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Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Reviews

Updated November 13, 2018
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Peter M. Hecht, Ph.D.
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  1. "Clinical Sales Specialis"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation, Benefits and Employee Stock Purchase Program are highly competitive to the market average.

    Cons

    Expansion into other market areas was a challenge to the company and in fact was a cause for the layoffs, two rounds, that have happened.


  2. "Good people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    My cross-functional team members are dedicated, smart, and passionate. They go the extra mile for the product and each other.
    Salary seems competitive.
    The company recognizes talent and strives to keep it - if an employee wants to grow in an area, they do try to encourage people.

    Cons

    There is a lot of flux at the moment.
    There is a lot of re-thinking of decisions and directional shifts.
    It's not always clear how decisions are made at higher levels and what the driving factors are.

    Advice to Management

    Try to trust the recommendations of the program teams a bit more.

  3. "Clinical Sales Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Enjoyed my time there, great people to work with

    Cons

    The pipeline is uncertain. Not sure of direction company is going in


  4. "Ok place to start"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    For the most part, flexibility to take time off when needed and ability to use vacation time. Nice people, not a terrible culture, but also not totally authentic.

    Cons

    Agree with other reviews that advancement is based on politics and that there very inexperienced managers.


  5. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Scientist in Cambridge, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance and awesome culture

    Cons

    Single platform and decidion making slow


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Never heard no on a project request"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Cambridge, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and culture. The company truly cares about its employees. The CEO hands you your first paycheck when you start and all of the executive leaders are approachable, regardless of your position.

    Cons

    Difficult to move quickly since it’s on the smaller side, not entirely a con but can become frustrating.


  7. "Small Company but friendly culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    1) Flexible work arrangement
    2) Adhering to corporate values
    3) Friendly people

    Cons

    1) Big pharma approach to management
    2) Uncertainty around future due to company split into 2 separate companies

  8. "The work atmosphere was invigorating"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    a pleasure to go to work

    Cons

    not enough hours, to keep the job

    Advice to Management

    smaller workforce, give 40hr weeks


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Clinical Sales Specialist in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Clinical Sales Specialist in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A great place to work

    Cons

    Although they are six years into commercial sales, they are still making rookie mistakes in the field

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the field more


  10. "Recommend"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals full-time

    Pros

    Nice work environment; strong pipeline

    Cons

    relative small compared to other pharma