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The Medicines Company Reviews

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  1. "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


  2. "It had great potential"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Medicines Company full-time

    Pros

    Good Salaries, decent benefits with some very smart individual people that really want to make a difference. A couple of really great drugs.

    Cons

    Some very nasty people that want to take others down to deflect the lack of results from themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people that you hired, strive for more open, honest dialogue, not just what you want to hear


  3. "So much promise, so little ability"

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

    Pros

    MDCO seems to have a good base pay and bonus structure, very promising cardiology pipeline, some smart people in medical leadership positions

    Cons

    Inability to make a decision and see it through, product positioning, direction, and strategy seem to change on a whim as soon as someone determines it isn't working, CEO will jump in and assume direct responsibility for marketing (sorry Brand) minutiae. I am not sure anyone has an idea of how to execute to attain the growth the expect to come only because it is written in a nicely formatted document. Also, too many VP's - seems ~1/2 the workforce is VP or above which creates an alpha-male scenario. A very hard place to work

    Advice to Management

    Stay out of the daily to-do's of your teams, let your people do what you hired them to do and not feel like they are going to be fired for any little misstep.


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  5. "Customer Solutions Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Customer Solutions Manager
    Current Employee - Customer Solutions Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great antibiotic which is needed by the ID physician community and patients. Exciting gram - pipeline
    large base salary in addition to uncapped bonus structure

    Cons

    Company not prepared to sell in the ID arena. Slow produce launch due o requirements needed to launch a new drug in he antibiotic market.

    Advice to Management

    Too static and unable to make a decision and follow through


  6. "company pros and cons"

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

    Pros

    changes rapidly
    potential novel pipeline
    high paying salaries

    Cons

    lack of competent leadership
    disorganization
    restructures quarterly
    industry partners dislike company


  7. Helpful (7)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Very politically charged. Not good for long-term career development."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Medicines Company full-time

    Pros

    Good salary. Good autonomy. Broad experience. Some great colleagues to learn from.

    Cons

    A great deal of political nepotism. People are promoted based on friendships, as opposed to merit. Strategy changes on a quarterly basis. Poor leadership. Management talks a good game, but lack organization and follow through.

    Advice to Management

    Need new leadership in Americas. Lack of organization.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Poor Environment to Develop Career Long-term"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Medicines Company full-time

    Pros

    Competitive Salary and Benefits. Working remote is well accepted and virual teams are strong. Very fast-paced and generally interesting roles. Global community of very talented people. Great opportunities to learn from your colleagues.

    Cons

    Politically restraining. Who you don't challenge is key to survival. Generally people learn to keep their head down. Weaker product pipeline than one would want. One repeated observation - the closer you move to the top, the shorter your time with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Code of conduct needs to apply to you too.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "very poor company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Engagement Manager
    Former Employee - Engagement Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    salary and benefit, level of autonomy

    Cons

    senior management, company brand identity, unable to build a long term project, just sell, sell, sell

    Advice to Management

    change the upper management, reduce CEO power


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity for broad experience that you wouldnt typically get at other companies (but dont expect to get paid for it)

    Cons

    Often a reactionary place to work. Employees on call all week (weekend emails) - poor work/life balance. Headquarters not thoughtful for European colleagues (conference calls late at night).

    Advice to Management

    Constantly revisiting decisions marginalises employees and wastes time. Trust in the people that you hired, if you dont, trust them, fire them!



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