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Shire CEO Flemming Ornskov, MD
Flemming Ornskov, MD
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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (12)

    "Associate Director"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shire full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great culture benefits and salary

    Cons

    No cons at the company

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Shire full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great opportunities to develop your career and excellent benefits. Shire is an excellent patients centric company and everything is awesome, everything is cool when you're part of a team, everything is awesome when we're living our dream.

    Cons

    Some uncertainty with the company changing from Baxter Bioscience Division to Baxalta to Shire in less than 3 years.

    Advice to Management

    Keep smiling, keep shining, knowing you can always count on me, for sure, that's what friends are for.

  3. "Great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Shire full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Salary, bonus, health benefits, car, 401k match

    Cons

    Big Pharma. Too many people. You are just a number.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like people, especially through acquisitions and layoffs.

  4. "Once is enough - too big, uncontrolled growth"

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    Former Employee - Regulatory Affairs Manager in Cambridge, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shire full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn a little about many different challenges. Location was good

    Cons

    Too much change, chaotic, big-pharma feel. Senior management only manages upward

    Advice to Management

    Promote managers who care about employees and a healthy work environment.

  5. "Good Place to work - lots of changes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Shire full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Good colleagues, increasing product line

    Cons

    Shire bought another company and experienced restructuring, resulting in lay-off of experienced personnel.

  6. "It was good ."

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shire full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Alot of friends and family.

    Cons

    Its not what you know, it is who you know.

  7. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Chemist 

    I worked at Shire full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great ppl as coworkers within group.

    Cons

    Some management were condescending and took credit for work

  8. "Patient focused company"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Shire full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Good benefits, flexible work schedule, dedicated people

      Cons

      Constant change made it hard to get traction on personal career development.

    • "A very nice place to work with great benefits"

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      Former Employee - Senior Coordinator 
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Shire full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      It is a nice place to work with good environment, great benefits

      Cons

      As a big company it has too many levels in hierarchy

    • "pfft"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Shire full-time

        Pros

        none that i can think of. nothing improving the culture

        Cons

        its very meh, micromange like a mug. not fun having someone breathing down your neck about water samples

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