Alexion employees


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 they inspire us every day to find answers to the most complex scientific challenges.

  • By operating with the highest standards of ethics and integrity, we aspire to live up to the expectations of patients, physicians, and ourselves, and to earn trust in our communities.
  • We encourage 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.
  • The dedication and passion of our employees enable us to stay focused on what matters most. We push ourselves to achieve the highest level of medical innovation, and to redefine what it means to live with a rare disease.

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 seven consecutive years. Learn more about our award-winning drugs and pipeline.


We are building a rewarding place to work where people are empowered to make a difference. At Alexion, 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 dedication and passion it takes to fight for patients and families that have no other options.

We operate with integrity, urgency, and discipline, and we expect a lot of our people, because lives are at stake. We recognize that developing life-changing therapies while simultaneously building a company is hard work, and we 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

At Alexion, diversity of backgrounds and ideas is encouraged, and we engage and involve employees in building an inclusive culture aligned to our values. Recognized as one of the “World's Most Innovative Companies” by Forbes consecutively from 2012 to 2018, we have teams of the best and brightest who provide solutions when others cannot.


Global Locations

In June 2018, Alexion opened its new headquarters in Boston, Mass., which will provide the company with access to a large biopharmaceutical talent pool and a variety of life-sciences partners to further support future growth initiatives. Boston is the primary site for Business Development, Communications, Commercial, Strategy, Development and Legal activity, and many other functions, including Compliance, Finance, Global Operations and Quality, Global Government Affairs, and Human Resources, have a presence in Boston.

New Haven is the Company’s Center of Excellence for its world-class complement research and process development teams, which are dedicated to advancing Alexion’s innovation engine. The positions based in New Haven include employees working in the research and process development laboratories, the clinical supply and quality teams, nurse case management and a number of important enterprise business services.

Alexion has approximately 2,500 employees around the globe and serves 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. Learn more about our global opportunities.