of career advancement opportunities

    Cons

    The company was acquired by Merck.

    Advice to Management

    Senior leadership did and excellent job growing the company by focusing on the execution of smart strategic initiatives.

  3. "Amazing, no longer..."

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Lexington, MA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary/hourly rate, Teamwork, Employee interactions, just overall an amazing place to work

    Cons

    Since takeover by Merck the company has completely changed. Almost all "Cubes" are gone and have looked for another small pharmaceutical company to help build.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "Fantastic work culture"

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    Former Employee - Group Leader & Principal Scientist in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Group Leader & Principal Scientist in Lexington, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cubist Pharmaceuticals (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My colleagues in the Discovery & Non Clinical Development group were nothing short of stellar. I was very impressed with the caliber of medicinal chemists that I interacted with on a daily basis. Great benefits and really cool science. Too bad Big Pharma gobbled up the clinical assets and disassembled the scientific team.

    Cons

    None that I can think of at the moment

    Advice to Management

    There is no one left from the previous regime, they're all Merck folks now.


  5. "Sr Research assoc II"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family friendly, good pay, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Merck bought company site will be closed major job loss


  6. "Research Associate II"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cubist Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a great company to work with : nice people, good benefit. there are a lot of learning.

    Cons

    this is workplace politics for high levle. but i like CEO and manager level.


  7. "Cubist review"

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    Current Contractor - Clinical Study Manager in Lexington, MA
    Current Contractor - Clinical Study Manager in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cubist Pharmaceuticals as a contractor

    Pros

    Awesome company. Great leadership and wonderful people who are willing to help you succeed. A lot of room for growth and opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Downside is the acquisition and everyone leaving. Very sad to see so many talented people have to leave such a great company.

    Advice to Management

    None
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  8. "Great company before Merck"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cubist Pharmaceuticals (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hard working people, great culture

    Cons

    Merck acquisiiton has changed the culture dramatically


  9. "Recently acquired by Merck"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Smart people, good drugs, great cafeteria

    Cons

    Recently acquired by Merck - so many layoffs are and will continue to happen.


  10. "Fellow"

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    Current Contractor - Fellow in Lexington, MA
    Current Contractor - Fellow in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Cubist Pharmaceuticals as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cubist has an extraordinary culture. The collaboration and support network for each employee is great. Flexibility in tasks and roles and the ability for personal development through additional projects in different departments

    Cons

    Future uncertain due to recent acquisition


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