Cubist Pharmaceuticals Employee Reviews

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Clinical Business Manager (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAFebruary 7, 2017
I wasn't at the company long before it was sold. However, they provided a very good salary and benefits. It also provided very good experience in pharmaceutical sales.
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Outstanding company and culture
Senior Sales Director East Area (Former Employee) –  Lexington, MAOctober 18, 2016
I had the good fortune of working at Cubist for 13 years and watching it grow in leaps and bounds. Great people and a great leadership team made Cubist an outstanding place to work. Cubist was acquired by Merck in 2016.
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Great culture
Senior Regional Business Director (Former Employee) –  Lexington, MAJune 22, 2016
Very enjoyable, solid management, great culture, smart people. I enjoyed working for Cubist, they worked a solid business plan and expected to sell the company at the right time.
Pros
People
Cons
Long Term Vision
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Excellent culture, terrific people.
Project Portfolio Management - Rotation (Former Employee) –  Lexington, MAMay 11, 2016
Management at Cubist was top notch. The people and culture were excellent. I wish the company still existed today and was able to execute on its long term strategy.
Pros
Pay, benefits and culture.
Cons
None.
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Senior Scientist II (Former Employee) –  Lexington, MAOctober 6, 2015
Great company culture. Entire company was invested in creating new antibiotics to treat patients. Senior leadership stressed innovation as a path to create new projects.
Pros
Ice cream truck, STEM activities
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Great place to work
Human Resources (Former Employee) –  Lexington, MASeptember 25, 2015
Company was great, leadership was solid. Company was dealing with growing pains as a result of it's tremendous success. Merck bought the company for close to 10 Billion dollars.

Only con was we did not have more time to continue to innovate and grow as an organization.
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Fun and engaging work atmosphere
Intern (Former Employee) –  Lexington, MASeptember 2, 2015
This job taught me the most when dealing with customers. I gained new experience such as attention to detail and great oral communication skills.
Pros
End of the month company gathering to see that employees are happy with the job.
Cons
It was only an internship and they didn't have room for growth with the company.
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Four plus years of excellent environment. Leaving upon hostile acquisition.
Principal Business Analyst (Current Employee) –  Lexington, MAApril 22, 2015
Great place, the best research, mgmt trying hard to make the environment & culture attractive to long trerm employees. Phenmoenal growth ... until the decision to take the offer of an acquirer. Company is already a shell of it's formaer self and top staff heading out. Poor decison by the BOD and a shame.
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Outstanding company with a focus on saving lives
Executive Coordinator to the SVP, CMO (Current Employee) –  Lexington, MAMarch 21, 2015
A company with flexible hours to accommodate job work/Life Balance. Offers training and cross functional training. Co-workers are the best, working and growing together in our careers. Management always looking out for their employees.
Pros
Flexible Hours, Wellness center (gym) & massages, First Fridays, Teamwork
Cons
Acquired by a larger company; change is in the wind
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Cubist has an amazing culture that promotes growth
Senior Research Associate II (Current Employee) –  Lexington, MAFebruary 20, 2015
Cubist had a lot of opportunities fr career development as well as scientific learning. It is a very collaborative environment. It is a fast paced company in which everyone wears multiple hats and performs multiple roles.
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Great Experience
Senior Scientist, In Vivo Pharmacology (Current Employee) –  Lexington, MAJanuary 29, 2015
Fantastic work/life balance and job culture. Interesting and exciting scientific investigation of bacterial infections and host-defense.
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The company has been sold
Executive Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Lexington, MADecember 9, 2014
Cubist is a great place to work. The company has been sold. Had a great culture and benefits.
Pros
Free exercise classes and fruit
Cons
The company has been sold
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Team oriented work environment
Executive Coordinator - (Current Employee) –  Lexington, MADecember 8, 2014
Excellent company I have worked at for the past 7 years. Cubist Culture is respectful, team oriented and very productive.
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Scientist II (Current Employee) –  Lexington, MADecember 3, 2014
good upper management level; poor lower levels (directors)
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Management Needs Work
Associate (Former Employee) –  Lexington, MANovember 6, 2014
Mostly a good place to work, a few bad eggs across departments are creating an inefficient work place. In my past scenario many people worked hard while others were allowed to relax. Limited room for growth because of a top heavy management mentality.
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Benefits
Cons
Lack of communication across departments, duplication of work, inefficient
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Good company
Process Development Scientist (contract) (Former Employee) –  Lexington, MAJune 12, 2014
Pay is OK. Work challenging. Coworkers nice. Happy hour on Fridays
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R&D company where their product passed FDA approval in 2011 - incredible growth
Senior Accounting Manager (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAFebruary 20, 2014
Working at Optimer Pharmaceuticals Inc has proven to be a great experience. I was hired a few months prior to FDA approval on our product. I managed two software implementations. I was involved with the monthly Financial process which included but not liminited to AP, Journals & month end reconciliations.
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Temporary position
Process Development Scientist (contract) (Former Employee) –  Lexington, MADecember 25, 2013
• Performed pilot-scale synthesis of active pharmaceutical ingredients.
• Developed alternate methods for recrystallization of intermediates and for minimizing potential genotoxins in the active pharmaceutical ingredient.
• Assisted in writing technology transfer documents.
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Fun place
Document Control Coordinator/Contractor (Former Employee) –  Lexington, MADecember 15, 2013
Everything is great.
Interesting people.
Interesting work
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Migrations
Tier 3 customer service representative (Former Employee) –  Lexington, MADecember 2, 2013
A very good company to work for. Fun energenic place to work. Very comfortable.
Pros
Free Fruit
Cons
N/a
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