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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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Cubist Pharmaceuticals is a company with great vision of tomorrow's pharma
Senior Specialist, Quality Systems (Current Employee) –  Lexington, MAJuly 25, 2013
Cubist Pharmaceuticals is a great company that values their employees which leads to great collaboration between peers, groups, departments and management.

I've learned (through trial and error) how to successfully mitigate redundances while remaining compliant with the agencies regulations and the industry's expectations. One of the hardest thing is being a virtual company which has manufacturers world wide which makes real-time collaboration challenging.
Pros
excellent compensation packages and car wash on site
Cons
cafe portions are small (lol) for people who don't count calories!
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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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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.
Pros
benefits
Cons
lack of communication across departments, duplication of work, inefficient
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Productive workplace with an environment for collaboration
Decision Support Intern (Former Employee) –  Lexington, MAOctober 21, 2013
- Co-workers are extremely smart people
- Learned a great deal in the various functions of commercialization in the pharma industry
- Management promotes high level of collaboration
- Hardest part of the job was to verify data from the various databases
- Most enjoyable part of the job was collaborating with different departments to reach a common goal
Pros
great learning place, challenging, fun environment
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Great place to work but you must pave your own way!
In House Clinical Research Associate (Current Employee) –  Lexington, MAAugust 3, 2012
Cubist is a wonderful place to work that puts a great deal of emphasis on creating a strong culture and positive atmosphere for their employees.
Pros
employee appreciation, lots of perks, friendly atmosphere
Cons
limited career track guidance
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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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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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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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Ok work enviornment...difficult to become full time if a contractor.
Production & Inventory Control (Former Employee) –  Lexington, MADecember 2, 2013
Nice employees.....try to secure a full time position....difficult to become full time once hired as a contractor.
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Strong leadership and great employee benefits
IP Paralegal (Former Employee) –  Lexington, MAJanuary 12, 2013
Great place to work. Wonderful strong leadership and supportive team environment. Outstanding amenities for employees.
Pros
great amenities
Cons
parking lot not dark at night.
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Productive and good place to work at
Accounts Payable Administrator (Former Employee) –  Lexington, MANovember 2, 2012
It was always busy but they always had fun activites for their employees.
It was great working with my coworkers.
Pros
happy hour
Cons
not flexiable with hours
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