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Love showing up to work everyday
Anonymous (Current Employee) –  Lexington, MAJuly 23, 2017
Shire is a great place to work and a great environment to be a part of. I look forward to being able to come to work here everyday which is more than most people can say about their jobs.
Pros
Great Pay, Good benefits.
Cons
The unkown
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Beautiful facility with positive-minded employees
Critical Systems/HVAC/Electrical Group Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Thousand Oaks, CAJuly 22, 2017
Shire is a biotech facility, specializing in the production of medicines for rare diseases.
Overall, the facility and location is beautiful and makes the day-to-day work process as enjoyable as possible.
The only negative that can be noted is the company was bought by a larger company within the last year (Shire, formally Baxalta/Baxter). The acquisition of a company by a larger company creates a stressful environment due to the uncertainty of job stability due to the ever-changing environment created by the aforementioned acquisition.
Pros
nice cafeteria, friendly staff, beautiful campus in a beautiful area
Cons
company was recently bought by a larger company, creating change throughout the facility
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Starts off ok but ends not so good
Medical Health Technician (Former Employee) –  Sioux City, IAJuly 18, 2017
Great Benefits but the wok environment is very stressful. you're pushed more for speed and accuracy/ productivity than interacting with the donors. On your feet for hours and very short breaks. Lots of favortism and unfairness,among management. Lots of aversive racism, among management. If you can manage to suck up and put up with a lot of cattiness, and favortism as well as racial favor, you might be able to make it there. communicating unfavorable issues with management , creates.a more chaotic work environment for you.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Bad management
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Senior Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Lexington, MAJuly 18, 2017
Your manager/group is very important. This will determine your work/life balance and what you are expected to contribute during off hours. Find a great fit and you will be all set.
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Little company buys big company...
Yes (Current Employee) –  Bannockburn, ILJuly 13, 2017
After Shire purchased Baxalta, the "integration" was not well executed (still nowhere near done) and meanwhile Shire leadership looks to shed overhead by going with the outsourcing model that worked so well for that smaller company. This means that the leadership is constantly shifting the playing field and really gives very little feeling of security to the legacy Baxalta employees.
That being said, the people are a good group and I learned a ton of new things that I would not have learned in my previous position.
Pros
Typical perks - great cafeteria, workout room, free coffee, etc.
Cons
Not a stable place to work. Managed remotely and not well IMHO.
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Good and bad
QlikView Qlik Sense Architect (Former Employee) –  Exton, PAJuly 13, 2017
Shire has good people and great benefits. However it grew by acquisition and it's management is Lexington based. So you do not have a true feeling of being one company especially if you work outside of Lexington. Also there is no true ownership of work. You are there for your salary.
Pros
I don't know anyone who has better 401k matching
Cons
Your not part of the company
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Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  Janesville, WIJuly 10, 2017
Great company with growth opportunities. Dedicated to patients and providing the highest quality services and products. Shire does a great job of communicating and cascading information down to staff and management.
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Ok place to work
Business Systems Analyst (Current Employee) –  Covington, GAJuly 10, 2017
Shire is an extremely large company and with that comes a feeling of unimportance. The company states that "employees are the number one asset", but the culture of day to day operations does not give merit to that statement.
Pros
Decent 401k
Cons
Subpar management
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Ongoing organizational changes create a culture of uncertainty
Clinical Education Specialist (Current Employee) –  United StatesJuly 7, 2017
shire is a great place to work, however ongoing organizational changes leave employees feeling uncertain during the change process with little communication.
Pros
good work life balance, great pay and benefits, separate franchises developing strong cross collaboration
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Great pay and benefits, inept management
Sales Specialist Ophthalmics (Current Employee) –  United StatesJune 27, 2017
no job security based on management lack of direction
constantly positioning sales force as most important aspect yet ridiculous strategic moves are made with little or no input from sales force.
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Management promoting work/life balance
Quality Assurance (Current Employee) –  Social Circle, GAJune 25, 2017
Compensation and benefits could be better
The company does offer challenging work for those who are up to the challenge. Culture now promoting work/life balance more.
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Good company to work for with good management.
CONSULTANT (Current Employee) –  Exton, PAJune 25, 2017
The company has good management team in place and are has flexible work hours. They have excellent benefits and the Exton location is a shared service facility.
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Fun and fulfilling work place
Facilities Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Lexington, MAJune 22, 2017
Shire is a great company to work for. The benefits are great, 401k match is amazing, and offer some amazing programs. They have child adoption assistance. They will pay for school up to 10k per year in your related field. They have legal assistance and discounts. I came from a military background with no Biotech experience and everyone is very accommodating and will take the time to teach you. The hardest part of my job is the current uncertainty of the direction of the company. The most enjoyable part is my 4 day work week working 10 hours per day to get my 40hrs. This is a very easy company to work for and great pay.
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Pharma Company
CNS Specialty Professional Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  GeorgiaJune 20, 2017
The company was fine. I think it was very typical of any sales job - your manager makes your job. I had 3 awesome managers and 2 terrible ones. The last 2 (the awful ones) didn't make it very long.
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A very good place to work
Systems Analyst/Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Bannockburn, ILJune 20, 2017
The work was challenging, learned a lot. The management treated as really good.
Had good experience in working with external vendors, had enough freedom to take decisions.
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Great
Process Analytics Engineer (Current Employee) –  Lexington, MAJune 20, 2017
Great work place with good work environment and team support. Work life balance is amazing and work times are flexible. Competitive opportunities and skill improvement opportunities
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Bad working conditions
Documentation Coordinator II (Former Employee) –  Lexington, MAJune 16, 2017
While working at Shire I was seated in a very cold office. I was told to bring a blanket and slippers to work because the office needed to remain cold. There were more personal conversations than work related conversations going on. Some management were racist. Favoritism and sucking up are the key aspects to getting ahead at Shire. Also, Shire lacks sufficient parking. Therefore, some employees are shuttled to and from their cars. The shuttles take a while and therefore you are always running late either to start work, go to lunch and return or leave for work.
Pros
Pay okay
Cons
Environment and culture sucks
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Aggressive growing company
Sr. Principal Engineer (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJune 15, 2017
I worked for Shire for less than one year, and there is no too much comments. Shire took over the previous Baxalta/Baxter. The period I work for Shire was under a chaos due to company transition.
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Medical support specialist-LPN/RN beware
MSS- LPN (Former Employee) –  IdahoJune 3, 2017
For a job that is required to have a nurse on staff at all times, the lack of respect for your knowledge and credientials is awful! The job doesn't use any real nursing skills and you are treated as if you don't have any skills or knowledge. The job is completely different than any other nursing type job. Lots of down time, very small raises, cross training to other departments req'd but no extra compensation for that, negative work environment, no consideration for personal life and they expect the job to always come first.
Super long hiring process.
Pros
Good benefits and no nights or Sundays.
Cons
very depressing work environment and terrible management
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Easy work , Great benefits and pay
Senior Supply Handler- Manufacturing Tech II (Former Employee) –  Round Lake, ILMay 31, 2017
I had a good experience there co-workers are great people. I really liked the fact that they respected my opinions on manufacturing improvements and attendance policy.
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