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Process Operator III (Former Employee), Owings Mills, MDJuly 22, 2013
Pros: good benefits and perks
Shire Pharmacueticals in Owings, Mills MD was a great company.
The benefits, advancement, salary. Unfortunantely the site shutdown in 2011. Main headquarters still open.
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Productive place to work Fun
Group Leader (Former Employee), Owings Mills MdJuly 15, 2013
Pros: pay was great people as well
Cons: non
Very awesome place to work people were nice everyone got along. The company was a great place took care of there employees.
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Greedy managers who earn too much money and complain about not getting enough perks
Senior Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Wayne, PAJuly 13, 2013
Pros: very high pay, especially for the industry, great benefits
Cons: horrible work environment, no way an admin could advance, too many bosses
I have never seen a company pat itself on the back as much as Shire and treat their people terribly, especially their administrative assistants. If you found yourself unluckily in a department with a manager who was only worried about his own advancement, you may as well have signed up for indentured servitude.
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a home away from home
Senior Production Operator (Former Employee), Owings Mills, MDJune 28, 2013
Pros: i loved the everything, paid, benefits, and co-workers etc.
Cons: i hate when shire closed its doors for good
Shire was a company where u keep learning on a daily basic. a place where we was more then an employee, we were more like a family. the employees always went above and beyond the companies expectations and the company did the same thing in return for the employees.
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Very fun work environment and everyone was very helpful
SAP Business Objects application / system tester (Former Employee), Chester, PAJune 3, 2013
Pros: great work environment, awesome people to work with, incredible work atmosphere, very knowledgable management staff, programmers, very good equipement and systems are in front of the industry
Cons: a lot of company and ceo changes currently in process
I learned more in 4 months at Shire than I have learn in a year, I wish my contract was longer but the Shire management staff made sure I finished my work on time and this work experience expanded my knowledge of SAP Business Objects software and process service systems. This work experience at Shire receives an A++++++++ Grade, I pray this company – more... continues this type of work environment and I wish Shire all the best in the future!!!! – less
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Productive and Casual Work Place
Knowledge Management Systems Support Specialist (Current Employee), Chesterbrook, PAMay 6, 2013
1. A typical day at work - UAT testing for an MSL and MedComm application - supporting users - adding and deleting users - modifying the system with the vendor.
Testing on a pilot application which is going live within the next 2 months.
2. What you learned - Not everyone should be treated in the same manner - keep personalities in mind. I work well – more... under pressure when required, which is often. I can work every day to learn a better way to do the job processes and improve upon them as a part of my own on-going Lessons Learned activity.
3. Your co-workers - know your co-workers and how to work with them to benefit both myself and my colleagues.
4. The hardest part of the job - Writing scripts at a level where you test all scenarios but not too much testing lest you never get the project into Production.
5. The most enjoyable part of the job - Delivery of very good work in a timely fashion and helping other colleagues to keep the workload processes moving smoothly. – less
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Great company
Account Manager (Current Employee), San Diego, CAApril 27, 2013
Excelled in all of my roles within Shire. Shire has great opportunities to excel in your career through advancement opportunities to top performers.
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great place to work
Warehouse/Driver - Chain Supply (Former Employee), Reading, MAApril 22, 2013
Pros: free lunches
Cons: gossip!!
Great atmosphere! Dynamite job. In work at a early time. Had plenty of O.T.
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Great place to work
PPM Data Analyst (Current Employee), Chesterbrook, PAApril 14, 2013
Shire Pharma was productive with a great environment. I learned a lot here.
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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
Pros: generous benefits
Cons: poor, inconsistent management; poor morale; a feeling of expendability
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, – more... 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. – less
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Productive and fun workplace
Inventory Control Specialist (Former Employee), Cambridge, MAJanuary 31, 2013
A typical day at work was always completing my dialy task and helping or assiting others during down time.I learned that if you are dedicated and passionate about what you love then you will be successful in your career. I Loved walking into the room of diveserfied and respectful group of individuals.The hardest part of the job was making sure the job – more... was done before leaving the shift and staying overtime if it wasnt.The most enjoyable part of the job is that everyone place titles aside and treated everyone equally. – less
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Great place to work with great people
