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Shire Reviews

Updated Oct 1, 2019

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Shire CEO Flemming Ornskov, MD
Flemming Ornskov, MD
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  1. "Worked at Shire as a Sales Rep Full Time for 1 year"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Shire

    Pros

    Great culture and support from direct reports and local team

    Cons

    Company managed out of Boston and recent acquisition of Baxalta has triggered important cost-cutting measures and reduction of headcount through attrition

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    Shire2017-10-17
  2. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - CRITICAL SYSTEMS MANAGER in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shire full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great training. Great and knowledgeable hourly staff Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Too much favoritism and grudge holding from upper middle and lower senior mgmt.

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    Shire2019-10-02
  3. "Good company in rare diseases field"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Paris
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shire full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    CE, little team, job opportunity, good quality of life

    Cons

    Low income, old company, no corporate identity

    Shire2019-08-21
  4. "Terrible management"

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    Current Employee - SFA 

    I have been working at Shire full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good people to work with

    Cons

    too many bad managers there

    Shire2019-09-06
  5. "Excellent career opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Athens
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shire full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent career opportunities Continuous development Very good cooperation with Head Office Work/Life balance

    Cons

    The management from Italy of the Italy/Greece cluster was very poor and there was no planning. They was always about politics and creation of a nice picture for the cluster, which was not real. There was lack of financial experience from Italy resulting to frequent issues and damage to the company. Unfortunately it took 3 years for Shire to realize the problem and isolate those people.

    Shire2019-07-26
  6. "Work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Shire full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance and good colleagues

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think off.

    Shire2019-07-24
  7. "Pros and Cons"

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    Current Employee - Manager 

    I have been working at Shire full-time

    Pros

    A good place to work where you make a difference in the lives of patients.

    Cons

    Frequent acquisitions and divestures can sometimes lead to a bumpy ride (but this also brings opportunities).

    Shire2019-07-23
  8. "Rare disease patient-centric"

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    Former Employee - Medical Affairs Director in Taipei
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shire full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Open communication and strong patient support

    Cons

    Too lean for end-to-end work follow-up

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    Shire2019-07-19
  9. "Dynamic environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager 

    I worked at Shire full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic environment caused many job responsibility changes, which created opportunities

    Cons

    May not fit for some people

    Shire2019-07-19
  10. "Awful company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Planner in Paddington, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Shire full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working hours and nice building

    Cons

    Awful company to work for

    Shire2019-08-20
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