Working at Ironwood


When you join Ironwood, you join more than just a company.

You Plus Ironwood = find your future with us
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In 2022, we launched a hybrid working environment, providing most employees with the option to work in the office or remotely. Our headquarters employees often come together 3-5 days each month, which helps strengthen our flexible and collaborative culture.
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You join an environment where equality, diversity, and inclusion are integral to who we are and our corporate values. To read more about our commitment to DEI, visit our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion page here.
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You join an energetic, supportive, and collaborative group of people who challenge each other to think differently, push boundaries, and meet the needs of GI patients.

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We are committed to creating an environment where you can bring your whole self to work every day. No matter your background or experience, we want Ironwood to be a place where you feel supported, challenged, and empowered. Read more about our company values here.
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Ironwood and our Field Force team takes a science-advancing “patient first” approach to business activities.

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At Ironwood, employees are encouraged to own the outcome. Here, every employee is an owner starting day one. It doesn’t matter what your title is or how long you have been with the company.

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Ironwood is an equal opportunity employer welcoming diversity in our workforce. Equality, diversity and inclusion are integral to who we are and the values we hold as a company.

Grow your career at Ironwood

By joining Ironwood, you’ll have numerous opportunities to collaborate, innovate, and ultimately transform the lives of gastrointestinal (GI) patients.

But don’t just take our word for it. The Boston Globe named Ironwood Pharmaceuticals a Top Place to Work for 2020, and we have received the Boston’s Middle Market Leader Award for the past two years.

Boston Business Journal 2020 Middle market leader
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Our Flexible and
Collaborative Culture

We recognize that individuals are essential to Ironwood’s success. We leverage our insights, encouraging diverse opinions and opposing points of view, to help innovate meaningful new possibilities.

Ironwoodians value the flexibility of remote work and the power of in-person collaboration, and we strive to optimize both. Ironwood offers resources and invests in hybrid technologies, reflecting what we learned from our employees about optimizing their productivity and respecting family needs and personal choices. We balance personal autonomy, accountability, and a mindset of ownership in how we approach each day. 

Strong Roots and Core Connections

Our HQ roles reconvene in-person roughly monthly to sustain our unique, collaborative culture and build relationships that are essential to our success. We invest in bringing our field sales teams to in-person events for both learning and vitality. Coming together helps connect us as a community and promotes opportunities for fun at work.

More Benefits than Rings on a Tree

We want our employees to thrive personally and professionally, so we offer a comprehensive benefits program that is designed with our employees and their families in mind.

At Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, each employee is an owner – we offer equity in the form of restricted stock units to every employee and biannual opportunities to buy company shares at a discounted price through our employee stock purchase plan.

Because every employee’s situation is different, we offer many choices when it comes to health benefits. Our health plans include HMO, PPO and PPO Saver plans through Blue Cross Blue Shield. We have FSA plans to help with medical and dependent care expenses. We also offer dental and vision programs, disability benefits and life insurance. 

To help our Ironwoodians stay healthy, we offer plenty of health perks like an on-site gym, virtual fitness classes, wellness stipend, discounted Blue Bikes membership and more. 

To help plan for a secure financial future, we offer a competitive 401(k) Savings & Retirement plan. 

For the days when we come into our downtown Boston HQ, New England-based employees are provided a generous commuter stipend. HQ employees living outside of New England can expense their travel.   

Our field sales employees receive a fleet vehicle – and we cover fuel, maintenance, and repairs.

We all work hard, and we know the importance of taking time to relax and unwind. To help you relax and refresh, we offer generous vacation and sick time as well as weeklong, company-wide paid shutdowns for us all to recharge. We also offer generous leave benefits to help you nurture your new family. 

Education is important. We’re committed to helping you succeed through on‐the‐job training, professional development programs, and a generous tuition reimbursement program to support your undergraduate or postgraduate studies.  

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Planting the seeds of opportunity in the communities we serve

As part of our humanity focus, we’re committed to giving back and connecting with the community.  We’re proud to support many charitable organizations including those focused on equitable healthcare access for all, anti-discrimination, and economic access. At any given time, you might find Ironwoodians collecting for food pantries, supporting disaster relief, sponsoring local non-profits, or supporting a charity walk for GI patients.

Learn more about our support of charitable organizations focused on equitable healthcare access, anti-discrimination, and other community outreach by Ironwood employees.

WORKING AT IRONWOOD PHARMACEUTICALSTransforming patient’s live means we have a responsibility to research and deliver treatments that ultimately help people live better, fuller lives."
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— Brendan Ziegler, Senior Director of Financial Planning & Analysis
WORKING AT IRONWOOD PHARMACEUTICALSI am so proud to work for a company like Ironwood, that truly focuses on the patient and transforms live.”
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-- Jennifer Cain, Clinical Sales Specialist, Jackson, MS
WORKING AT IRONWOOD PHARMACEUTICALSWhen I think of all of the work Ironwood as an organization has done to impact patients and impact their lives positively, that is a huge motivator for me and definitely a reason that I love working here at Ironwood.”
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— Mark Iwicki, Associate Clinical Sales Specialist, Providence, RI
Ironwood has successfully completed the tender offer of VectivBio, a global clinical-stage biotechnology company
pioneering novel, transformational treatments for severe rare gastrointestinal conditions. For more information, click here