Alexion Pharmaceuticals,Inc. Employee Reviews

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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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TOXIC place to work
Human Resources (Current Employee) –  New Haven, CT26 September 2016
Typical day at Alexion is constant change in direction, lack of decision making. Horrible Management. Horrible culture.
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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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Empresa inovadora e Aarrojada no ramo de doenças raras
Case Manager (Former Employee) –  Região Sul19 April 2016
Dia de trabalho: Construir e manter relações com pacientes para educa-los sobre doenças genéticas raras, alternativas disponíveis e auxilio com documentação para acesso ao tratamento. Acompanhamento constante deste processo. Educação continuada e treinamento a equipe médico-hospitalar, familiares e pacientes, por forte expertise clínica técnica e científica sobre doença e tratamento. Acesso e seguimento fidedigno da doença e tratamento, bem como controle de estoques, vacinas e previsão de compras e potencial interrupção do tratamento. Elaboração frequente de relatórios clínicos e de continuação de tratamento.

Aquisição de habilidades : Expertise clínica, contato com pacientes, médicos, associação de pacientes e profissionais de saúde, desenvolvimento de bons relacionamentos. Ministração de palestras e avaliação de evolução da doença e tratamento.

Direção e gerência não muito colaborativos.

Parte mais difícil: cobertura de vasta área territorial.
Parte mais agradável: aquisição de conhecimento científico e gestão de conhecimento para orientação de equipes e pacientes. Ver a evolução clínica de pacientes graves após início de tratamento.
Pros
Vale refeição, viagens completamente cobertas, plano de Saúde médico e odontológico e aquisição de acões.
Cons
Território muito vasto, com dificuldade de cobertura total. Falta de apoio da gerência.
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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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