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MannKind Reviews

Updated 1 March 2014
Updated 1 March 2014
13 Reviews

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MannKind Chairman and CEO Alfred E. Mann
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  1.  

    MannKind provided many opportunities to utilize the skills and competencies that I have acquired throughout my career.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Paramulla, Southern (Sri Lanka)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paramulla, Southern (Sri Lanka)

    Pros

    There are many talented, dedicated people working there. Relationships among coworkers are strong. Compensation and benefits are above many similar companies. The lead product is very innovative and will provide a tremendous positive benefit to many people.

    Cons

    There are areas of poor leadership and the atmosphere is at times very stressful. As the future of the company is not known, morale is low among most of the staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be beneficial to have more frequent interactions with all of the staff and to discuss the future possibilities at the company more openly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for with lot of freedom to perform your job.

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    Former Employee - Senior Scientist  in  Danbury, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Danbury, CT (US)

    Pros

    Flexible working hour, great team, balance between work and home life.

    Cons

    Instability, uncertainity, Company is short on funds.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do it right first time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Being on a roller-coaster

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    Former Employee - Clinical Operations  in  Paramus, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Clinical Operations in Paramus, NJ (US)

    Pros

    The Company has some very hard working dedicated people trying to get a job done, that are willing to go the extra mile and help out where they con.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional, turf wars, ego driven senior management. No communication from Sr Management with clear direction. HR department that is useless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people that are actually doing the job – and not the “yes” people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    OK company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Danbury, CT (US)
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Danbury, CT (US)

    Pros

    Dedicated people on the ground floor.

    Cons

    Upper management politics could be a real time-waster and counterproductive to the mission of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sr. Management - seek out the opinions of employees on the ground floor on a continuous basis. They often have good insight on the operational realities mid-level Directors may shield from you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    worked collaboratively to provide research services to various departments

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Paramus, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Paramus, NJ (US)

    Pros

    developing product to benefit patients with diabetes

    Cons

    major downsizing of company last year
    company needs additional income to develop product

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    struggling startup

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    There is opportunity for a starting engineer to wear many hats within a startup company but until the uncertainty of the company is resolved it’s a rocky place to work. Since it’s such a small company any employee can make an impact in one shape or another.

    Cons

    Company has had many layoffs for such a small company. Senior management to employee ratio is much too high resulting in power struggles within departments and competing goals that results in micromanagement from the executive level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get off your high horse and put on your working boots to look at really what is going on in the front lines. Stop setting the bar too high for the company and make smart decisions that make good business sense.

    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    pressure cooker

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The compensation package was thorough and competitive. When they did have to lay off employees, I think they were generous with their severance packages. There were opportunities to wear many hats and try a lot of different roles, as long as your work didn't suffer for it. There were some truly kind, knowledgeable and hardworking people there who were willing to help you learn different disciplines within the company.

    Cons

    It was a total pressure cooker, and a lot of favoritism, which inevitably led infighting between the different departments. They were thick with middle management, and it led to some managers losing touch with what their employees actually accomplished on a daily basis. The gap between management and mid- to lower-level employees was rather large, and the way management was compensated comparatively was off-putting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your employees based on their actual performance, and not on management cronyism. narrow the gap between the different work levels and encourage your different departments and teams to truly work together instead of against one another. Invest in the social areas of your workforce, and bring back things like the summer barbecues--they were good for morale of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Tragic, a potentially remarkable and game changing product in Afrezza, but ignorance and arrogance has tanked us.

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    Current Employee - Information Technologies  in  Danbury, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Information Technologies in Danbury, CT (US)

    Pros

    Great ground level personnel, and a truly facinating potential product. Good life work balance and pay is about market.

    Cons

    Arrogant and ignorant Senior Management. The culture is also very "blame centric". In order for you to do well, someone has to do something bad. Very CYA attitudes and much backstabbing. Extreme paranoid silo mentality as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the Product application team that has failed twice now to gain approval for afrezza. Their arrogance and ignorance of the FDA has cost MNKD millions of dollars, years of market and the loss of literally hundreds of mostly excellent employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Take the good with the bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A lot of great people highly committed to breakthrough medicines
    Flexible work culture
    Initiative is welcomed

    Cons

    Senior management does not work well together
    Strategy details not well communicated
    Some silos

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more real dialogue with employees

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work but not stable in job security

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Clinton, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clinton, NJ (US)

    Pros

    Colleagues are friendly, nice and pleasant. Studies are interesting and focused on both type 1 and 2 diabetes.

    Cons

    Upper level management is not focused; layoffs are common.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparant to your employees about the direction of the future of the company.

    Approves of CEO

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