The Medicines Company - Great place for doctors and scientists | Glassdoor
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"Great place for doctors and scientists"

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Current Employee - Manager in Parsippany, NJ
Current Employee - Manager in Parsippany, NJ
No opinion of CEO

Pros

They are Very focused on the science and outcomes of heart disease. They are committed to heart disease. They create opportunities for scientists.

Cons

Because of how small the company is, it is such a politically charged environment, with an extremely concentrated power base, and few checks and balances on executives. Owing to the founder, they are very skewed towards British culture and values. There is a pretty clear caste system, and quite a bit of bigotry as well. Not a great career path outside of physicians. They are still learning the pharmaceutical business and while they are huge in their specialty market, it is often surprising the types of mistakes they make given the pharma talent they have tried to recruit. Despite high potential for their products, I have not held on to my stock because of the uncertainty, and some concern regarding management talent currently on board.

Advice to Management

Sometimes founders aren't always the best leadership for the company.

Other Employee Reviews for The Medicines Company

  1. "Country/General Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Medicines Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, good benefits, a good level of independence to develop your work.
    It is good as an entry level to biotech and to build your reputation in the market.

    Cons

    Career opportunities depends on your internal network, if you are well connected with ruling group you might find opportunity to develop your career, if not, you will struggle to move up and even to present your projects and results, nepotism runs free in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Networking and building relationship are important but nepotism is not.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "very poor company"

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    Former Employee - Engagement Manager
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    salary and benefit, level of autonomy

    Cons

    senior management, company brand identity, unable to build a long term project, just sell, sell, sell

    Advice to Management

    change the upper management, reduce CEO power

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