Cubist Pharmaceuticals - Great place to work but to become 'permanent' employee from contractor is not easy, takes a long time | Glassdoor
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"Great place to work but to become 'permanent' employee from contractor is not easy, takes a long time"

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

I have been working at Cubist Pharmaceuticals as a contractor

Pros

great people
culture of learning
nice perks like ice cream truck on mondays, masseuse, decent gym, an awesome new cafeteria potential to become a huge industry presence in the future
pay is good
great industry experience
the buildings (and labs) were recently renovated and are gorgeous

Cons

as the title says, certain scientific/engineering entry level spots (including phD level) are only open to contractors. Many positions remain contract only (no health, education, 401k benefits) for years. There is no timeline for when the positions will become permanent, if ever. If there is a timeline they do not divulge this to contractors. This might make you feel like you have no real stake in the work you are doing, (aside from maybe professional development) and that in the long run your efforts will only benefit the permanent employees in your department.

Advice to Management

would be nice to give contractors a pathway to becoming permanent, or at least to explain what needs to change for their position to become permanent. Otherwise, great job! Fun place to work and develop.

Other Employee Reviews for Cubist Pharmaceuticals

  1. Helpful (1)

    "It was good"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company and growth, good benefit

    Cons

    Depending on management groups, some of them is not fair when consider about promotion.

    Advice to Management

    listen to the people who is actually doing the work


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information and Business Solutions Intern in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Information and Business Solutions Intern in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Given freedom to complete projects in my own way
    - Provided plenty of help whenever needed
    - Great internship program with weekly talks to teach you more about the company and industry
    - Great work/life balance
    - Company provided beer on Friday afternoons.
    - Friendly and engaging people

    Cons

    - Nothing really, but maybe a little too much attention was paid to the style of internal presentations when more groundwork could have been done.

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