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Embracing Belonging at Alexion

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Alexion encourages diversity of backgrounds and ideas. We genuinely care for and respect each other, working together as a high-performing team to deliver extraordinary results while embracing different perspectives.

Our commitment to gender and ethnic diversity extends to all ranks within our organization. Our executive team is majority female and represents multiple ethnicities. Similarly, more than half of all Alexion employees are female and represent a multitude of backgrounds.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

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In your career, there is a high likelihood that you will be the member of a team. Sometimes team members work very closely with one another while other times teams are more dependent on individual contributors due to the technical nature of tasks or expertise. We sought to find advice from an expert as to how best to lead a team.

Compliance Champions

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Every person at Alexion is accountable for doing the right thing for patients, every day. The Alexion Compliance team is not just tasked with ensuring that we meet this responsibility; they also provide the right guidance, clarity and resources to help us make decisions with integrity.

Alexion Partners With Playworks New England for Team Building Event

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Recently, Alexion's Quality Systems, Standards, and Compliance Teams connected with Alexion non-profit partner, Playworks New England, for a day of team building. Playworks New England is part of a national organization that works "to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play."

Alexion Employees Build and Donate Wheelchairs to Boston Medical Center

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At Alexion, a core component of our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is Serving Our Communities. Recently, our General Managers (GMs) from around the world came together in Boston for a multiday leadership development workshop.  After one of the sessions, the GMs spent some time together building wheelchairs for patients at Boston Medical Center.

Integrity Matters

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One of the most important components of any team environment is a sense of security. Feeling safe in one's work environment enables many things, among them, the ability to perform a given task or function with integrity. We sat down with Joe Philipose, Vice President of US and Enterprise Compliance, to discuss how he approaches integrity through the lens of instilling a sense of security in the work environment.

How does creating an environment where employees feel safe impact the quality of work?

Alexion Interns Get Career Advice From Senior Leaders

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Each summer, Alexion hosts interns at its headquarters in Boston and its R&D Center of Excellence in New Haven, Connecticut. One of the highlights of the program is Intern Day, a full-day workshop dedicated to advancing the interns’ knowledge of Alexion, providing career coaching and sharing advice from senior leaders. This year, nearly 30 interns participated in the workshop and enjoyed having the opportunity to: 

1. Take a tour of the labs in New Haven, where new therapies are discovered and developed; 

Alexion Intern Returns as Post-Doc Fellow

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The depth of Alexion’s commitment to serving the rare disease community is what kept drawing Global Medical Affairs Fellow, Adam Quicquaro, PharmD, back to the company. After completing his internship in Global Medical Information and Medical Review at Alexion, Adam returned to Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science University to complete his Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

Alexion Partners With PluSport for Second Year

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July in Zurich began with five Alexion employees traveling to Magglingen for the 58th PluSport Day, a recreational sports event that brings together 1,500 athletes with disabilities. This is Alexion’s second year working with PluSport, Switzerland’s umbrella organization for handicapped sports. Alexion employees spent the day refereeing and facilitating a variety of activities including a crowd favorite, the basketball toss. 

Alexion Partners With White & Case to Host a 1L Diversity Fellow at Its Boston Headquarters

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This summer, for the first time, Alexion partnered with law firm White & Case to host a Diversity Fellow at its Boston Headquarters. White & Case’s 1L Diversity Fellowship program provides qualified first-year law students with experience working with clients, specifically those seeking to create an environment where the diversity of thought and background are not only encouraged, but preferred.

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