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WHY CHOOSE ALEXION?

There are many factors that set Alexion apart from other biopharmaceutical companies, but above all is the intimate connection we share with patients. They are our Guiding Star and we serve them every day with our hearts and minds.

  • We listen to patients with humility, dedicating ourselves to understanding their unique journeys and delivering transformative therapies. With passion and persistence, we help each patient find answers and overcome obstacles.
  • By operating with the highest standards of ethics and integrity, we build trust with patients and their families.
  • We genuinely care for and respect each other, working together as a high-performing team to deliver extraordinary results.
  • We push ourselves to imagine the possibilities, redefine innovation, and change lives. We have the courage to ask the difficult questions, explore and embrace bold ideas, and learn from one another and the world around us.

Patients are the real heroes. They inspire us daily and are the living embodiment of the purpose behind our work. As our Guiding Star, they remind us of that every day.

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Working at Alexion

At Alexion, we are explorers, transformers, innovators and adventurers. And at the heart of everything we do is an intense desire to pursue the toughest challenges and truly change the world for patients.

One Patient at a Time

Alexion's intimate patient connection is driven by our focus on devastating and rare diseases. We discover, develop and deliver treatment options for patients who have heard “no” for far too long. For this small pool of individuals, we may be their last hope. Here, we understand patients' stories, their families, their struggles and their successes. Our mission to deliver medical breakthroughs is propelled by our commitment to transform lives – we push ourselves every day so that patients can finally hear “yes.”

Award-winning Innovation

Alexion's unwavering commitment to breakthrough innovation isn't a choice, it's a necessity. We engineer our own path because the scientific challenges we choose to tackle require it, and our patients' lives depend on it. We are incredibly proud that our work has been recognized globally through some of the industry's highest honors, including the Prix Galien Award for Soliris® (eculizumab) and Kanuma® (sebelipase alfa), and recognition on Forbes' “World's Most Innovative Companies” list for five consecutive years. Learn more about our award-winning drugs and pipeline.

 

Culture

Here, every employee has a stake in the lives of the patients we serve. We never shy away from daunting challenges, because we're fighting for patients who often have no other options-many of whom are infants and children. We push scientific boundaries, work outside of our comfort zones and stand up to adversity, because lives depend on our collective success. With this great responsibility comes the satisfaction that your contribution makes a real and significant difference.

Life at Alexion

At Alexion, you're encouraged to take on the most daunting of challenges, settle for nothing less than transformation and push the boundaries of what science has traditionally offered.

Our Values

Serve Patients

  • We put patients at the heart of decisions we make
  • We seek to understand patients’ journeys and with our passion and persistence, help each patient find answers and deliver transformative therapies that change lives
  • We collaborate and partner with the world around us to create value for patients

Act with Integrity

  • We embrace compliance and quality as essential to everything we do
  • We build trust and earn credibility by doing things the right way
  • We are all leaders and accountable to each other, patients, customers, stakeholders and shareholders

Empower People

  • We trust, value, respect and empower team members
  • We unlock value through diversity of people, ideas, cross-functional collaboration and continuous learning
  • We celebrate success and embrace failure as an opportunity to learn and improve

Innovate for Solutions

  • We innovate with discipline and focus to seek creative solutions in all aspects of our work
  • We take balanced risks and encourage experimentation
  • We actively listen with humility to diverse internal and external inputs, and harness new ideas
 

What Does it Take to Work at Alexion?

Those who thrive at Alexion are naturally resourceful, willingly hands-on and ambitiously driven to take on multiple challenges at any given time. Most of all, they have the passion it takes to fight for patients and families that have no other options.

We operate with urgency and intensity, and we expect a lot of our people, because lives depend on us. We recognize that developing life-changing therapies while simultaneously building a company is hard work, and go to great lengths to make sure our employees feel rewarded, supported and fulfilled. Here, career paths aren’t predefined and bureaucratic limitations don't exist — you have the opportunity to grow, learn from industry pioneers and develop the way you want to.

Corporate Giving

Alexion embraces the communities in which we operate. To help tackle pressing social needs in our communities, we support non-profit organizations with monetary grants and harness the power of our global workforce for a Global Day of Service, during which we work with charitable organizations around the world. For more information on our commitment to corporate responsibility, please click here.

Diversity & Inclusion

Recognized as one of the “World's Most Innovative Companies” by Forbes consecutively from 2012 to 2016, we have teams of the best and brightest who provide solutions when others cannot. Because we know that innovation comes from diversity of thought and experience, we engage and involve employees in building an inclusive culture aligned to our values.

 
 
 

Global Locations

New Haven Headquarters

In 2016, Alexion's global corporate headquarters returned to New Haven, Connecticut, where the company was founded in 1992.

Conveniently located between New York City and Boston, New Haven is an emerging biopharmaceutical community along the Long Island Sound that offers something for everyone. From museums and theater, to shopping and outdoor recreation, residents have the luxury of trying new things without ever having to leave their backyard.

Just blocks away from Yale Medical School, Alexion's 14-story state-of-the-art office and lab research center was designed to be LEED Platinum certified, and is part of New Haven's Downtown Crossing urban revitalization project — an ongoing effort to rebuild the community, create jobs and ensure that local businesses flourish.

From New Haven to the World

With approximately 3,000 employees around the globe, Alexion has offices in more than 25 countries, including Switzerland, Ireland, India, France, Japan, and Australia, and is serving patients in more than 50 countries. There are limitless opportunities for talented individuals to work across functions and geographies. Taking on new challenges and building the future of the company. For more information on our global locations, please click here.

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