Director of Operations and Engineering (Former Employee) – New Haven, CT – 21 November 2017
Some really poor Senior leadership decisions put the company under sever financial pressure. This pressure lead to downsizing and a complete 180 on all the workplace enhancements programs. The atmosphere in the company changed radically from a positive forward looking one to a negative uncertain distracted one.
beautiful facilities, excellent benifits and pay
job uncertainty causing stressfull work enviroment
Marketing Associate (Former Employee) – New Haven, CT – 24 October 2017
The most intense job I ever had. The only thing that drives people at this company and makes working there tolerable are the life transforming medicines and the patient testimonials. The company has completely changed this year, losing it's edge and passion. The current culture is very dismal and employee satisfaction is at it's all time low.
Facilities Technician (Current Employee) – Smithfield, RI – 3 October 2017
Scheduled work and unscheduled emergency work, learned how to respond with discipline and efficient decision. work with skilled professional supervisor and manager. Alexion is very demanding and the need of ownership is important but very rewarding. The hardest part of the job is to plant work with production demand. The most enjoyable part of that job is the reward of making the different for the patient.
IT worker (Former Employee) – New Haven, CT – 18 September 2017
Alexion was a great place to work until the C level management determined that it was in the shareholder best interest.(C level executives are major shareholders). The company is a shell of what it used to be. There is no constant direction from to top down, management doesn't pass information to workers. The source of most major decisions in from the internet or local news. Because of low regard of the workers the culture is toxic. Everyone is concerned if they will be the next people to be let go.
Good Benifits, goo coworkers
Management, toxic culture, communication, and uncertin future
Employee (Current Employee) – New Haven, CT – 15 September 2017
Very fast paced work environement, requiring the ability to efficiently and effectively balance multiple high priorities. Very high standards, but at the end of the day the work is very rewarding because it is all for the benefit of people with devastating illnesses that count on organization like this one to provide them hope.
TBD, not important (Current Employee) – Smithfield, RI – 13 September 2017
worked here for 5 years, up until recently, most of the mid level facilities managers were deadbeats..... Especially BVL..... worst manager ever had the misfortune of reporting too..... other managers dead from the neck up.... no sense of efficient work practices, cared nothing about the quality of work or saving money. By the time management structure changed, it was too late, damage was already done!! The site will close soon.
Various Positions (Former Employee) – Athens, GA – 28 August 2017
Joined Alexion after they acquired Synageva. The merger was poorly handled and the acquired programs were largely abandoned. Alexion put very little effort into filling vacant roles and kept headcount so low that success was unattainable. I was surrounded by people working around the clock and growing frustrated with management and toxic to be around.
Executive / Senior Support Analyst (Former Employee) – New Haven, CT – 17 August 2017
My IT position was a busy department, we support 3500 people world wide and kept and made sure things were running smoothly. Management kept weekly meetings and informed us with updates and new projects that were coming up. The building was new and had a great atmosphere with the latest new technology. We were constantly busy and growing quickly and we had to keep up with everything . We enjoyed helping everyone with there IT issues and formed a great relationship with everyone.