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Behind in having electronic systems
Documentation Specialist (Former Employee) –  Smithfield, RI17 April 2018
People were nice but it seemed like a lot of them got the job through knowing someone not from their experience in Pharmaceuticals. They do pay well.
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Great company, great benefits
Quality Control Manager/Microbiology (Former Employee) –  Smithfield, RI1 April 2018
Achieved great growth and prosperity in my career at Alexion. Great Staff, good culture, outstanding benefits. Great ability to grow your career, allowed to attend conferences and be part of cross functional teams to learn other parts of the business.
Pros
Learning and growth opportunities
Cons
none to speak of
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Fun place to work
Administrative Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Lexington, MA5 March 2018
Everyone is friendly and cooperative. The work environment is fun and supportive and encouraging to do your best. Also its flexible to work from home or come in the office.
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It is sad that over 250 employees were so easily displaced
Quality Assurance Documentation Specialist III (Former Employee) –  Smithfield, RI25 January 2018
My immediate team was excellent, we worked very well. The senior management team cares nothing for the individual and looks only at the bottom line. When I began working there 11 years ago it was a totally different culture from today
Pros
Great team members
Cons
Lack of care from senior management
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Fast paced environment
Supervisor, QC Sample Management (Current Employee) –  Smithfield, RI25 January 2018
Fast paced environment.
Collaborative teams produced high quality products.
Fair wages, good medical benefits, company matched 401K instantly vested.
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Good Salary and benefits. Avoid if you need have a family
Area Manager (Current Employee) –  Dubai22 January 2018
- Hard to have a normal family life while working for Alexion.
-Worst job security I ever had.
-Best for entry level and first line manager on the salary and benefit levels.
-You will learn a lot.
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Company Closed
Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Smithfield, RI20 January 2018
Company was ok to work for and offered great benefits. Typical day was receiving and inventory of chemicals at three different warehouses. Company is now closed and moved the current RI location to Ireland.
Pros
n/a
Cons
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Solid company
Manager, Clinical Supplies (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MA18 January 2018
Alexion is a company with big changes coming, with the relocation to MA from CT. This will serve them well with the access to a greater talent pool. A good place to work in the drug development world.
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Collaborative and Supportive
Quality Control Supervisor/Microbiology (Current Employee) –  Smithfield, RI9 January 2018
A great team atmosphere, supportive culture, and strived for compliance. Staff a pleasure to work with, hard working, understood what we did was for the patient.
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Fast pace work envirnoment with excellent talent.
Maintenance Tech II (Current Employee) –  Smithfield, RI2 January 2018
A great team comradery with a common goal. It was my pleasure to work with such dedicated employee's. Our efforts gave people with blood disorders a good piece of mind.
Pros
Excellent benifits
Cons
Poor management decisions
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Not a bad place to work
Manufacturing Associate (Current Employee) –  Smithfield, RI23 December 2017
worked at Alexion Pharmaceuticals full-time 4 years


The people and the talent are always willing to go above and beyond to get the job done regardless of what it takes.
Pros
Good pay, great benefits, great team of peers.
Cons
The ARIMF site is closing in 2018
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Open communications and a fun place to work at.
Senior Manager of CMC Process Chemistry (Current Employee) –  New Haven, CT27 November 2017
I enjoyed working at Alexion. The work culture is very friendly, open, patient centric and driven by quality. Alexion encourages career growth and development via onsite and external trainings.
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changed considerably in my last two years,
Director of Operations and Engineering (Former Employee) –  New Haven, CT21 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.
Pros
beautiful facilities, excellent benifits and pay
Cons
job uncertainty causing stressfull work enviroment
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Dislexion
Manufacturing (Current Employee) –  Smithfield, RI20 November 2017
Dysfunctional company. Poor decisions from upper management. Good people and managers at local level. Shutdown of site at Smithfield, RI was misguided. Greed and hubris are the norm at executive level. Lots of talk about patients, but supply at risk from poor planning.
Pros
Decent pay
Cons
No trust of upper management
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Recommended
Member of the Central Services Manufacturing team (Current Employee) –  North Smithfield, RI19 November 2017
Good place to work. Some good workers. some take too many breaks. But the company is moving its operations somewhere else.
12 hours shifts. Management , some good some bad.
Pros
Free dinners.
Cons
Plant closing
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Great medicines, no work/life balance
Marketing Associate (Former Employee) –  New Haven, CT24 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.
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Entreprise de pointe
Assistante administrative et marketing (Former Employee) –  Lausanne, VD18 October 2017
start up qui a su grandir et s'adapter tant au niveau du management qu'au niveau personnel.
une équipe et une ambiance très agréable je recommande vivement
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Great compensation & Benefits but bad management
Senior Financial Analyst - FP&A - (Former Employee) –  New Haven, CT12 October 2017
Alexion was a great company to work for at one point but senior management had poor vision and guided the company to a point were restructuring needed to take place which resulted in massive layoffs
Pros
Great compensation & Benefits
Cons
Lack of leadership from senior managment
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Wonderful company to work for
PPU Technician II (Current Employee) –  Bogart, GA11 October 2017
Best gig I ever had so far in life...thankful for the opportunities they gave me to learn in grow. The benefits and pay were excellent especially for around Athens.
Pros
Excellent pay, excellent benefits, good people
Cons
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing is a cut throat industry. Unfortunate lay offs
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Empresa desafiadora, uma experiência muito boa
Diretor de Vendas (Former Employee) –  São Paulo10 October 2017
Aprendi como podemos fazer a diferença na vida de muitas pessoas, o quanto precisamos ser efetivos para que possamos salvar mais vidas.
Pros
pacote de beneficios
Cons
Constantes mudanças
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