Alkermes

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The workplace that you've always wanted to be at.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - IT in Wilmington, OH (US)
Current Employee - IT in Wilmington, OH (US)

I have been working at Alkermes

Pros

The company has a lot of respect for their workers in general. You are treated very fairly, and they make it so that you are happy to get up and go to work in the mornings. Good co-workers, pleasant work atmosphere. We have managers that actually take the time to get out and work with and for you. You can guarantee that you have good represenation as to your wants, needs, and expectations as they make their way up to the senior management level. You can actually enjoy your job and do a good job that is helping make a difference in a lot of peoples lives.

Cons

If I find any downsides, I'll be sure to post them. In general, there aren't any real downsides as I see them. There is always that person or two that you wish you didn't have to work with as they have no people skills, but you do your time and deal with these people the best way you can. It isn't too hard keeping a smile on your face as you know you'll soon be done. You could consider the location of the company a downside for a lot of employee's, as there are quite a few that make quite a long drive to just work here.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work. I know there have been rocky times, but I see you leading us to a bright future.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

21 Other Employee Reviews for Alkermes (View Most Recent)

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    no career development/training, poor benefits and compensation

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Cambridge, MA (US)

    I worked at Alkermes

    Pros

    they practice good science -

    Cons

    No career development/training, poor benefits and compensation. Poor strategy by management (that recently made a mass exodus) left the company with not much of a future in their pipeline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees, train Directors/ADs/senior scientists in basic management skills. Improve HR function in the organization- increase activities, training and career development programs at all levels of the organization, benefits, team building activities, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company in many ways, but consider very carefully whether you will fit in...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alkermes

    Pros

    Alkermes R&D has an exceptional team of talented scientists, lead by a senior management team that is very strong scientifically. Salary and benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    Alkermes has a top-down command-and-control culture, with too much micromanagement and not enough empowerment/trust. Individuals who question the status quo or do not instantly align themselves 100% with the prevailing senior management position are quickly marginalized (or worse), even when they have valid reasons for taking an alternative view and have the best interests of the company at heart. Such individuals have no hope of rehabilitation. For middle management roles in R&D, political adeptness is far more important for career success than scientific/technical/managerial ability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value middle management more, listen to their opinions and lever their experience/expertise. Give them realistic objectives, empower and trust them to deliver, and they will produce ever greater success for the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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