BioMarin Pharmaceutical

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BioMarin Pharmaceutical Reviews

Updated June 7, 2014
Updated June 7, 2014
49 Reviews
3.9
49 Reviews
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BioMarin Pharmaceutical CEO and Director J.J. Bienaimé
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointing!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BioMarin Pharmaceutical full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, descent pay, stock options, ESPP, and mostly friendly people.

    Cons

    Most senior and middle level management lack knowledge and expertise in their area of expertise, lack people skills, make in appropriate comments to subordinates, and not very.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reevaluate your managers and remove toxic managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Don't feel married to the company: If you do a good ethical job, you could be joining the ranks of the unemployed soon.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novato, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novato, CA

    I worked at BioMarin Pharmaceutical

    Pros

    Experience. Paying mortgage. Bringing business ideas forward.

    Cons

    "Old boys' club" trumps fair play . Ethical misbehaviors by higher management overlooked. Lack of qualifications evident in senior personnel in some departments. Adverse work environment if you are ethical & fair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Solicit feedback from employees who complain about unfair treatment. The truth will empower you to make changes and improve the environment; otherwise history will repeat itself. The annual review is sometimes used as a form of psychological abuse. How do you know how fair or unfair your directors/VPs are?

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disappointing considering its potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novato, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novato, CA

    I have been working at BioMarin Pharmaceutical

    Pros

    Work-life balance (but not for everyone)
    Good Benefits
    Great fellow workers
    We have a direct connection to the patients we serve (Orphan Drug Co.)

    Cons

    Has grown too fast and leadership seems clueless
    Turnover is becoming a problem
    Development and growth are NOT encouraged, rather the opposite
    Morale is very low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up, free lunch and bagels do not build morale. Real leadership does

    No opinion of CEO
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    Commercial dfevelopment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Commercial Development Director in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Commercial Development Director in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I worked at BioMarin Pharmaceutical full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    nice produts and interesting niche

    Cons

    poor senior management at headquarter

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more delegation, less micromanagemnt

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not what I expected

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BioMarin Pharmaceutical

    Pros

    Laid-back Marin vibe
    Casual dress-code
    Nice commute
    Friendly co-workers

    Cons

    De-motivating atmosphere
    Inadequate support from under-resourced functions
    Very little career-development opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees
    Hire the right people
    Do things to make it a great place to work

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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