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The Medicines Company Reviews

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  1. "MDCO"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Too many upper management with "big" titles but not willing to work
    Have the "corporate values" slogan but not embracing them at all

    Advice to Management

    Need more clear vision and strong leadership


  2. "Massive Layoffs"

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    Former Employee - CSM
    Former Employee - CSM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits above industry average. Nice pipeline of drugs, but still a few years away. They hire quality sales people.

    Cons

    Gross mismanagement. Nice forward thinking vision but zero idea as to how to get there. Knee jerk hiring/layoff reactions, seemingly, without thought to employees and their families.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the revolving door for employees. Stick to a game plan and communicate it with everyone. Mix in some stability for you employees.


  3. "CSM"

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    Current Employee - CSM
    Current Employee - CSM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is good compared to the same job with similar companies

    Cons

    There is no strategy or leadership and the decision making is very disjointed and haphazard.
    Although base pay is good, there is little opportunity to make bonus because the current marketed products are not selling.
    Cronyism is rampant at this company.

    Advice to Management

    You need solid leadership who know how to develop strategy and how to motivate people to implement it. Get a handle on the cronyism; this is a cancer eating away at this company.


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  5. "Customer Solutions Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Overall summary of company and mgmt"

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

    Pros

    Titles are higher than normal

    Cons

    Mgmt has very little experience. The SVP of my area was on site about 12 days per year. He never made a decision, and changed based on who pressured him. There is a lack of understanding about the products, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Get experience and hire people who want to be present and do the right thing. People are promoted if they don't make waves, rather than do the right things for the patient.


  7. "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.


  8. "Don’t know what they’re doing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at The Medicines Company full-time

    Pros

    Good money and little supervision. (Can also be a Con if you’d actually like to grow in your career.)

    Cons

    Unless you are original Medicines Company, don’t expect anyone to watch out for you. They pay their own people better and give the better hospitals/accounts to their original sales team.

    Advice to Management

    Stop buying companies if you don’t intend to integrate the sales forces in a fair and balanced manner. Also, stop buying companies when you don’t intend to do anything with their products. Disruptive and a waste.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Not a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary and bonus are ok. You get exposed to many sides of the company

    Cons

    Strategy is changing constantly (within weeks) and company is extremely chaotic.



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