MannKind Reviews

Updated 31 October, 2014
Updated 31 October, 2014
16 Reviews
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16 Reviews
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MannKind Chairman and CEO Alfred E. Mann
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  1.  

    Was a great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MannKind

    Pros

    They were open to new ideas and processes

    Cons

    They laid off 4 times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should have thought more like a cro for revenue while afrezza was being developed

  2.  

    Generally happy with co-workers and supervisors

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    Former Employee - N/A in Paramus, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - N/A in Paramus, NJ (US)

    I worked at MannKind full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Clean working conditions. Very good salary.

    Cons

    future insecure! Not certain they are hiring at this time!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great People, Great Product. Great Future?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at MannKind full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working at MannKind provided an opportunity to collaborate on projects at a high level with some of the most talented and dedicated people I have ever met. The relationships among coworkers were unusually strong and supportive. Taking initiative was encouraged, recognized and rewarded. Compensation and benefits were better than most start-up companies. The flexible work hours significantly increased my productivity. The Company's lead product (AFREZZA) and its underlying technology (Technosphere) have enormous medical value and market potential.

    Cons

    Company-wide communications provided important information and a sense of transparency. We believed that our ideas and recommendations were genuinely valued and taken into serious consideration. However, it seemed as though crucial decisions were made within an executive "bubble" which severely impacted operations and lead to substantial layoffs of highly valuable employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If it is not too late, try to return to the core principles which made the company a great place to work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Medical Writer

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    Former Employee - Senior Medical Writer in Valencia, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Medical Writer in Valencia, CA (US)

    I worked at MannKind full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Many talented, hard working people. Interesting product. Tremendous CEO.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, mismanagement. People who worked incredibly hard and were very dedicated to the company were fired, while people who were not invested in the company were promoted. It seemed like the management team really wanted the staff to not be looking too closely at what was going on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    MannKind provided many opportunities to utilize the skills and competencies that I have acquired throughout my career.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paramulla, Southern (Sri Lanka)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paramulla, Southern (Sri Lanka)

    I worked at MannKind full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are many talented, dedicated people working there. Relationships among coworkers are strong. Compensation and benefits are above many similar companies. The lead product is very innovative and will provide a tremendous positive benefit to many people.

    Cons

    There are areas of poor leadership and the atmosphere is at times very stressful. As the future of the company is not known, morale is low among most of the staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be beneficial to have more frequent interactions with all of the staff and to discuss the future possibilities at the company more openly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for with lot of freedom to perform your job.

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Danbury, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Danbury, CT (US)

    I worked at MannKind full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working hour, great team, balance between work and home life.

    Cons

    Instability, uncertainity, Company is short on funds.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do it right first time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Being on a roller-coaster

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    Former Employee - Clinical Operations in Paramus, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Clinical Operations in Paramus, NJ (US)

    I worked at MannKind full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The Company has some very hard working dedicated people trying to get a job done, that are willing to go the extra mile and help out where they con.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional, turf wars, ego driven senior management. No communication from Sr Management with clear direction. HR department that is useless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people that are actually doing the job – and not the “yes” people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    OK company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Danbury, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Danbury, CT (US)

    I worked at MannKind full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated people on the ground floor.

    Cons

    Upper management politics could be a real time-waster and counterproductive to the mission of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sr. Management - seek out the opinions of employees on the ground floor on a continuous basis. They often have good insight on the operational realities mid-level Directors may shield from you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    worked collaboratively to provide research services to various departments

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    Former Employee - Manager in Paramus, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Paramus, NJ (US)

    I worked at MannKind full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    developing product to benefit patients with diabetes

    Cons

    major downsizing of company last year
    company needs additional income to develop product

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    struggling startup

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MannKind

    Pros

    There is opportunity for a starting engineer to wear many hats within a startup company but until the uncertainty of the company is resolved it’s a rocky place to work. Since it’s such a small company any employee can make an impact in one shape or another.

    Cons

    Company has had many layoffs for such a small company. Senior management to employee ratio is much too high resulting in power struggles within departments and competing goals that results in micromanagement from the executive level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get off your high horse and put on your working boots to look at really what is going on in the front lines. Stop setting the bar too high for the company and make smart decisions that make good business sense.

    Disapproves of CEO

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