Alkermes Reviews

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Alkermes Chairman, President, and CEO Richard F. Pops
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13 Ratings
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    Staffing not keeping up with growth

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alkermes

    Pros

    Great benefits, great pipeline, flexible hours/WFH

    Cons

    no focus on personal growth, no onboarding, not enough headcount to account for recent growth resulting in untenable timelines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider acquiring a small company so that we have the staff to complete all the work!

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    Medical Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Alkermes in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Run from this company. The position was open for over a year, and I know why. They are terrible. All of my colleagues told me to pass on the opportunity. I should have listened. Management has no clue about this field. They want to present themselves as a mid-size pharma, but really they are a tiny player with no strategic goals. All management's prior experience comes from no-name companies, but they all act like they are industry leaders. My peers seemed like they very nice. But make no mistake, this is a sweat shop.

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Website www.alkermes.com
Headquarters Waltham, MA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1987
Type Company - Public (ALKS)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue £50 to £100 million (GBP) per year

Alkermes, whose name is Arabic for "magic potion," is working some biotech alchemy. The firm uses its proprietary drug-delivery systems to make fragile biotech compounds that require less frequent dosing or provide more targeted delivery. Focusing on widespread diseases like diabetes, central nervous system disorders, and addiction, it has a couple of drugs on the market that use its injectable extended-release technology, which lets patients take a drug once or twice a month, rather than once or twice a day. One such drug is Risperdal Consta, a long-acting version of... More

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