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Cubist Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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Cubist Pharmaceuticals Chief Executive Officer and Director Mike Bonney
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  • Recently acquired by Merck - so many layoffs are and will continue to happen (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "Working"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    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

  3. "Clinical Business Manager"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Business Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Clinical Business Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cubist Pharmaceuticals (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    company culture was all about patients first

    Cons

    acquired by big pharma corp.


  4. "IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cubist Pharmaceuticals (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Varied projects supporting business growth

    Cons

    Poor support of IT from the business

    Advice to Management

    Boys club needs to go away. Support for the culture and values you talk about starts at the top.


  5. "Long term former employee"

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    Former Employee - Director in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Director in Bedford, MA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cubist Pharmaceuticals (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pipeline. Lots of room for professional growth

    Cons

    Grew very fast in recent years. Corporate culture changed

    Advice to Management

    keep employees engaged


  6. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Business Manager in Springboro, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Clinical Business Manager in Springboro, OH
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cubist Pharmaceuticals (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great pay
    Great Benefits
    Freedom to do your job
    High Autonomy

    Cons

    Promotion
    High Risk to be bought
    High Accountability (This is also Pro)

    Advice to Management

    Limited


  7. 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

  8. "3 months"

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    Former Employee - Senior Desktop Support in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Senior Desktop Support in Nashua, NH

    I worked at Cubist Pharmaceuticals (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good people and work conditions

    Cons

    not there long enough to really assess the company


  9. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Scituate, MA
    Former Employee - Manager in Scituate, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cubist Pharmaceuticals (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Environment, people passionate about their jobs

    Cons

    commute was extremely lengthy and difficult


  10. "Acquisition"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tewksbury, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tewksbury, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Was a great place to work!

    Cons

    Acquistion of Cubist by Merck has a very sad experience. down to under 150 employees from 800.


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