At Horizon Pharma plc, 94 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 374 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.13. It was published on Jul 21, 2016. 4313 Visitors

What Employees Say

Our facilities contribute to a good working environment.
People here are given a lot of responsibility.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
Management is competent at running the business.

What They Do

We asked Horizon Pharma plc to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Horizon Pharma is a biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying, developing, acquiring and commercializing medicines that address unmet medical needs.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals
US Headquarters: Lake Forest, Illinois US Sites: 3
Major Locations: Lake Forest, Illinois; Chicago, Illinois US Employees: 892
US Revenues: $757 million Worldwide Revenues: $757 million
Employees Worldwide: 892 Corporate Structure: Public
Stock Symbol: HZNP Founded: 2005

Horizon Pharma plc has been awarded:

Best Workplaces in Chicago 2017 (ranked 2)

Best Workplaces in Health Care 2017 (ranked 7)

Best Medium Workplaces 2016 (ranked 22)


Perks and Programs

We asked Horizon Pharma plc to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Fitness Membership: Horizon provides a $30 monthly subsidy for fitness membership. In addition, Horizon also has a relationship with several fitness gyms that offer a discounted membership to its employees.
  • Massages: Horizon has a masseuse onsite several times a month and encourages employees to schedule appointments during work hours to de-stress.
  • Barista: Horizon provides a free barista service on site in its cafe that is available to make employees caffeinated beverages of their choice.
  • Game Room: Horizon has a game room on site and encourages its employees to de-stress by sitting in the massage chair, playing pinball, darts, pacman, a video game console, putting on the green, etc.
  • Transportation: Horizon provides a shuttle service and Uber to/from the train station to the office.
  • Prescriptions: Horizon employees have $0 out of pocket costs for all Horizon medicines.
  • CSR: Horizon facilitates a multitude of opportunities for employees to volunteer and give back to their community. These opportunities include an annual corporate volunteer project, monthly donation drives, mentoring opportunities, and an employee donation matching program.
  • Zip Car: Horizon has secured a Zip Car discount for its employees.


$66,372 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Administrative Assistant $81,088 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Territory Manager
50% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 6% of an employee's salary85% Company-paid health coverage for employees
85% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 85% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance


  • 401(k)
  • Stock options to employees
  • Restricted stock units to employees
  • Pre-tax savings account
  • Employee stock purchase plan


  • Free snacks during the day
  • Subsidized lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • Massage therapy
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Free beverages during the day
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Convenience store
  • Dry cleaning
Horizon Team


27 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 27 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
7 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 7 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (80% use it)
  • Telecommute option


35 days Job-protected maternity leave


  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


    • Medical care
    • Vision care
    • Mental health care
    • Fertility treatments
    • Dental care
    • Prescription drug subsidy
    • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)


    • Flu shots
    • Subsidized offsite gym memberships
    • Fitness center

    Community Involvement & Philanthropy

    $1,000,000 Philanthropic donations in last year $2,000 Total company-matched employee donations in last year


    • Formal programs support professional development for: Women
    • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
    • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

    Executive Diversity

    Horizon Volunteering



    How to Get Hired

    We asked Horizon Pharma plc for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

    What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

    Some of the characteristics we look for during the recruitment process is the ability to deal with ambiguity, results driven, flexibility and action oriented.

    What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

    Do research on our organization and product line prior to having conversations with internal stakeholders

    Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

    Most of our upcoming activity will be in sales.  

    What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

    Our website is the best place to look at for company information and open positions.

    hiring Outlook

    30 Job openings forecast for coming year 28% Job Growth
    15 Average applicants per opening 6,900 Applications received
    320 Positions filled in past year 40% New hires by employee referrals
    244 New positions created 10 Jobs filled by current employees
    Yes Recruits on college campuses 9 New graduates hired
    32% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees 13% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
    * All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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