Shire Layoffs

Discussion in 'Shire' started by Anonymous, May 18, 2013 at 4:27 PM.

  1. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    How many layoffs have you had at Shire in the last several years?
     
  2. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Only one has ever taken place.
     
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    That's because they are done a couple or few employees at a time over time so it's less noticeable and can't really be called a "layoff". Wery wascally wabbitish of them.
     
  4. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Not true. There has been one round of layoffs in ADHD (more to come). One round of layoffs in GI (more to come). And 3 rounds of layoffs in Renal (until they did away with BU altogether).
     
  5. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    They could be many more layoffs with the BMS acquisition - why do you think Flemming has made as many changes as he has??? Makes us more streamlined and easier to shut down Chesterbrook.
     
  6. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Not sure that the field sales force would be affected by BMS acquisition. They need to support the product and you can't do that without a sales force.
     
  7. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    when did ADHD have layoffs? How many? Doesn't Vyvanse have patent for years?
     
  8. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Back in November laid off about 50 reps and cut dead weight. We are lean and mean right now and ready for the acquisition.
     
  9. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Screw that! Great reps got let go for no reason other than to fatten the wallets of corporate.
     
  10. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Good pharma reps?? what the hell does that mean? You can deliver food with the best of them? Well done.
     
  11. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    30k severance and got a real job in device.
    Regards,
    Dead Weight
     
  12. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    In my three years at Chesterbrook, people mysteriously disappeared every week. All you needed to do is get on the wrong side of one of their inexperienced managers and you are toast. HR doesn't have any power, nor represents the company like at the major pharma companies. If some half rate manager wants you gone, they just do it. I've been asked by three industry recruiters so far what's wrong with Shire since they seem to spit out so many good people. The crying shame is that the know nothing people they've allowed to be in charge blow out anyone better than themselves. So you know where that will go...
     
  13. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    Beautiful reply. All I can say is - ditto.

    Regards,
    Dead Weight #2
     
  14. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest


    I am so thankful Shire forced me out and made me get a real job. You dont see losers with glow sticks and noise makers at our national sales meetings. Device is another world. A much better world.

    Time for an ice cream social. Back to school is right around the corner!


    More dead weight
     
  15. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    hi there.... with the last round of layoffs...
    was the severence mostly 24 weeks (obviously based on title and tenure)
    or were some reps given 36 weeks?
    An honest response would be much appreciated!
    thanks
     
  16. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    If I remember correctly it was 2 weeks pay for every year you were with the company.
     

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