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Shire Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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  • Work-life balance can be hard to manage at times (in 18 reviews)

  • Upper management has very little rare disease experience--it is difficult to lead in an organization without this type of experience (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Review of Shire"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Shire full-time

    Pros

    Nice benefits plus retirement package

    Cons

    Terrible nonexistent integration with Baxalta. Straight acquisition and elimination of good employees.


  2. "Working at shire"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Technician
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Technician
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shire full-time

    Pros

    excellent 401k, match 233% up to 3% of your contribution, vested immediately
    Good Culture

    Cons

    compared to other biotech the benefits could be better. They are good don't get me wrong...but there are other companies where they are better


  3. "Safety Reviewer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bannockburn, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bannockburn, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shire full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Work/Life Balance, generous Vacation time and Holidays, able to work from home 2 days/week

    Cons

    Slow to back-fill open positions

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep positions filled so departments aren't overworked and prevent burnout.


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  5. "All Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager Global Vens in Westlake Village, CA
    Former Employee - Manager Global Vens in Westlake Village, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shire full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great management, peers and organization.

    Cons

    I have no cons - all was good there.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Chaotic, stressful, uncertain"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Shire full-time

    Pros

    Major transformation over the years into a more boiler-room culture from a patient centered company. Pay is steady, and nobody is worried about being taken out.

    Cons

    Stressful, never see senior management yet micro-managed. Employees are directed and not trusted.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to manage.


  7. "Growing Growing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shire full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity and like the enviroment and people I work with

    Cons

    Upper management has changed the culture a bit

    Advice to Management

    Love the thinking big but remember the qualities of the small Shire


  8. "QC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shire full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. community minded work place.

    Cons

    Cant choose what to do, Key performance indicators dictate what is needed and that is what you are asked to do.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "good internship opportunity for life sciences majors in boston area"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    competitive salary, engaged managers, and good sense of team membership

    Cons

    unpaid lunch breaks, parking lot is far away


  10. "working at Shire"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    the working environment is good

    Cons

    contracts are not treated as the same as the full-time to have the opportunity to be invited some events


  11. "Group Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is employee friendly, patient focused, and has good products and deep pipeline

    Cons

    Heavy in process, going through merger with recently acquired company

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow from pipeline and develop internal talent



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