Alexion Pharmaceuticals,Inc.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals,Inc. Employee Reviews

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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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Organization dedicated to fighting Ultra Rare disease's
Purchasing Manager (Former Employee) –  Smithfield, RI8 September 2016
The most enjoyable part of working at Alexion is the comradery between the employees. Everyone is working towards the goal of producing a drug that could/will save the many lives of patients with Ultra Rare Disease's.
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Disorganized cluster
Manager (Current Employee) –  Miami, FL5 August 2016
LATAM headquarters in Miami are a cluster and joke. VP is a severe micro manager and makes for an uncomfortable working environment. He is all about "the boys" and wants to build his own empire and get rid of anyone in the way. He is sneaky and you must watch your back with him around. You put in your blood, sweat and tears and don't even get a thank you. Leadership is disorganized and "clicky," and the office environment is like being in a morgue, everyone sits at their workstations like robots and doesn't talk. Not a team environment. HR does not look out for the best interest of the employees, if you tell them you want to grow with the company, you are told "NO" and beware, it will be held against you at a later point in time. Strongly recommend anyone to think twice before joining this type of environment. Everything is reactive versus pro-active.
Cons
leadership, management
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A company that lacks true leadership
Manager (Current Employee) –  Smithfield, RI22 May 2016
Alexion is a company that has rested on its laurels, and its people for far too long. in 2007, Alexion built a facility that was questionable in the ability to carry out the intended function. This is understandable,, as the company had no income at the time. Now, at a time of a critical need to supply Solaris, the Smithfield facility is running at a pace it can neither realistically support, for a variety of reasons. Poor system design, no documented process, inability to provide utilities nor manage waste. And, yes, resources. It is clear that The executives at Alexion have every intention of ditching this facility once Ireland is running. They will get rid of those that question the business model, and count on the remaining to stay out of fear, and if need be, out of apathy. There are a small percentage of those willing to do what is needed, day in/day out. Typical in this industry when the executives make poor choices...only once would the have to live with those choicesin order to not see this happen again
Pros
Very good benefits and a good drug to sell.
Cons
Leadership
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My Best Employer
Treasury Manager (Former Employee) –  New Haven, CT16 May 2016
Company experiencing tremendous growth, so lots of potential for hard working dedicated employees.

Great coworkers and management.
Pros
benefits, helping patients
Cons
extremely busy days make the day fly by
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great opportunities
SAP BODS Developer (Former Employee) –  Mumbai, Maharashtra5 May 2016
Great people, great opportunities. Workplace Options has a strong culture in a growing industry.really nice coworkers, they make the job easier
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Innovative and fast paced
Head of Global procurement & Strategic Sourcing (Current Employee) –  New Haven, CT18 April 2016
Entrepreneurial environment. High speed. results oriented. Very successful. Mission oriented. Great compensation package and good benefits.
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Extremely Productive Environment
SR. Development Financial Manager (Current Employee) –  New Haven, CT12 April 2016
Overall there are opprotunities for employees to gain and realize their fullest potential in their given areas of expertise, and to excell within their functional areas.
Pros
Very progressive & productive cutting edge environment
Cons
none
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Merger Problems
Associate (Current Employee) –  Lexington, MA5 April 2016
This job has been both incredibly interesting and incredibly draining. I only wish management had figured out the merger sooner, because the culture at this location is diminishing.
Pros
Pizza Friday, Somewhat Flexible Work Hours
Cons
Terrible Environment
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Great Job with a Great Company
Report Optimization Consultant (Current Employee) –  New Haven, CT21 March 2016
Great Job with a Great Company

PM / SME: Improved finance processes, reporting and optimized information sharing internally & externally.
 Enhanced finance reporting through standardization for finance stakeholders to access consistent information.
 Implemented following processes: R&D forecasting tool to automate monthly /annual planning, Short term cash flow forecasting, Capex analysis and Tax credit analysis (R&D Time tracking and allocable expense analysis).
 Built dashboards for Revenue, OPEX, Patient, AR, AP and OTC metrics to get to analytics in a timely fashion.
 Evaluated HR tools and processes and developed recommendations for improvements.
 Extended data availability to mobile platform & smart devices to improve workflows and decision making.
Environment: SAP suite and hosted applications. Projects used MS projects and followed waterfall and SDLC.
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Cool Work No pressure
SAP BPC Consultant (Current Employee) –  Mumbai, Maharashtra8 March 2016
As a US based company we have to work late nights and some times login at 4.00 Pm and logoff by 1 am at night.Co workers are mostly your population. It was tough for me to mix and mingle with them.
Pros
Young Crowd small company
Cons
Difference between Employees and Consultants
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Challenging yet rewarding job
Maintenance Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Smithfield, RI15 February 2016
Alexion challenges you to work outside of your "typical" comfort zone.
I have learned a great deal on how to manage a workload and a process and determine priorities based on immediate need.
Pros
You are given the responsibility to make decisions and learn from them
Cons
Work/Life balance can sometimes be an issue
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Great Company to work for
Senior Manager HR ERP BA (Former Employee) –  Cheshire, CT12 February 2016
Great company to work for. Plenty of opportunities to grow with the company. Excellent leadership team. Dedicated to help patients with rare to ultra rare conditions.
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Very results driven
Director, Global Supply Planning (Current Employee) –  Dublin, D29 January 2016
A lot of really good people at this company. The company is very successful and will continue to grow expecially in terms of Irish footprint which is very promising over the next few years.
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Six month contract - really enjoyed it
DIRECTOR OF TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT EMEA (Former Employee) –  Zürich, ZH14 December 2015
No two days were the same as I took responsibility for 4 training managers and 2 training coordinators. We were responsible for all training requirements across the EMEA.
Pros
Great colleagues and management
Cons
There were none
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Great company
Senior Administrative Coordinator - Contractor (Current Employee) –  Cheshire, CT11 November 2015
Alexion Pharmaceuticals is a great company to work for. Great work/life balance and benefit package. Casual yet professional atmosphere.
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Overall a good place to work
Anonymous (Current Employee) –  Smithfield, RI22 October 2015
Overall a good place to work; Great people too.
The benefits are fantastic as well.

The hardest part of my job is not enough resources.

The best part is being part of saving patient's lives.
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Nice building, not the friendliest group
Senior Administrative Coordinator (Former Employee) –  cheshire, CT5 October 2015
I enjoyed my time over at Alexion, however i never really felt like i fit in over there. It's very clicky, and even my boss was that way. As far as the workload is concerned, its a good mix and will keep you on your toes. Expect overtime, its a must!
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Great Compensation
Quality Specialist II (Current Employee) –  Smithfield, RI6 September 2015
Great Compensation and great Benefits.
A typical day at work is very fast paced and busy the entire day, by the end of the week you feel totally drained.
What i learned working at this company is Moral and Culture is truly important aspect of a company. Incentive programs would really help the culture a little more with employee moral and culture is low.
Work life balance is not of importnce...as our job is dependant on production.
Even if you work through your lunch break, you are not compensated for it.
Pros
Holiday Party
Cons
Culture
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Very productive work environment
Upstream Manufacturing Technician (Current Employee) –  Holden, MA29 July 2015
Very supportive for new ideas and processes. Hands on training is great. Very informative place to work for. Chances for going up in the company are higher than most.
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3.2
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