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Lexington, MA

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Cubist Pharmaceuticals Chief Executive Officer and Director Mike Bonney
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Pros
  • Good company culture and Good benefits (in 11 reviews)

  • Engaging and educational intern program, autonomous work environment, lots of opportunities for professional development (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Recently acquired by Merck - so many layoffs are and will continue to happen (in 6 reviews)

  • It was recently acquired by Merck, and that has caused some uncertainty for most of us (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Dir"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Amazing, no longer..."

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    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "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.


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  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "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.


  8. "Cubist review"

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    • Senior Management
    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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  9. "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


  10. "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.


  11. "nonclinical toxicology"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Nonclinical in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Nonclinical in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cubist Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good culture and great people to work with. Fast pace and innovative environment. Good benefit. very talented R&D scientists.

    Cons

    company has been growing fat the last 2-3 years. Communication between function might be lost at time

    Advice to Management

    Refocus on people


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