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"Rapidly growing company showing significant growing pains."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Dynamic work environment and overall positive culture of working to discover, develop and bring to market new therapeutics for key unmet medical needs. Lots of opportunities to work with people with different backgrounds, experiences and expertise. Many good colleagues over the years, although a lot of the more experienced workers are being pushed out. Many nice perks, including ESPP, 401k matching, on-site fitness facility, exercise classes & free massages, summer ice cream truck, and monthly Friday celebrations.

Cons

Lots of new egos and plenty of management structure getting in the way of conducting high quality science. Decisions made by managers with limited experience and breadth of understanding. Too many silos from group to group and across different departments. Oftentimes conflicting and changing leadership positions and directions. Poor communication between research, clinical, business & development.

Advice to Management

Promotions and rewards focus too much on higher visibility positions and higher level workers. Opportunities for formal training are often limited or non-existent.

Other Employee Reviews for Cubist Pharmaceuticals

  1. "I have enjoyed the challenge of the work and the incredible support of the people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Fellow in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Clinical Research Fellow in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cubist Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company that is working for a true unmet medical need
    Incredible Culture
    Opportunity for growth
    Much room for entrepreneurship and having ideas heard

    Cons

    Small company that is still working out processes

    Advice to Management

    Company values are on point in medicine and in STEM funding; however the company lacks initiative around sustainable practices to ensure a healthy planet.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great learning place"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Regulatory Affairs Intern in Lexington, MA
    Current Intern - Regulatory Affairs Intern in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cubist Pharmaceuticals as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to start out and learn.

    Cons

    Immense differentiation between contractors and full time employees. Employees are not very keen to share work.

    Advice to Management

    Need to develop the culture and promote work and knowledge sharing.

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