Culture & Values

At Shire, we are champions for people around the world who are struggling with rare diseases – they are at the center of everything we do. Our patient and customer focused culture encourages employees to embrace innovation and challenge the status quo through respectful and inclusive engagement with colleagues.

Honesty and transparency are inherent in all that we do as we work with a high sense of urgency to become a leading global biotech delivering innovative therapies to patients with rare diseases and other specialty conditions.

We foster an environment where leaders are positive, accountable, results driven, and great people managers. Our employees own their development in partnership with their manager, understand and leverage their strengths, bring their whole selves to work, and like the leaders they are expected to eventually become, share the essential traits of being positive, accountable and results driven.

Our non-hierarchical structure and clear reporting lines enable quick decision making, nimble execution and the opportunity for employees to enjoy the work and grow to their fullest potential.

We are committed to recruiting, developing and retaining top talent who take a responsible and ethical approach to all that we do and who want to make a difference in the lives of patients across the globe.

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“Organizations and individuals that are driven by their why – their purpose, their cause, their belief – are the ones that are inspired to lead and change the world; the ones that inspire others.”

Joanne Cordeiro, CHRO

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employees in 65+ countries

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Strong pipeline of innovative therapies. Nearly 40 programs in our clinical pipeline.

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Marketed products available in more than 100 countries.