Alkermes Reviews

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Alkermes Chairman, President, and CEO Richard F. Pops
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    Great Experience, just waiting to be a full-time employee.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alkermes

    Pros

    Beautiful work environment, great co-workers, and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Company is hesitant to hire someone without the necessary experience, although they are over qualified.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just a little more chance for advancement and pay raises for younger workers who deserve it.

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    Medical Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Alkermes in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Run from this company. The position was open for over a year, and I know why. They are terrible. All of my colleagues told me to pass on the opportunity. I should have listened. Management has no clue about this field. They want to present themselves as a mid-size pharma, but really they are a tiny player with no strategic goals. All management's prior experience comes from no-name companies, but they all act like they are industry leaders. My peers seemed like they very nice. But make no mistake, this is a sweat shop.

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    Easy Interview

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Website www.alkermes.com
Headquarters Waltham, MA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1987
Type Company - Public (ALKS)
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue ₹5 to ₹10 billion (INR) per year

Alkermes, whose name is Arabic for "magic potion," is working some biotech alchemy. The firm uses its proprietary drug-delivery systems to make fragile biotech compounds that require less frequent dosing or provide more targeted delivery. Focusing on widespread diseases like diabetes, central nervous system disorders, and addiction, it has a couple of drugs on the market that use its injectable extended-release technology, which lets patients take a drug once or twice a month, rather than once or twice a day. One such drug is Risperdal Consta, a long-acting version of... More

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