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The Medicines Company Reviews

Updated January 6, 2017
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The Medicines Company Chief Executive Officer Clive A. Meanwell
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  1. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Medicines Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits and compensation are great

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons at the moment


  2. "Engagement Partner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Medicines Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Autonomy, fast paced, projected oriented company, higher compensation, clinical and expert driven

    Cons

    short term decision making, many individuals in roles not qualified or experienced, fear or intimidation management style, not customer oriented

    Advice to Management

    stick to a strategic plan, find true leaders to run organization, instead of trying to be different focus on being the best


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Solutions Manager"

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    Current Employee - Customer Solutions Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Customer Solutions Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Medicines Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small company. HIgh $130+ base pay.

    Cons

    Being sold. ONe division already sold off. Next 2 divisions are on the chopping block. CEO said needs cash to fund upcoming blockbusters 3 years away. Entire company will be bought before new drugs arrive. Until then, bleeding million dollars a day and neither division ID or Pain/Surgery is making a profit. The original group who started MDCO are a tight circle. Few can break into the promotional ranks.

    Advice to Management

    Get more structure to control the chaos.


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  5. "Customer Solutions Manager - Infectious Diseases"

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    Current Employee - Customer Solutions Manager in San Juan, PR
    Current Employee - Customer Solutions Manager in San Juan, PR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Medicines Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pipeline and compensation package.

    Cons

    Low Company awareness and support to PR

    Advice to Management

    It's a great company


  6. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roselle Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roselle Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Medicines Company (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, easy to get along with , great salary and benefits. Very busy,

    Cons

    hard to move up within the company
    little to no diversity


  7. "It's better than you think...."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative, smart and well-respected from across all levels of the organization

    Cons

    Some important decisions are made by individuals who are not familiar with the true challenges in launching premium priced products in todays hospital

    Advice to Management

    Go out and spend time with customers, listening...not telling. Hold leaders accountable.


  8. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Analyst in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Business Development Analyst in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Medicines Company (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very little work and really good benefits.

    Cons

    Management is clueless and anyone can make Vice President which has a negative impact on employee morale.


  9. "Great Company...Fast Paced and Sometimes Chaotic!"

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    Former Employee - Director, External Manufacturing and Project Management in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Director, External Manufacturing and Project Management in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Medicines Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I worked at MDCO from 2007 - 2015 and enjoyed the experience. I worked in technical development, manufacturing and supply chain. What I enjoyed most was the faith by the company in me to do what I was hired for as well as offering me opportunities to work outside of the direct areas of my job. Chaos is a good thing in this company, as it is fast paced and innovation that drives this. The innovation is the heartbeat of this company. The only reason I left this company was that I traveled 60 miles each way on a daily basis and after 8 years, it became difficult.

    Cons

    Because MDCO is a small company, it manages its budgets very tight. In a fast passed innovative environment, sometimes the budget approval does not move as fast as the projects.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more closely to the people in the trenches doing the heavy lifting. This is a comment i make knowing that ALL companies could do this better. My experience is that I had access to the president/CFO and was heard.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "I was fired for an accusation of my character which was not true"

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    Former Employee - Vice President for Antibiotics in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Vice President for Antibiotics in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Medicines Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was paid well when I was employed

    Cons

    No recourse to disputing the claims against me. The persons responsible for the alleged accusation were within 6 months also let go as perhaps the truth was discovered

    Advice to Management

    Back yiur vice presidents with proof as opposed to heresay


  11. "Friendly, open, and casual work environment"

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    Former Employee - Summer Associate in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Summer Associate in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Medicines Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to talk with senior management level

    Cons

    May need to do different kinds of work


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