Shire Employee Reviews

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Great People and Great Company
Manager, Compliance Monitoring and Investigations (Former Employee) –  Wayne, PAJanuary 26, 2016
The company is very good: the best company I worked for. It has very open culture, people can talk to sr. management regardless of their titles. Everyone is very helpful. It has very liberal dress code. Employees can wear jeans every day. The benefits are very good as well, although it got worse in 2016. I enjoyed my 7 years working for this company and progressed from a staff auditor position to Manager role. I highly recommend Shire.
Pros
great culture, opportunities for growth, gym at work, cafeteria, casual dress code
Cons
new management, relocate the offices
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Base business needs and beyond
Quality Systems GMP Training Specialist & LMS Lead (Former Employee) –  Chesterbrook, PAJuly 21, 2016
- Addressing Stakeholders issues within the LMS. Working with Stakeholders on the appropriate training requirements and delivery thereof to maintain compliance. Identifying and resolving issues within the LMS and identifying improvement actions.

- Working independently is equally important as team work. It is important to challenge yourself everyday.

- Co-workers are an important part of all teams. Never be afraid to reach out to a co-worker for assistance in an area they are a specialist in.

- The hardest part of the job is being unable to stop time.

- The most enjoyable part of the job is meeting your goals and exceeding them.
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Great culture, hardworking people, able to work remotely
Materials Specialist, Commercial Services (Former Employee) –  Wayne, PAMay 2, 2016
I was a contractor at Shire for over 3 years in Chesterbrook, PA. I was able to collaborate with very smart professionals who shared a common goal of getting projects done on time and on budget while still maintaining a work/life balance. I was able to work remotely when I needed to and experienced no micro-managing from my direct supervisor. It was a fun, collaborative and process oriented environment. I miss it. (Shire moved its US corporate headquarters from Chesterbrook to Lexington, MA)
Pros
Working remotely, great people, team building activities, recognition and monetary rewards, beautiful campus.
Cons
None
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Terrific
Senior Quality Training Project Engineer (Current Employee) –  Lexington, MASeptember 30, 2015
A rare corporation these days in terms of putting its money where its mouth is. Treats its employees well. Compensation = meh but there seem to be happy old-timers and newbies throughout the organization, which is in a growth spurt.
Pros
Employee activities, beautiful campus, nice facilities, great cafeteria
Cons
nothing major comes to mind
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Varied experience
Various Positions (Former Employee) –  Wayne, PAJune 29, 2015
If you know how to opperate in a highly political environment you will do well at Shire.

The benefits are excellent, however, if you are looking at a perminant position at the Chesterbrook office you should know that leadership has informed the employees at that location that it will not be open for very long. Probably be closed in the next two years. Many have been given notice that their positions have moved to Boston or their jobs eliminated.

How leadership/management works through this will be interesting.
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Benefits
Cons
Leadership
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Great company to work for
Senior Director, Corp Planning & Program Mgmt (Current Employee) –  Wayne, PAJanuary 31, 2016
Great teamwork atmosphere, focus on getting work done with minimal politics. Good work-life balance. Provide many opportunities for career development.
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Uncertain Future
Manufacturing Associate III (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CASeptember 1, 2016
The company was once stable and attracted top employees by being one of the few pharmaceutical firms that provided job security to it's employees. However, since Baxalta was purchased by Shire it has quickly shown that commitment to employees is not a focus and they have not yet increased pay to compensate for that difference in company culture.
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Great work/lilfe balance
Supply Chain Specialist (Current Employee) –  Chesterbrook, PAJuly 19, 2016
relaxed environment, great place to work, competitive salary, talented people. Not high pressure or high stress environment. Most people keep to themselves. No micromanagement from leadership.
Pros
great culture, benefits, work life balance
Cons
ever changing management, endless acquisitions
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Productive work space with good culture
Office Services Associate (Current Employee) –  Bedminster, NJMarch 13, 2015
Typical day at work was very busy, there is always something to be doing to stay productive. I went from stocking kitchens to being the only one that purchases and tracks product in my department in a years time. I had to manage my vendors and train/manage a new employee that was brought on board to assist. I had some issues with management that i was reporting to. The co-workers here were simply great. Everyone is very supportive and friendly. The hardest part was the mismanagement and insufficient salary. Other than that I enjoyed all aspects thoroughly.

