athletic woman with arms over-head and stretchingShire recognizes the importance of being able to provide our employees and their families with quality benefits as a part of their overall total rewards package. Therefore, Shire has developed a comprehensive benefits package that delivers quality and value while satisfying the needs of our workforce.

Shire provides a range of benefit programs that may vary by country and location, but generally include:

  • Retirement
  • Risk Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Assistance Programs

Benefits for US employees include:

  • Medical/dental/vision insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Employer provided Life and AD&D insurance
  • Supplemental employee and dependent Life and AD&D insurance Employer provided disability benefits
  • Paid time off
  • Employee assistance program
  • Educational assistance
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • 401(k)
  • Adoption assistance
  • Healthy Lifestyle reimbursement

Additional details about Shire’s US Benefits may be viewed here.

Shire also offers an Employee Stock Purchase Plan in many of its worldwide locations.

Our Commitment to Veterans

As a company, we are proud and grateful to employ military veterans and thank them for their contributions to our company and our country. See where your military experience can play a role at Shire clicking here to translate your military skills into Shire opportunities.


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Our approach to Responsibility is fundamental to our success and our ability to help people with life-altering conditions live better lives.

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Shire earns top Newsweek Green Ranking

Shire is ranked the #1 "greenest" company in the world by Newsweek.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire is an equal opportunity employer. Shire evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Shire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call +1-484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Fraud Alert

Shire has recently received reports of recruitment scams. Please note that Shire never requests payments or financial information such as bank account numbers from job applicants. Additionally, Shire does not solicit candidates or conduct interviews through text messaging. If you are suspicious of a job offer or solicitation purportedly from or on behalf of Shire, please verify its authenticity by sending an e-mail to with a forwarded copy or screenshot of the email or text.