Pros: salary, benefits, work/life balance
Cons: leadership, career path, organizational transparency, dishonesty
Shire has had approx. 7 CIOs in the last 10 years. Their newest CIO has been there approx. 12 months. Under his leadership, the old, indecisive IT management team remains in place. There is no sense of strategy or direction, and the company is now in limbo, with the proposed takeover by AbbVie in the news most recently. Furthermore, there is a tremendous lack of transparency and honesty in the IT organization.
Their salary and benefits are awesome, but if you want leadership and a career path, this is not the place to go.