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Shire Reviews

Updated 30 de Oct 2019

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2.9
47%
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30%
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Shire CEO Flemming Ornskov, MD
Flemming Ornskov, MD
517 Ratings
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  1. "Good Employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shire full-time

    Pros

    Culture, teams, location, offices,

    Cons

    None, none, none, none, none

    Shire2018-09-23
  2. "Awful company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Planner in Paddington, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and nice building

    Cons

    Awful company to work for

    Shire2019-08-20
  3. Helpful (1)

    "A"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shire full-time

    Pros

    exciting area for new product launches

    Cons

    the company is disorganised and there are difficulties with internal process - they ahi not yet sorted the company out since the takeover of Baxalta

    Shire2018-12-10
  4. "Work life balance non-existent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Shire full-time

    Pros

    People are great and that's about it

    Cons

    Lack of communication, constant change without fixing route cause

    Shire2018-09-11
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Mixed Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shire full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working, Good products & pipeline

    Cons

    Many changes in company footprints and strategic direction, very high workload and poor recognition, still very much a clivage between L-Shire & L-Baxalta

    Shire2018-05-21
  6. Helpful (11)

    "Utter chaos"

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    Current Employee - Commercial in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    people are really nice but everyone is doing 5 jobs

    Cons

    senior management try to ignore mass exodus and add to workload of existing staff

    Advice to Management

    take care of current employees or they will walk too!

    Shire2018-06-13
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sr Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shire full-time

    Pros

    Strong focus on patients, hard working and smart colleagues

    Cons

    Pace of change feels relentless

    Shire2018-04-09
  8. "I Love working at Shire!"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Mutual Respect, Creativity, Innovation and unpredictable!

    Cons

    Long hours but worth it for what you achieve.

    Shire2018-03-21
  9. Helpful (13)

    "High staff turnover. Relentless pressure"

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    Current Employee - Tech Ops in Paddington, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good office location. Free fruit in canteen. Costa just round the corner. Good restaurants nearby. That’s about it really ...

    Cons

    Employees are not valued. Under resourced - expected to fit critical projects on top of existing day job with no support. Treats employees like an expendable resource. In my opinion does not put patients first in reality. Very commercially focused - tech ops are treated like a “back office function” ie not important. Awful company.

    Advice to Management

    Resource projects properly. Reward employees who have given up their whole Easter weekend to deliver a critical project (without so much as a thank you!)

    Shire2018-04-13
  10. Helpful (8)

    "Mixed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Shire full-time

    Pros

    Great product and most employees genuinely care and want to contribute to better the lives of patients; Lots of committed professional driven employees

    Cons

    High degree of amateurism and too commercial in its approach, doesn't want to be an industry trailblazer, focussed on making its sales numbers Weak executive management with arrogant attitude and short term thinking

    Advice to Management

    Show responsibility and humility Pay Equal importance to patients and personnel Create a genuine ethical business culture and inclusive employee culture, not just nicely wrapped up progams

    Shire2017-12-05
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