Biogen Idec

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Biogen Idec Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
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3.8 215 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

Biogen Idec CEO and Director George A. Scangos

George A. Scangos

(120 ratings)

84% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Excellent benefits, culture, work-life balance(in 22 reviews)

  • Great benefits; really smart people that are great to work with(in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance, although they are working on it (just released Flexible Work programs)(in 13 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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    Biogen Idec is a great place to work!

    Data Entry Coordinator (Contract) (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsManagement at Biogen Idec truly cares about the success and happiness of their employees. The company has been growing rapidly for some time due to their continued success in the MS drug market. This is a pharma company with a conscience. They are working on several drugs for Hemophilia patients that will not make them any money! 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.

    ConsYou absolutely must have a master's degree to get a full time position.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work! You are changing the lives of MS Patients globally!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company, well run, patient focused

    Executive (Current Employee) Cambridge, MA

    ProsWell paid, patient oriented, flat, lean and simple structure

    ConsNot many, the executive leadership team are great as individuals but they can be dysfunctional as a group, making lots of unnecessary work layers below.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDont lose the edge

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Doing the right thing for patients and employees

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBiogen Idec cares about good science, treating employees well and changing the lives of the patients we serve. I am encouraged to pursue education and development. There is commitment to the community and a focus on diversity and inclusion.

    ConsRecent nepotism has resulted in a less diverse leadership team.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    biogen is an active company

    Research Associate (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    Prosbiogen is an active company

    Conscommute to biogen takes time

    Advice to Senior Managementit is good management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Summer intern

    Summer Intern (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsGood environment and nice team; flexible project

    ConsThe location is too close to downtown and not convenient to park

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore support for young employee

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Biogen Idec is a great place to work.

    Associate Director (Current Employee) Cambridge, MA

    ProsBiogen Idec has a strong culture, excellent values and really cares about the patients we serve. There are many bright people across the company most of which feel a high level of loyalty to the company and commitment to our patients. Earning potential is high, even for mid-level positions.

    ConsMany departments are under resourced which results in long hours and high levels of stress. Some of the senior management team do not want to hear bad news which causes a lack of transparency. Spent considerable time and money implementing open space floor plans that do not deliver a clear benefit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest and transparent about everything - including things that aren't going well.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Secure company with an excellent culture, benefits, career opportunities and work-life balance.

    QC Associate II (Current Employee) Cambridge, MA

    ProsExcellent benefits, culture, work-life balance.

    ConsIn my experience, there are some workers who are not held accountable for their daily responsibilities and in some cases management does not do the best job at rectifying these issues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be afraid of confrontation if it will help the overall group.

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    Great exposure to cutting-edge technology

    Associate Scientist I (Current Employee) Research Triangle Park, NC

    ProsGreat work culture and ethics among employees

    ConsNot faced any issues so far

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    Great Company and Great Culture

    Associate Director (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible work arrangements, advanced technology to allow for flexibility, great compensation packages; people really care about their work and doing well and the success of the company

    Conswork life balance, sometimes pace can be insane. be prepared for working hard and working late

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Senior Scientist (Current Employee) Cambridge, MA

    ProsChallenging work environment,complete freedom to think about your research project, emphasis on innovation, new policies to maintain work life balance smart co-workers.

    ConsIf you are not well connected you have to find out your way yourself.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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