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Cubist Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated October 19, 2016
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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. "IT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Long term former employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  3. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. "Pre Cubist acquisition"

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

    Pros

    Great company with a lot of on site benefits. Massage, fitness classes, ice cream truck, beer fridge. Strong leadership team with Mike being one of the best in the industry

    Cons

    Two acquisitions provided some great opportunities, yet some significant growth and scaling challenges. company did a great job promoting work/life balance, yet this became more challenge in the later days prior to the acquisition

    Advice to Management

    Cohesive management team that worked well with each other for the most part. Doing more to balance promotions and job leveling across the organization would've been helpful


  6. "Potential Wasted"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great teammates, great drug, and Executive leaders were great.

    Cons

    Broken, unqualified, poorly trained middle management. They boasted about a culture that didn't exist, and priced their drug out of usefulness.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Dir"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  8. "great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    the culture, work environment, work life balance, upper management all of these and more were pro's of working at cubist. It's too bad the company was acquired because it was a fantastic company to work for.

    Cons

    you are expected to respond to emails 24/7


  9. "3 months"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  11. "Acquisition"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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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