Intarcia Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Intarcia Therapeutics is an American biopharmaceutical company based in Boston, MA and incorporated under the laws of Delaware. It was founded in 1995 under the name "BioMedicines" and changed to its present name in 2004. In 2013, Intarcia relocated its headquarters to Boston, keeping its manufacturing facility in Hayward, CA. In addition to Boston and Hayward, Intarcia also has a location in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, where it discovers and develops peptides for its drug delivery system.
"Extensive Work and Toxic Environment" says an Intarcia former employee on Glassdoor on September 2, 2020:
"The toxic environment from working with the swing shift and politics. Two of the managers were married and they were working together collectively to manipulate the team.
Get rid of the family ties and hire new managers that would actually do the job."
Contractor (Former Employee) says"Stay away from Intarcia - management is delusional and out of touch with the rank-and-file. Contractors are treated horribly, no desks or dedicated workspaces so you will be thrown into any available room with 10-12 other contractors. Avoid this company as it will likely fail!"
Document Associate (Current Employee) says"Was told this was a six-month to permanent role, I left my current situation with the promise the role would convert to a permanent role after that time. A few weeks later, was informed by a manager that the job was only going on for a few more weeks. The old bait & switch. I was perfectly fine and secure in the job I left to take this assignment.Counter commute, not much traffic battleNo one knows what’s going on in this business. NO ONE."
Management (Current Employee) says"There is a lack of communication from middle management to individual contributors. There’s always a sense of urgency with very unclear direction. Instead of each department working together to accomplish a task or project each department operates as a fiefdom in which collaboration across the hall for the better good doesn’t occur as much as it should in a startup environment. Only way to get your way is through politics of who has the shorter line to the VP - unfortunately. Lots of favoritism - especially favoritism of the unskilled. There’s no real transparency from the director level and below. The lower you go the murkier it gets. There are some people with a very good and collaborative mindset but they’re very few and far between. Not the best environment for starters. And definitely not a good environment for the quiet talented individuals. Base salary provided you are exempt and negotiated well.Middle management - lack of leadership, communication, & direction"
Sr. Manager (Former Employee) says"The product was unique and there was a lot of learning to do for a drug-device combination product. However, the overall company strategic goals were poorly defined and management was not aligned on the overall objectives. Poor communication from management and not enough trust of their employees."
Senior Buyer Intarcia Therapeutics (Current Employee) says"Overall, it's a good company. Wish they had more room for growth, but at the moment they do not. Once they go commercial they my open up more jobs. They're struggling getting the drug approved by the FDA."
Manager (Current Employee) says"The company is in the right direction in the hopes of helping millions of people with Type II diabetes. The revolutionary device and drug combination will nullify the adherence issue."
Accounting Intern (Former Employee) says"Great product and great company vision. However, management seemed weak and distant from employees. No motivation to do your job other than the fact that you have to do your job. I did not learn much but I picked up a few important skills in MS Excel and SAP. Company seemed very disorganized and was not an inviting nor exciting atmosphere to work for."