Public Affairs and Communications, Ireland
11 Nov 2008
What we’ll cover…
Wyeth At A Glance
1860 by two Wyeth brothers in Philadelphia
American Home Products Corporation
Changed to Wyeth in 2002
Madison, New Jersey
Approximately 50,000 employees worldwide: 26,000 U.S. and 24,000
Exports less that
Employment less than 2000
50% hold a third
120 companies including 13 of the top 16
Replacement value of the investment by the
pharma sector in the Irish economy exceeds
5.9 billion invested
Exports less that
Employment less than 2,000
Availability of fully serviced 90 acre site
Quality and availability of workforce
Support from Government, IDA Ireland and South
Dublin County Council
Corporation Tax regime in Ireland
Focus on Research in Ireland
30 years of manufacturing experience in Ireland
Once a muddy field in Clondalkin…
Now… A Centre of Biotechnology
Grange Castle At
Largest capital investment ever undertaken by Wyeth
Recruited 1,250 employees and 500 contractors
Producing some of the world’s top medicines
The anchor for the establishment of a biotechnology cluster
One of the largest and most respected biotech campuses in
Aerial View of Grange Castle
Quality & Administration
Grange Castle Products
The first advance in 20 years
for the treatment of moderately
to severely active rheumatoid
arthritis (RA) in adult and
for the treatment
of complicated intra
Relistor is a new product,
which will be used for the
treatment of opioid
side effects, including
constipation and post
operative bowel dysfunction.
31,000 job applications to date
15,000 Interviews conducted to date
1,250 direct staff in place today
500 full time indirect staff
11% of employees relocated from international locations
Half of this group are Irish people returning home
65% have University Degrees
55% male; 45% female
Average age 33
Applied Neurotherapeutics Research Group in Association with
University College Dublin (UCD) and Trinity College Dublin
Research project on biopharmaceutical production in
association with Dublin City University
Wyeth Protein Discovery and Optimisation Laboratory located at
the Conway Institute, UCD
Collaboration with Opsona Therapeutics Limited, a campus
company at Trinity College Dublin
Collaboration with Diabetes Research centre in UCD
Graduate Recruitment Programme
Is The Culture Right ?
Working together to achieve a common goal and having lots of fun along the way.
Key values which are Quality, Integrity, Respect for people, Leadership and Team work.
We believe the way to build a successful business is to hire the right candidates for the
Is The Balance Right?
We are committed to achieving work/life balance.
Always looking at new ways to assist people to achieve work/life balance.
Excellent onsite cafeteria & Starbucks Café.
Wide range of sports and social clubs.
Junior Achievement & Barretstown.
Credit union, banking, dry cleaning and even massage services are also available
Is The Career Right?
We hire candidates with a variety of different industry and life experiences.
From an educational perspective we are always interested in hearing from candidates
with an interest in Science and Technology and who have a leaving certificate, Diploma
or Degree etc.
We are an innovative company and as a company, we are always looking at developing
products that can change and enhance people lives.
Working in Wyeth will give people job satisfaction, pride and above all they will play a
part in changing people lives.
Making career decisions is always difficult but choosing a career in Wyeth makes that
decision even easier as we offer development plans, mentoring and coaching.
Typical Graduate Roles in Wyeth
Analysts in Quality Control
Immunology, Cellular Test Technologies &
Cell Culture & Purification
and Fill Finish
What we look for…
People who have a genuine interest in furthering their own learning in a
dynamic and exciting environment.
People who will take pride in knowing that their work will contribute to making
a difference in the lives of others.
People who have a passion for science and technology
People who feel excited about becoming part of the Wyeth family.