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Shire Finance Reviews

Updated 26 Jul 2019

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2.5
41%
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Shire CEO Flemming Ornskov, MD
Flemming Ornskov, MD
8 Ratings
  1. "Great Company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Basingstoke, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Shire full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very staff orientated. Work-Life balance is a key ethos. A lot of work, constant changes and process improvement. WFH is accepted but really depends on managers and departments. You are rewarded for your hard work.

    Cons

    Salary review is to company minimum policy which is a shame for some very good employees. Some staff members work very hard and line managers should be offering promotion and meaningful salary increase.

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    Shire2017-03-21
  2. "Excellent career opportunities"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Athens
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent career opportunities Continuous development Very good cooperation with Head Office Work/Life balance

    Cons

    The management from Italy of the Italy/Greece cluster was very poor and there was no planning. They was always about politics and creation of a nice picture for the cluster, which was not real. There was lack of financial experience from Italy resulting to frequent issues and damage to the company. Unfortunately it took 3 years for Shire to realize the problem and isolate those people.

    Shire2019-07-26
  3. Helpful (11)

    "Finance Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Shire full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Agile, fast-paced, innovative. Pay fairly well. Middle managers are talented and interested in development. Advancement available. In-team culture great.

    Cons

    Management is reactive rather than proactive. Acquisitions seem to be a sticking point. Smoke and mirrors. Cross-company culture in need of attention.

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    Shire2018-03-13
  4. Helpful (19)

    "Amateur Hour at Shire"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Shire full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very easy to coast with the bare minimum effort. Laid back work, excellent benefits.

    Cons

    A series of poor decisions, missed executions, and an overpriced merger hurt this company. How do you predict to sell 10x the actual demand for a new product and then have to shut down a supply chain for two years? Promotions require that you are in the right place at the right time.

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    Shire2018-03-18
  5. Helpful (26)

    "Dublin SSC needs a change in Senior Mgmt to have any hope of being voted "Great place to work in 2018""

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shire full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Location , pay , gym , colleagues are talented and try to do their best at all times . No overtime necessary

    Cons

    Bullying and Harassment daily in R2R by Senior Management . What's odd is that it's openly discussed and nothing is done about it . The R2R Senior Management style of Divide and Conquer means that no team spirit will ever flourish in this department . Senior Management in R2R cannot motivate the team as it's obvious to all that, the knowledge and experience to perform this role just isn't there .

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    Shire2018-03-22

    Shire Response

    March 26, 2018Chief Human Resources Officer

    Thank you for taking the time to provide a company review. We sincerely appreciate your feedback and are disheartened to hear the troubling behavior you write about. Please know we take these allegations seriously and would prefer to address your concerns in directly. Please reach out to your HR representative or any member of the HR leadership to discuss. Alternatively, you can anonymously file a report with the EthicsPoint Help at 866-74SHIRE.

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  6. Helpful (5)

    "Start of a new Project"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shire full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, great facility and great salary/package. All new.

    Cons

    Lack of direction and consistency of message and behaviour through the senior management team

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    Shire2018-01-15

    Shire Response

    January 22, 2018Head of Global Talent Acquisition

    Thank you very much for taking the time to write a company review. We appreciate your candid feedback, both positive and constructive. If you would like to continue the conversation with your manager or HR, we encourage you to do so.

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Warning"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Finance in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Shire for more than a year

    Pros

    In the beginning things are okay and no problems.

    Cons

    Problems with communication, and ever changing managers with there own visions causes too many un-need direst.

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    Shire2018-02-09
  8. Helpful (20)

    "Join this company if you are male or come from Pfizer !"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Shire full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good facilities but nothing you won't get at another company , nice location on Baggot Street but not good when you work late at night. Free coffee tea and water so they are at least better than Ryan Air .

    Cons

    No transparency No communication No one to one's Run like a call centre Boys network Pfeizer network No work life balance Drinking culture with the SMT Zero HR presence Not a centre of excellence- just get it done and worry about the consequences afterwards

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    Shire2018-01-16

    Shire Response

    January 22, 2018Head of Global Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to provide a company review. We sincerely appreciate your feedback. It is upsetting to learn that this has been your experience with the organization. While Shire does not discuss personnel matters in public settings, your feedback specific to the culture and work environment are taken seriously. We would invite you discuss this with us further, please contact us at HR@shire.com.

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  9. Helpful (16)

    "Disgusted and sad"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Finance in Vienna
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Shire for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People from Baxalta are ready to help

    Cons

    Lots of unnecessary spend on projects that have no meaning. Shire culture and Baxalta culture are totally different. IT and Finance are viewed as the ugly step child while management allows stupid behavior to continue and look the other way.

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    Shire2018-01-18
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Overall, a great place to work!!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Finance in Wayne, PA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Shire for less than a year

    Pros

    Truly professional environment, great place to work

    Cons

    A lot of contract positions which could have been a full time employment

    Shire2016-06-06
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