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Cubist Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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Pros
  • with excellent leadership, inspiring mission, great work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Good company culture and Good benefits (in 11 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. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Awesome people to work with. Everyone is super smart.
    Exciting science that always makes you feel on the cutting edge.
    Cool offices

    Cons

    Bad location if you live in Boston.
    Sold to Merck and many of the people who worked there got fired.


  2. "Several years at Cubist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Aggressive, startup environment in beginning, ended up being another pharma co. Understandable.

    Cons

    As time marched on and sales grew, more pharma like the company became. There was a real and significant loss of autonomy over time.


  3. "Decent Internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits, departmental review sessions, personable employees

    Cons

    Working teams too small for my liking


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  5. "Great people, great place."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of weight given to the science behind the pharmaceuticals; people with integrity and a trustworthy executive team.

    Cons

    None to really report here.


  6. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Cubist was an amazing company with excellent company culture and growth!

    Cons

    Cubist was sold to Merck!


  7. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Holliston, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Holliston, MA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cubist Pharmaceuticals (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Cubist was a great place to work. Good pay, great benefits, and awesome colleagues.

    Cons

    Cubist was acquired by Merck.


  8. "Working"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cubist Pharmaceuticals full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good please to work and nice coworker

    Cons

    Too far away and traffic jam


  9. "Great work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cubist Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    The company offered good benefits. There was a good working atmosphere - especially at monthly happy hour gatherings. It was nice to work at a pharma company that was producing an honorable product.

    Cons

    It was not located in the heart of the city so commuting out to Lexington was less than ideal. That fact was mitigated by the availability of a shuttle from Alewife.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any specific advice to management because the company has since been absorbed by Merck.


  10. "Best Place for Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company culture and Good benefits.....

    Cons

    None. Keep doing what your're doing


  11. "Regional Access Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Cubist Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Good environment and clients enjoyed interactions

    Cons

    Turning into big pharma in a short time

    Advice to Management

    Maximize on value added items to customers and differentiate your company.



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