Alexion Pharmaceuticals,Inc. Employee Reviews

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Currently undergoing major restructuring; company headquarters is moving to Boston. However, I find the science they are involved in to to be very in
Senior Quality Manager (Current Employee) –  New Haven, CT21 September 2017
Currently undergoing major restructuring; company headquarters is moving to Boston. However, I find the science they are involved in to to be very interesting.
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Management out of touch with workforce
IT worker (Former Employee) –  New Haven, CT18 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.
Pros
Good Benifits, goo coworkers
Cons
Management, toxic culture, communication, and uncertin future
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Fast paced, but rewarding work.
Employee (Current Employee) –  New Haven, CT15 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.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Long hours
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Very Demanding but, pay and benefits were great.
TBD, not important (Current Employee) –  Smithfield, RI13 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.
Pros
Pay & overall compensation
Cons
Previous poor management
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Fast paced
Quality Control Analyst II, Microbiology (Former Employee) –  Rhode Island5 September 2017
Fast paced and competitive environment. Good benefits, not always a great work life balance.

Lots of learning opportunities, if you seek them out.

Large turnover.
Pros
benfits
Cons
turnover
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Too many chiefs
Various Positions (Former Employee) –  Athens, GA28 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.
Pros
Good health plan and stock purchase program
Cons
bad work/life balance
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Productive enviroment with great benefits.
Executive / Senior Support Analyst (Former Employee) –  New Haven, CT17 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.
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Fast pace
Quality Control Analyst III, Chemistry (Former Employee) –  Smithfield, RI5 August 2017
I learned many new job skills while I was employed here. There was no room for advancement and the commute was extremely long so I left after 5 years
Pros
Stock options
Cons
Little to no room for advancement
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Challenging work atmosphere.
Manager (Current Employee) –  Smithfield, RI27 July 2017
Good place to work. A bit challenging with a manufacturing process rate higher than the utility systems can support. Can be stressful at times, but the people working here are outstanding and always seem to help hit our milestones and target goals.
Pros
Talented workforce. Good benefits and compensation.
Cons
Poor Training program.
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Interviewed for this company and did not even have the courtesy to give feedback
Interview (Former Employee) –  Athlone, County Westmeath15 June 2017
Integrity seriously lacking in this company.Highly qualified for position but overlooked as they had doubts about whether I would stay.Got feedback from friends within the company.The fact that the HR / managed don't even have the manners to give response to interview speaks volumes for this company.
Cons
Rude people
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Very promising Working environment, Good Opportunities
SAP BODS Consultant (Former Employee) –  Powai, Mumbai4 June 2017
Very nice, promising working environment. Very affirmative working culture, overall working hierarchy is approachable from career aspirations. Seniors are approachable while project difficult phases.
Pros
Very friendly environment and self motivation career opportunities
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Fast Paced Environment
Associate (Current Employee) –  New Haven, CT30 May 2017
Alexion is currently going through a company wide transformation. The environment is currently challenging and our culture is being redefined. The hardest part of my job is now adjusting to a new position that I was moved into without a conversation and the toxic environment that has been created since the lay offs.
Pros
benefits, salary
Cons
Work Life Balance
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Constant flux
Patient Logistics Representative (Current Employee) –  New Haven, CT26 May 2017
There has been constant leadership change since I've arrived. My direct department is good, but they have hired from outside due to constant upper management change.
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Typical Day at Work
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Cheshire, CT6 April 2017
Fast paced and demanding work environment but Management does truly care about and appreciate its staff and rewards them occasionally for their hard work.
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Interesting Work environment: Video games, pool table, and lunch on 8th floor
Global Security Analyst-Contractor (Former Employee) –  New Haven, CT5 April 2017
The new Alexion building has state of the art technology with a very accepting work environment. The young work force continues to push people to be competitive in their respective jobs.
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Benefits are very good.
Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  New Haven, CT20 March 2017
Benefits are very good. Good learning curve. Too much of Hectic work. It has grown from small company to big in very few years. Lots of new technologies to learn.
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Awesome Biopharma company
Internal (Current Employee) –  New Haven, CT20 March 2017
Awesome Biopharma company-- great people; great atmosphere; patient centric; work life balance; growth opportunities; amazing benefits and compensation packages
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Went Corporate
QUALITY CONTROL ANALYST I (Current Employee) –  Smithfield, RI14 March 2017
Company started out wonderful, but like any other growing industry, corporate greed took over and now rules. To much emphasis on patching and hiding problems, not fixing them. Little to no advancement unless you are a management favorite, work ethic and performance are irrelevant.
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Exciting & Interesting
HR Coordinator (via Randstad) (Former Employee) –  Smithfield, RI7 March 2017
Alexion Pharmaceuticals manufactures drugs for rare and ultra rare diseases. The processes are very interesting, and the mindset of all employees is always centered around their patients. Great use of technology.
Pros
Everything
Cons
cafeteria food is not healthy
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Not a fun place to work.
Manufacturing Associate IV (Former Employee) –  Smithfield, RI 0291714 November 2016
Most people feel they are over worked and unappreciated. The supervisors in some areas need to be retrained or replaced. Not the best when it comes to cGMP and GMP The benefits and compensation are great.
Pros
Benefits and compensation
Cons
People are over work and unappreciated
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