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"The best biotech culture in the Boston area"

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

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

Pros

Excellent work/cultural environment; not political; employees collaborate at all levels and have a shared responsibility to see each other succeed; common/transparent goals;
sr management and leadership staff: smart and capable - they listen to the feedback from employees, are open/transparent with objectives, approachable, have genuine interest in employee/career development, promote a healthy and balanced work environment

Cons

Can be demanding at times, but not unreasonable; at times it can be very fast paced and busy so you need to be comfortable working in a fast paced and growing environment; continue to experience some growing pains;

Advice to Management

Management is one of the strengths of this company - please continue to focus your time on ensuring we are setting solid short and long term strategic goals

Other Employee Reviews for Shire

  1. Helpful (4)

    "HGT Organizational Caste System and Company Speak"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Director in Lexington, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shire full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Product and patient focus. The science and benefit to patients

    Cons

    Working at Shire Lexington you will be enveloped into a powerful caste system characterized by employees who perform like drones and stepford wives, parroting company speak, with a management culture that penalizes decenters and nonconformists. Consequently, Shire only learns and gains knowledge from other party loyalists. Over the past five years we have lost a lot of talented people in all organizations and levels. They have been replaced by others who come from similar cultures and can assimilate happily. Unfortunately, for those of us who respect and seek knowledge through honest and spirited debate, find that shinning the emperors symbols of self-righteousness is stifling and career limiting.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that although the Plebeian's among them may not share the same pedigree or visual wrapper, they too add value, even if their ideas and presentation of thoughts don't conform to the party line.


  2. "Great company to work and learn"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - IT Business Analyst in Chesterbrook, PA
    Current Contractor - IT Business Analyst in Chesterbrook, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shire as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Allows great work-life balance
    - Relaxed environment
    - Company is growing very rapidly, which requires lot of efforts in scaling up with the growth. This brings enormous learning opportunities

    Cons

    - Slow moving - decision making might take long time because of complex approval process

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