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  • 2 employees say

    Excellent (0)
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    Good (0)
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    Satisfactory (2)
    100%
    Subpar (0)
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    2.53
  • 0 applicants say

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    Good (0)
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    Satisfactory (0)
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    Subpar (0)
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    0.00

Reviews for Spark Therapeutics, Inc.

Reviews - What employees say

2.53 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 16.Nov 2017
  • Employee

Teamwork

Folks sitting in the same cube farm have no idea what others are working on. Same goes for the labs.

Freedom to work independently

It is imperative to work independently since there is no real leadership that can coordinate efforts.

Internal Communication

Most important information is only shared with Sr. Management. In trying to please the market place, more is shared with investors than with internal staff.

Gender Equality

there is seemingly gender equality since the idea for all the research comes from a female.

Attitude towards older colleagues

The younger the better, seems to be the model. This way, Sr. managers always have the greater experience. There is never an attitude to hire anyone who is more knowledgeable in any area more than Sr. management.

Career Development

Once you come in at a certain level, that is where you will stay. Sr. management brings in friends to take the higher positions that sometimes have been created just for them.

Office / Work Environment

Snazzy office.

Environmental Friendliness

This is one area that is positive, they use real flatware, coffee cups , plates and glasses.
Dishwashers are utilized to make a serious dent on trash going into the environment.

Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance is excellent for the executives. Millions of bonus and stock options going to the leadership team. as for the rest of the workers, life isn't that great.

Challenging Work

the work is challenging but the managers will not let lower level employees do what is needed

Inclusive / Diverse

They are very diverse but only for admin jobs. there is no diversity at higher levels.

Suggestions for improvement

  • There needs to be real leadership. Emphasis is always on the market, not on the employees. Moral will improve with better leaders.

What I like about the company

The research is ground breaking! If successful, this is the beginning of serious benefits to the health and approach to therapies for folks with genetic illnesses.

What I dislike about the company

It is blatant greed that drives the Sr. management team. They are perfect examples of how bringing drugs and therapies to market are so costly.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00
  • Company
    Spark Therapeutics, Inc.
  • City
    Philadelphia
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Temporary
  • Department
    Administration

The following perks were offered to me

Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 07.Jul 2017
  • Employee

Support from management

They are disjointed. There are no common goals

Teamwork

Folks try to work together without strong leadership

Freedom to work independently

Lead micro manages.

Internal Communication

More is communicated on any company outings than on corporate initiatives. We fond ou more from external sources.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Token elders are still there.

Career Development

They hire from without by bringing colleagues from former jobs

Overall compensation for your work

They are paying VERY well especially to the Execs. This is burning through research grants.

Office / Work Environment

Very high end office. It puts on a good front for any investors.

Environmental Friendliness

They give it a decent try.

Work-Life Balance

Executives have a fantastic work life balance. When they are not on vacation, they jet all over the world on "business" and only stay in the best hotels

Company Image

They are all about image but the industry is wise to the game.

Job Security

Extremely secure for the cronies no matter how incompetent.

Workplace Safety

They can pick the offices down but there are only glass walls. In the event of a shooter, everyone is visable.

Challenging Work

The science is very challenging.

Inclusive / Diverse

Execs are mostly white males and are balanced by the women of color in the administrative roles

Suggestions for improvement

  • Stop blowing the millions on executive perks and get to the real focus of developing life changing therapies.

What I like about the company

Easy access . Good pay.

What I dislike about the company

Cronieism.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Spark Therapeutics, Inc.
  • City
    Philadelphia
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Temporary
  • Department
    Human resources/recruiting

The following perks were offered to me

Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

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Review averages

  • 2 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (2)
    100%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    2.53
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
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    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Spark Therapeutics, Inc.
2.53
2 reviews

Industry average (Pharmaceuticals/Biotech)
3.12
57,198 reviews

kununu average
3.39
3,439,000 reviews