Sr Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Chesterbrook, PAJanuary 25, 2013
Pros: good place to work, gym within walking distance, nice cafe
Cons: they tend not to hire contactors, so you have to get your own costly insurance.
I worked at Shire for three and half years. Its was a good experience with great co-workers.
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Shire is a great organization!
Bio-Pharmaceutical Specialty Representative (Current Employee), Birmingham/Montgomery, ALNovember 27, 2012
Shire is a great organization! It's a wonderful place to learn and grow.
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An independent work environment which requires a self driven person
Senior Specialty Sales Representative (Current Employee), Houston, TXNovember 8, 2012
Pros: relationship and rapport building is a must, good products to sell and overall great company
Cons: more offices trending toward "no rep" policies, managed care is out of our control and generics
I have 90 targeted physicians I call on which are ranked from 1-90 based on call priority. I set up a detailed, daily itinerary based on factors such as the best times of day to see my physicians/staff and the geographic part of town I'll be in that day. Even though I stick to this itinerary as much as possible, I am constantly updating and revising – more... my schedule based on my target office needs. On every call I am discussing different patient profiles which would benefit most from our medications along with success or limitations of the products that the physician is experiencing. I do this only with FDA- approved resources and visual aids. Also, I present this information to the staff as well. Naturally, I have to adjust my presentation depending on which position I am speaking with. Setting up lunches is a vital part of what I do. Having lunch with the physicians and staff provides significantly more time with them and I feel this is when I am at my best as far as driving results and building rapport with my offices. The hardest part of my job is finding new and creative ways to discuss the same information while staying compliant. The most enjoyable part of my job is that I get to build and maintain relationships with everyone in my target offices. This is something I am truly passionate about and a very enjoyable part of my job. My co-workers and I see each other only a few times a year (professionally) at quarterly meetings but keep in constant contact via conference calls and phone conversations. My employer knows about my relocation to Seattle and my current manager is included in my references. – less
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Fun workplace
Executive Assistant (Current Employee), Wayne, PAOctober 8, 2012
Pros: can work from home
Cons: no promotional opportunity
Great place to work, very diverse, family oriented. Co-workers are great to collaborate with and we enjoy team building activities.
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Growing company
Manufacturing (Former Employee), Cambridge, MAOctober 1, 2012
Competitive company with many different types of people. Different leaders greatly affect your personal experience.
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Pharmaceutical Sales, Territory Managment, Specialty Sales
Professional Specialty Sales Representative (Former Employee), Springfield, MASeptember 26, 2012
Selling two branded ADHD products to Psychiatrists and Pediatricians in both offices settings and hospital settings. Working as a territory manager without team members to grow Market Share in a challenging managed care landscape. Learned how to manage my territory/business through building business acumen skills. Strategic and self motivated to overcome – more... access, managed care and hospital formulary challenges. – less
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Compensation is good, but you pay the price with the culture and upper management.
Regional Sales Director (Former Employee), PASeptember 5, 2012
The environment is micromanaged. The annual raises are less and less each year. The culture continues to diminish every year.
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worst experience
development specialist (Former Employee), lexington, maAugust 16, 2012
I was at the company for 4 years. It was always busy, lots of micromanagement, playing favorites, back stabbing. Big gap between management and employees. Would not recommend. Might not be true for the whole company, but true for some departments
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Great company to work for with decent benefits.
Senior Professional Sales Representative (Former Employee), Raleigh, NCAugust 10, 2012
Pros: competitive sales environment & customer based selling approach
Cons: example: short breaks, healthcare, etc.
This company has a fairly typical work schedule for the pharmaceutical industry. They maintain an ethical sales approach with strict attention to FDA guidelines. The training programs were great and going through the customer based training programs opened my mind to many news ways for approaching physicians and adapting to each office's environment.

– August 13, 2012

Then how come the GI Vice President was fired along with is 5 Zone Directors becausse they were talking "off label?" It is a Federal Crime for Shire to talk "off label" yet they think they can get away with it and do it anyway. Not sure if the FDA even found out yet. It's a federal crime, so there's NO ethics followed at Shire. They do what they want to do. And it's usually illegal.

About Shire

Shire plc (Shire) is a specialty biopharmaceutical company that focuses on meeting the needs of the specialist physician. Shire – Read more