This is mostly NPS oriented*****
Pros
good people to work with
Cons
poor manager to report to
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learning and training
Senior ship/receiver coordinator (Former Employee) –  Lexington, MAJuly 13, 2016
Learned so much working with GMP materials and shipping of hazardous materials,training on fed ex,ups,hazards,safety,and SOP,s everything is done by the book
Pros
bonuses, awards, free lunches, medical and 401k pluses
Cons
Short handed on personal lots of overtime
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Poor management/ job culture
Manufacturing Associate I (Current Employee) –  Thousand Oaks, CAAugust 5, 2016
Management does not care about the job development of its emplyoees and the culture is all about favoritism. Do not recommend anyone work in the manufacturing department.
Pros
work schedule
Cons
management/ job culture
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Great Compensation, too many re-orgs
Associate Director (Former Employee) –  Wayne, PAAugust 3, 2016
Used to be a great company with an innovative spirit. Over the years with new leadership there have been too many re-orgs leading to change fatigue and uncertainty about job security.
Pros
Compensation and Benefits
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Room to grow
Operations Associate (Former Employee) –  IllinoisJuly 25, 2016
Too new to rate at this time. Just was acquired recently and haven't had the opportunity to fully understand what the company is all about. I am hoping over the next 6 to 12 months things will settle and see the path ahead.
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Great salary, but very weak IT leadership and no career path
IT Manager (Former Employee) –  Chesterbrook, PAOctober 13, 2014
Shire has had approx. 7 CIOs in the last 10 years. Their newest CIO has been there approx. 12 months. Under his leadership, the old, indecisive IT management team remains in place. There is no sense of strategy or direction, and the company is now in limbo, with the proposed takeover by AbbVie in the news most recently. Furthermore, there is a tremendous lack of transparency and honesty in the IT organization.

Their salary and benefits are awesome, but if you want leadership and a career path, this is not the place to go.
Pros
salary, benefits, work/life balance
Cons
leadership, career path, organizational transparency, dishonesty
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Rapidly growing company
Associate Director, Product Quality Complaints (Former Employee) –  Wayne, PAJuly 9, 2016
Shire is a rapidly growing company. CEO level management is constantly working to expand its global presence. Several acquisitions /mergers in the past 12 months.
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Growing company
Development Specialist I (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, MAJuly 2, 2016
Shire was my first company where i learned about the basic of manufacturing and GMP.
I worked on the manufacturing floor as well on the development manufacturing side
Pros
great benefits
Cons
Poor management
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Large Company
Mfg. Associate (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAAugust 31, 2016
Corporate life, Overtime optional, great place to get your feet wet and learn various skills. Has a long history of business practices and networks internationally.
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Great place to work
QC Laboratory Analyst (Current Employee) –  Lexington, MAJuly 20, 2015
Great benefits, great pay, great leadership. Colleagues are intelligent and professional. Opportunities for self development and career growth are plenty.
Pros
Great work environment
Cons
Location
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Used to be a better company to work for than it is now
Senior Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Wayne, PAMarch 21, 2013
Shire is a good company that used to be better and seems to be getting worse. They have tightened their belt significantly and let go of a LOT of their sales force (including myself). They were generous to their employees during my five years with them with some room for advancement. Good benefits, an overall pretty liberal and progressive company (recognized, for example, same sex partners for healthcare benefits). But when they started focusing on cutting their sales force to save money, they brought in ruthless managers and made everyone's lives hell. The company's integrity has decreased, but their products are still solid and the company itself a savvy business.
Pros
generous benefits
Cons
poor, inconsistent management; poor morale; a feeling of expendability
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Productive
Supply Chain Analyst Intern (Former Employee) –  Chesterbrook, PAAugust 19, 2016
Good place to work at, lot of exposure, gaurenteed learning expereince, helpful people, growing company with good work culture
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3.9
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