Alkermes
3.3 of 5 15 reviews
www.alkermes.com Waltham, MA 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Apr 23, 2014

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Alkermes Chairman, President, and CEO Richard F. Pops

Richard F. Pops

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good company for an intern

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Waltham, MA (US)

I have been working at Alkermes as an intern for less than a year

ProsGood science, friendly people, casual working atmosphere, nice and clean facility.

ConsNot there long enough to tell.

Advice to Senior ManagementNot there long enough to tell.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Consistent infighting and fingerpointing

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Alkermes

Prosproduct line is in growth phase

ConsCommercial team distracted by individual performance not corporate achievement

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Engineer I

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Wilmington, OH (US)

I worked at Alkermes full-time for more than 5 years

ProsVery clean Pharma facility. Aggressive CAPX budgets, always a plus for project engineers. Quality driven.

ConsToo much inter-office dating at every level in the company. It made for a really weird working environment. The corporate office was also out of touch with the needs and operations of the manufacturing plants.

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Great company, solid pipeline, lots of room for growth

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Waltham, MA (US)

I worked at Alkermes full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe company offers flexible work arrangements, room for growth, a highly collaborative atmosphere, a solid pipeline, and an approach rooted in science but run for a long term profit.

ConsIt's not always clear how the different parts of the company can work together given the different cultures at the different locations.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove vertical communication among layers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Small company, many growing pains

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Alkermes full-time for more than 3 years

ProsManufacturing business, patient focus on new product development

ConsWavering commitments from senior management

Advice to Senior ManagementIt may be helpful to execute on a 5-year plan

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Wonderful!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Alkermes full-time for more than 5 years

Prospeople, benefits, vacation, flexibility, communication

Consheavy top management level, too many people who shouldn't be there and takes to long to fire them.

Advice to Senior Managementget rid of manufacturing training supervisor, she's the reason so many good people leave

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Chance to make an impact.

Scientist (Current Employee)
Wilmington, OH (US)

I have been working at Alkermes full-time for more than 5 years

ProsData driven. Results oriented. Technical challenges abound. Input is valued.

ConsMore QA than one would expect.

Advice to Senior ManagementStay aggressive with development programs. Keep a handle on the Quality Systems, but watch for trival wasted efforts that don't add value.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Decent place to start your career

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Cambridge, MA (US)

I worked at Alkermes full-time

Pros- Decent pay & good benefits package
- Location was great; at the center of the biotech scene in MA
- Hired a lot of young people, which made the workplace fun and exciting even though the work wasn't

Cons- Too clicky and senior managers seemed to play favorites
- A lot of politics
- Wish I learned more of the science behind things; live and die by SOP's
- Silo'd at times; tough to do things outside-the-box (unless you were one of the favorites)

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Solid workplace

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Wilmington, OH (US)

I have been working at Alkermes full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat workplace, very supportive of family and life balancing. Solid benefits and competitive salary. Friendly people. Small pharmaceutical culture/atmosphere

ConsThe merger with Elan is taking time to balance the corporate cultures. Turnover trends low which can limit opportunity as growth is slow.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to grow strong impact on helping me develop.

Mechanic (Former Employee)
Wilmington, OH (US)

I worked at Alkermes

ProsGreat Benefits
Good Pay
Good People

ConsMicro Managing
Very Demanding
Long Drive

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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