Biogen Idec Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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Biogen Idec CEO and Director George A. Scangos
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Pros
  • There is a great work/life balance at this company and many activities to take part in that are sponsored by Biogen Idec outside of work (in 25 reviews)

  • Great benefits and work environment (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • Not the greatest work-life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • Upper management has lost touch with the common employees even though you are now located in Cambridge (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Area Business Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biogen Idec

    Pros

    Incredible pipe line. Takes good care of employees. Company is getting better at developing its people

    Cons

    Lots of growing pains. Development has not been consistent to date, allowing people to fall through the cracks.


  2. Statistician

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Biogen Idec

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The working environment and the team are excellent. I learned a lot from my colleague and they are willing to help me.

    Cons

    The internship is too short and I am doing some research work. I don't have the chance to learn more details of the daily work of statistician


  3. Biogen

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biogen Idec full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, friendly people and atmosphere.

    Cons

    Hard to commute to, long hours


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  5. Best company I have worked for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Cambridge, MA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Biogen Idec as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, Great people and working conditions, flex time

    Cons

    can't think of anything to say


  6. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technology Manager
    Former Employee - Technology Manager

    I worked at Biogen Idec full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and invest heavily in their employees. Amazing benefits and reasonable hours.

    Cons

    Lots of contractors and if you are one you get treated like a second rate citizen. Lot's of politics at the higher levels and some kingdom building.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the percentage of contractors you employ.


  7. scientist ii

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biogen Idec

    Pros

    good benefit and good location

    Cons

    don't know. too early to tell


  8. QC Microbiology Associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QC Assaociate in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - QC Assaociate in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Biogen Idec full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    flexible schedule, allow you to advance, teamwork, great community, sustainable company,

    Cons

    demanding of your time and schedule but worth it.

    Advice to Management

    They are doing a great job empowering their employees


  9. Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Process/Manufacturing Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Contractor - Process/Manufacturing Engineer in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Biogen Idec as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is excellent and very good to employees and contractors

    Cons

    Hard to get out of a contract position.


  10. Great company to be part of

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist I in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Scientist I in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Biogen Idec

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment. Excellent resources to support world class research with some of the smartest scientist as colleagues. A lot of basic science research to support drug discovery programs. A very academic feel with almost daily seminars by academic professors. Environmental consciousness. Community outreach with programs like community lab, the Biogen foundation and support for NPR. Amazing benefits.

    Cons

    Like all companies, business needs drive job security irrespective of the scientific importance


  11. Great place to work...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Biogen Idec (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a fantastic place to work

    Cons

    I'm not sure that there are any cons



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